[ecoop-info] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Variability in Software Architecture - Third International Workshop @ WICSA
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Mon Dec 23 03:04:35 CET 2013
***CALL FOR PAPERS***
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
- 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 AND ACCEPTED CONTRIBUTIONS
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.
Matthias Galster (U of Canterbury, NZ)
Danny Weyns (Linnaeus U, SE)
Paris Avgeriou (U of Groningen, NL)
Tomi Männistö (U of Helsinki, FI)
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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