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ECSA 2015 WORKSHOPS

A series of workshops will be held in conjunction with ECSA 2015 to encourage the exchange of ideas and to discuss challenging research issues in software architecture. Workshops will be held before the main conference on September 7 – 8, 2015. Papers accepted for the workshops will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Monday, September 7th
Bobara Salon 6 Šipun Salon 5
WS01 - ASDS WS02 - SANCS WS03 - VAQUITA WS04 - WESEE
  • WS01 – ASDS: Architecting Self-Managing Distributed Systems
  • WS02 – SANCS: 1st International Workshop on Software Architectures for Next-generation Cyber-physical Systems
  • WS03 – VAQUITA: 1st Workshop on Variability for Qualities in Software Architecture
  • WS04 – WESEE: Workshop on Enhancing Software Engineering Education
Tuesday, September 8th
Salon 5 Bobara Salon 6 Šipun Orlando
WS05 - IWSECO-WEA WS06 - SAADM WS07 - SAEroCon WS08 - SAGRA ITS-EASY
  • WS05 – IWSECO-WEA: 7th Workshop on Software Ecosystems and 3rd International Workshop on Ecosystem Architectures
  • WS06 – SAADM: 1st International Workshop on Software Architecture Asset Decision-Making
  • WS07 – SAEroCon: Second Workshop on Software Architecture Erosion and Architectural Consistency
  • WS08 – SAGRA: Sustainable Architecture: Global Collaboration, Requirements, Analysis

For more information about each workshop, please visit the individual workshop’s site.



  WS01 – ASDS


  Architecting Self-Managing Distributed Systems

Distributed computing systems, by their very nature, consist of hardware and software components with spatial structures executing temporal evolution of computations that are designed to deliver an intent. However as scale and fluctuations disturb the evolution often dictated by the distributed computing system interacting with its environment, assuring the evolution to deliver the intent is often ad-hoc and results in complexity and cost. There are calls for re-examining the distributed computing models to infuse cognition and thus introduce self-management properties to cope with such changes and deliver the intent efficiently. This workshop is meant to address the current limitations and examine new approaches to create self-managing distributed systems that improve resiliency, scaling and efficiency in delivering the system’s intent.

Organizers:

  • Rao Mikkilineni, C3 DNA Inc., USA
  • Gordana Dodig Crnkovic, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

URL: http://www.ecsa-conference.org/2015/asds

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  WS02 – SANCS


  1st International Workshop on Software Architectures for Next-generation Cyber-physical Systems

Cyber-physical systems have become complex and pervasive over time. They evolved from simple, single-task systems to systems with a large set of functionalities, connected to the Internet, distributed, multi-core, and with user-centric intuitive interfaces. Such new generations of embedded systems are so complex that the size of their code went from a few thousand lines to millions of lines. Such an evolution advocates for better software architecture adapted to such systems. This workshop aims at gathering both practitioners and researchers on these topics to explore the next generation of cyber-physical systems. Topics covered in the workshop are broad and cover all aspects combining software architecture and cyber-physical or embedded systems.

Organizers:

  • Manuel Oriol, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
  • Jan Carlson, Mälardalen University, IDT, Sweden
  • Michael Wahler, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland

Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

URL: http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/SANCS15/

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  WS03 – VAQUITA


  1st Workshop on Variability for Qualities in Software Architecture

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.

Organizers:

  • Michael Goedicke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Maritta Heisel, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Azadeh Alebrahim, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Stephan Fassbender, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Martin Filipczyk, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

URL: http://www.vaquita-workshop.org/

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  WS04 – WESEE


  Workshop on Enhancing Software Engineering Education

Software engineering education is on a different level of maturity in different countries. In many countries software engineering is still on the way to be established. The aim of this workshop is to attract faculties to discuss and provide successful examples and lessons learned about development of software engineering courses or a curriculum on bachelor and master level, as well as the ability to increase international collaboration.

