ECSA 2010 Call for Tool Demos

For the first time, ECSA will give researchers and practitioners an opportunity to demonstrate software architecture related tools in an interactive session during the conference program. Tools may range from mature prototypes to full developed products except commercial products. The demonstrations are intended to highlight scientific contributions, and provides a forum to show how a technique has been used for providing a tool support.

Any of the topics of the main research paper track is appropriate for a tool demo paper submission:

  • requirements engineering and software architectures,

  • quality attributes and software architectures,

  • architecture reengineering, recovery,

  • architecture conformance, run-time monitoring,

  • aspect-oriented software architectures,

  • Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA),

  • web services: composition, orchestration, choreography,

  • architecture-based solutions for evolving software intensive systems,

  • architectures for ultra-large and long-lived systems,

  • ontology-based approaches for component and architecture description,

  • process and management of architectural decisions,

  • process models and frameworks for architecture-centric software engineering,

  • architecture-centric model driven engineering,

  • architectural features of Model Driven Architecture (MDA),

  • software tools and environments for architecture-centric software engineering,

  • architectural concerns of autonomic systems,

  • component-based models, middleware, component-based deployment,

  • technology of components and component-based frameworks,

  • industrial applications, case studies, best practices and experience reports,

  • architecture description languages and metamodels,

  • architectural models, patterns and styles,

  • architecture analysis, validation and verification,

  • architecture transformation and refinement,

  • architecture-based synthesis, code generation,

  • architecture-based support for reconfigurable, adaptive or mobile applications.

Note that papers accepted to the research, industrial or doctoral tracks will be only presented in the corresponding sessions. Authors wishing to present their work also as a tool demo must submit separately to the tool demo track. In that case, the paper to be submitted must complement the other track's paper and differ substantially from other submission.


A tool demo should be submitted as a paper describing the tool, its relevance, availability, maturity and technical foundations. The paper should also include some of the examples and screenshots to be shown in the actual demo during the conference. Papers must be in LNCS format, up to 4 pages long. However, authors are allowed to include 8 pages of appedix to demonstrate different features of the tools and any other details. However, camera ready copy of the accepted tool demo pappers will be only 4 pages long. The tool demo papers should be submitted following the Springer's LNCS formating guidelines like the main conference papers and should be submitted as pdf file. Camera-ready copies should be submitted as instructed in Submitting Camera Ready Paper to the Research Track. The accepted tool papers will be published in the main proceedings of ECSA (Springer LNCS).

Submissions not conforming to the above conditions will be rejected without review. Submissions must be about unpublished, original work, not under review elsewhere (i.e. other than ECSA). Submissions will be reviewed for originality, relevance to software architecture researchers and practitioners, technical soundness, and presentation quality. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer, provided that at least one author has registered for the conference. Authors of accepted tool demos may also bring a poster to the conference to enter into the best poster award competition. The organization will provide boards and tables.

Important Dates

  • Submissions: 24 May 2010 Closed
  • Notification of acceptance: 8 June 2010 Closed
  • Camera ready copy: 15 June 2010 Closed

Track chairs

  • Andrzej Wasowski

    IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Michel Wermelinger

    The Open University, UK