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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 2nd European Conference on Software Architectures (ECSA 2008)

http://www.ecsa2008.cs.ucy.ac.cy/

SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE (ECSA 2008)

                            Call for Papers

                http: http://www.ecsa2008.cs.ucy.ac.cy/
                     e-mail: ecsa2008@cs.ucy.ac.cy

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                             Paphos, Cyprus
                     September 29, October 1, 2008
                      Proceedings by Springer LNCS
                  (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

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IMPORTANT DATES:

* Abstract due: April 7, 2008
* Paper submission due: April 14, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2008
* Camera-ready paper due: July 7, 2008
* Conference: September 29, October 1, 2008

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SCOPE:

The role of software architecture in the
engineering of software-intensive applications
has become more and more important and widespread.
Component-based and service-oriented
architectures are key to the design, development
and evolution of all software systems.

The European Conference on Software Architecture
is the premier European conference dedicated to
the field of software architecture, covering all
architectural aspects of software and service
engineering. It is the follow-up of a successful
series of European workshops on software
architecture held in United Kingdom in 2004 (Springer LNCS 3047),
Italy in 2005 (Springer LNCS 3527),
and France in 2006 (Springer LNCS 4344).

Building on the above success the first European
conference in the series (ECSA 2007 whose first
edition is ECSA 2007 was held in Madrid, Spain
(Springer LNCS 3047).

ECSA 2008 will bring together researchers and
practitioners from academia and industry to share
novel ideas on the foundations, languages,
models, techniques, tools, and applications of
software architecture technology. It will include
keynotes, research, experience, and challenge
papers,posters, and panels.

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

Authors of best papers will be invited to submit
revised and extended versions of their papers for
the Special Section on Software Architecture of
the Journal of Systems and Software.

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TOPICS:

ECSA 2008 encourages submission of papers
describing basic and applied research, novel
applications and experience reports (in addition
to research challenges) on all topics related to
software architectures (e.g. component-based and
service-oriented architectures) including, but
not limited to:

- architecture description languages and metamodels,
- architectural models, patterns and styles,
- architecture analysis, validation and verification,
- architecture transformation and refinement,
- architecture-based synthesis, code generation,
- architecture-based support for
reconfigurable, adaptive or mobile applications,
- requirements engineering and software architectures,
- quality attributes and software architectures,
- architecture reengineering, recovery,
- architecture conformance, run-time monitoring,
- aspect-oriented software architectures,
- service-oriented architectures,
- web services: composition, orchestration, choreography,
- ontology-based approaches for component and architecture description,
- process and management of architectural decisions,
- process models and frameworks for architecture-centric software engineering,
- architecture-centric model driven engineering,
- architectural features of Model Driven Architecture (MDA),
- software tools and environments for
architecture-centric software engineering,
- architectural styles and models for
applications based on mature and emerging
technologies (Web Services, Java/J2EE, .Net, ...)
- architectural concerns of autonomic systems,
- component-based models, middleware, component-based deployment,
- technology of components and component-based frameworks,
- industrial applications, case studies, best
practices and?experience reports on software
architecture,
- other aspects and applications related to software architecture.

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TYPES OF PAPERS:

ECSA 2008 seeks four types of contributions:

* Full 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). They should clearly support claims of
novelty with citations to the relevant
literature. In addition to publishing their full
papers in the conference proceedings, authors
will present their work in the research paper
sessions.

* Experience papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style)
which describe significant experiences related to
software architecture practice (submissions
should present case studies or real-life
experiences of benefit to practitioners and
researchers). They should clearly draw lessons
learned. In addition to publishing their full
papers in the conference proceedings, authors
will present their work in the experience paper
sessions.

* Emerging research papers (max. 8 pages in LNCS
style) which present promising preliminary
results from work-in-progress in a topic of
software architecture research (submissions
should cover work that has a sound basis, but
perhaps has not been validated in full). In
addition to publishing their short papers in the
conference proceedings, authors will present
their work in the form of a poster and concisely
in the emerging research paper sessions.

* Research challenge papers (max. 4 pages in LNCS
style) which present significant research
challenges in theory or practice of software
architecture (submissions should clearly present
the research questions and their rationale). In
addition to publishing their position papers in
the conference proceedings, authors will present
their work in interactive discussion sessions.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous 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.

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PROCEEDINGS:

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

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings.

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PAPER SUBMISSION:

Submission will be made through EasyChair - http://www.easychair.org/

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CONFERENCE CHAIR:

- George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

ECSA STEERING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE:

- Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany - VALORIA, France

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:

- Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

- Yamine Ait Ameur, ENSMA, France
- Dharini Balasubramaniam, University of St. Andrews, UK
- Thais Batista, University of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Brazil
- Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
- Antoine Beugnard, ENST Bretagne, France
- Jan Bosch, Nokia Research Center, Finland
- Alan W. Brown, IBM Rational, USA
- Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, UK
- Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
- Laurence Duchien, INRIA and University of Lille, France
- Katrina Falkner, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Rgis Fleurquin, University of South Brittany - VALORIA, France
- David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Carlo Ghezzi, Polytechnic of Milano, Italy
- Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
- Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Juan Hern?ndez, University of Extremadura, Spain
- Paola Inverardi inverard@di.univaq.it University of L'Aquila, Italy
- Frdric Lang, INRIA Rh?ne-Alpes, France
- Nicole Levy, University of Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines - PRiSM, France
- Antonia Lopes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Jeff Magee, Imperial College London, UK
- Esperanza Marcos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- Carlo Montangero, University of Pisa, Italy
- Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK
- Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
- Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany - VALORIA, France
- Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes - LINA, France
- Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Mike P. Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Dewayne E. Perry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, Czech Republic
- Eltjo Poort, LogicaCMG, The Netherlands
- Amar Ramdame-Cherif, University of Versailles
St-Quentin en Yvelines - PRiSM, France
- Isidro Ramos, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
- Clemens Schfer, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
- Richard N. Taylor, University of California at Irvine, USA
- Miguel Toro, University of Sevilla, Spain
- J.C. (Hans) van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Brian Warboys, University of Manchester, UK
- Eoin Woods, UBS Investment Bank, UK

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

- Pyrros Bratskas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Pericles Cheng, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Constantinos Kakousis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Nearchos Paspallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

- Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany - VALORIA, France
- Carlos E. Cuesta and Esperanza Marcos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- John Favaro, Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, Italy
- Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK
- Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes - LINA, France
- George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Brian Warboys, University of Manchester, UK