The goal of QoSA (Quality of Software Architectures) is to address the quality aspects of software architecture, focusing broadly on its quality characteristics and how these relate to the design of software architectures. Specific issues of interest are defining and modeling quality measures, evaluating and managing architecture quality, linking architecture to requirements and implementation, and preserving architecture quality throughout the system lifetime.
QoSA is the premier forum for the presentation of new results in the area of software architecture quality. It brings together researchers, practitioners and students who are concerned with software architecture quality in a holistic way. As a working conference QoSA has a strong practical bias, encompassing research papers, industrial reports and invited talks from renowned speakers.
This year the main theme of QoSA is "The System View". Often, a software system is not isolated, but is a part of a larger system that relies on that software. Examples of such systems are technical systems such as smart grids or embedded systems as well as systems that include human actors. When making decisions, not only is the quality of the software architecture itself important, but also the quality of the system architecture and the overall system. As an example, additional quality metrics related the whole system might be needed.
In this year's QoSA we particularly solicit contributions that explore this holistic system perspective, connect quality of software architecture to system architecture or other system considerations, and explore foundations for assuring the desirable quality of systems that rely on software. At the same time, submissions related to the general topic of the conference are welcome.
Topics of interest for the conference include (but are not limited to) the following themes:
We solicit two types of submissions: regular papers and position papers.
|All accepted contributions will be published in the ACM digital library. Papers should respect the standard ACM format for conference proceedings (alternate style). Manuscripts must be submitted through the Easychair submission system.|
All contributions will be subject to a rigorous selection process by the international Program Committee, with an emphasis on originality, usefulness, practicality and overall quality. Papers must not have been previously published or be currently submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper must be personally presented at the QoSA 2013 conference by one of the authors in order to appear in the proceedings.
|The best contribution of the conference will receive the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, given by the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. |