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ECSA 2022 - Workshops & Tutorials 2022 : ECSA 2022 - Workshops & Tutorials

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Link: https://conf.researchr.org/track/ecsa-2022/ecsa-2022-workshops-tutorials
 
When Sep 19, 2022 - Sep 20, 2022
Where Prague, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Mar 25, 2022
 

Call For Papers

***Call for Workshops&Tutorials @ECSA2022***

ECSA: https://conf.researchr.org/home/ecsa-2022
ECSA Workshops&Tutorials: https://conf.researchr.org/track/ecsa-2022/ecsa-2022-workshops-tutorials

***Important Dates***
Workshop/tutorial proposals due ***March 25, 2022***
Notification of Workshop/tutorial proposals April 01, 2022
Workshop/tutorial webpages up April 08, 2022
Workshop papers due July 1, 2022
Notification of workshops papers July 29, 2022
Workshop papers camera-ready August 5th, 2022
Workshop/tutorial summaries camera-ready August 5th, 2022
Workshop/tutorial September 19-20, 2022
Post-proceedings (LNCS) due TBD

***Scope and Goal***
The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is the premier European forum for presenting
and discussing software architecture research and practice.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops and tutorials
held in conjunction with ECSA 2022. Workshops and tutorials will be held on 19 and 20 of September 2022
(right before the main conference on 21-23 September 2022). The plan at the moment is to organize
the workshops and tutorials as a hybrid event with the option to go fully online if required.
ECSA workshops provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to exchange and explore
innovative software architecture (scientific or engineering) ideas and challenges at an early stage.
In addition, ECSA edition 2022 hosts tutorials on topics related to software architecture from
theoretical foundations to practical applications. Tutorials at ECSA provide a valuable opportunity
for conference participants to expand their knowledge and skills in specific research and
practical topics under the umbrella of software architecture.

Topics of interests may include but not limited to:
• Software Architecture challenges for AI- and ML-based Systems
• Software Architecture challenges for Self-Adaptive Systems
• Software Architecture challenges for Cyber-Physical Systems
• Software Architecture challenges in Big Data and Cloud Computing
• Software Architecture challenges in IoT-based Systems
• Software Architecture challenges in DevOPS and MLOPS
• Software Architecture challenges in Blockchain Engineering
• Quality-of-service (QoS) measurements of Software Architectures
• Privacy and Security in Software Architectural Design
• Context-aware, Autonomous, and Smart Architectures
• Sustainability in Software Architectures
• Software Architecture Erosion and Architectural Consistency
• Technical Debt in Software Architecture Design
• Architecting the Digital Twin
• Continuous Architecting

***Types of submission***
Tutorial Proposal Submissions
A tutorial proposal must not exceed 6 pages following the CEUR-ART format (see below).
Proposals must follow the outline below:

● Tutorial title
● Contact information of tutorial presenter(s), including name, affiliation, email
● Tutorial summary (up to 350 works) for ECSA 2022 website (if tutorial is accepted)
● Detailed description of tutorial
● Covered topics
● Learning objectives
● Key take-aways for audience
● Relevance of topic for ECSA
● Indented target audience, required experience, and desired number of participants
● Implementation of tutorial
● Duration - half day or full day (considering that tutorials will be virtual)
● Preliminary schedule including estimated times (considering potentially different time zones of participants)
● How tutorial will be conducted (e.g., lecture, hands-on exercises, facilitated group discussion, group activities, role playing, games), including materials to be included in tutorial notes
● Background of presenters
● Relevant biographical information (250 words maximum), as well as summaries of the presenters’ subject matter experience and experience in teaching the tutorial topic, other tutorials, courses, etc.
● Previous editions of tutorial
● Where and when the tutorial has been offered previously and numbers of attendees.

***Workshop Proposal Submissions***
All proposals must conform to and must be maximum 6 pages following the CEUR-ART format
(see below), including references, appendices and figures.
Proposal must include the following information, in the order specified:
● Workshop title and acronym
● Contact information for the workshop organizers (name, affiliation, email) and the main contact
● Abstract (up to 200 words) for ECSA 2022 website (if workshop is accepted)
● Motivation and Objectives
● Relevance of the workshop to the field of software architecture
● Anticipated goals and outcomes (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies)
● Format
● Workshop format (e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions) and plans for generating discussions
● Duration - half day, one day or two days (considering that tutorials will be virtual)
● Preliminary workshop schedule
● Special services, logistic and/or equipment constraints
● Participation
● Target Audience and expected background
● Plans regarding the mix of industry and research participation
● Expected minimum and maximum number of workshop participants
● Plans for participant solicitation and dissemination
● Submission
● Types of contributions (e.g., extended abstracts, position papers, research papers, etc.) and their estimated number.
● Review and evaluation process deciding about the acceptance of submissions
● Program committee, including tentative and already committed members
● Strategy for the proceedings
● Organizers
● Brief description of each organizer’s background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops
● Brief organizers’ bios
● Previous editions
● Where and when the workshop has been offered previously, the past numbers of submitted and accepted papers, numbers of attendees
● Number of registered attendees and websites of previous editions (if any)
● Draft Call-for-Papers (1 page)

***Submission instructions***
Submissions must follow the CEUR-ART style (http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip).
All proposals should be submitted before the submission deadline (see below) using the
online submission site: EasyChair ECSA 2022 Workshop&tutorial track (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2022).

***Publication and proceedings***
ECSA 2022 will use a two-step process for workshop proceedings.
Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include all the accepted papers
(5 to 10 pages) of the workshops and will be published at CEUR (http://ceur-ws.org).
After the conference, we plan to organise post-proceedings of selected and extended papers of workshops
that will be published in a Springer LNCS volume (16 to 18 pages).
Candidate papers for post-proceedings need to be identified during the initial paper review and
workshop paper reviewers need to indicate if an extended and revised version of an accepted
submission should be considered for publication in the post-proceedings of LNCS.
Workshop chairs will then be asked to nominate papers of their workshop to be invited for submission
for the post-proceedings (e.g., based on the initial review reports, the preference of the reviewers
to consider the paper for post-proceedings, as well as the workshop itself).

Summaries of accepted tutorials can also be considered for extension in the LNCS volume.
Workshop papers submitted for the post-proceedings will undergo an additional review cycle.
Workshop organizers must include this two-step process in their Call for Papers.

For accepted tutorials
For accepted tutorials, a camera-ready tutorial summaries of 2-4 pages are due as described
in the Important Dates above, and will be published in ECSA 2022 online proceedings (CEUR).
For accepted workshops
For all accepted workshops, ECSA 2022 strongly recommends uniform deadlines for workshop papers submission,
notification of authors, and camera-ready copies, as described in the Important Dates above.
Workshop papers for the online proceedings (CEUR) should have at least 5 pages for short papers
(up to 9 pages) and regular papers are 10 pages. Accepted workshop papers may be invited to be published
in post-proceedings (Springer) as outlined above. Therefore, workshop organizers must include
the two-step publication process outlined above in their Call for Papers.

***Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chairs***
● Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila - Italy
● Claudia Raibulet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – The Netherlands


ECSA Publicity Co-Chairs
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Spain
Romina Spalazzese, Malmö University - Sweden



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