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VAQUITA 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Variability for Qualities in Software Architecture (VAQUITA) at ECSA


When Sep 7, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
Where Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia
Submission Deadline Jun 8, 2015
Notification Due Jun 19, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 29, 2015
Categories    variability   software architecture   software qualities

Call For Papers


VAQUITA 2015 - 1st International Workshop on Variability for Qualities in
Software Architecture

September 7, Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia

* VAQUITA Workshop *


Paper submission: June 8, 2015
Notification: June 19, 2015
Camera ready: June 29, 2015
Workshop: September 7, 2015



Many software systems are designed to support variability, either at design time
or at runtime. Hence, variability is a key factor of most systems. Variability
itself covers two dimensions: functional variability and variability in
software qualities. While there are many works covering variability in
functionality, there is a research gap regarding variability in software
qualities. Obviously, this is an imbalance between the importance of variability
in the context of quality attributes, and the intensity of research in this
area. To improve this situation, the Workshop on Variability for Qualities in
Software Architecture (VAQUITA) aims at investigating and stimulating the
discourse about the matter of variability, qualities, and software
architectures. VAQUITA offers researchers and practitioners a platform for
exchanging ideas and experiences, analyzing research challenges, discussing open
problems, and proposing promising solutions.
VAQUITA will be run as a one-day workshop, and consists of an keynote talk,
paper presentations and discussions, and a roadmap building session.
The roadmap will be published as thought-provoking impulse and contribution to
the software architecture community.

=== TOPICS ================================================

Topics addressed by VAQUITA are those which will promote discussion about
advancing variability consideration for software qualities in software
architecture. These include, but are not excluded to:

-Modeling variability in the software architecture
-Variability in quality attributes
-Architectural patterns, styles, and tactics for variability
-Identification of variability in quality attributes at the architecture level
-Linking requirements engineering and software architectures in the context of
variability and quality
-Variability in qualities for reconfigurable and self-adaptive architectures
-Use of aspect-oriented architectures for quality-based variability
-Detecting and resolving conflicts among variants, especially regarding
-Interaction analysis for software product lines with respect to quality
-Managing interactions between design decisions and quality-based variability
in the software architecture
-Variability in quality attributes and optimization
-Quality-centered evolution and variability
-Variability across the software lifecycle with regard to qualities

=== SUBMISSION ================================================

All submissions must come in PDF format and conform, at time of
submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. For details and
templates see:

Authors are invited to submit either research or position papers on the
workshop topics. For research papers, VAQUITA accepts papers with six pages of
content at maximum. One additional page is granted for the bibliography only,
making it seven pages total for a research paper. For position papers, VAQUITA
accepts four pages at maximum. The papers for the workshop will be selected
from all submissions in a double blind review. Workshop papers must follow the
ACM format and submission guidelines

Proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of
an accepted paper has to register for the VAQUITA workshop and attend it.

Abstracts and papers are expected to be submitted using the easychair submission
system (

=== ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE====================================================

Michael Goedicke (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Maritta Heisel (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Uwe Zdun (University of Vienna)
Azadeh Alebrahim (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Stephan Faßbender (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Martin Filipczyk (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Main contact:
Stephan Faßbender
Working group Software Engineering
Department of Computational and Cognitive Science
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Oststr. 99
47057 Duisburg

=== PROGRAM COMMITTEE====================================================

David Ameller (Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
Kristian Beckers (ITESYS)
Amel Bennaceur (The Open University)
Goetz Botterweck (Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre)
Zoya Durdik (ABB Corporate Research)
Frank Frey
Nazila Gol Mohammadi (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Volker Gruhn (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Neil Harrison (Utah Valley University)
Wilhelm Hasselbring (University of Kiel)
Denis Hatebur (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Uwe van Heesch (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen)
Sebastian Herold (Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre)
Meiko Jensen (Independent Centre for Privacy Protection
Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel)
Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Christian Kreiner (Graz University of Technology)
Kim Lauenroth (adesso AG)
Andreas Metzger (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Klaus Pohl (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Christopher Preschern (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik)
Ralf Reussner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Riccardo Scandariato (Chalmers University of Technology)
Klaus Schmid (University of Hildesheim)
Holger Schmidt (TÜV)
Amir Molzam Sharifloo (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Thein Than Tun (The Open University)

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