.:. Call for Papers


FIRST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE (ECSA 2007)
Component-Based and Service-Oriented Architectures

http://www.kybele.es/ecsa/
e-mail: ecsa@kybele.es
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Madrid, Spain
September 24-26, 2007
Proceedings by Springer LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

IMPORTANT DATES:

* Abstract due: March 19, 2007 (extended to March 26, 2007)
* Paper submission due: March 26, 2007 (extended to April 2, 2007)
* Notification of acceptance: May 28, 2007 (extended to June 8, 2007)
* Camera-ready paper due: June 18, 2007
* Conference: September 24-26, 2007


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 4344s). Built on its success, it has evolved into a full-fledged series of European conferences whose first edition is ECSA 2007 in Madrid, Spain.

ECSA 2007 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


TOPICS:

ECSA 2007 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.


TYPES OF PAPERS:

ECSA 2007 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.


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.


PAPER SUBMISSION:

Submit your paper electronically in PDF, PostScript or Word/RTF via the Paperdyne Conference Management System using the Springer LNCS style.

* Submission web site: http://www.paper-dyne.de

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the ECSA Program Committee.


CONFERENCE CHAIRS:

- Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- Esperanza Marcos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:

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

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
- Pere Botella, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain
- Francisco Curbera, IBM Research Center, USA
- Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, UK
- Laurence Duchien, INRIA and University of Lille, France
- José Luiz Fiadeiro, University of Leicester, UK
- Régis 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
- Mark Greenwood, University of Manchester, UK
- Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
- Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Juan Hernández, University of Extremadura, Spain
- Valérie Issarny, INRIA Rocquencourt, France
- Natalia Juristo, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
- René Krikhaar, ICT NoviQ and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Frédéric Lang, INRIA Rhône-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
- Carlo Montangero, University of Pisa, Italy
- Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK
- Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
- Henk Obbink, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
- Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes - LINA, France
- Mike P. Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
- Jennifer Pérez, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
- Dewayne E. Perry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Mario Piattini, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
- 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
- Ralf Reussner, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
- Clemens Schäfer, 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
- Brian Warboys, University of Manchester, UK
- Eoin Woods, UBS Investment Bank, UK

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

- Finance: Belén Vela, Rey Juan Carlos University
- Local Arrangements: César J. Acuña, Rey Juan Carlos University
- Posters: Jennifer Pérez, Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
- Publicity & Liaison: Javier Garzás, Kybele Consulting S.L, Spain
- Registration: Valeria de Castro, Rey Juan Carlos University
- Webmasters: Diana Marcela Sánchez and Juan Manuel Vara, Rey Juan Carlos University
- Organizing Members:
   Nour Ali, Polytechnic University of Valencia
   Verónica Andrea Bollati, Rey Juan Carlos University
   Paloma Cáceres, Rey Juan Carlos University
   José María Cavero, Rey Juan Carlos University
   Marcos López, Rey Juan Carlos University
 
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