[ecoop-info] CFW Proposals: 11th European Conference on Software Architecture - ECSA 2017

Elisa Yumi Nakagawa elisa at icmc.usp.br
Sat Jan 14 21:59:48 CET 2017


ECSA 2017
11th European Conference on Software Architecture
11-15 September, 2017, Canterbury, UK

Call for Workshops:

Workshop proposals submission:   1 March 2017 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals: 10 March 2017

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops
to be held in conjunction with 11th European Conference on Software
Architecture (ECSA 2017). Workshop topics should be related to software
architecture and its applications.

Example topics include (but are not limited to)  requirements engineering
and software architectures, architecture description languages,
architecture analysis, validation and verification, architecture knowledge
management, architecture and variability, system of systems architectures,
multi-paradigm modelling in architectures, architecting for the cloud,
microservice architectures, architecture-based support for reconfigurable,
adaptive or mobile applications, architectures for ultra-large-scale and
long-lived systems, architectures for cyber-physical systems, sustainable
architectures, software ecosystems, software architecture education, and
cross-fertilization between industry and academia.

Workshops at ECSA 2017 provide a forum for exchanging and discussing ideas
and theories that are still at an early stage and before they have matured
to warrant conference or journal publication. Typically, a workshop will
either address a focused topic in depth or explore connections between
topics that tend to be studied in loosely connected sub-communities.

Workshops will be scheduled in the first two days of ECSA 2017. Workshop
proceedings will be published in the ECSA 2017 Proceedings Companion
Volume, and as in previous editions these shall appear in the ACM Digital
Library. Workshops proceedings will include a workshop overview by the
workshop organizers, in addition to the papers accepted for the workshop.
Participation in workshops is typically open but papers published in the
proceedings are selected following a peer-review process.

Workshop proposals must not exceed four (4) pages in length, and must
include the following information, in the order specified:

+ Title of workshop and acronym.
+ Abstract: 150-200 words describing the workshop, suitable for the
conferences website; if your workshop is accepted then this description
will be used as early publicity for the workshop.
+ Workshop organizers: full contact information for all organizers of the
workshop and the main contact person.
+ Workshop theme: outline of topics, scope and goals of the workshop,
including motivation and its significance and relevance to the field of
software architecture and ECSA 2017 topics.
+ Types of papers (long, short, position papers). Paper selection and
review process.
+ Tentative list of workshop PC members (can be omitted at this point if a
draft CFP with the PC members is attached to the workshop proposal).
+ Plans for participant solicitation and dissemination, procedure for
workshop announcements and attracting participants; expected number of
+ Description of the workshop format, including:
  + Workshop structure: paper presentations, invited talks, brainstorming
sessions, etc.
  + Duration of workshop (full-day, half-day); there are four 1.5 hour
sessions in a typical full-day workshop. Special requirements that the
workshop may have.
  + Plans for generating and stimulating discussion.
+ Workshop history: if applicable, a description of past editions of the
workshop, including year, organizers, submission and acceptance numbers,
number of attendees.
+ Organizer's bios: brief 2-3 sentence biography for each workshop
organizer; if applicable, a brief description of each organizer's  relevant
past experience in organizing conferences and workshops.
+ Optional information (does not count to the 4 pages length limit): link
to preliminary website and draft Call for Papers.

All workshop proposals must be formatted according the ACM format and
submission guidelines (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template).
Contributions should be submitted using the online submission site
(EasyChair ECSA 2017 Workshops Track).

Workshops will be selected based on their relevance to the conference,
their target audience, and advances in their respective fields. In
particular, proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

+ Workshop's potential to advance the state of software architecture
research and / or practice.
+ Relevance to software architecture and topics targeted for ECSA 2017.
+ Potential for attracting a sufficient number of participants.
+ Innovative aspects, timeliness and expected interest in the workshop
+ Ability of the workshop to stimulate fruitful discussion and create
impact (even after the workshop).
+ Organizer's experience and ability to lead a successful workshop.
+ Balance and synergy between the proposed workshops.

Workshop organizers are responsible for the following:

+ Workshop publicity and advertising (including a workshop website, call
for papers, etc.).
+ Paper submission and review process (including paper submission system,
program committee, review and selection process).
+ Preparation of the workshop proceedings and assistance to ECSA 2017
workshop chairs in assembling the ECSA 2017 Proceedings Companion Volume.

Workshop paper submissions:

+ Workshop papers must follow the ACM format and submission guidelines (
http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template) and must have a
maximum length of 7 pages.
+ ECSA 2017 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements
for workshop organizers or any of their invited speakers or guests.
+ All workshop participants, including workshop organizers, keynote
speakers, and invited guest, must register for the workshop.

For more information, please contact ECSA 2017 Workshops Chair Tomas Bures:

General Chair:
Rogério de Lemos, University of Kent, UK

Workshops Chair:
Tomas Bures, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Elisa Yumi Nakagawa
Dept. of Computer Systems
USP - University of São Paulo, Brazil

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