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 “Software Architecture for the 4th Industrial Revolution”. After mechanization, mass production, and electronics, the Internet is about to enable a new level of productivity in manufacturing. This shall be enabled by smart cyber-physical systems connected to cloud computing services and communicating using standardized semantics. In the near future, industrial big data analytics on monitored sensor data shall improve the efficiency and individualization of production facilities. The IT systems for this 4th Industrial Revolution will be partially self-adaptive and may require novel approaches for software architecting.
In this year's QoSA we particularly solicit contributions that explore the various implications of this upcoming industrial revolution on software architecture. This includes reference architectures, software architectures adapting at run time, architecture styles and patterns for cyber-physical and distributed systems, as well as approaches exploring critical quality properties, such as performance, reliability, security, safety, maintainability, and usability. 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. |