The goal of QoSA (Quality of Software Architectures) is to address aspects of software architecture focusing broadly on quality characteristics and how these relate to the design of software architectures. Specific issues of interest are defining quality measures, evaluating and managing architecture quality, linking architecture to requirements and implementation, and preserving architecture quality throughout the lifetime of the system.
In this, the sixth incarnation of QoSA, we expect researchers will be able to demonstrate how specific sub-elements within an architecture lead to measurable quality in the implemented system. At the same time, we also expect there will be clear challenges that remain to be resolved. For QoSA 2010 the theme this year is "Research into Practice – Reality and Gaps". Technical reports both on scientific novel results and industrial case studies are welcome.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Architecture Design and Implementation:
Accepted contributions will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Papers should not exceed 16 pages, must be written in English, and prepared according to Springer's LNCS style (guidelines are available at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper must be personally presented at the QoSA 2010 Conference by one of the authors. Manuscripts must be submitted through the submission system available online at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qosa2010.