ECSA 2022
Mon 19 - Fri 23 September 2022 Prague, Czech Republic
Thu 22 Sep 2022 15:35 - 15:40 at S4 - Components, APIs and interface management Chair(s): Jasmin Jahic, Nuno Laranjeiro

The architecting of Systems of Systems (SoS), that is, of systems that emerge from the cooperation of multiple independent constituent systems, is a topic of increasing interest in the literature. However, recent empirical studies revealed what seems to be an overlooked aspect of the architecting of SoS that is linked to major integration and operational issues: the interplay between the various disciplines involved in such an architecting process. This aspect becomes particularly relevant for the management of the interfaces between the SoS constituents, where such disciplines inevitably meet. In this paper, we present the results of the first cycle of a Technical Action Research (TAR) study conducted in cooperation between the authors and a group of practitioners involved in the long-running architecting process of a large-scale radio astronomy SoS project. This TAR is aimed at exploring potential improvements of the document-centered interface management approach currently followed in this project by adopting elements of the documentation-as-code philosophy, a documentation management philosophy widely adopted in the domain of software systems. As a result, a working proof-of-concept of an ICD (Interface Control Document) management approach was developed by the researchers and evaluated by the practitioners. The first cycle results of the study and the lessons learned while conducting it are described in this work.

Thu 22 Sep

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15:30 - 17:00
Components, APIs and interface managementResearch Papers / Tools & Demos at S4
Chair(s): Jasmin Jahic University of Cambridge, UK, Nuno Laranjeiro University of Coimbra
Avoiding Excessive Data Exposure through Microservice APIs
Research Papers
A: Patric Genfer University of Vienna, A: Uwe Zdun University of Vienna
Documentation-as-code for Interface Control Document management in Systems of Systems: a Technical Action Research Study
Research Papers
A: Héctor Cadavid University of Groningen, A: Vasilios Andrikopoulos University of Groningen, A: Paris Avgeriou University of Groningen, The Netherlands
To deprecate or to simply drop operations? An empirical study on the evolution of a large OpenAPI collection
Research Papers
A: Fabio Di Lauro , A: Cesare Pautasso Software Institute, Faculty of Informatics, USI Lugano, A: souhaila serbout Software Institute @ USI
ExpressO: From Express.js implementation code to OpenAPI interface descriptions
Tools & Demos
A: Alessandro Romanelli , A: souhaila serbout Software Institute @ USI, A: Cesare Pautasso Software Institute, Faculty of Informatics, USI Lugano
A Toolchain for Simulation Component Specification and Identification
Tools & Demos
A: Sandro Koch Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Research Papers

Information for Participants
Thu 22 Sep 2022 15:30 - 17:00 at S4 - Components, APIs and interface management Chair(s): Jasmin Jahic, Nuno Laranjeiro
Info for session

Each paper is presented as a 5-minute pitch talk at the beginning. The rest of the session is a discussion.

Info for room S4:

After reaching the 3rd floor (either by elevator or the main staircase), turn right.