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

Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai Abdelhak.Seriai at lirmm.fr
Mon Jun 6 12:45:01 CEST 2011

 Call for Papers


  International Workshop on Software Architecture VAriability (SAVA 

  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  




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

  * 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

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

  Program committee:

 * Dhouha Ayed, Theresis, Thales Group, France
 * David Benavides, University of Seville, Spain
 * Yolande Berbers, Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
 * Danilo Beuche, pure-systems GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
 * Ruzanna Chitchian, Lancaster University, UK
 * Iris Groher, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
 * Øystein Haugen, University of Oslo, Norway
 * Franck Fleurey SINTEF IKT,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, Oslo, Norway
 * Chantal Taconet, Télécom SudParis, France

 Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai
 seriai at lirmm.fr

 LIRMM, Université de Montpellier 2/CNRS
 162 rue Ada
 F-34392 Montpellier Cedex 5
 Tel: 33(0) 4 67 41 86 22
 Fax : 33(0) 4 67 41 85 00

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