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SAC 2018 Track on Software Architecture: Theory, Technology, and Applications (SA-TTA)


--** SAC 2018 **--**Track on Software Architecture: Theory, Technology, and Applications (SA-TTA)**

April 9 - 13, 2018, Pau, France




September 25, 2017: Submission of regular papers and SRC abstracts

November 10, 2017: Notification of papers and posters and SRC acceptance/rejection

November 25, 2017: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers

December 10, 2017: Author registration due date


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 overcome 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 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, 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

Two types of submissions are allowed: regular papers and student research abstracts. See the submission page for more details.

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 submission

Paper submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via the SAC 2018 website. The maximum length for regular papers is 6 pages, with the option for up to 2 additional pages at cost (US$80 per page). Posters are limited to 3 pages with the option for up to 1 additional page at cost (US$80). Further details on the paper format, template, and submission guidelines can be found on the SAC 2018 website.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the accepted paper or poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for including the work in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of registered papers, posters, and SRC abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

Student Research Abstracts: Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts Student in the SA focus area via the SAC 2018 website. Research Abstracts are limited to 2 pages in ACM format using the posted template, no additional pages.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion the accepted SRC abstract in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for including the work in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of registered papers, posters, and SRC abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

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. Please, for more details see the SAC 2018 website.



__ Track Chairs:

Marina Mongiello, Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)

Diego Perez-Palacin, University of Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain

Sungwon Kang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea

Patrizia Scandurra, Dept. of Management, Information and Production Engineering,

__ PC Members:

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 - Politecnico di 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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