===================================================================== CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: February 17, 2012)
Eighth International ACM Sigsoft Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2012) Bertinoro, Italy, June 25-28, 2012 http://qosa.ipd.kit.edu/qosa_2012/
Notification to Authors: 9 April 2012
A special issue of the journal Science of Computer Programming wil publish extended versions of the best papers of QoSA 2012.
The ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award will be given to the best paper of the conference.
Johan Bendz, convenor of the ISO/IEC-JTC1-SC7 Working Group on Architecture, has agreed to deliver the QoSA 2012 keynote speech.
The goal of QoSA (Quality of Software Architectures) is to address the quality aspects of software architecture, focusing broadly on its quality characteristics and how these relate to the design of software architectures. Specific issues of interest are defining and modeling quality measures, evaluating and managing architecture quality, linking architecture to requirements and implementation, and preserving architecture quality throughout the system lifetime.
QoSA is the premier forum for the presentation of new results in the area of software architecture quality. It brings together researchers, practitioners and students who are concerned with software architecture quality in a holistic way. As a working conference QoSA has a strong practical bias, encompassing research papers, industrial reports and invited talks from renowned speakers.
This year the main theme of QoSA is "Evolving Architectures". Papers addressing both novel research results advancing the state-of-the-art of the field and experience learned from industrial case studies are welcome. Reflecting the practical emphasis of QoSA, papers showcasing applications along with a sound conceptual contribution are particularly welcome. In addition to mature research papers this year we also welcome position papers presenting ground-breaking and more risky innovative research ideas, methods, and proposals that address unexplored areas of research and challenge current thinking and/or practices.
Topics of interest for the conference include (but are not limited to) the following themes:
We solicit two types of submissions: regular papers and position papers.
Regular papers should describe original and significant results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, or experimental research and industrial practice. Regular papers are limited to 10 pages.
Position papers describe novel ideas or innovative proposals whose aim is to stimulate discussion related to experiences and ideas, rather than to present mature results. Position papers are limited to 6 pages.
All accepted contributions will be published in the ACM digital library. Papers should respect the standard ACM format for conference proceedings (see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). Manuscripts must be submitted through the Easychair submission system available online at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qosa2012.
All contributions will be subject to a rigorous selection process by the international Program Committee, with a stress on originality, usefulness, practicality and overall quality. Papers must not have been previously published or being currently submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper must be personally presented at the QoSA 2012 Conference by one of the authors.
The best contribution of the conference will receive the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, given by the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (http://www.sigsoft.org/).
In addition, a selection of the best QoSA 2012 papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a dedicated special issue of the Science of Computer Programming journal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/scico/).
Johan Bendz, Convenor, ISO/IEC-JTC1-SC7 Working Group on Architecture
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Vincenzo Grassi, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Barbora Buhnova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic Antonio Vallecillo, University of Malaga, Spain
Muhammad Ali Babar, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim, Germany Mehmet Aksit, University of Twente, The Netherlands Steffen Becker, Universität Paderborn, Germany Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Marko Boskovic, Athabasca University, Canada Michel Chaudron, Leiden University, The Netherlands Ivica Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Sweden Carlos Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain Antinisca Di Marco, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy Xavier Franch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain Geri Georg, Colorado State University, USA Anirüddha Gokhalé, Vanderbilt University, USA Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA Jens Happe, SAP Research, Germany George Heineman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA Rich Hilliard, IEEE, USA Jan Kofron, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Heiko Koziolek, ABB, Germany José Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain Robert Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA Sven Overhage, University of Augsburg, Germany Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland Richard Paige, University of York, UK Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada Alfonso Pierantonio, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, Czech Republic Marek Prochazka, European Space Agency/ESTEC, The Netherlands Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Roshanak Roshandel, Seattle University, USA Antonino Sabetta, SAP Research Sophia-Antipolis, France Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University, Australia Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA Michael Stal, Siemens, Germany Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft, USA Bedir Tekinerdogan, Bilkent University, Turkey Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands