[ecoop-info] SAVA @ ECSA 2011 Call for papers

AYED FAKHFAKH Dhouha dhouha.ayed at thalesgroup.com
Tue May 24 17:04:41 CEST 2011

Call for Papers


International Workshop on Software Architecture VAriability (SAVA 2011)

In conjunction with 5th European Conference on Software Architecture


13-16 September 2011, Essen, Germany

SAVA web site: http://www.lirmm.fr/sava2011/

ECSA web site: http://www.ecsa2011.org/



Abstract submission:        13 June 2011

Paper submission:           17 June 2011

Notification of acceptance: 04 July 2011

Camera-ready paper version: 15 July 2011

Workshop at ECSA2011:       13 September 2011



Variability is the ability of a system to be efficiently extended,  changed, customized or configured for use in a particular context.

 Variability management throughout the different phases of the  development lifecycle of complex systems becomes a primary concern that  needs to be addressed. Addressing issues related to modeling, managing  and reasoning about software variability at architectural level gained a  special interest. In this context, software architects need to address  variability as an architectural key concept and first-class quality  attribute. They call for methods, formalisms, techniques and tools to  model, represent and evaluate variability. All these needs require a  better understanding of variability management and more theoretical  foundations of architectural variability.

The purpose of this workshop is to promote the theme of variability  management from architectural perspectives. It aims at contributing to  the development of a basic understanding of the notion of variability in  the software architecture. In particular, it provides a venue for  researchers and practitioners interested in software variability  management, in order to identify possible points of synergy, common  problems and solutions, as well as visions for the future of the area.


Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

     * Methods and techniques to support variability in software  architecture

     * Models, languages, notations and formalisms for variability in  software architecture

     * Formal approaches for architectural variability specification,  modeling and analysis

     * Managing variability in dynamic software architecture

     * Quality attributes and variability in software architectures

     * Variability and architectural patterns, styles, aspect and  viewpoints

     * Variability in service-oriented architectures, component-base  architectures ...

     * Traceability between architectural representation of variability  and other representation levels (business level, implementation level ...)

     * Variability and model driven architecture and code generation

     * Architectural variability to support runtime adaptation

     * Software architecture variability discovery and recovery

     * State-of-the-art and state-of-practice of architectural  variability handling

     * Tools support for software architecture variability

     * Industrial experiments, empirical studies and case studies and  practice reports related to variability management at the architectural  level



We accept four types of submissions: short position and tool papers  (up to 5 pages) and long research and industrial papers (up to 10  pages).

* Position papers.  Some researchers may have undertaken challenging  research concerning ideas related to the variability management but that  has not yet been completely evaluated. SAVA 2011 welcomes papers  describing such ideas, so-called "position papers".

* Tool papers may describe tools developed in academia or industry.

* Research papers should describe innovative research.

* Industrial papers may highlight practical system experiences,  proofs-of-concepts and practical research related to the SAVA workshop  topics.


The workshop proceedings with the accepted papers will be published in  the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) of the ACM  Digital Library (with ISBN).

The papers should be submitted as PDF via the EasyChair system:


All papers must be written in English and must be formatted according  to the alternate ACM SIG Proceedings Template:




Workshop co-chairs:

* Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai, University of Montpellier 2 , France. Email:

 seriai at lirmm.fr<mailto:seriai at lirmm.fr>

* Dhouha Ayed, Thalesgroup , France. Email: dhouha.ayed at thalesgroup.com<mailto:dhouha.ayed at thalesgroup.com>

Program committee:

* Dhouha Ayed, Theresis, Thales Group, France

* David Benavides, University of Seville, Spain

* Yolande Berbers, Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

* Ruzanna Chitchian, Lancaster University, UK

* Franck Fleurey SINTEF IKT,Oslo, Norway

* Øystein Haugen, University of Oslo, Norway

* Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria

* Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany, France

* Mourad Chabane OUSSALAH, University of Nantes, France

* Rick Rabiser, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

* Awais Rashid, Lancaster University, UK

* Ina Schaefer, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

* Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai, University of Montpellier 2, France

* Arnor Solberg, Sintef, Norway

* Chantal Taconet, Télécom SudParis, France


Dhouha Ayed

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