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ECSA 2023 : 17th European Conference on Software Architecture

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Conference Series : European Conference on Software Architecture
 
Link: https://conf.researchr.org/home/ecsa-2023
 
When Sep 18, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
Where Istanbul, Turkey
Abstract Registration Due May 11, 2023
Submission Deadline May 18, 2023
Notification Due Jun 23, 2023
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2023
Categories    software architecture
 

Call For Papers

JOINT CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS&TUTORIALS

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RESEARCH PAPERS: Call for Papers
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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. ECSA 2023 is planned as an in-person/physical conference, with the events taking place in the beautiful and historic city of Istanbul in Turkey.

Scope
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The special theme for ECSA 2023 is “Software Architectures for Engaging Responsibility”. We are interested in learning about how software architecture principles and practices are evolving and being applied to engage software architects in societal and environmental responsibility. This raises questions such as: What are current research and practice results in developing and evolving software architecture principles for systems that include responsible design solutions? What are current research and practice results in developing and evolving software architecture principles for promoting responsibility in different domains such as collaborative, autonomous and heterogeneous systems, as well as other emerging applications? What are good/bad examples and case studies in the context of responsible software architectures? How have software architecture courses changed to accommodate responsibility in design decisions, team skills, and underlying technologies?

The Program Committee of 17th European Conference on Software Architecture seeks submissions of original and unpublished high-quality papers describing fundamental and applied research; new methods, approaches, and processes; novel applications; education and training in software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 feedback
* 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 and antipatterns, styles and tactics; reference architectures
* Architecture viewpoints and views
* Architecture conformance
* Software architecture virtualization and visualization
* 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 and human-centric software engineering
* Ethics, 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
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ECSA 2023 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 2023
Research Track: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2023 .
Please indicate ECSA’23 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.

We plan to organize a JSS Special Issue on the theme “Software Architectures for Engaging Responsibility” and to invite authors of selected papers to submit an extended version of their research.

Important Dates
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* Abstract submission: May 5, 2023
* Paper submission: May 12, 2023
* Acceptance notifications: June 16, 2023
* Camera-ready: June 30, 2023
Submission dates are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth)

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INDUSTRY PROGRAM: Call for Papers
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The Industry Track at ECSA 2023 brings together practicing software architects and software architecture researchers from regional, European, and worldwide communities. We are seeking contributions from industry that share challenges, practical solutions, successful practices, failures, and lessons learned while analyzing, designing, implementing, evaluating, and evolving software architectures.

* Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following themes:
* Experience with architectures for emerging technologies
* Domain-specific challenges for software architects and architectures
* Architecture specification and documentation
* Architectural patterns, tactics, and tools
* Practices and methods supporting architecture design, evaluation and evolution
* Integration of architectural practices and methods with other software engineering approaches/practices/methods (e.g. Agile)
* Social and organizational aspects

The ECSA 2023 Industry track aims to contribute to bridging the gap between academia and industrial practice by establishing an open communication and discussion environment. It will offer researchers and practitioners the opportunity to interact with fellow professionals and develop new ideas and skills for addressing industrial problems, and collaborations.

There are three ways to contribute
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* Full Papers (up to 16 pages in Springer LNCS style) submitted to the Industry track describe best practices and experience from applying novel approaches to large-scale industrial projects in the context of software architecture. Submissions will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness, practical relevance, and potential for discussion.

* Short Papers and Presentations (6-10 pages in Springer LNCS style) outline presentations on practices and experience related to software architecture from the industry. Submissions will be selected based on originality, practical relevance, and potential for discussion.

* Software Architecture Showcases (6 pages in Springer LNCS style) demonstrate a specific real-world architecture (including its flaws) together with a discussion of the context, challenges, and/or process that led to its present form. It can be formulated as an abstract outlining the architecture to be presented, preferably together with links to externally available work products. Submissions will be selected based on the offered insights into real architectural work, work products, and learnings related to architecture.

