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WICSA/ECSA 2009 : Joint Working International Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) & European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) 2009


When Sep 14, 2009 - Sep 17, 2009
Where Cambridge, UK
Abstract Registration Due Apr 3, 2009
Submission Deadline Apr 10, 2009
Notification Due May 29, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2009

Call For Papers

Joint Working International Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA)
& European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) 2009
14-17 September 2009, Cambridge, UK

The Conference for Software Architects by Software Architects


- Paper abstract due: April 3, 2009
- Paper submission due: April 10, 2009
- Tutorial submission due: April 28, 2009
- Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2009
- Camera-ready paper due: June 30, 2009
- Conference: 14-17 September 2009

VENUE: Robinson College Cambridge

(*) IEEE CS approval pending


The 8th Working International Conference on Software Architecture =20
and the 3rd European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) have
merged for 2009 to provide a unique forum for researchers and
practitioners to present and discuss the latest R&D outcomes,
experiences, trends, and challenges in the field of software =20
This synergistic coupling of WICSA and ECSA for the first time promises
an even more inspiring and productive event in 2009.

WICSA/ECSA 2009 is the premier gathering of researchers and =20
interested in becoming familiar with and improving the state-of-the-art
and the state-of-practice of software architecture.
The conference's primary goal is to provide a forum for discussion among
researchers and practitioners. It focuses on making progress through a
combination of presentations, working sessions, workshops, and =20
WICSA/ECSA 2009 will include three conference keynotes, paper
presentation sessions, and interactive working sessions where
researchers and practitioners discuss their advances and experiences to
understand the current state of architectural practice, and identify
opportunities to make a difference in the future.

This environment means that WICSA/ECSA 2009 is the ideal venue for
researchers and software architecture practitioners to discuss
successes, failures, and ideas with each other, with these insights
helping to identify how best to move the state of both research and
practice forward.


As in previous years, WICSA/ECSA 2009 encourages submission of papers
and reports related to all aspects of software architecture, but this
year we are encouraging increased emphasis on the relationship between
software architecture and "higher" level concerns,
e.g. system of systems, enterprise architecture, value of architecture.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- architecture description languages, metamodels, ontologies
- architectural models, patterns and styles
- quality-based architecture analysis
- architecture transformation, model-driven architecture
- architectural concerns of emerging systems
- requirements engineering and software architectures
- architecture reengineering, discovery and recovery
- architecture conformance, run-time monitoring
- process and management of architectural decisions
- process models, tools, environments and frameworks
- service-oriented architectures and web services
- product-line architectures
- enterprise systems vs. software architecture
- cultural, economic, and managerial aspects of software architecture
- software architects' roles and responsibilities, training, education
and certification


WICSA/ECSA 2009 seeks different types of contributions to foster the
active participation of researchers and practitioners:

* Research Papers (max. 10 proceedings pages) which describe novel
contributions to software architecture research. They will be judged by
the prevailing norms of the research community and as such must clearly
make a contribution to the body of research knowledge. All papers should
explicitly state the goals of systems or approaches described, highlight
its contributions to advance the state-of-the-art, and clearly support
claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature.

* Working Session Papers (max. 4 proceedings pages) which present
promising achievements from work-in-progress in a topic of software
architecture. They are intended to stimulate discussion related to ideas
and experiences, rather than to present fully validated research
results. Normally they will describe positive and negative
characteristics of existing methods and techniques; identify gaps in the
state-of-practice; or propose new research directions to fill those
gaps. The accepted contributions will form the basis of the
conference's interactive working sessions.

* Experience Papers (max. 10 proceedings pages) or Experience
Presentations (1-page abstract + max. 20 slides) which describe
significant experiences related to software architecture practice.
Submissions should present case studies, real-life experiences or survey
reports of benefit to practitioners and researchers. For example, best
and worst experiences of applying software architecture research
results, required adaptations to make it work in industry, research gaps
which should be filled in, etc. Presentations should include a full
professional biography of the presenter. Experience Papers and the
one-page abstracts of the accepted Presentations will be included in the
conference proceedings and the presentations will be distributed via the
conference web site. Given the time and space limits, Experience Papers
and Presentations should focus on the software architecture lessons that
can be drawn from the experiences described rather than exhaustive
descriptions of systems or organizational context.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Papers
will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness, and
relevance. All contributions must be original, not published, accepted
or submitted for publication elsewhere.

In addition to peer reviewed full and working paper sessions, the
conference will also provide a dynamic forum to allow researchers and
practitioners to get together in a constructive environment to exchange
ideas and experiences and discuss subjects not on the main program (see
the Call for Workshops and Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions in the conference
web site).


The proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press
. All accepted
papers will appear in the proceedings.

In addition, authors of best papers will be invited to submit revised
and extended versions of their papers for the Special Section on
Software Architecture of the Journal of Systems and Software


Submit your paper electronically in PDF via the Conference Management
System at the conference web site using the IEEE
CS proceedings format.

Formatting Instructions: All 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 CS Press web site
at Information for

Length of Submissions: Papers (properly formatted in IEEE CS proceedings
format) must not exceed the following size limits:
- Research and Experience Papers: 10 pages (max 8000 words),
- Working Session Papers: 4 pages (max 3000 words).

Experience presentations should be suitable for delivery in 25 minutes.
The precise number of slides is left to the discretion of the author,
but successful submissions are unlikely to exceed 20 slides.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the
WICSA/ECSA 2009 Program Committee.


