Industrial Program

13th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) - 9-13 September 2019, Paris France


Industry Track


The Industry Track at ECSA 2019 will bring together researchers and practicing architects from local, European, and worldwide communities. We are seeking contributions from the industry that share best practices, failures, and professional experiences designing, implementing and evaluating software architectures. In particular, we are interested in experiences featuring emerging technologies, such as Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Microservices, Software Defined Infrastructures, DevOps, and any disruptive technology that is affecting the way that software systems are architected.

The ECSA 2019 Industry Track will help to bridge the gap between academia and industrial practice by establishing an open communication and discussion environment. It will offer researchers and practitioners the opportunity to interact with fellow professionals and develop new ideas and skills for addressing industrial problems, research proposals, or collaboration opportunities.

There are several ways to contribute:

  • Full Papers. Full papers submitted to the Industry Track describe lessons learned, best practices from enterprise-scale industry projects and significant experiences gained from deploying or trialing a particular method, approach, or tool related to any topic of software architecture. All full paper submissions are max. 16 pages in LNCS style and have to be submitted to the main track of the conference. However, if accepted, they will be presented as part of the Industry Track.
  • Abstract for presentations. Presentations in the Industry Track are focused on practices and experiences related to software architecture from industry, industry- or government-funded research project practices. Submissions are in the form of two-page extended abstracts in ACM style that summarize the content of the presentation. A presenter bio should be included.
  • Tutorials. Tutorials in the Industry Track are focused on software architecture best practices, architectures for emerging technologies, or any other software architecture industry topic of interest. Submissions are two pages long in ACM style and should include Motivation, Description, and Presenter Bio(s). In addition to the proposal, at least three representative sample slides from the tutorial must be submitted.
  • Industrial Workshops. Industrial Workshops in the Industry Track are structured around understanding industry problems and challenges related to software architecture, and inviting ideas from the audience on how to solve them. A potential outcome of this workshop is a collaboration to build project proposals to address these challenges. Submissions are two pages long in ACM style and should include Motivation, Description, Workshop Format, and Organizer Bio(s).

Important Dates

Full Papers

Full Industry papers      

March 27, 2019  with a grace period for paper updates: March 31, 2019

Notification of papers      

May 24, 2019

Camera ready

June 14, 2019


Extended Abstracts, Tutorials, and Workshops

Abstract submission

May 24, 2019

Paper submission      

June 7, 2019


June 21, 2019

Camera ready

July 5, 2019




Submissions and Publication

  • Full papers: The page limit is 16 pages in LNCS style. Submissions 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. All accepted full papers will appear in the main conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
  • Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.
  • Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf
  • Contributions should be submitted using the online submission site: ECSA 2019 Industrial Track  
  • Presentations, tutorials, and workshops: The page limit for all is two pages in ACM style. These contributions are to be submitted electronically (PDF) to the ECSA 2019 Industrial tutorials, presentations and workshop track

We discourage submissions that are mainly product or company marketing because they do not foster the open communication and discussion environment that we expect will take place in the Industry Track.

Submissions will be reviewed by three members of the Industry Track Program Committee. Submissions will be selected based on the potential for discussion, soundness, and relevance. All accepted contributions will be included in the conference companion proceedings published by ACM. All accepted Industrial full papers will appear in the main conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, and all the accepted industrial abstracts, tutorials, and workshops will be included in the ECSA 2019 Companion Proceedings published by ACM Digital Library.

Program Committee

  • Javier Cámara, University of York, UK (Chair)
  • Remco De Boer, ArchiXL, Netherlands
  • Patrick Farail, IRT Saint Exupéry, France (Chair)
  • María Gómez Lacruz, RavenPack, Spain
  • K. Eric Harper, ABB, USA
  • Eric Jenn, Thales, France
  • Michael Keeling, IBM, USA
  • Heiko Koziolek, ABB, Germany
  • Thomas Kropf, Robert Bosch GmbH and University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Grace Lewis, CMU SEI, USA
  • Gonçalo Lopes, D-Orbit
  • Giuseppe Procaccianti, Vandebron B.V., Netherlands
  • Magnus Standar, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Eoin Woods, Artechra, UK

Contact Information

For any additional information related to the Industry Track @ ECSA 2019, please contact the co-chairs:

Javier Cámara, University of York, UK (

Patrick Farail, IRT Saint-Exupery, France (