since 2005

The Sixth Edition of the Software Architecture: Theory, Technology, and Applications (SA-TTA 2018) is part of the 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC).  For the past 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 2018 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP). It will be held in Pau (France), hosted by the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), Bayonne, France.

Nowadays Software Architecture is 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 enable provisioning and evolution of functional requirements and exhibit a good tradeoff between multiple quality attributes (or extra-functional requirements) is hard and still challenging. At the same time having adaptable software architectures able to change their topology and behavior to over-come certain environmental situations is still under analysis in different domains especially when they are used to realize complex and distributed systems (i.e., systems of systems). The goal of the track SA-TTA is to bring together researchers and industry R&D 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 charac-teristics 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 environ-ments 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, tactics, styles, viewpoints, and tool support
• Software architecture modeling, analysis methods and tools
• Software architecture and development practices such as agile development and global software development
• Architecture quality measures and tool support
• Formal validation and verification techniques for Software Components and Architectures
• Linking architecture to requirements and implementation
• Testing based on Software Architecture
• Recovery of Software Architecture
• Architecture based Software Evolution and mMaintenance
• Model-driven methodologies and tools for Software Architectures
• Dynamic Software ArchitecturesService-oriented Architectures and Microservices
• Software Architectures for Software Product Lines
• 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 Collective Adaptive Systems
• Software Architectures for System-of-Systems
• Software Architectures for Cloud-based applications and services
• Software Architectures for Mobile cloud computing
• Software Architectures for IoT applications
• Software Architectures for Social Computing
• Software Architectures for Sociotechnical systems
• Software Architectures for Data-Intensive Systems
• Software Architectures for Artificial Intelligence Systems
• Industrial experiments and case studies



Marina Mongiello, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Diego Perez-Palacin, University of Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
Sungwon Kang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Techno-logy, Daejeon, Korea
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy

Program committee
Yamine Ait-Ameur - IRIT/ENSEEIHT, France
Jesper Andersson - Linnaeus University, Sweden
Paolo Arcaini - Charles University in Prague
Oliver Barais - INRIA, France
Georg Buchgeher - SCCH GmbH Hagenberg, Austria
Radu Calinescu - University of York, UK
Rafael Capilla - University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid, Spain
Guglielmo De Angelis - IASI CNR, Italy
Naranker Dulay - Imperial College London, UK
Sam Guinea - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kenneth Johnson - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Jens Knodel - Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Eva Kühn - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Patricia Lago - VU University, Amsterdam
Chan-gun Lee - Chung-Ang University, Korea
Jihyun Lee - Dept. of Software Engineering, Chonbuk National University
Hernan Melgratti - University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
José Javier Merseguer - University of Saragoza, Spain
Henry Muccini - University of L'Aquila, Italy
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa - University of São Paulo, Brazil
Francesco Nocera - Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Ileana Ober - IRIT/University of Toulouse
Hongyu Pei-Breivold - ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Svezia
Alexander Raschke - Universität Ulm, Germany
Elvinia Riccobene - University of Milan, Italy
Ella Roubstova - Open Universiteit Nederland
Antonino Sabetta - SAP Research, France
Lionel Seinturier - Univ. Lille & IUF - LIFL & Inria ADAM
Wang Shuai - Simula Labs, OSLO, Norway
Romina Spalazzese - Malmö University, Sweden
Maria Spichkova - School of Computer Science and Inf., RMIT Univ. Melbourne, Australia
Catia Trubiani - GSSI L’Aquila, Italy
Danny Weyns - University of Linnaeus, Sweden
Xiwei Xu - SSRG, NICTA, Sydney, Australia

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