Call for Workshops

11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) provides a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the latest R&D outcomes, experiences, trends, and challenges in the field of software architecture.

Workshops provide a forum to discuss topics of rising interest in software architecture and may be half-day or one-day events. Workshops will be held before the main conference.

Workshops are responsible for submission and selection of papers. Submissions must follow the ACM proceedings format, as workshop proceedings will be published by ACM Digital Library. Workshop organizers may allow for different types of contributions (e.g., short and long papers), but a workshop paper should not exceed a maximum of 8 pages in ACM format (

Proposal Submission

Proposals must not exceed four pages and must be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to [email protected].

Proposals should include (but not limited to):

  • Title
  • Draft call for paper (including themes, goals of the workshop)
  • Further elaboration on connection with WICSA and other similar events if needed
  • Workshop format plan (including preference of one-day or half-day) 
  • Organisers and proposed Program Committee members and their affiliation
  • Initial publicity plan and expected number of submissions and acceptance rate
  • Names and simple Bio of key organisers 

Important Dates

  • Workshop Proposal Submission: Sept 2, 2013
  • Workshop Proposal Notification: Sept 9, 2013
  • Paper Submission Deadline: At the discretion of workshop chairs
  • Notification of Acceptance: At the discretion of workshop chairs
  • Camera-ready Workshop Papers: Feb 10, 2014 (hard deadline, same as the main track)

Evaluation Criteria

Workshop proposals will be reviewed in a separate evaluation process from research papers. Acceptance will be based on:

  • Evaluation of the workshop’s potential to advance the state of software architecture research and/or practice
  • Timeliness and expected interest in the topic
  • Organizers’ ability to lead a successful workshop
  • Balancing and synergies with other WICSA events

Workshop Chair

Liming Zhu, NICTA & UNSW, Australia 

For any questions regarding workshops, please email [email protected]

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