[ecoop-info] CFP - 8th European Conference on Software Architecture - ECSA 2014

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Thu Dec 12 10:15:04 CET 2013

Call for Papers
8th European Conference on Software Architecture - ECSA 2014
August 25-29, 2014, Vienna, Austria


The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is the premier
European software architecture event, providing researchers,
practitioners, and educators with a platform to present and discuss the
most recent, innovative and significant findings and experiences in the
field of software architecture research and practice. In 2014, the
conference will feature a research track, an industrial track,
workshops, tutorials, doctoral symposium, tool demonstrations, keynotes,
panels and poster presentations.


ECSA 2014 will take place at the University of Vienna, the oldest
university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in
Central Europe. Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Each
year since 2005, Vienna has been the world’s number one destination for
international congresses and conventions. Vienna attracts about five
million tourists a year. The Historic centre of Vienna is rich in
architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well
as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings,
monuments and parks.


For the research track, the programme committee of ECSA 2014 seeks
submissions of papers describing basic and applied research, novel
applications and experience reports on all topics related to software
architectures including, but not limited to:
• Linking requirements engineering and software architectures,
• architecture refactoring and re-engineering,
• reverse engineering of architectures,
• architecture conformance, run-time monitoring,
• aspect-oriented software architectures,
• Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Web Services,
• architecture-based evolution,
• architectures for ultra-large scale, long-lived systems and
• ontology-based approaches for component and architecture description,
• management of architectural knowledge, decisions, and design rationale
• architecture-centric process models and frameworks,
• architecture-centric model driven engineering,
• software tools and environments for architecture-centric software
• architectural concerns of autonomic systems,
• component-based models, middleware, component-based deployment,
• industrial applications, case studies, best practices and experience
• empirical studies, systematic literature reviews and mapping studies
in software architecture,
• architecture description languages and metamodels,
• architectural patterns, styles and tactics,
• reference architectures,
• architecture viewpoints,
• architecture analysis, validation and verification,
• architecture transformation and refinement,
• architecture-based synthesis, code generation,
• architecture-based support for reconfigurable, adaptive or mobile


ECSA 2014 seeks two types of papers:
- Full papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style). These can be either: a)
Research Papers which describe novel contributions to software
architecture research, have a sound scientific basis and have been
thoroughly validated; b) Experience Reports which describe a substantial
experience from software architecting industrial practice (e.g. applying
a tool, technique), have a technological/organizational basis which has
been derived from practice, and involve participants other than just the
- Short papers (max. 8 pages in LNCS style). Similarly to full papers
these can be either Emerging Research papers which present promising
preliminary results (without full validation) or short Experience Reports.

Research papers (both full and short) should be classified in at least
one of the following categories:
- Analytical: the main contribution relies on new algorithms or
mathematical theory (e.g. model transformations).
- Empirical: the main contribution is the empirical study of a software
architecture technology or phenomenon. (e.g. controlled experiments,
case studies, surveys of architects)
- Technological: the main contribution is of a technical nature (e.g.
ADLs, tools)
- Methodological: the main contribution is a coherent system of broad
principles and practices (not mathematical) to interpret or solve an
architecting problem (e.g. new architecture design or evaluation methods)
- Perspectives: the main contribution is a novel perspective on the
field as a whole, or part thereof (e.g. assessments of the current state
of the art and achievements, systematic literature reviews)

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings (Springer

Submission Website



Abstract submission: March 30, 2014
Paper submission: April 6, 2014
Notification: May 28, 2014
Camera-ready copy: June 18, 2014
Early registration: July 31, 2014

Conference Organisation

Program Chair: Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
General Chair: Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria

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