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SODA 2018 : Second International Workshop on the Social and Organization Dimensions of Software Architecting


When Apr 30, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 8, 2018
Notification Due Mar 29, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 12, 2018
Categories    software architecture   social aspects   organizational aspects

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS: Second International Workshop on the Social and Organization Dimensions of Software Architecting - SODA 2018

April 30, 2018
Seattle, USA

Workshop held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) 2018

Software architecting shapes a software product and development process in both social and organizational contexts. Architects operate in these contexts, influenced by different stakeholders and other organizational and socio-technical forces. While researchers and practitioners have tried to define and scope the role of the architect, these social and organizational impacts on the architect and the resulting architecture are often neglected, e.g., since they are seemingly difficult to measure and quantify. Social aspects and the role of different players in the software development process have been previously examined within the broader context of software engineering (e.g., the CHASE and CSD workshop series at ICSE). The SODA workshop on the other hand focuses on the social and organizational dimensions in which architects operate and produce their outputs. SODA focuses on the architect, the surrounding organization, and the process rather than on the architecture as the output of the architecting process. SODA offers a venue for researchers, practitioners and educators within the software architecture domain to jointly discuss experiences, forge new collaborations, and explore innovative solutions in this area. The second edition of SODA focuses on: (1) Tasks performed and skills required from architects; (2) The wider social and organizational contexts of the architect.

*Evidence for the relevance of skills of architects and their impact on project success and product quality
*Identification of architecture skills within organizations
*Impact of experience on how well architects perform tasks
*Tasks and skills of developers and their relation to tasks and skills of other roles (e.g., developers)
*The role of the architect in highly iterative/incremental development contexts, continuous delivery, DevOps
*Personality and personality traits of architects, in particular in their social and organizational context
*Socio-technical and organizational relationships of architects at the crossroads of organization, architecture and social development networks, patterns/anti-patterns
*Impact of culture on architects and architecting
*Social and organizational pitfalls and conflicts of interests faced by architects (and how to handle them)
*Community smells in organizational context
*Social-technical project cost and social debt
*Job performance of architects, evaluation and assessment of architects and their skills and skill level
*Implications of skills and social/organizational context on career paths to become a successful architect and tertiary education and professional training

*Notes, position and vision papers (1-4 pages): On-going research, new challenges, emerging trends; novel solutions, new ideas; future research, statements from practitioners.
*Reference problem papers (2-4 pages): Descriptions or examples of problems in real-life settings that pose fundamental or characteristic challenges.
*Full papers (6-8 pages): Innovative, original research, empirical studies, systematic literature studies, etc.
*Industry and experience papers (2-8 pages): Industrial experience, case studies, challenges, problems, solutions.
*Education and training papers (2-8 pages): Experiences, approaches and tools for academic courses or industrial training (e.g., lesson plans, assignments).

Each submission must clearly include and elaborate on at least one "position" or "argument" - something that the authors feel strongly about in the context of SODA.

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. Please submit your contribution via the SODA 2018 EasyChair page.

Each paper will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. Papers must present novel material and not under review elsewhere at the time of submission. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE CS Digital Library and presented as short talks at the workshop.

*Submission date: March 8, 2018
*Notification: March 29, 2018
*Camera-ready: April 12, 2018
*Workshop: April 30, 2018

Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Rick Kazman, University of Hawaii, USA
Damian A. Tamburri, TU/e - JADS, Netherlands

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