All contributions need to be written in English, must be original, not published, accepted, or submitted for publication elsewhere. If accepted, each contribution needs to be presented by one of the authors who is registered at the conference.

Submissions
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Paper submissions must be made electronically via the online EasyChair submission site for the ECSA 2023 conference (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2023), selecting the “ECSA’23 Industrial Papers” track.

Proceedings
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Accepted full papers will appear in the main conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

The remaining contributions (short papers and presentations, software architecture showcases) will be published in the post-proceedings, published in a separate companion volume as part of the Springer LNCS series. For the companion proceedings, ECSA 2023 will use a two-step process. Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include all the 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, we will organize post-proceedings, in which revised and extended versions of the contributions will be published. For the post-proceedings, the papers will undergo a minor revision cycle where the extensions will be checked by the reviewers.

Important Dates
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Full Papers (all deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth)
Abstract submission: May 11, 2023
Paper submission: May 18, 2023
Acceptance notifications: June 23, 2023
Camera-ready versions: June 30, 2023
Short Papers and Presentations, Software Architecture Showcases
Paper submission: June 23, 2023
Acceptance notifications: July 28, 2023
Camera-ready versions: Aug 4, 2023

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JOURNAL FIRST: Call for Papers
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ECSA 2023 opened up a partnership with Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) and IEEE Software to incorporate journal-first papers into its program. Authors of journal-first papers accepted by JSS or IEEE Software since January 2022 are invited to submit their work to be presented at ECSA 2023. This will allow authors of journal-first papers to present their work to the community.

Scope
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A journal-first paper submitted to ECSA 2023 must adhere to the following criteria:

* The paper must have been already accepted after peer review by JSS or IEEE Software.
* The paper is in the scope of the conference.
* The paper has not been presented at, and is not under consideration for, journal-first programs of other conferences.

Submissions
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Authors of manuscripts that respect the above criteria are invited to submit a summary of the original paper that highlights the contributions for the community together with a pointer to the original journal paper.

The submission must conform to LNCS style. Note that if you want the summary to be included in the ECSA 2023 proceedings companion volume, it must be 6-8 pages long. For the companion proceedings, ECSA 2023 will use a two-step process. Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include all the accepted contributions (including Journal First summaries) to the companion proceedings and will be published online on the ECSA 2023 web page (i.e. no formal proceedings). The accepted contributions will be accessible only by the ECSA 2023 workshop participants. After the conference, we will organize LNCS post-proceedings, in which the contributions will be published.

Proposals must be submitted must be made electronically via the online EasyChair submission site for the ECSA 2023 conference, selecting the “JournalFirst” Track: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2023

Evaluation
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Authors will be invited to present their paper at ECSA 2023 after a check that the paper is in scope of the conference. As the papers have been already reviewed and accepted by the journal, they will not be reviewed again for technical content. Our plan is to include in the journal first program as many papers as possible; only in case an exceptionally high number of proposals is received, not all submissions might be selected. If needed, presentation proposals will be prioritized according to fit to the conference theme and structure of sessions.

Important Dates
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Abstract Submission: May 5, 2023
Submission deadline: May 12, 2023
Notification: June 16, 2023
Camera ready of summary: June 30, 2023
Note: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth)

Presentation
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ECSA 2023 is planned as an in-person/physical conference, with the events taking place in the beautiful and historic city of Istanbul in Turkey. The presentation of the journal paper will happen as part of ECSA’s main program.

As journal first presenter, you will have all the benefits of the conference presentation, such as outreach to wider audience, interactions and discussion with peers, and feedback by peers on your work.

At least one author of each presentation accepted for the journal-first program must register and attend the conference to present the paper. The summary of the journal-first manuscript will optionally be published in the proceedings as part of the ECSA 2023 companion volume.

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TOOLS & DEMOS: Call for Papers
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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.

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
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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 (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines) 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”:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2023

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.

Proceedings
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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 (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs). 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
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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)

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WORKSHOPS/TUTORIALS: Call for Workshops & Tutorials
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Scope and Goal
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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 2023. Workshops and tutorials will be held on 18 and 19 of September 2023 (right before the main conference on 20-22 September 2023).

