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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.

Dates
Tracks

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Conference Day
Wed 15 Sep

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14:10 - 14:30
14:10
20m
Other
Opening
Research Papers

14:30 - 15:30
Session 1: Architectures for reconfigurable and self-adaptive systemsResearch Papers
14:30
20m
Paper
Dynamic Updates of Virtual PLCs deployed as Kubernetes MicroservicesResearch Track
Research Papers
Heiko KoziolekABB Corporate Research, Andreas BurgerABB Corporate Research, Abdulla PPABB Corporate Research, Julius RückertABB Corporate Research, Shardul SonarSRH Hochschule Heidelberg, Pablo RodriguezABB
14:50
20m
Paper
A runtime safety enforcement approach by monitoring and adaptationResearch Track
Research Papers
Silvia BonfantiUniversity of Bergamo, Elvinia RiccobeneComputer Science Dept., University of Milan, Patrizia ScandurraUniversity of Bergamo, Italy
15:10
20m
Paper
Towards a Taxonomy of Autonomous SystemsResearch Track
Research Papers
Stefan KugeleTechnische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Ana PetrovskaTechnical University of Munich, Germany, Ilias GerostathopoulosVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
17:00 - 18:00
Session 2: Architectural knowledge, decisions, and rationaleResearch Papers
17:00
20m
Paper
Tracelink Recovery for Software Architecture DocumentationResearch Track
Research Papers
Jan KeimKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Sophie SchulzKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Dominik FuchßKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Claudius KocherKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Janek SpeitKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Anne KoziolekKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Pre-print
17:20
20m
Paper
An Exploratory Study on Architectural Knowledge in Issue Tracking SystemsResearch Track
Research Papers
Mohamed SolimanUniversity of Groningen, Matthias GalsterUniversity of Canterbury, Paris AvgeriouUniversity of Groningen, The Netherlands
17:40
20m
Paper
Updating Service-based Software Systems in Air-Gapped EnvironmentsResearch Track
Research Papers

Conference Day
Thu 16 Sep

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17:15 - 18:05
Session 4: Architecting for Quality AttributesResearch Papers
17:15
12m
Paper
Human Behavior-Oriented Architectural DesignResearch Track
Research Papers
Moamin AbughazalaUniversity of L'Aquila, Mahyar Tourchi MoghaddamINRIA / University of L'Aquila, Henry MucciniUniversity of L'Aquila, Italy, Karthik VaidhyanathanUniversity of L'Aquila
17:27
12m
Paper
Architectural Tactics for Energy-aware Robotics Software: A Preliminary StudyResearch Track
Research Papers
Katerina ChinnappanVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Ivano MalavoltaVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Grace LewisCarnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Michel AlbonicoFederal University of Technology – Paraná - UTFPR, Patricia LagoVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Pre-print
17:40
12m
Paper
Taxonomy of Edge Blockchain Network DesignsResearch Track
Research Papers
Nguyen Khoi TranThe University of Adelaide, Muhammad Ali BabarThe University of Adelaide
17:52
12m
Paper
Impact analysis of software parallelism in big data technologies for data-intensive architecturesResearch Track
Research Papers
Felipe CerezoRey Juan Carlos University, Carlos E. CuestaRey Juan Carlos University, Belen Vela SanchezRey Juan Carlos University

Conference Day
Fri 17 Sep

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14:10 - 14:30
14:10
20m
Other
Opening
Research Papers

17:00 - 18:00
Session 5: Machine learning for Software ArchitectureResearch Papers
17:00
20m
Paper
Explaining Architectural Tradeoff Spaces: a Machine Learning ApproachResearch Track
Research Papers
Javier CamaraUniversity of York, Mariana SilvaUniversity of York, UK, David GarlanCarnegie Mellon University, Bradley SchmerlCarnegie Mellon University, USA
17:20
20m
Paper
A Machine Learning Approach to Service Discovery for Microservice ArchitecturesResearch Track
Research Papers
Mauro CaporuscioLinnaeus University, Marco De TomaUniversity of L'Aquila, Henry MucciniUniversity of L'Aquila, Italy, Karthik VaidhyanathanUniversity of L'Aquila
17:40
20m
Paper
A Reference Architecture for Federated Learning SystemsResearch Track
Research Papers
Sin Kit LoCSIRO Data61, Qinghua LuCSIRO Data61, Hye-Young PaikThe University of New South Wales, Liming ZhuCSIRO’s Data61; UNSW
18:15 - 19:15
Session 6: Architecture-centric Source Code AnalysisResearch Papers
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 GenferUniversity of Vienna, Uwe ZdunUniversity of Vienna
18:55
20m
Paper
Optimized Dependency Weights in Source Code ClusteringResearch Track
Research Papers
Tobias OlssonLinnaeus University, Morgan EricssonLinnaeus University, Anna WingkvistLinnaeus University
19:15 - 20:00
Awards and closing Research Papers

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