[ecoop-info] CfP QoSA 2010, Prague, Czech Republic, June 23-25, 2010

Jan Kofron jan.kofron at dsrg.mff.cuni.cz
Mon Nov 30 11:52:32 CET 2009

*** Call for Papers - QoSA 2010 ***

Sixth International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2010)

taking place at Prague, Czech Republic, 23-25 June 2010.

The conference is a part of CompArch 2010, see http://www.comparch-events.org/index/ for more info.

Important Dates
     * Submission of papers: February 19, 2010
     * Notification of acceptance: March 19, 2010
     * Camera-ready paper due: April 10, 2010

The goal of QoSA (Quality of Software Architectures) is to address aspects of software architecture
focusing broadly on quality characteristics and how these relate to the design of software
architectures. Specific issues of interest are defining quality measures, evaluating and managing
architecture quality, linking architecture to requirements and implementation, and preserving
architecture quality throughout the lifetime of the system.

In this, the sixth incarnation of QoSA, we expect researchers will be able to demonstrate how
specific sub-elements within an architecture lead to measurable quality in the implemented system.
At the same time, we also expect there will be clear challenges that remain to be resolved. For QoSA
2010 the theme this year is "Research into Practice - Reality and Gaps". Technical reports both on
scientific novel results and industrial case studies are welcome.

Conference Topics
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Architecture Design and Implementation:
     * design decisions and their influence on the quality of software architecture
     * architectural patterns and their quality impacts
     * architectural standards and reference architectures
     * model-driven architecture (MDA) and quality aspects
     * relationship between quality attributes and architectural design properties

Architecture Evaluation:
     * lessons learned and empirical validation of theories and frameworks on architecture quality
     * empirical validation of testing, prototyping, simulation for assessing architecture quality
     * models and specification techniques to evaluate quality
     * attributes of software architectures
     * languages for architectural modeling that allow the evaluation of quality characteristics
     * processes for evaluating architecture quality
     * evaluating the effects of architectural adaptations at run-time
     * applications on industrial case studies and use cases

Architecture Management:
     * coordination of business architecture, business processes, and software architecture
     * assessment and enforcement of architectural conformance, especially in the face of run-time 
     * traceability of software architecture to requirements and implementation
     * integration of heterogeneous software architectures
     * architecture evolution and architecture governance
     * architectural models at run-time

Application Domains:
     * component-based and service-oriented systems
     * software product-lines
     * pervasive and autonomic systems
     * industrial control systems

Manuscript guidelines and publication
Accepted contributions will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series. Papers should not exceed 16 pages, must be written in English, and prepared
according to Springer's LNCS style (guidelines are available at:
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Papers must not have been previously published or
submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper must be personally presented at the QoSA 2010 Conference
by one of the authors. Manuscripts must be submitted through the submission system available online
at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qosa2010.

Program Co-chairs
George Heineman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Jan Kofron, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

General Chair
Frantisek Plasil, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Program Committee
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany
Muhammad Ali Babar, Lero, Ireland
Len Bass, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Steffen Becker, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Germany
Jan Bosch, Intuit, USA
Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Rogerio De Lemos, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Antinisca Di Marco, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy
Anirüddhā Gokhālé, Vanderbilt University, USA
Vincenzo Grassi, Universita' di  Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Jens Happe, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Germany
Darko Huljenic, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia
Samuel Kounev, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Heiko Koziolek, ABB, Germany
José Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Robert Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Boyana, Norris, MCS Division, USA
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
Frantisek, Plasil, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Marek Prochazka, European Space Agency/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Sasikumar Punnekkat, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Roshanak Roshandel, Seattle University, USA
Antonino Sabetta, ISTI-CNR PISA, Italy
Raghu Sangwan, Penn State, USA
Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University, Australia
Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, USA
Petr Tuma, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Michel Wermelinger, Open University, United Kingdom
Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ralf Reussner, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Sven Overhage, University of Augsburg, Germany
Wolfgang Weck, Independent Software Architect, Switzerland

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