- Rick Kazman, SEI/CMU and University of Hawaii, USA

- Flavio Oquendo, European University of Brittany - UBS/VALORIA, France
- Eltjo Poort, Logica, The Netherlands
- Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA

- Chris Cooper-Bland, Endava, UK
- Eoin Woods, Barclays Global Investors, UK
- Peter Eeles, IBM, UK
- Mark Dalgarno, Software Acumen, UK
- Nick Rozanski, Barclays Global Investors, UK
- Andy Longshaw, Barclays Bank, UK
- Davide Falessi, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

- Yamine Ait Ameur, ENSMA/LISI, University of Poitiers, France
- Jonathan Aldrich, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Ali Babar, LERO, Ireland
- Ana Paula Terra Bacelo, Catholic Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul,PUC, =20
- Dharini Balasubramaniam, University of St. Andrews, UK
- Thais Batista, University of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Brazil
- Nelly Bencomo, Lancaster University, UK
- Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
- Antonia Bertolino, ISTI- CNR, Italy
- Antoine Beugnard, TELECOM Bretagne, France
- Jan Bosch, Intuit, USA
- Alan W. Brown, IBM Rational, USA
- Yuanfang Cai, Drexel University, USA
- Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute, USA
- Chris Cooper-Bland, Endava, UK
- Ivica Crnkovic, Malardalen University, Sweden
- Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- Paulo Roberto Freire Cunha, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco, UFPE, Brazil
- Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, UK
- Khalil Drira, LAAS- CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
- Laurence Duchien, INRIA and University of Lille, France
- Peter Eeles, IBM, UK
- Alexander Egyed, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
- George Fairbanks, Rhino Research, USA
- Katrina Falkner, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Jose Fiadeiro, University of Leicester, UK
- Harald Gall, University of Zurich, Switzerland
- David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Jeff Garland, CrystalClear Software, USA
- Carlo Ghezzi, Polytechnic of Milano, Italy
- Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
- Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
- John Grundy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
- Rich Hilliard, Software Systems Architect, USA
- Christine Hofmeister, East Stroudsburg University, USA
- Paola Inverardi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
- Valwrie Issarny, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
- John Klein, Software Engineering Institute, USA
- Renw Krikhaar, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Frederic Lang, INRIA Grenoble Rh=F4ne- Alpes, France
- Nicole Levy, Univ. of Versailles St,Quentin en Yvelines, PRiSM, France
- Yan Liu, National ICT, Australia
- Thomas Lonski, Jeppesen, USA
- Antonia Lopes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Francisca Losavio, Central University of Venezuela, Venezuela
- Jas Madhur, Sierra Systems, Canada
- Esperanza Marcos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, USA
- Paulo Merson, Software Engineering Institute, USA
- Marija Mikic, Rakic Google, USA
- Carlo Montangero, University of Pisa, Italy
- Eila Niemela, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
- Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
- Bashar Nuseibeh, Open University, UK
- Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes - LINA, France
- Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
- George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Jennifer P=E9rez, Technical University of Madrid - UPM, Spain
- Dewayne Perry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, Czech Republic
- Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg- Essen, Germany
- Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano- Bicocca Italy
- Isidro Ramos, Polytechnic University of Valencia - @UPV, Spain
- Alexander Ran, Intuit, USA
- Ralf Reussner, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
- Claudio Riva, Nokia Research, Finland
- Neeraj Sangal, Lattix, USA
- Juha Savolainen, Nokia Research Center, Finland
- Clemens Sch=E4fer, IT Factum GmbH, Germany
- Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Dilip Soni, USA
- Drasko Sotirovski, Raytheon, USA
- Jo=E3o Pedro Sousa, George Mason University, USA
- Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
- Richard Taylor, University of California at Irvine, USA
- Nicole Tedesco, Tectura, USA
- Miguel Toro, University of Sevilla, Spain
- Jeff Tyree, Capital One, USA
- Rob van Ommering, Philips Research, The Netherlands
- Hans van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Brian Warboys, University of Manchester, UK
- Kathryn Anne Weiss, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
- Michel Wermelinger, Open University, UK
- Claudia Werner, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, Brazil
- David Wile, Teknowledge, USA
- Eric Wohlstadter, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Eoin Woods, Barclays Global Investors, UK
- Angela Yochem, Dell, USA
- Liming Zhu, NICTA/UNSW, Australia


The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is the premier
European conference dedicated to the field of Software Architecture. It
is the follow-up of a successful series of European Workshops on
Software Architecture held in the United Kingdom in 2004 (Springer
LNCS 3047
Italy in 2005 (Springer LNCS 3527
and France in 2006 (Springer LNCS 4344
The first European conference in the series was held in Madrid, Spain in
2007 (Springer LNCS 4758
and the second in Paphos, Cyprus in 2008 (Springer LNCS 5292
For 2009, the third has merged with WICSA
in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The fourth is planned in Leipzig, Germany
in 2010.

The Working International Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA)
is the premier Worldwide conference dedicated to
the field of Software Architecture. The first conference in the series
was held in San Antonio, Texas, USA (WICSA 1999), the second in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (WICSA 2001), the third in Montreal, Quebec,
Canada (WICSA 2002), the fourth in Oslo, Norway (WICSA 2004), the fifth
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (WICSA 2005), the sixth in Mumbai,
India (WICSA 2007), and the seventh in Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada (WICSA 2008). For 2009, the eighth has merged with ECSA
in Cambridge, United Kingdom, when WICSA comes back to Europe 5 years
after its fourth edition.

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