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WICSA 2011 : 9th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture


Conference Series : Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture
When Jun 20, 2011 - Jun 24, 2011
Where Boulder, CO, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 7, 2011
Notification Due Mar 14, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 4, 2011
Categories    software engineering   software architecture

Call For Papers

9th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture
Architecture across boundaries

Boulder, Colorado - USA
20-24 June 2011

Paper submission due: 7 February 2011
Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2011
Camera-ready paper due: 4 April 2011

WICSA is the premier gathering of practitioners and researchers interested in finding out about and improving the state of practice of Software Architecture. Since its inception, WICSA has functioned as a working conference, where researchers meet practitioners and where practicing software architects can identify the problems that they face in their day-to-day work and so influence the future of the field. Next to traditional conference keynotes and paper sessions WICSA includes interactive working sessions where practitioners and researchers exchange their insights and experiences to understand the current state of Software Architecture, and identify opportunities to make a difference.

For WICSA 2011 the theme is 'Architecture across boundaries' - exploring the relations between software, system and enterprise architecture in cyberspace. This conference puts architecture in a global perspective and looks at the crucial role of architecture in integrating enterprises across business, technological, cultural and geographical boundaries, interconnecting systems of systems, providing a frame of reference for communication, evolution and change, as well as an instrument for continuous innovation.

This year WICSA is co-located with CompArch, the federated events on component-based software engineering and software architecture.

TYPES of Contributions:
We solicit two types of paper submissions from the software architecture community: full papers and short papers.

* Full papers should describe original and significant results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, or experimental research and industrial practice in software architecture. Full papers are limited to 10 proceedings pages, at most 8000 words. All papers should explicitly state the goals of systems or approaches described, discuss relationships to previous work, and use accepted, standard terminology. We especially welcome submissions of papers addressing practical evaluation and industrial application, as well as innovative approaches and ideas discussing emerging challenges.

* Short papers are focused pieces of writing intended to stimulate discussion pertaining to experiences and ideas, rather than to present mature results. Short papers are limited to 4 proceedings pages, at most 3000 words. Papers should trigger discussion and raise awareness and reflection on specific topics, in both research and industrial practice, such as: insights on existing methods and techniques; identifying gaps in the state of the practice; and proposals to fill those gaps.

Depending on their ability to trigger discussion, both full and short accepted papers can be clustered and discussed in working sessions, always an integral part of the WICSA program.

We are also actively soliciting proposals for tutorials, workshops, tool demonstrations, and birds-of-a-feather sessions to be part of the conference program. Further details on submission of each type of contribution will be announced separately.

TOPICS of Interest:
Topics of interest for the conference include (but are not limited to) the following themes:

- Software architecture to cross boundaries
- Relationship of enterprise, system and software architecture
- Software architecture and software qualities
- Architectural patterns, styles and viewpoints
- Architecture description languages and model driven architecture
- Software architecture modeling, analysis methods and tools
- Software architecture knowledge management
- Software architecture from ultra large to very small systems
- Software architectures for emerging systems
- Software architecture discovery and recovery
- Software architecture for legacy systems and systems integration
- Service oriented architecture, SOA migration and governance
- Open architectures, product-line architectures, software ecosystems, systems of systems
- Cultural, economic, business and managerial aspects of software architecture
- Software architects' roles and responsibilities
- Training, education, and certification of software architects
- State-of-the-art and state-of-practice in software architecture
- Industrial experiments and case studies

WICSA 2011 Organizing Committee:
General Chair
Raghu Sangwan, Pennsylvania State University

Program Co-Chairs
Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam
Rich Hilliard, USA

Local Chair
George Fairbanks, Boulder University

Finance Chair
Dan Paulish, Siemens

Industry Chair
Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research

Tutorial Chair
Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia

Tool Demo Chair
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen

Proceedings Chair
Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University

Workshop Chair
M. Ali Babar, IT University of Copenhagen

Publicity Chair
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila

Wiki Master
Robert Schwanke, Siemens

Electronic Media Chair
Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila

Submissions to WICSA 2011 must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication in any other conference, journal, book, or workshop.
All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the WICSA Program Committee.
Submissions must be formatted according to the IEEE CS proceedings format (8.5" x 11" two-column format). Templates and instructions can be downloaded from the IEEE Computer Society Press [].
Papers (properly formatted in IEEE CS proceedings format) must not exceed the size limits specified above: full papers (10 pages, maximum of 8000 words); short papers (4 pages, maximum 3000 words). Papers exceeding those limits can be summarily rejected without review. Submissions will be made through the CyberChairPRO on-line submission system. Details will be posted on the conference web site closer to the submission date.

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE CS digital library. Each paper accepted must be presented by one of the co-authors.

WICSA 2011 Program Committee:
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Muhammad Ali Babar, IT Copenhagen University, Denmark
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Len Bass, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Jan Bosch, Intuit, USA
Nelis Boucke', DistriNet, KULeuven, Belgium
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Jeromy Carriere, Yahoo!, USA
Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Chris Cooper-Bland, Endava, UK
Anthony J. Courtemanche, Science Applications International Corporation, USA
Ivica Crnkovic, Malardalen University, Sweden
Carlos Cuesta, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Remco C. de Boer, ArchiXL, The Netherlands
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Peter Eeles, IBM, UK
David Emery, DSCI, USA
George Fairbanks, Rhino Research, USA
Davide Falessi, Simula Research Laboratory and University of Rome Tor Vergata, Norway/Italy
John Favaro, Intecs, Italy
Anthony Finkelstein, University College London, UK
Steven P. Fonseca, AdeptArch LLC, USA
David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Morven Gentleman, Dalhousie University, Canada
Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
John Grundy, Swinbourne University of Technology, Australia
Christine Hofmeister, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Slinger Jansen, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rick Kazman, SEI/CMU and University of Hawaii, USA
John Klein, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Kai Koskimies, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada
Yan Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Thomas Lonski, Jeppesen, USA
Antonia Lopes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mark W. Maier, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Tomi Mannisto, Aalto University, Finland
Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, USA
Henry Muccini, University of LíAquila, Italy
Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany UBS/VALORIA, France
Eila Ovaska, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
Dewayne Perry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Eltjo Poort, Logica, The Netherlands
T.V. Prabhakar, IIT Kanpur, India
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Alexander Ran, Intuit, USA
Tim Rice, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Nick Rozanski, Artechra, UK
Juha Savolainen, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Robert Schwanke, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
Antony Tang, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Bilkent University, Turkey
Jeff Tyree, Capital One Financial, USA
Antonio Vallecillo, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Rob van Ommering, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Hans van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Michel Wermelinger, The Open University, UK
Eoin Woods, Artechra, UK
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
Liming Zhu, NICTA, Australia
Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research, Switzerland

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