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, managing and ensuring 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 “Architecting for adaptivity”. With the advances in mobile networks and embedded systems, we see proliferation of systems that are meant to improve human life, increase safety, provide entertainment etc. Examples of such systems include smart homes, intelligent navigation, emergency coordination, etc. A key issue in these systems is the ability to adapt to a current situation in the physical world, such that outputs provided by the system remain relevant. In safety critical systems this is also connected with retaining dependability in changing or even unanticipated situations.
In this year’s QoSA we particularly solicit contributions that explore the issue of adaptivity and address various problems connected with architecting for adaptivity. 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).|
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 2014 conference by one of the authors in order to appear in the proceedings.
PDF versions of papers should be submitted through the EasyChair submission system.
|The best contribution of the conference will receive the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, given by the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. |