Scope and Goal

The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is a leading forum for presenting and discussing software architecture research and practice. ECSA 2019 workshops, to be held on 9th and 10th of September (right before the main conference on 11th- 13th September), are to serve as collaborative forums for researchers to exchange and explore innovative software architecture (scientific or engineering) ideas and challenges at an early stage. Topics of interests may include but not limited to:

  • Software Architecture challenges for AI- and ML-based Systems
  • Software Architecture challenges for Self-Adaptive Systems
  • Software Architecture challenges for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Software Architecture challenges in Big Data and Cloud Computing
  • Software Architecture challenges in IoT-based Systems
  • Software Architecture challenges in DevOPS
  • Software Architecture challenges in Blockchain Engineering
  • Quality-of-service (QoS) measurements of Software Architectures
  • Privacy and Security in Software Architectural Design
  • Context-aware, Autonomous, and Smart Architectures
  • Sustainability in Software Architectures
  • Software Architecture Erosion and Architectural Consistency


Proposal Submissions

All proposals must conform at time of submission to the ACM formatting instruction and must not exceed 4 pages, including references, appendices and figures. All proposals must be sent to the following EasyChair link

The proposal must include the following information, in the order specified:

  • - Workshop title
  • - Contact information for the workshop organizers (name, affiliation, email, web page) and the main contact person
  • - Abstract (less than 200 words), suited for the ECSA 2019 website
  • - Motivation and Objectives
    • - Relevance of the workshop to the field of software architectures.
    • - Anticipated goals and outcomes (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies).

  • - Past Edition
    • - A brief history of the workshop (or mention that this is the first edition).
  • - Format
    • - Workshop format (e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions) and plans for generating discussions.
    • - Intended length (1 or 2 days).
    • Special services, logistic and/or equipment constraints.
  • - Participation
    • - Expected background of the workshop attendees.
    • - Plans regarding the mix of industry and research participation.
    • - Expected minimum and maximum number of workshop participants.
    • - Plans for soliciting and selecting workshop participants, including whether the workshop will be open or closed (preferably open).
    • - Number of registered attendees and websites of previous editions of the workshop (if any).
  • - Submission
    • - Types of contributions (e.g., extended abstracts, position papers, research papers, etc.) and their estimated number and page limits.

    • - Review and evaluation process deciding about the acceptance of submissions.

    • - Program committee, including tentative and already committed members.

    • - Strategy for the proceedings.

  • - Organization
    • A brief description of each organizer’s background, including relevant past experience in organizing conferences and workshops.


For Accepted Workshops

For all accepted workshops, ECSA 2019 strongly recommends uniform deadlines for workshop papers submission, notification of authors, and camera-ready copies, as described in the Important Dates below. In particular, the camera-ready deadline is mandatory for those workshops that will opt for publication in the ACM.

Workshop Program Committee:

Aldeida Aleti, Monash University, Australia
Amel Bennaceur, The Open University, UK
Michel Chaudron, Chalmers & Gothenborg University, Sweden
Javier Cámara, University of York, UK
Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Tom Holvoet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Jan Jürjens, Fraunhofer Institute for Software & Systems Engineering ISST and University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Romina Spalazzese, Malmö University, Sweden
Maria Spichkova, RMIT University, Australia 

6 workshops will take place at the ECSA conference: 

- 3rd Formal Approaches for Advanced Computing Systems (FAACS)

6th Workshop on Software Architecture Erosion and Architectural Consistency (SAEroCon 2019)

- 2nd International Workshop on Software Architecture Challenges in Big Data (SACBD)

1st International Workshop on Software Architectures and Human Values (SAHVA 2019)

- 1st Workshop on Systems, Architectures, and Solutions for Industry 4.0 (SASI4)

- 1st workshop dealing with Designing and Measuring CyberSecurity in Software Architectures (DeMeSSA)

Important Dates

Workshop proposals due

March 7, 2019

Notification of Workshop proposals      

March 29, 2019

Workshops papers due

May 31, 2019

Notification of papers

June 26, 2019

Camera ready

July 5, 2019


For any question, please contact Workshop Co-chairs:

Catia Trubiani & Riccardo Scandariato