.:. Call for Papers


e-mail: ecsa2008@cs.ucy.ac.cy
Paphos, Cyprus
September 29 - October 01, 2008
Proceedings by Springer LNCS
(Lecture Notes in Computer Science)


* Abstract due: April 7, 2008
* Paper submission due: April 14, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2008
* Camera-ready paper due: July 7, 2008
* Conference: September 29, October 1, 2008


The role of software architecture in the engineering of software-intensive applications has become more and more important and widespread. Component-based and service-oriented architectures are key to the design, development and evolution of all software systems.

The European Conference on Software Architecture is the premier European conference dedicated to the field of software architecture, covering all architectural aspects of software and service engineering. It is the follow-up of a successful series of European workshops on software architecture held in United Kingdom in 2004 (Springer LNCS 3047), Italy in 2005 (Springer LNCS 3527), and France in 2006 (Springer LNCS 4344).

Building on the above success the first European conference in the ECSA series was held last year in Madrid, Spain (Springer LNCS 3047 ).
ECSA 2008 will bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to share novel ideas on the foundations, languages, models, techniques, tools, and applications of software architecture technology. It will include keynotes, research, experience, and challenge papers, posters, and panels.

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Authors of best papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers for the Special Section on Software Architecture of the Journal of Systems and Software.


ECSA 2007 encourages submission of papers describing basic and applied research, novel applications and experience reports (in addition to research challenges) on all topics related to software architectures (e.g. component-based and service-oriented architectures) including,
but not limited to:

  • architecture description languages and metamodels,
  • architectural models, patterns and styles,
  • architecture analysis, validation and verification,
  • architecture transformation and refinement,
  • architecture-based synthesis, code generation,
  • architecture-based support for reconfigurable, adaptive or mobile applications,
  • requirements engineering and software architectures,
  • quality attributes and software architectures,
  • architecture reengineering, recovery,
  • architecture conformance, run-time monitoring,
  • aspect-oriented software architectures,
  • service-oriented architectures,
  • web services: composition, orchestration, choreography,
  • ontology-based approaches for component and architecture description,
  • process and management of architectural decisions,
  • process models and frameworks for architecture-centric software engineering,
  • architecture-centric model driven engineering,
  • architectural features of Model Driven Architecture (MDA),
  • software tools and environments for architecture-centric software engineering,
  • architectural styles and models for applications based on mature and emerging technologies (Web Services, Java/J2EE, .Net, ...),
  • architectural concerns of autonomic systems,
  • component-based models, middleware, component-based deployment,
  • technology of components and component-based frameworks,
  • industrial applications, case studies, best practices and experience reports on software architecture,
  • other aspects and applications related to software architecture.


ECSA 2008 seeks four types of contributions:

* Full research papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style) which describe novel contributions to software architecture research (submissions should cover work that has a sound scientific/technological basis and has been validated). They should clearly support claims of novelty with citations to the relevant literature. In addition to publishing their full papers in the conference proceedings, authors will present their work in the research paper sessions.

* Experience papers (max. 16 pages in LNCS style) which describe significant experiences related to software architecture practice (submissions should present case studies or real-life experiences of
benefit to practitioners and researchers). They should clearly draw lessons learned. In addition to publishing their full papers in the conference proceedings, authors will present their work in the
experience paper sessions.

* Emerging research papers (max. 8 pages in LNCS style) which present promising preliminary results from work-in-progress in a topic of software architecture research (submissions should cover work that has a sound basis, but perhaps has not been validated in full). In addition to publishing their short papers in the conference proceedings, authors will present their work in the form of a poster and concisely in the emerging research paper sessions.

* Research challenge papers (max. 4 pages in LNCS style) which present significant research challenges in theory or practice of software architecture (submissions should clearly present the research questions and their rationale). In addition to publishing their position papers in the conference proceedings, authors will present their work in interactive discussion sessions.

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process.
Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, soundness and relevance. All contributions must be original, not published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere.


The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings.


Submit your paper electronically in PDF via the EasyChair Conference Management System using the Springer LNCS style.

* Submission web site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecsa2008
Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the ECSA Program Committee.


  • George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


  • Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK


  • Yamine Ait Ameur, ENSMA, France
  • Dharini Balasubramaniam, University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Thais Batista, University of Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Brazil
  • Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
  • Antoine Beugnard, ENST Bretagne, France
  • Jan Bosch, Intuit, USA
  • Alan W. Brown, IBM Rational, USA
  • Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
  • Paulo Roberto Freire Cunha, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Rogerio de Lemos, University of Kent, UK
  • Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
  • Laurence Duchien, INRIA and University of Lille, France
  • Katrina Falkner, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Rιgis Fleurquin, University of South Brittany - VALORIA, France
  • David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Carlo Ghezzi, Polytechnic of Milano, Italy
  • Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
  • Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Juan Hernαndez, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Paola Inverardi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • René Krikhaar, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Holland
  • Frιdιric Lang, INRIA RhΩne-Alpes, France
  • Nicole Levy, University of Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines - PRiSM, France
  • Antonia Lopes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jeff Magee, Imperial College London, UK
  • Esperanza Marcos, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
  • Carlo Montangero, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Ron Morrison, University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
  • Henk Obbink, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
  • Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany - VALORIA, France
  • Mourad Oussalah, University of Nantes - LINA, France
  • Claus Pahl, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Mike P. Papazoglou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Jennifer Pérez, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • Dewayne E. Perry, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Frantisek Plasil, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Eltjo Poort, LogicaCMG, The Netherlands
  • Amar Ramdame-Cherif, University of Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines - PRiSM, France
  • Isidro Ramos, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Ralf Reussner, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Clemens Schδfer, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Judith Stafford, Tufts University, USA
  • Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Richard N. Taylor, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Miguel Toro, University of Sevilla, Spain
  • J.C. (Hans) van Vliet, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Brian Warboys, University of Manchester, UK
  • Eoin Woods, UBS Investment Bank, UK


  • Flavio Oquendo, University of South Brittany - VALORIA, France


  • Pyrros Bratskas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Pericles Cheng, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Constantinos Kakousis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Nearchos Paspallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Special Offer:
15% discount for all ECSA2008 participants on available airfares at the time of booking

Please note that "Cyprus Airways" offers a 15% discount on any available airfare at the time of reservation to all persons attending the conference. Please contact the conference organizers, "Dreamscape Conferences", for directions on how to take advantage of this special offer.

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