[ecoop-info] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Variability in Software Architecture - Third International Workshop @ WICSA

Matthias Galster mgalster at ieee.org
Mon Dec 23 03:04:35 CET 2013


Third International Workshop on Variability in Software Architecture

In conjunction with the 11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software
Architecture (WICSA), April 8, 2014




Variability is the ability of a software system or artifact to be adapted
for specific contexts in a preplanned manner. Many of today's software
systems are built with variability in mind, e.g., product lines and
families, self-adaptive systems, open platforms, or service-based systems
with dynamic runtime composition of web services. Variability is reflected
in and facilitated through the software architecture. Also, as the software
architecture is a reference point for many development activities and for
achieving quality attributes, variability should be treated as a
first-class and cross-cutting concern in software architecture. VARSA 2014
aims at progressing the state-of-the-art on variability in software

The workshop aims at exploring current and emerging methods, languages,
notations, technologies and tools to handle (including modeling,
implementing, and managing) variability in the software architecture. We
are particularly interested in industrial practice and experience.
Therefore, the goal of this workshop is to provide a venue for researchers,
practitioners and educators from various areas of software architecture
interested in a) variability as it occurs in software architectures (types
of variability, evolution of variability, etc.), particularly in relation
to the topics of interest listed below, b) current approaches to handle
variability at the software architecture level, c) gaps that exist in
current approaches and what is currently missing in approaches to handle
variability at the software architecture level.



Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

- Variability in quality attributes.

- Variability at runtime and in self-adapting systems.

- Variability in embedded software systems.

For each of these three topics we are interested in (but not restricted to)
the following aspects:

- Modeling variability in different architecture model types (e.g.,
information models or development models) rather than merely annotating
component-and-connector models or feature models.

- Mechanisms to realize variability, from design time to runtime.

- Consistency management and traceability of variability from    requirements
to architecture to implementation.

- Separation of concerns (e.g., architecture viewpoints and views) to
handle variability.

- Reference architectures, architecture patterns, styles, tactics and tools
for variability in the software architecture.

- Training of students and practitioners.



- Future, position, vision papers (~4 pages)

- Full papers (~6 pages)

- Industrial papers (~6 pages)

- Education, training papers (~6 pages)



- Paper submission: January 12, 2014 (EXTENDED)

- Notification: January 24, 2014

- Camera-ready: February 9, 2014 (WICSA deadline)

- Workshop: April 8, 2014



Submissions are required to be uploaded electronically in pdf form at the
Easychair workshop submission site,
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=varsa2014. Submissions must
follow the ACM conference proceedings format (
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). All accepted
contributions will be published in the ACM Digital Library.



Workshop chairs

Matthias Galster (U of Canterbury, NZ)

Danny Weyns (Linnaeus U, SE)

Paris Avgeriou (U of Groningen, NL)

Tomi Männistö (U of Helsinki, FI)

Program committee

Eduardo Almeida, Federal University of Bahia and RiSE, Brazil

Jesper Andersson, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Len Bass, NICTA, Australia

David Benavides, University of Seville, Spain

Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Hassan Gomaa, George Mason University, United States

Iris Groher, University of Linz, Austria

Rich Hilliard, Consulting Software Architect, USA

Kai Koskimies, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Gerrit Muller, Buskerud University College, Norway

Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Bedir Tekinerdogan, Bilkent University, Turkey

Claus Pahl, City University Dublin, Ireland

Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
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