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ECSA 2021
Mon 13 - Fri 17 September 2021 Location to be announced

The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to engage PhD researchers that work in the field of software architecture to actively participate in and contribute to the 15th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2021). During the symposium, PhD researchers will interact closely with established researchers in the field; receive feedback on their research and get advice on managing their research. The symposium will also help participants to establish a network with their peers in the field of software architecture. The program will feature a keynote that will shed light on the particular challenges of doing PhD research in the field of software architecture.

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Tue 14 Sep

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14:30 - 18:00
Doctoral SymposiumDoctoral Symposium
14:30
60m
Keynote
On the Axiom of Software Architecture Existence
Doctoral Symposium
Paola Inverardi University of L'Aquila
15:30
15m
Break
Break 1
Doctoral Symposium

15:45
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
A Model-Driven Approach for Formally Verifying SysML-Based Dynamic Software Architectures
Doctoral Symposium
Camila Araújo State University of Rio Grande do Norte
16:00
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
Enhancing System Quality Attibutes via Microservices Adoption
Doctoral Symposium
Roberta Capuano University of L'Aquila, Italy
16:15
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
Sketches and Natural Language in Agile Modeling
Doctoral Symposium
Dominik Fuchß Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
16:30
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
Architectural Access Control Policy Refinement and Verification under Uncertainty
Doctoral Symposium
Sebastian Hahner Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
16:45
15m
Break
Break 2
Doctoral Symposium

17:00
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
Co-evolving Digital Architecture Twins
Doctoral Symposium
17:15
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
Model-Driven Reverse Engineering of Technology-Induced Architecture for Quality Prediction
Doctoral Symposium
Yves Kirschner Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
17:30
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
Design and Analysis of Self-protection: Adaptive Security for Software-Intensive Systems
Doctoral Symposium
Charilaos Skandylas Linnaeus University
17:45
15m
Doctoral symposium paper
Automated Scheduling of Multi-Robot System Missions: An Architectural Perspective
Doctoral Symposium
Gricel Vázquez University of York, UK

Wed 15 Sep

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14:10 - 14:30
OpeningResearch Papers
Chair(s): Raffaela Mirandola Politecnico di Milano, Danny Weyns KU Leuven
14:10
20m
Other
Opening
Research Papers

14:30 - 15:30
Session 1: Architectures for reconfigurable and self-adaptive systemsResearch Papers
Chair(s): Javier Camara University of Málaga
14:30
20m
Paper
Dynamic Updates of Virtual PLCs deployed as Kubernetes MicroservicesResearch Track
Research Papers
Heiko Koziolek ABB Corporate Research, Andreas Burger ABB Corporate Research, Abdulla PP ABB Corporate Research, Julius Rückert ABB Corporate Research, Shardul Sonar SRH Hochschule Heidelberg, Pablo Rodriguez ABB
14:50
20m
Paper
A runtime safety enforcement approach by monitoring and adaptationResearch Track
Research Papers
Silvia Bonfanti University of Bergamo, Elvinia Riccobene Computer Science Dept., University of Milan, Patrizia Scandurra University of Bergamo, Italy
15:10
12m
Short-paper
Towards a Taxonomy of Autonomous SystemsResearch Track
Research Papers
Stefan Kugele Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Ana Petrovska Technical University of Munich, Germany, Ilias Gerostathopoulos Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
17:00 - 18:00
Session 2: Architectural knowledge, decisions, and rationaleResearch Papers
Chair(s): Patricia Lago Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
17:00
20m
Paper
Tracelink Recovery for Software Architecture DocumentationResearch Track
Research Papers
Jan Keim Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Sophie Schulz Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Dominik Fuchß Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Claudius Kocher Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Janek Speit Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Anne Koziolek Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Pre-print
17:20
20m
Paper
An Exploratory Study on Architectural Knowledge in Issue Tracking SystemsResearch Track
Research Papers
Mohamed Soliman University of Groningen, Matthias Galster University of Canterbury, Paris Avgeriou University of Groningen, The Netherlands
17:40
20m
Paper
Updating Service-based Software Systems in Air-Gapped EnvironmentsResearch Track
Research Papers

Thu 16 Sep

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17:15 - 18:05
Session 4: Architecting for Quality AttributesResearch Papers
Chair(s): Olaf Zimmermann University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland (OST)
17:15
12m
Short-paper
Human Behavior-Oriented Architectural DesignResearch Track
Research Papers
Moamin Abughazala University of L'Aquila, Mahyar Tourchi Moghaddam INRIA / University of L'Aquila, Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila, Italy, Karthik Vaidhyanathan University of L'Aquila
17:27
12m
Short-paper
Architectural Tactics for Energy-aware Robotics Software: A Preliminary StudyResearch Track
Research Papers
Katerina Chinnappan Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Ivano Malavolta Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Grace Lewis Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Michel Albonico Federal University of Technology – Paraná - UTFPR, Patricia Lago Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pre-print
17:40
12m
Short-paper
Taxonomy of Edge Blockchain Network DesignsResearch Track
Research Papers
Nguyen Khoi Tran The University of Adelaide, Muhammad Ali Babar The University of Adelaide
17:52
12m
Short-paper
Impact analysis of software parallelism in big data technologies for data-intensive architecturesResearch Track
Research Papers
Felipe Cerezo Rey Juan Carlos University, Carlos E. Cuesta Rey Juan Carlos University, Belen Vela Sanchez Rey Juan Carlos University

