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QoSA 2009 : QoSA 2009: Architectures for Adaptive Software Systems


When Jun 22, 2009 - Jun 26, 2009
Where East Stroudsburg University, PA, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 20, 2009
Notification Due Mar 14, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 11, 2009

Call For Papers

Call for Papers QoSA 2009: Architectures for Adaptive Software Systems

The goal of QoSA (Quality of Software Architectures) is to address
aspects of software architecture focusing broadly on quality
characteristics and how these relate to the design of software
architectures. Specific issues of interest are defining quality
measures, evaluating and managing architecture quality, linking
architecture to requirements and implementation, and preserving
architecture quality throughout the lifetime of the system.

This year, the main topic of QoSA is architectures for adaptive software
systems. Modern software systems must often reconfigure their structure
and behavior to respond to continuous changes in requirements and in
their execution environment. In this setting, quality models are helpful
at the architectural level to guide systematic model-driven software
development strategies by evaluating the impact of alternative
architectural choices and the implied trade-offs. At run time, quality
models can play an important role to enable calibration and validation
of a system model in order to accurately reflect the properties of the
executing system. This leads to the idea that models should continue to
exist at run time to drive the necessary dynamic changes that realize
self-adaptation. Technical reports both on scientific novel results and
industrial case studies are welcome.
Conference Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Architecture Design and Implementation:

* design decisions and their influence on the quality of software
* architectural patterns and their quality impacts
* architectural standards and reference architectures
* model-driven architecture (MDA) and quality aspects
* relationship between quality attributes and architectural design

Architecture Evaluation:

* lessons learned and empirical validation of theories and
frameworks on architecture quality
* empirical validation of testing, prototyping, simulation for
assessing architecture quality
* models and specification techniques to evaluate quality
* attributes of software architectures
* languages for architectural modeling that allow the evaluation of
quality characteristics
* processes for evaluating architecture quality
* evaluating the effects of architectural adaptations at run-time

Architecture Management:

* coordination of business architecture, business processes, and
software architecture
* assessment and enforcement of architectural conformance,
especially in the face of run-time adaptation
* traceability of software architecture to requirements and
* integration of heterogeneous software architectures
* architecture evolution and architecture governance
* architectural models at run-time

Application Domains:

* component-based and service-oriented systems
* software product-lines
* pervasive and autonomic systems

Manuscript guidelines and publication

Accepted contributions will be published in a volume of the Springer
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Papers should not exceed 16
pages, must be written in English, and prepared according to Springer's
LNCS style (guidelines are available at: Papers must not have
been previously published or submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper
must be personally presented at the QoSA 2009 Conference by one of the
authors. Manuscripts must be submitted through the submission system
available online at =
Important Dates

* Submission of papers: February 8, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2009
* Camera-ready paper due: April 11, 2009

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