[ecoop-info] CfP: SHARK 2010 @ICSE

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Mon Nov 30 12:18:47 CET 2009

SHARK 2010
Fifth Workshop on SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge (SHARK)

In conjunction with the 32nd Int. Conf. on Software Engineering (ICSE 
2010) www.sbs.co.za/ICSE2010
Cape Town, South Africa, May 2-8, 2010
Important Dates:

25th January 2010 - paper submission
15th February 2010 - notification of acceptance
3rd March 2010 - camera-ready
2nd May 2010 - workshop

Workshop theme and goals

This workshop focuses on current and emerging methods, languages, 
notations, technologies and tools to extract, represent, share, use and 
re-use architectural knowledge. Architectural Knowledge (AK) is the 
integrated representation of the software architecture of a 
software-intensive system (or a family of systems), the architectural 
design decisions, and the external context/environment. It is 
increasingly recognized as the means for architecture governance; it 
facilitates and supports collaboration and the transfer of expertise.

In this fifth SHARK edition we will ask the community to discuss and 
contribute on how to reorganize and codify the Body of Knowledge of the 
WICSA community (WICSA BOK). This is partially available through 
www.softwarearchitectureportal.org and www.wicsa.net, but it needs to be 
reorganized and unified. We see two broad objectives: (1) to codify the 
BOK in the way the potential users (i.e. the members of the architecture 
community) would like to see it; and (2) exploit Web 2.0 and social 
networking techniques to support AK sharing, and better 
reachability/usability (again) according to the actual needs of the 
community itself. SHARK contributions will have the opportunity to 
propose their ideas and R&D results to shape the next generation 
www.softwarearchitectureportal.org BOK.

As tradition, SHARK aims to bring together researchers and practitioners 
that are interested in sharing and reusing architectural knowledge. The 
workshop will kick-start with short position statements from the paper 
authors. The main focus will be on fosters creative discussion between 
the participants in specific themes. Attendance will be limited to a 
maximum of 30 participants.

Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

     * Types of architectural knowledge in industrial settings
     * Notations and languages to model or visualize architectural knowledge
     * Ontologies, domain models and meta-models for architectural knowledge
     * Communicating, sharing and using architectural knowledge: 
approaches and case studies
     * Tools to extract, visualize, share or use architectural knowledge
     * Evolution of architectural knowledge
     * Sharing architectural knowledge in the context of 
service-oriented architectures (SOA) or Model-Driven Engineering (MDE)
     * Architectural knowledge in Global Software Engineering
     * Communicating architectural knowledge in open and closed communities
     * Architectural knowledge for requirements engineering
     * Traceability between requirements, architectural design decisions 
and architectural solutions (e.g. patterns, tactics, reference 
     * Architectural knowledge in the process of architecting
     * Emerging technologies supporting knowledge sharing

Workshop Organizers:

Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada

Program committee (tentative)
Ademar Aguiar, University of Porto, Portugal
Pierre America, Philips Research, the Netherlands
M. Ali Babar, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland
Remco de Boer, ArchiXL, The Netherlands
Jan Bosch, Intuit, Mountain View, California
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Torgeir Dingsoyr, Sintef, Trondheim, Norway
Peter Eeles, IBM, United Kingdom
Rik Farenhorst, DNV Cibit, The Netherlands
Jon Hall, Open University, UK
Trevor Harrison, University of South Australia, Australia
Rich Hilliard, independent consultant, USA
Anton Jansen, ABB research, Sweden
Ivan Mistrik, independent consultant, Germany
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Eltjo Poort, Logica, The Netherlands
Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Hans van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Uwe Zdun, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research, Switzerland

Guidelines for Submission

We are soliciting papers in three distinct categories:
1) future trend papers, describing ongoing research, new results, and 
future trends (maximum 4 pages);
2) research papers describing innovative and significant original 
research in the field (maximum 8 pages);
3) industrial papers describing industrial experience, case studies, 
challenges, problems and solutions (maximum 8 pages).

A special kind of industrial paper submission is an example of a 
document that shares some kind of architectural knowledge, together with 
an evaluation of it or a description of the techniques that it uses.

Please submit your paper online at the ICSE cyberchair site. Submissions 
should be original and unpublished work. Each submitted paper will 
undergo a rigorous review process by three members of the Program 
Committee. All types of papers must conform to the ICSE submission 
format and guidelines. All accepted papers will appear in the IEEE 
Digital Library.

Special issue
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to the 
Journal of Systems and Software www.elsevier.com/locate/jss.

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