[ecoop-info] IEEE ICSA 2022: Technical Track first cfp

Dalila Tamzalit dalila.tamzalit at univ-nantes.fr
Thu Jul 15 11:50:22 CEST 2021

The IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) 2022 
is on the way! Please note that deadlines are earlier than usual. Two 
reasons to submit: ICSA is A-ranked according to 2021 CORE and it will 
be in Honolulu!


Technical Track deadline is November 1st.

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Technical Track Call for Papers:
The IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) is the 
premier gathering of practitioners and researchers interested in 
software architecture, component-based software engineering, and quality 
aspects of complex software systems. The 19th IEEE International 
Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2022) continues the tradition 
of a working conference, where researchers meet practitioners and where 
software architects can explain the problems they face in their 
day-to-day work and try to influence the future of the field. 
Interactive working sessions will be the place where researchers meet 
practitioners to identify opportunities to create the future.
As the world gradually comes o ut of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments 
and businesses are busy planning for economic and community recovery. 
The theme of ICSA 2022 is “Software Architecture and Recovery”. 
Dependability and recoverability have long been quality concerns for 
software architects, both in practice and in theory. ICSA 2022 will 
dedicate some sessions to focus on how good Software Architecture 
practice can enable and accelerate COVID-19 recovery. We are 
particularly interested in soliciting papers describing novel tools, 
techniques and methods that enhance software architectures to be 
resilient, dependable, and recoverable. We are also looking for software 
and system architecture case studies that have been designed and 
developed for disaster response and recovery purposes.
We call on both researchers and practitioners for contributions that 
advance our understanding of architectures in real-world software, 
facilitate empirical research by making architectural artifacts and 
tools publicly available, and promote replicability of results through 
common datasets and benchmarks. We welcome original papers that explore 
and explain the role of architecture in current systems and future 
systems. This conference looks at what can be learned from our software 
architecture history, experience, studies, and best practices.

Important Dates
Abstracts due: Nov. 1, 2021
Full papers due: Nov. 8, 2021 – 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification of acceptance: Dec. 15, 2021
Camera-ready due: Jan. 11, 2022 – 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

Topics of interest for the conference include (but are not limited to) 
the following themes:
Architecture for specific types of systems, such as
Systems of Systems,
Edge / fog / IoT systems,
AI / ML systems,
Cyber-physical systems,
Systems using blockchain or quantum computing,
self-adaptive systems, or
autonomous systems
Architecture evaluation and quality aspects of software architectures
Architecture & CI/CD, and DevOps
Microservices,  Containerization, Serverless platforms, and event-driven 
Model-driven engineering and component-based software engineering
Agile architecting,continuous architecting, and other approaches to 
Automatic extraction and generation of software architecture descriptions
Refactoring and evolving architecture design decisions and solutions
Architecture frameworks and architecture description languages
Linking architecture to requirements and/or implementation
Architecture conformance
Reusable architectural solutions and software architecture knowledge 
Software architecture for legacy systems and systems integration
Architecting families of products
Cultural, ethics, economic, business, financial, social, and managerial 
aspects of software architecture
Roles and responsibilities for software architects
Training, soft skills, coaching, mentoring, education, and certification 
of software architects
Stakeholder management and collaborating with other business and 
technical domains
State-of-the-art and state-of-practice in software architecture
Theme-related topics, including
Resilient and dependable software architectures
Recovery oriented software architecture
Case studies of software systems for COVID-19 recovery
Open Science Principles
The ICSA conference encourages authors of research papers to follow the 
principles of transparency, reproducibility, and replicability. In 
particular, the conference supports the adoption of open data and open 
source principles and encourages authors to disclose data in order to 
increase reproducibility and replicability. For more background 
information, please refer to the Artefact Evaluation Track (AET).
This year, authors of submissions to the Technical Track have an 
additional choice to make, in that they either:
opt to make data and/or code available; in this case, if accepted, their 
paper will be automatically submitted to AET for check of criteria, and 
whether badges can be assigned to the paper; or
opt not to make their research artifacts and datasets accessible to the 
program committee; in that case, authors are asked to comment in their 
submitted paper on why this is not possible, practical, or desirable. 
This statement should be present at the end of the introduction section, 
and may be deleted in the final version of the paper, if accepted. 
Possible reasons may involve privacy restrictions and/or non-disclosure 
While sharing research artifacts is desired but not mandatory for 
submission or acceptance, the program committee members may use this 
information to inform their decision.
We solicit the submission of technical research papers that describe 
original and significant results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, 
or experimental work in software architecture. The submissions will be 
evaluated based on novelty, soundness, significance / relevance, open 
science principles (as outlined above), and presentation quality, in 
that order.
All submissions must conform to the IEEE paper formatting and submission 
instructions and must not exceed 10 pages for the main text, inclusive 
of all figures, tables, appendices, etc. Two additional pages containing 
only references are permitted. The submissions must conform to the 
author instructions.
Please note that ICSA 2022 will pursue a double-blind review process for 
technical research papers only, therefore all technical research paper 
submissions have to fulfill the double-blind reviewing requirements. 
Technical research papers submitted that disregard these review 
requirements will be desk-rejected without review. For artefacts that 
will be published following the open science principles (see above), we 
ask that authors undertake reasonable, possibly non-exhaustive, steps to 
not disclose their identity, e.g., by anonymizing author names, handles, 
affiliations, and URLs. Leakage of information in additional artefact 
will not lead to desk rejection. Reviewers will be asked to treat 
artefacts and papers as confidential.
All papers are to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair 
submission system by the submission deadline, and must not have been 
published before or be submitted for review elsewhere while under 
consideration at ICSA.
All accepted technical research papers will be published in the ICSA 
2022 main proceedings, and appear in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
Submissions that are rejected as technical research papers, but for 
which reviews show a strong potential for positively influencing the 
state of the art, state of practice in software architecture, or strong 
potential to stimulate discussion will be invited to submit as a short 
paper (up to 8 pages including references) or a poster (poster presented 
at the conference + optional 2 page summary). Short papers and 2-page 
summaries will be published in the ICSA 2022 companion proceedings.
Note that at least one author of an accepted contribution is required to 
register and present the work at the conference.
Program Committee
Anna Liu, Amazon Web Services
Ingo Weber, TU Berlin, Germany



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