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 2023 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
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Tutorial Proposal Submissions
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A tutorial proposal must not exceed 8 pages following the LNCS 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 2023 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
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All proposals must conform to and must be maximum 8 pages following the LNCS 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 2023 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
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Submissions must follow the LNCS style (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). All proposals should be submitted before the submission deadline (see below) using the online submission site: EasyChair ECSA 2023 Workshop&tutorial track (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2023).

Publication and proceedings
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ECSA 2023 will use a two-step process for workshop proceedings. Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include all the accepted papers to the workshops and will be published online on the ECSA 2023 web page (no proceedings). The accepted papers will be accessible only by the ECSA 2023 workshop participants and the format should conform to LNCS (see the ECSA 2023 submission format).

After the conference, we will organize post-proceedings of selected and extended papers of workshops that will be published in a Springer LNCS volume (up to 16 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 through a minor revision cycle where the extensions with respect to the workshop versions will be checked by the reviewers. Workshop organizers must include this two-step process in their Call for Paper.

The page limit for the workshop papers is:

* 12 pages for full research papers in LNCS format + 2 extra pages for references;
* 8 pages for short research papers in LNCS format + 2 extra pages for references.

Important Dates
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Workshop/tutorial proposals due: March 24, 2023
Notification of Workshop/tutorial proposals: March 31, 2023
Workshop/tutorial webpages up: April 07, 2023
Workshop papers due: June 30, 2023
Notification of workshops papers: July 28, 2023
Workshop papers (LNCS) camera-ready: August 4th, 2023
Workshop/tutorial summaries (LNCS) camera-ready: August 4th, 2023
Workshop/tutorial: September 18-19, 2023

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DE&I): Call for Papers
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It has been widely demonstrated that diversity in gender, culture, religion, country, etc. is a key factor to have success and be competitive and innovative in software development. Setting up diverse teams in ICT organizations, including companies, universities, and research centers, is necessary, but still hard to realize in practice, even if all recognize the importance of promoting equal opportunities and inclusion for the success of projects. This challenge is particularly important in the context of software architecture, which requires intensive interactions in the development teams, and communication with other teams and stakeholders.

In this scenario, following the success of the past editions, the 7th special track on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)” (previously Gender Diversity in Software Architecture & Software Engineering) is part of the 17th premier European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2023). DE&I will provide a forum for discussions about how to achieve more diversity and promote equity and inclusion in software architecture research and practice.

Any people regardless of their gender, culture, etc., are invited to collaborate submitting their work and attending to this track. Students, industry professionals, academics, and others with an interest in software architecture are very welcome to promote networking and technical discussion to motivate the participation and visibility of every individual, regardless of their background.

Topics of interest are listed as follows but not limited to:

* Diversity, equity, and inclusion in activities related to software architecture, e.g., in software architecture teams in specific countries with their particular culture
* Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the software architecture research community, e.g., reviewing process (single-blind vs double-blind), attendance to physical or virtual conferences for countries or institutions
* Diversity, equity, and inclusion in global software architecture teams working in academia or industry
* Empirical studies (e.g., experiments, surveys, mining software repositories) to understand how individuals perceive diversity, equity, and inclusion in activities related to software architecture
* Empirical studies to understand the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion in activities related to software architecture
* Experience reports of initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in activities related to software architecture
* Experience reports of initiatives to promote the visibility of women in the software architecture field

There will be a mix of presentations and a panel to discuss current and future issues in the field by leading experts from industry and academia.

Submissions
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Paper submissions must be made electronically via the online EasyChair submission site for the ECSA 2023 conference https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2023 selecting the DE&I track.

We seek contributions as summaries, preliminary results from work-in-progress, discussion of challenges, position papers, experience reports, or studies; all regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in Software Architecture and Software Engineering, and more generally in STEM, both in industry and academia.

