[ecoop-info] Call for Papers - QoSA 2011

Happe, Jens jens.happe at sap.com
Wed Dec 22 13:26:29 CET 2010

*** Call for Papers - QoSA 2011 ***

Seventh International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2011)

taking place in Boulder, Colorado, USA, June 20-24 2011.

The conference is a part of CompArch 2011, see http://comparch2011.archspot.com for more info.

Important Dates
     * Submission of papers: February 18, 2011
     * Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2011
     * Camera-ready paper due: April 15, 2011

The goal of QoSA (Quality of Software Architectures) is to address aspects of software architecture 
focusing 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 architectural models to requirements and implementation, and preserving architecture 
quality throughout the lifetime of the system.

In the seventh incarnation of QoSA, we expect researchers to present approaches to quality evaluation 
and management that address different stages of the software life cycle, such as requirements, design, 
implementation, testing and maintenance. We are specifically interested in the use of models and 
model-driven approaches in the context of software evolution. At the same time, we also expect there 
will be clear challenges that remain to be resolved. For QoSA 2011 the theme is "Quality throughout 
the Software Lifecycle". Papers addressing both novel research results advancing the state-of-the-art 
of the field and experience learned from industrial case studies are welcome. 

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

Evolving Architectures
     * design decisions and their influence on the quality of software architecture
     * maintaining software architectures in the presence of change
     * architecture and model refactorings and their implications for quality
     * architectural patterns and their quality impacts
     * architectural standards and reference architectures
     * model-driven architecture (MDA) and quality aspects

Architecture Evaluation:
     * quality assessment of legacy systems and third party applications
     * 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 of large and heterogeneous applications
     * attributes of software architectures
	 * languages for architectural modeling that allow the evaluation of quality characteristics
	 * processes for evaluating architecture and model quality
	 * evaluating the effects of architectural adaptations at run-time
     * applications to industrial case studies and use cases

Architecture Management:
     * assessment and enforcement of architectural conformance throughout the software lifecycle
     * traceability of software architecture to requirements and implementation
     * integration and assessment of large and heterogeneous software architectures

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

Manuscript guidelines and publication
The accepted contributions will be published in the ACM digital library. Papers should not 
exceed 10 pages, must be written in English, and in the standard ACM format for conference 
proceedings (guidelines are available at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html).
Papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper 
must be personally presented at the QoSA 2011 Conference by one of the authors. 
Manuscripts must be submitted through the submission system available online at 

Extended versions of the best papers will be considered for a theme issue 
of the Software and Systems Modeling Journal http://www.sosym.org

Program Co-chairs
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
Jens Happe, SAP Research Karlsruhe, Germany

General Chair - Comparch 2011
Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University (MDH) in Västerås, Sweden
Judith Stafford, Tufts University in Medford, USA 

Program Committee
Muhammad Ali Babar, Lero, IRE
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, ITA
Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, GER
Len Bass, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Steffen Becker, Universität Paderborn, GER
Simona Bernardi, Centro Universitario de la Defensa - Academia General Militar, ESP
Jan Bosch, Intuit, USA
Bara Buhnova (Zimmerova), Masaryk University, CZ
Rogerio De Lemos, University of Kent, UK
Antinisca Di Marco, Universita' dell'Aquila, ITA
Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA
Anirüddha Gokhalé, Vanderbilt University, USA
Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Vincenzo Grassi, Universita' di  Roma "Tor Vergata", ITA
George Heineman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Darko Huljenic, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, HR
Jan Kofron, Charles University, Prague, CZ
Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GER
Heiko Koziolek, ABB, GER
Jose' Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza, ES
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, ITA
Robert Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Boyana Norris, MCS Division, USA
Sven Overhage, University of Augsburg, GER
Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, CZ
Marek Prochazka, European Space Agency/ESTEC, NL
Sasikumar Punnekkat, Mälardalen University, SWE
Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GER
Roshanak Roshandel, Seattle University, USA
Antonino Sabetta, ISTI-CNR PISA, ITA
Raghu Sangwan, Penn State, USA
Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University, AUS
Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, USA
Petr Tuma, Charles University, CZ
Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit, NL
Wolfgang Weck, Independent Software Architect, CH

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