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ACM SAC SA-TTA 2013 : ACM SAC 2013 Track on Software Architecture: Theory, Technology, and Applications


When Mar 18, 2013 - Mar 22, 2013
Where Coimbra, Portugal
Submission Deadline Sep 21, 2012
Notification Due Nov 10, 2012
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2012
Categories    computer science   software engineering   applied software architecture   adaptive systems

Call For Papers

28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2013) Track on Software Architecture: Theory, Technology, and Applications (SA-TTA 2013)

Aim and scope: The First Edition of the Software Architecture: Theory, Technology, and Applications (SA-TTA 2013) is part of the 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC). For the past twenty-seven years, ACM SAC has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2013 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will be held at the Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Nowadays Software Architecture is considered a consolidated and necessary discipline centered on the idea of reducing complexity in software development and evolution through abstraction and separation of concerns. Designing software architectures that exhibit a good tradeoff between functional requirements and multiple quality attributes (or extra-functional requirements) is hard and still challenging. The goal of the track SA-TTA is to bring together researchers and practitioners having the common objective of transforming Software Architecture into a mature discipline leveraging on both solid scientific foundations and validated engineering methodologies and tools. SA-TTA is focused broadly on how to address functional requirements and quality characteristics in the design, maintenance, and adaptation and evolution of software architectures through the support of automated techniques and tools. Of special interest are architecture description languages, formalisms, techniques, methodologies, tools, and runtime environments that support these activities, possibly exploiting model-driven engineering principles. A special emphasis will be put also on technical aspects of software architectures development for specific class of software systems and application domains.

The SA-TTA track seeks to attract scholars, researchers, engineers, and practitioners interested in Applied Software Architecture, namely a special emphasis will be put on practical engineering concerns, experiences in tools development, and applications of Software Architecture. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

* Architecture description languages and component models for Software Architectures
* Architectural patterns, styles, viewpoints, and tool support
* Adaptivity architectural patterns and tactics
* Architecture quality measures and tool support
* Functional validation and verification techniques for Software Components and Architectures
* Linking architecture to requirements and implementation
* Software architectures at run-time
* Software Product Lines for Software Architecture
* Software Architectures for legacy systems and systems integration
* Software Architectures for Real-time and Embedded Systems
* Software Architectures for Self-adaptive Systems
* Software Architectures for Cloud-based applications and Services
* Software Architectures for Social Computing
* Software Architectures for Collective Adaptive Systems
* Model-driven methodologies and tools for Software Architectures
* Industrial experiments and case studies

Submissions: Two types of submissions are allowed: regular papers and student research abstracts (new for SAC 2013!).

Regular papers: Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed. The program committee will blindly review submissions to the track. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review. SA-TTA track chairs will not submit to the track. Submissions from SA-TTA PC members and track chairs of other SAC tracks are welcome.
Paper submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via the ACM SAC online submission system. Details on the paper format and submission guidelines can be found on the SAC 2013 website The maximum length for papers is 8 pages. Accepted papers whose camera-ready version will exceed 6 pages will have to pay an extra charge.

Accepted papers will be published in the annual conference proceedings. Paper registration for the conference is required and allows the paper to be printed in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of scheduled papers will result in excluding the papers from the ACM digital library.

Student Research abstracts: Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (minimum of 2-pages and maximum of 4-pages) in the software architecture area for a Student Research Competition. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in SA. Authors of selected abstracts will have the opportunity to give poster presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First-, Second-, and Third- place winners. The winners will receive cash awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award program for support. More submission instructions can be found in and at the SAC 2013 website

Important Dates (strict):
Regular papers:
* Paper Submission: September 21, 2012 
* Author Notification: November 10, 2012 
* Camera ready copies: November 30, 2012 

Student research abstracts:
* Research Abstracts: October 31, 2012
* Author Notification: November 30, 2012
* Presentations: March 19, 2013

Program Committee:
Oliver Barais - INRIA, France
Marco Aimar - Opera21 Company, Italy
Yamine Ait-Ameur - IRIT/ENSEEIHT, France
Luciano Baresi - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Antonia Bertolino - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Rafael Capilla - University of Madrid, Spain
Ivica Crnkovic - MDU, Sweden
Stefania Gnesi - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Claudia Ermel - TU of Berlin, Germany
Paola Inverardi - University of L'Aquila, Italy
Serge Kernbach - University of Stuttgart, Germany
Eva Kühn - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Patricia Lago - VU University, Amsterdam
Antonia Lopes - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Annapaola Marconi - FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy
Naranker Dulay - Imperial College London, UK
Fiona Polack - University of York, UK
Pasqualina Potena - University of Bergamo, Italy
Luigi Presti - Tivoli IBM Italia S.p.a.
Elvinia Riccobene - University of Milan, Italy
Ita Richardson - University of Limerick, Ireland
Antonino Sabetta - SAP Research, France
Romina Spalazzese - University of L'Aquila, Italy
Marten van Sinderen - University of Twente, The Netherlands
Norha Milena Villegas - University of Victoria, CA
Danny Weyns - University of Linnaeus, Sweden
Tao Yue - Simula Labs, OSLO, Norway

Track Chairs:
Antonio Bucchiarone, SOA Research Unit of Bruno Kessler Foundation of Trento, Italy
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Raffaela Mirandola, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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Patrizia Scandurra, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Metodi Matematici (DIIMM) of the University of Bergamo, Italy. E-mail: Web page:

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