Workshop Announcement & Call for Papers

The workshops below have been accepted for ECSA 2010. Please contact the organizers or see the actual workshop pages for up to the minute details.

Important Dates

  • Submission of workshop papers: May 17, 2010 June 1, 2010 Closed
  • Submission of camera-ready paper: July 1, 2010 July 10, 2010
  • Workshop: August 23, 2010 Complete successfully :-)


2nd Workshop on Software Ecosystems

There has been a significant shift in the development strategies for software product development in the past decade. The traditional single software product development strategy has been replaced by multiple product development, which employs a common architecture using the concept of software product lines. However the past few years have seen a further shift as the software product line concept moves towards increased openness through direct involvement with external developers outside the domain of organizations. This paradigm shift has been termed as the development of software ecosystems. The concept of software ecosystems encourages external developers to use an organizationsí software platform and contribute in product development. This establishes a community that further accelerates the sharing of knowledge, content, issues, expertise, and skills. A number of major international software development organizations including Amazon, Nokia, and Apple are pioneering the development of software ecosystems and the area is currently gaining significant momentum in the software field, making it an essential area for research. This workshop aims to enhance current understanding and knowledge in this field by providing a forum for leading scientists and software professionals to exchange ideas and discuss current results. Such a forum will help to foster a mutual understanding of the current and future issues that face professionals involved in the development of software. Furthermore as software ecosystems are novel area of research this forum will provide an essential platform in which current work can be presented and discussed and future research directions identified.

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MeSSa 2010

1st International Workshop on Measurability of Security in Software Architectures

The growing complexity of service-centric systems has increased the need for pertinent and reliable software security and trusted system solutions. Systematic approaches to measuring security in software architectures are needed in order to obtain sufficient and credible proactive evidence of the security level or performance of a system, service or product. The systematic definition of security metrics and security assurance metrics is a young field that still lacks widely accepted definitions of metrics and applicable measuring techniques for design-time and run-time security monitoring.

The workshop will provide a forum for dissemination, demonstration and discussion of original scientific and experimental results in security, trust and privacy metrics, security assurance metrics, measurement systems and associated data gathering, metrics for adaptive security systems, taxonomical and ontological research, security measurability-increasing mechanisms for software architectures, the relationship and differences between security and security assurance metrics, and tradeoff analysis and decision-making at design-time and at run-time.

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NW-MODE 2010

8th Nordic Workshop on Model Driven Software Engineering

The Nordic Workshop on Model Driven Software Engineering brings together industry practitioners and academic researchers to share experiences and latest research on model driven software engineering and development. The workshop is a forum to present experiences and ongoing research in software engineering and model-driven engineering in particular, but also functions as an event for establishing co- operative research projects between the participants and working on joint research papers. The workshop provides an open forum, reserving ample time for discussions.

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1st International Workshop on Variability in Software Product Line Architectures

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the software product line community and software architecture community to identify critical challenges and progress the state-of-the-art on variability in software product line architectures.

Topics of interest to VARI-ARCH include:

  • Modeling variability using architectural views/viewpoints
  • Mechanisms/tactics/patterns/styles for variability in product line architectures
  • Evaluating variability in product line architectures
  • Resolving architectural variability during product derivation
  • Traceability of variability in product line architectures.
  • Conformance of products to the product line architecture
  • Practical and industrial examples of variability in product line architectures
  • Relation between variability and (other) quality attributes

The workshop is discussion-oriented, with short paper presentations and breakout sessions that enable participants to discuss challenges and ideas in small groups.

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1st International Workshop on Imperfect Information in Software Architecture Design

During the design of a software archticture developers are faced with handling daunting amounts of complex information. Ideally, all this information is available without containing any vagueness, ambiguity or conflicting specifications. In practice, the available information generally does not fulfil this ideal. Requirement specifications typically originate from various sources and occur in a myriad of shapes and forms, such as business plans and market studies, which do not necessarily form a coherent specification of the software system. It therefore at best forms an imperfect specification of the software architecture. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practioners in the field of dealing with imperfect information during software architecture design. By discussing novel research and industry contributions, we will explore the current state of the art and we will define a research agenda for coherent support for imperfect information during software architecture design.

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Call for workshop proposals (closed)