Fri 17 Sep

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17:00 - 18:00
Session 5: Machine learning for Software ArchitectureResearch Papers
Chair(s): Luciano Baresi Politecnico di Milano
17:00
20m
Paper
Explaining Architectural Tradeoff Spaces: a Machine Learning ApproachResearch Track
Research Papers
Javier Camara University of Málaga, Mariana Silva University of York, UK, David Garlan Carnegie Mellon University, Bradley Schmerl Carnegie Mellon University, USA
17:20
20m
Paper
A Machine Learning Approach to Service Discovery for Microservice ArchitecturesResearch Track
Research Papers
Mauro Caporuscio Linnaeus University, Marco De Toma University of L'Aquila, Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila, Italy, Karthik Vaidhyanathan University of L'Aquila
17:40
20m
Paper
A Reference Architecture for Federated Learning SystemsResearch Track
Research Papers
Sin Kit Lo CSIRO Data61, Qinghua Lu CSIRO Data61, Hye-Young Paik The University of New South Wales, Liming Zhu CSIRO’s Data61; UNSW
18:15 - 19:15
Session 6: Architecture-centric Source Code AnalysisResearch Papers
Chair(s): Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila, Italy
18:15
20m
Paper
State of the Practice in Application Programming Interfaces (APIs): A Case StudyResearch Track
Research Papers
18:35
20m
Paper
Identifying Domain-Based Cyclic Dependencies in Microservice APIs Using Source Code DetectorsResearch Track
Research Papers
Patric Genfer University of Vienna, Uwe Zdun University of Vienna
18:55
20m
Paper
Optimized Dependency Weights in Source Code ClusteringResearch Track
Research Papers
Tobias Olsson Linnaeus University, Morgan Ericsson Linnaeus University, Anna Wingkvist Linnaeus University
19:15 - 20:00
Awards and closing Research Papers
Chair(s): Raffaela Mirandola Politecnico di Milano, Danny Weyns KU Leuven

Call for Papers

The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to engage PhD researchers that work in the field of software architecture to actively participate in and contribute to the 15th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2021). During the symposium, PhD researchers will interact closely with established researchers in the field; receive feedback on their research and get advice on managing their research. The symposium will also help participants to establish a network with their peers in the field of software architecture. The program will feature a keynote that will shed light on the particular challenges of doing PhD research in the field of software architecture.

The technical scope of the Doctoral Symposium is that of ECSA 2021, as represented by the list of the topics in the ECSA 2021 call for papers. We encourage submissions from PhD researchers at any stage of their research. Based on the submissions, the program committee will invite a group of PhD researchers to give presentations of their PhD research, and to interact with senior researchers.

Submissions

To participate at the Doctoral Symposium, a submission package needs to be submitted by the submission deadline consisting of two parts: a research summary paper and a letter of recommendation.

Part 1: Research summary paper (five pages)

The paper (in the single-column CEUR-ART style at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip) should cover the following aspects:

  • The research problem to be solved and its relevance in the software architecture field;
  • A discussion of related work with an explaining why the research problem has not been solved yet
  • The scientific methods used to tackle the research problem
  • An outline of the proposed solution
  • The expected results
  • A plan for the evaluation of results;
  • A critical reflection on the work.

The research summary paper needs to be submitted electronically (PDF) via the ECSA-2021 submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2021

Part 2: Letter of Recommendation (maximum one page)

The recommendation letter is written by the advisor(s). This letter should include the submission number of the research summary paper, the name of the candidate, an appreciation of the PhD research, the status of the research, and an expected date for the dissertation submission. The advisor(s) should send the signed recommendation letter in pdf format to the Doctoral Symposium chairs via email to genaina@unb.br and radu.calinescu@york.ac.uk (start the subject with [ECSA DS]).

All submissions must be formatted according to the single-column CEUR-ART style (http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip).

The Doctoral Symposium Committee will use the following criteria to select submissions:

  • The originality of the proposed research, the novelty of the research approach, and relevance to ECSA 2021;
  • The technical quality of the submission, e.g., clarity, precision, and adequacy of the problem statement, related work, scientific methods, presentation of the solution, expected results, evaluation plan and critical reflection.

Proceedings

The proceedings of the Doctoral Symposium will be published, together with all the accepted papers of the different ECSA-2021 tracks and workshops, in a single joint CEUR (http://ceur-ws.org) volume that will be made available online before the conference.

Important Dates

  • Research Summary and Letter Recommendation Submission: 2 July 2021
  • Author Notification: 22 July 2021
  • Camera-ready version: 29 July 2021

Note: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth).

Track Chairs:

  • Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
  • Genaina Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brasil