Organizers:

  • Goran Martinovic, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
  • Mario Zagar, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Date: Monday, September 7, 2015

URL: http://www.etfos.unios.hr/wesee2015/

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  WS05 – IWSECO-WEA


  7th Workshop on Software Ecosystems and 3rd International Workshop on Ecosystem Architectures

Software ecosystems are becoming increasingly pervasive, leading to new research, management, and engineering challenges. Opening product architectures and platforms for third parties, designing closed innovation networks among partners through APIs and SDKs, coordinating multiple platforms, or participative engineering across organizational borders are all variants of ecosystems that come with their own opportunities and threats at the same time. IWSECO and WEA aim to further increase the body of knowledge about software ecosystems by providing a forum to exchange ideas and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and experiences in the field. They aim to build and shape the community of leading practitioners and research experts by providing forums for the exchange of research results and industrial practice in software ecosystems. Co-organizing IWSECO and WEA will provide a venue for practitioners and researchers to share their lessons learned in two cross-cutting aspects of software ecosystems: (1) business and social and (2) architecture and technology. The co-organization allows us to attract and involve a larger group of interested participants from the software architecture community.

IWSECO Organizers:

  • Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Carina Alves, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

WEA Organizers:

  • Jens Knodel, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Mircea Lungu, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Tom Mens, University of Mons, Belgium

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

URL: http://iwseco.org/, http://wea.github.io//

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  WS06 – SAADM


  1st International Workshop on Software Architecture Asset Decision-Making

The 1st International Workshop on Software Architecture Asset Decision-Making Workshop (SAADM) focuses on advancing the knowledge area of decisions making in relation to the selection and use of different types of architectural assets in software-intensive systems. The overall goal of this workshop is to advance the knowledge about how to make decisions involving Software Architecture and Software Assets (e.g. components) for software-intensive systems. The SAADM workshop is highly relevant for software architecture researchers and practitioners and will bring together experts in the field to investigate, discuss and jointly formulate a research direction for this emerging field of study.

Organizers:

  • Krzysztof Wnuk, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Jakob Axelsson, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

URL: http://orion-research.se/events/saadm.html

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  WS07 – SAEroCon


  Second Workshop on Software Architecture Erosion and Architectural Consistency

The more complex a software system is and the longer a software system evolves, the more difficult it is to avoid effects like software architecture erosion or architectural drifts. These effects can lead to systems where the realization of the system diverges from the intended architecture with resultant negative impacts on quality attributes associated with the intended architecture. As studies have shown, untreated divergence can lead to systems which are impossible to maintain in the long run. Expensive redevelopments and replacements are the consequences. In recent years, researchers from different communities like software maintenance, model-driven development, and software architecture have investigated many aspects of software architecture erosion from different perspectives. The goal of the “Second Workshop on Software Architecture Erosion and Architectural Consistency (SAEroCon)” is to intensify the exchange of ideas regarding the current state-of-the-art/the state-of-the-practice and future research directions regarding architecture consistency, architecture recovery and restoration and ways to prevent and mitigate against architecture erosion. The workshop targets all software engineering researchers and practitioners interested in discussing ideas regarding these topics and shaping future research related to them.

Organizers:

  • Sebastian Herold, Lero, Ireland
  • Jim Buckley, Lero, Ireland
  • Andreas Rausch, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

URL: https://saerocon.wordpress.com/

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  WS08 – SAGRA


  Sustainable Architecture: Global Collaboration, Requirements, Analysis

There are numerous challenges, and rewards, in the development of software architectures. Unsustainable, low-quality architectures perplex collaboration, slow the progress of software evolution and reduce profits. It is crucial for software systems to be sustainable, i.e. to be cost-efficiently maintained and evolved over their entire life-cycle, whereas the sustainability of the system is largely determined by the sustainability of its architecture. Designing a sustainable software architecture is a non-trivial task, especially in the case of large-scale and/or long-living systems. The task becomes even more complicated when we take into account collaborative and intercultural aspects of the software development, requirements traceability and big data management. The goal of the SAGRA workshop is to develop a future vision and roadmap of sustainable software architectures, focusing especially on requirements engineering and methodological analysis, as well as on collaborative and intercultural aspects. The workshop aims to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners from academia and industry to baseline the state of the art in this increasingly important domain.

Organizers:

  • Heinz Schmidt, RMIT University, Australia
  • Maria Spichkova, RMIT University, Australia
  • Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

URL: https://sagra2015.wordpress.com/

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