All submissions must conform to the LNCS template (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines) and must not exceed 8 pages + 2 pages only for references.

All contributions will undergo a peer-review process, being reviewed by at least three reviewers. The evaluation criteria for submissions will be whether they contribute ideas or results to the challenge of achieving more diversity in the field of software architecture and whether the argumentation and/or study are sound.

Proceedings
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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 (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs). 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
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Paper submission: June 30, 2023
Author notification: July 28th, 2023
Camera-ready version: August 4th, 2023
Note: All deadlines are 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

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DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM: Call for Papers
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The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide a supportive setting in which PhD. students can present and receive feedback on their research. During the symposium, PhD students will interact closely with established researchers in the field; receive feedback on their research and get advice on managing their research. The symposium will also help participants to establish a network with their peers in the field of software architecture. The program will feature a keynote that will shed light on the particular challenges of doing PhD research in the field of software architecture.

The technical scope of the Doctoral Symposium is that of ECSA 2023, as represented by the list of the topics in the ECSA 2023 call for papers. We encourage submissions from PhD students at any stage of their research. Based on the submissions, the program committee will invite PhD students to give presentations of their PhD research, and to interact with senior researchers.

Submissions
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To participate at the Doctoral Symposium, a submission paper needs to be submitted by the submission deadline consisting of two parts: a research summary paper and a letter of recommendation. The summary research paper should be authored by the student as a sole author.

Research summary paper (5 -five- pages)

The research summary paper should cover the following aspects:

The research problem to be solved and its relevance in the software architecture field;
A discussion of related work with an explaining why the research problem has not been solved yet;
The scientific methods used to tackle the research problem;
An outline of the proposed solution;
The expected results;
A plan for the evaluation of results;
A critical reflection on the work, including open questions and challenges that the PhD student meets in his/her work, and that can be discussed with the senior colleagues.

Letter of Recommendation (maximum 1 -one- page)

The recommendation letter should be written by the advisor(s). The letter should include the name of the candidate, an appreciation of the PhD research, the status of the research, and an expected date for the dissertation submission. This letter of recommendation should be added to the research summary paper in a common PDF file that should be submitted electronically via the ECSA-2023 submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2023 The submitted paper will be evaluated by the Doctoral Symposium Committee and the following selection criteria will be used:

The originality of the proposed research, the novelty of the research approach, and relevance to ECSA;
The technical quality of the submission, including clarity, precision, and adequacy of the problem statement and critical reflection of the work, in relation to the PhD student’s study stage.

Proceedings
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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, students with more mature results in their PhD will be invited to extend their paper to at least 12 and maximum 16 pages to be included in the ECSA 2023 companion volume to be published at LNCS post-proceedings (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs). For the post-proceedings, the papers will undergo a minor revision cycle where the extensions will be checked by the DS chairs. Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper in the proceedings. The student must present the paper during the conference.

Important Dates
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Research Summary and Letter Recommendation Submission: 30 June 2023
Author Notification: 28 July 2023
Camera-ready version: 28 July 2023
Note: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth).

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF ECSA 2023
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General Chair
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Local Chair
Mert Özkaya, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Program Co-Chairs
Chouki Tibermacine, University of Montpellier, France
Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Industrial Chair
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy

Workshops Co-Chairs
Hasan Sozer, Ozyegin University, Turkey
Romina Spalazzese, Malmö University, Sweden

Tools and Demo Co-Chairs
Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Rami Bahsoon, University of Birmingham, UK

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs
Danny Weyns, KU Leuven, Belgium
Muhammad Ali Babar, University of Adelaide, Australia

Journal First Co-Chairs
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Proceedings Chair
Jasmin Jahic, University of Cambridge, UK

Publicity Chair
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Virtualization Chair
Sezer Goren Ugurdag, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Web Chair
Deniz Akdur, ASELSAN, Turkey

Student Volunteer Chair
Sevde Şimşek, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Registration Chair
Esin Onbaşıoğlu, Yeditepe University, Turkey

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