[ecoop-info] Call for ECSA 2016 Workshop Proposals

Matthias Galster galster.matthias at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 21:28:34 CET 2016


Workshops at the 10th European Conference on Software Architecture 2016

Istanbul, Turkey, September 5-9, 2016


The 10th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) will be held
from September 5th to September 9th, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul
Kültür University, Atakoy Campus). Researchers and practitioners are invited
to submit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with ECSA 2016.
Workshop topics should be related to software architecture and its
applications. Example topics include (but are not limited to)  architecture
description languages, architecture analysis, validation and verification,
architecture knowledge management, architecture and variability, system of
systems 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, and software architecture education.

Workshops at ECSA 2016 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 the day before the ECSA main conference.
Workshops produce proceedings, which 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. Papers accepted
for the workshops will be published in the ACM Digital Library.


Workshop proposals must not exceed four (4) pages in length, must follow the
ACM formatting and submission instructions
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) 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 topics
- Proceedings, including: 
-- Types of papers (long, short, position papers)
-- Paper selection and review process 
-- Draft list of potential PC members
- Workshop format, including: 
-- Plans for participant solicitation and dissemination, procedure for
workshop announcement and attracting participants; expected number of
-- Workshop structure: paper presentations, invited talks, brainstorming
sessions, etc.
-- Plans for generating and stimulating discussion
-- Duration of workshop (full-day, half-day); there are four 1.5 hour
sessions in a typical full-day workshop
- Workshop history: If applicable, a description of past editions of the
workshop, including year, organizers, submission and acceptance numbers,
number of attendees
- Organizers’ 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: link to preliminary website; special requirements
that the workshop may have

Proposals must be submitted electronically as one PDF to the ECSA workshops
co-chairs: r.bahsoon at cs.bham.ac.uk and rainer.weinreich at jku.at. Submissions
will be confirmed.

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 2016
- Potential for attracting a sufficient number of participants
- Innovative aspects, timeliness and expected interest in the workshop
- Organizers’ commitment to stimulate discussion at the workshop
- Organizers’ experience and ability to lead a successful workshop
- Balance and synergy between the proposed workshops


ECSA will provide the following:
- Workshop proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library; note that
workshop papers must be collected and checked for compliance by workshop
- Links to the workshop websites from the ECSA website
- Meeting rooms
- Coffee-breaks
- Lunches
- On-line and on-site registration to the workshop

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)
- Scheduling of workshop activities in collaboration with the ECSA workshop
- Support ECSA workshop chairs in the publication of the workshop
proceedings with ACM

Workshop paper submissions:
- Workshop papers must follow the ACM format and submission guidelines
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) and must have a
maximum length of 7 pages.
- ECSA 2016 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.


Workshop submissions:
- Workshop proposals submission deadline: March 1, 2016
- Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals: March 7, 2016

For accepted workshops:
- Preliminary workshop web page(s) set up: March 18, 2016
- Workshop call for papers out: March 18, 2016
- Workshops: September 5 and 6, 2016

Deadlines to be set by the organizers of accepted workshops:
- Workshop paper submission due: to be decided by workshop organizers
- Notification of authors: to be confirmed with a tentative date of June 18
- Camera-ready copies due: to be confirmed with a tentative date of June 29

For more information please contact Rami Bahsoon and Rainer Weinreich (ECSA
2016 workshops co-chairs): r.bahsoon at cs.bham.ac.uk, rainer.weinreich at jku.at

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