ECSA 2022
Mon 19 - Fri 23 September 2022 Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is the premier European software architecture conference, providing researchers, practitioners, and educators with a platform to present and discuss the most recent, innovative, and significant findings and experiences in the field of software architecture research and practice. The 16th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2022) will be held from September 19 to 23, 2022.

ECSA 2022 is planned as a hybrid conference, with the in-person events taking place in the beautiful and historic city of Prague in the Czech Republic. (Please note that there is an option that the conference will go fully online if required.)

Scope

The special theme for ECSA 2022 is “Software Architectures and Practices for Emerging Technologies and Applications.” We are interested in learning about how software architecture principles and practices are evolving and being applied to address the challenges of emerging technology and applications. This raises questions such as: What are current research and practice results in developing and evolving software architecture principles and practices for systems that include machine learning, quantum computing, blockchain, and other emerging technologies? What are current research and practice results in developing and evolving software architecture principles and practices for emerging applications such as collaborative systems, learning systems, autonomous systems, and other emerging applications? What are good examples and case studies of software architecture in the context of emerging technologies and applications? How have software architecture courses changed to accommodate or take advantage of emerging technologies and applications?

The Program Committee of 16th European Conference on Software Architecture seeks submissions of original and unpublished high-quality papers describing fundamental and applied research; new methods, approaches, and processes; novel applications; education and training in software architecture; and experience reports on all topics related to software architecture including, but not limited to:

  • Foundational principles of software architecture
  • Linking requirements engineering and software architectures
  • Quality attributes and software architectures
  • Architecture design, analysis and evaluation
  • Architecture description languages and meta-models
  • Architecture verification and validation
  • Management of architectural knowledge, decisions, and rationale
  • Cross-disciplinary approaches to software architecture
  • Architectures for reconfigurable and self-adaptive systems
  • Architectural concerns of autonomic systems
  • Architecture patterns, styles and tactics; reference architectures
  • Architecture viewpoints and views
  • Architecture conformance
  • Software architecture and virtualization
  • Architecture-centric process models and frameworks
  • Software architecture and agility, continuous integration, continuous deployment, and DevOps tools
  • Component-based models and deployment; middleware
  • Software architecture and system architecture
  • Software tools and environments for architecture-centric software engineering
  • Cultural, economic, business, social and managerial aspects of software architecture
  • Software architecture applied to new and emerging areas such as the cloud/edge-cloud, big data, blockchain, cyber-physical systems, IoT, autonomous systems, systems of systems, energy-aware software, quantum computing
  • Architecture and technical debt
  • Software architecture education
  • Empirical studies, systematic literature reviews, and mapping studies in software architecture.

Paper Submissions

ECSA 2022 seeks four types of papers for the research track:

  • Research papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style) which describe novel contributions to software architecture research (submissions should cover work that has a sound scientific/technological basis and has been validated)
  • Education and training papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style) that address methodologies, experiences and best practices for teaching and training software architecture
  • Experience reports (max. 16 pages in LNCS style) that cover innovative implementations, novel applications, insightful performance results and experience in applying software architecture research advances to practical situations and systems
  • Short papers (max. 8 pages in LNCS style) that present novel and preliminary work-in-progress or challenges in a topic of software architecture research, education, and training. Submissions must have a sound basis, but not necessarily be validated in full.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness, and relevance. All contributions must be original, not published, accepted, or submitted for publication elsewhere. Contravention of this concurrent submission policy will be deemed a serious breach of ethics, and appropriate action will be taken in all such cases. Plagiarism checking will be conducted and any paper reporting more than a 20% match with published work will be desk-rejected.

To note is that research papers, education and training papers, and experience reports that are rejected in their categories may be re-evaluated as short papers only if the committee decides on rejection of the full paper on the basis that it presents preliminary work.

All contributions must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Page limits include figures and references.

Contributions need to be submitted in pdf format via EasyChair to the ECSA 2022 Research Track: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2022. Please indicate ECSA’22 Research Papers in the Track field.

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Important Dates

Main Conference:

  • Abstract submission: May 6, 2022 May 13, 2022
  • Paper submission: May 13, 2022 (NEW: revisions may be uploaded till May 16)
  • Acceptance notifications: June 17, 2022
  • Camera-ready: July 1, 2022

Submission dates are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth). Submission dates are strict and no extensions will be granted.

Organizers

  • Program Co-Chair, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Program Co-Chair, Grace A. Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA