The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is the premier European software architecture conference, providing researchers, practitioners, and educators with a platform to present and discuss the most recent, innovative and significant findings and experiences in the field of software architecture research and practice. The conference will feature a research track, an industrial track, keynotes, workshops, tutorials, tool demonstrations, and panels.

For the research track, the program committee of ECSA 2015 seeks submissions of papers describing basic and applied research, novel applications and experience reports on all topics related to software architectures including, but not limited to:

  • Linking requirements engineering and software architectures
  • Quality attributes and software architectures
  • Architectural design, analysis and evaluation
  • Architecture description languages and metamodels
  • Architecture verification and validation
  • Management of architectural knowledge, decisions, and design rationale
  • Architectural patterns, styles and tactics, reference architectures
  • Architecture viewpoints and views
  • Architecture conformance
  •  Architecture-based synthesis, code generation
  • Architecture transformation and refinement
  • Architecture refactoring and reengineering, reverse engineering
  • Architecture-based evolution
  • Architectures for reconfigurable and self-adaptive systems
  • Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Web services
  • Architectures for ultra-large scale, long-lived systems and systems-of-systems
  • Software architecture and the cloud
  • Software architecture and big data
  • Architectures for cyber-physical systems
  • Architectural concerns of autonomic systems
  • Architecture-centric process models and frameworks
  • Software architecture and agility
  • Architecture-centric model driven engineering
  • Component-based models and deployment, middleware
  • Software tools and environments for architecture-centric software engineering
  • Industrial applications, case studies, best practices and experience reports
  • Empirical studies, systematic literature reviews and mapping studies in software architecture.
ECSA 2015 seeks two types of submissions to foster the active participation of researchers and practitioners:
  • Full research papers and Experience papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style) which describe novel contributions to software architecture research (submissions should cover work that has a sound scientific/technological basis and has been validated).
  • Short papers (max. 8 pages in LNCS style) which present promising preliminary results from work-in-progress or research challenges in a topic of software architecture research (submissions should cover work that has a sound basis, but perhaps has not been validated in full).
All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process, and be selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance. All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. In addition, authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a special Issue on “New Frontiers in Software Architecture” in the Journal on Systems and Software.

The submissions should be prepared using the Springer LNCS style and submitted via:

Abstract submission: April 11, 2015
Paper submission: April 17, 2015
Notification: June 5, 2015
Camera-ready copy: June 29, 2015

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth

General Chair: Ivica Crnkovic, Chalmers University of Technology
Program Co-Chairs: Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano and Danny Weyns, Linnaeus University