ECSA 2023
Mon 18 - Fri 22 September 2023 Istanbul, Turkey

Call for Papers

Thu 21 Sep 2023
Fri 22 Sep 2023
ECSA Industry Program
ECSA Research Papers
ECSA Tools & Demos
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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
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)
17:30 - 18:30
Microservices and MiddlewareTools & Demos / Research Papers at S4
Chair(s): Davide Taibi Tampere University , Luciano Baresi Politecnico di Milano
Apache Kafka as a Middleware to Support the PLC-Service Bus Architecture with IEC 61499
Tools & Demos
A: Virendra Ashiwal LIT CPS Lab, Johannes Kepler University Linz, A: Antonio Manuel Gutierrez Fernandez LIT CPS Lab, Johannes Kepler University Linz, A: Konstantin Aschbacher , A: Alois Zoitl

Fri 23 Sep

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09:00 - 10:30
Architecting for data-driven systemsResearch Papers / Tools & Demos / Industry Program at S4
Chair(s): Jan Carlson Malardalen University, Anne Koziolek Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
DAT: A Tool for Data Architecture for IoT
Tools & Demos
A: Moamin Abughazala University of L'Aquila, A: Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila, Italy, A: Mohammad Sharaf
Media Attached
11:00 - 12:30
Architecture modeling, design and decision makingTools & Demos / Research Papers at S4
Chair(s): Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila, Italy, Luciano Baresi Politecnico di Milano
Tool-based Attack Graph Estimation for Software Architectures
Tools & Demos

The 17th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2023) Tools and Demonstrations (Tools&Demos) Track provides an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent advances, ideas, experiences, and challenges in the field of Software Architecture by means of Tools&Demos presentations. ECSA 2023 is planned as an in-person/physical conference, with the events taking place in the beautiful and historic city of Istanbul in Turkiye.

Tools&Demos papers are intended to address any aspect of (i) tool support for Software Architectures, or (ii) demonstrate results about the application of architectural approaches. Papers submitted to this track can belong to two distinct categories:

  • Tools: academic or industrial artefacts, with a specific purpose, that can be used by others. Tools should particularly show how scientific approaches related to software architecting have been or are being transferred into a working tool and how they advance the current state of the practice.
  • Demonstrations: academic or industrial exhibition of some result that explains how a novel or existing approach related to software architecting has been applied and possibly benchmarked.

Tools&Demos should not be used as a means for commercial advertisement.

We will strive to keep ECSA’s tradition to select the Best Tools&Demo Paper, awarded during the conference.


Submissions of Tools&Demos papers should describe the work, how it relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, what the expected benefits are, and the web-page for the tool (if one exists). All submissions must conform to the LNCS template ( and must not exceed 8 pages + 2 pages only for references.

Tools&Demos submissions should provide a link to a video, with audio commentary, of maximum five minutes length, with high resolution (e.g., details of the tool’s functionality should be clearly visible). The video must be uploaded on a server (e.g., YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox) and the link included in the submission for its evaluation.

Paper submissions must be made electronically via the online EasyChair submission site for the ECSA 2023 conference, selecting the “Tools&Demos Track”:

The selection criteria of Tools&Demos papers will consider their originality, relevance for the ECSA audience, technical soundness, and presentation quality. Each submission will be evaluated by at least two members of the PC.


ECSA 2023 will use a two-step process. Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include accepted papers to the companion proceedings and will be published online on the ECSA 2023 web page (i.e., no formal proceedings). The accepted papers will be accessible only by the ECSA 2023 workshop participants. After the conference, all accepted papers will be invited to be extended to at least 12 and maximum 16 pages to be included in the ECSA 2023 companion volume to be published at LNCS post-proceedings ( For the post-proceedings, the papers will undergo a minor revision cycle where the extensions will be checked by the reviewers. Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper in the proceedings. At least one author must present the paper during the conference.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: June 30th, 2023
  • Author notification: July 28th, 2023
  • Camera-ready version: August 4th, 2023

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

Track Organizers

  • Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom