[ecoop-info] CfP: Architecture Tool Demonstrations @ WICSA 2011

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Fri Nov 26 10:16:15 CET 2010

Call for Software Architecture Tool Demonstrations

at the

9th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) 2011
20-24 June 2011 Boulder, Colorado, USA


DUE DATES for Tool demonstration papers:

- Paper submission: Feb 28, 2011
- Notification: March 21, 2011
- Camera-ready papers: April 4, 2011
- Conference: June 20-24, 2011


WICSA is the premier gathering of practitioners and researchers 
interested in finding out about and improving the state of practice of 
Software Architecture. Since its inception, WICSA has functioned as a 
working conference, where researchers meet practitioners and where 
practicing software architects can explain the problems that they face 
in their day-to-day work and so influence the future of the field. Next 
to traditional conference keynotes and paper sessions WICSA includes 
interactive working sessions where practitioners and researchers discuss 
their experiences to understand the current state of the field, and 
identify opportunities to make a difference in the future. For WICSA 
2011 the theme is "Architecture across boundaries" – exploring the 
relations between software, system and enterprise architecture in 

The WICSA tool demonstrations track provides an opportunity for both 
practitioners and researchers to present and discuss the most recent 
advances, experiences, and challenges in the field of software 
architecture by means of live tool presentations.
Tools can belong in two distinct categories:
- Tools used in practice, either from commercial vendors or open-source 
projects. These demonstrations should focus on the practical 
applications within the different activities of software architecting 
and should particularly show how they advance the current state of the 
practice. New ideas and features are particularly welcome.
- Research tools from academic or industrial research environments. 
These demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific 
contributions and show how scientific approaches have been transferred 
into a working tool.

Both categories may range from early prototypes to in-house or 
pre-commercialized products. Authors of regular WICSA research papers 
are also welcome to submit an accompanying tool paper.

Submissions of papers for tool demonstrations must:
- adhere to the conference proceedings format and be submitted through 
the conference submission system [http://www.wicsa.net/]
- have a length of maximum 4 pages, describing the technology or 
approach, how it relates to other industrial or research efforts, 
including references, and what the expected benefits are.
- have an appendix (not included in the page count) that provides a 
brief description of how the presentation will be conducted, information 
on tool availability, maturity and the web-page for the tool (if one 
- state clearly the tool category: in-practice or research. In-practice 
tool demonstrations should also state whether they opt to be considered 
for inclusion in the proceedings.
- be accompanied by a video (with audio commentary) of maximum 5 minutes 
length and of high resolution (details of the tool's functionality 
should be clearly visible). The video should be uploaded on a video 
server (e.g. youtube) and the link should be mentioned in the submission.

Demonstrators will be expected to give a presentation that will be 
scheduled into the conference program during the WICSA industry day 
(June 22nd). In addition, there will also be a demonstration area open 
to attendees at scheduled times during the conference, during which 
demonstrators are expected to be exhibiting their tools. The main 
conference proceedings will include: a) accepted research tool 
demonstrations and b) the in-practice ones who opted for publication and 
got approved by the program committee. Both categories will have their 
videos linked from the WICSA website. Presentation at the conference is 
a requirement for publication in the proceedings.

Program Committee
- Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, the Netherlands
- Pierre America, Philips, the Netherlands
- Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute, USA
- Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
- Nicolas Guelfi, University of Luxembourg
- Kai Koskimies, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
- Tomi Mannisto, Aalto University, Finland
- Martin Naedele, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
- Antony Tang, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Tim Trew, independent Software Architect, UK
- Eoin Woods, Artechra, UK
- Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria

For further clarification, please contact the Tool Demonstration chair:
Paris Avgeriou
paris at cs.rug.nl
University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

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