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SHARK 2011 : Sixth Workshop on SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge


Conference Series : Sharing and Reusing Architectural Knowledge
When May 24, 2011 - May 24, 2011
Where Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2011
Notification Due Feb 10, 2011
Categories    software architecture   architecture knowledge

Call For Papers

SHARK 2011
Sixth Workshop on SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge (SHARK) (

In conjunction with the 33rd Int. Conf. on Software Engineering (ICSE
Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 21-28, 2011
Important Dates:

21st January 2011 - paper submission
10th February 2011 - notification of acceptance
10th March 2011 - camera-ready
24th May 2011 - workshop

Workshop theme and goals

SHARK focuses on current and emerging methods, languages, notations,
technologies and tools to extract, represent, share, use and re-use
architectural knowledge. Architectural Knowledge (AK) is the integrated
representation of the software architecture of a software-intensive
system (or a family of systems), the architectural design decisions, and
the external context/environment. It is recognized as the means for
architecture governance; it facilitates and supports collaboration and
the transfer of expertise.
In this sixth SHARK edition we will investigate the approaches for AK
personalization, where knowledge is not codified through templates or
annotations, but it is exchanged through the discussion between the
different stakeholders. Therefore, the emphasis does not lie on
resource-intensive documentation but on lightweight, just-in-time
conversations facilitated by 'knowledge yellow pages' (who knows what).
The AK community has not explored AK personalization in depth, even
though it has acknowledged its value as a viable approach.

In good tradition, SHARK aims to bring together researchers and
practitioners that are interested in sharing and reusing architectural
knowledge. The workshop will kick-start with short position statements
from the paper authors. The main focus will be on fostering creative
discussion between the participants, on specific themes. Attendance will
be limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
* Types of architectural knowledge in industrial settings
* Notations and languages to model or visualize architectural knowledge;
use of viewpoints and ADL to transfer AK
* Ontologies, domain models and meta-models for architectural knowledge
* Communicating, sharing and using architectural knowledge approaches
and case studies, especially in an industrial setting.
* Tools to extract, visualize, share or use architectural knowledge
* Evolution of architectural knowledge
* Sharing architectural knowledge in the context of SOA or MDE
* Architectural knowledge in Global Software Engineering
* Communicating architectural knowledge in open, inner and private
* Sharing architectural knowledge in agile development projects
* Architectural knowledge for requirements engineering
* Traceability between requirements, architectural design decisions and
architectural solutions (e.g. patterns, tactics, reference architectures)
* Architectural knowledge in the process of architecting
* AK reasoning techniques
* Methods and tools for AK personalization
* Hybrid approaches: making the best of both personalization and
* Industrial case studies of AK personalization
* Applying knowledge management theory on knowledge personalization

Workshop Organizers:

Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada

Program committee
Pierre America, Philips Research, Netherlands
M. Ali Babar, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Remco de Boer, ArchiXL, Netherlands
Janet Burge, Miami University, USA
Jan Bosch, Intuit, Mountain View, California
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Torgeir Dingsoyr, Sintef, Trondheim, Norway
Peter Eeles, IBM, UK
Bart van den Hooff, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rich Hilliard, independent consultant, USA
Anton Jansen, ABB research, Sweden
Kai Koskimies, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Peng Liang, Wuhan University, China
Ivan Mistrik, independent consultant, Germany
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Eltjo Poort, Logica, Netherlands
Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Hans van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eoin Woods, BlackRock, UK
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Research, Switzerland

Guidelines for Submission

We are soliciting papers in three distinct categories:
1) future trend papers, describing ongoing research, new results, and
future trends (maximum 4 pages);
2) research papers describing innovative and significant original
research in the field (maximum 8 pages);
3) industrial papers describing industrial experience, case studies,
challenges, problems and solutions (maximum 8 pages).

A special kind of industrial paper submission is an example of a
document that shares some kind of architectural knowledge, together with
an evaluation of it or a description of the techniques that it uses.

Please submit your paper online at the ICSE cyberchair site. Submissions
should be original and unpublished work. Each submitted paper will
undergo a rigorous review process by three members of the Program
Committee. All types of papers must conform to the ICSE submission
format and guidelines. All accepted papers will appear in the ACM
Digital Library.

Special issue
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to the
Journal of Systems and Software

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