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 modelling 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 “Architecting for Deployability”. Building software systems in a service-oriented manner and using cloud environments promises many benefits, however, raises new challenges for software architecture by increased complexity and fragility during operation. These rapidly changing systems require collaboration between software developers and operators, a strong integration of building, evolving and operating activities, as well as architectures which satisfy deployability as quality attribute in heterogeneous contexts. In this year's QoSA we particularly solicit contributions that explore the various implications of these upcoming architectures. This includes reference architectures, software architectures adapting at run time, architecture styles and patterns to foster deployability, as well as approaches exploring other 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:
Architecture Design and Implementation
Architecting for Deployability
We solicit two types of submissions: regular papers and position papers.
Papers should follow the standard IEEE format for conference proceedings (alternate style) and submitted online via the EasyChair Conference Management System:
|Abstracts (mandatory) due:||11th 18th of January 2016 (monday)|
|Full papers due:||18th 21th of January 2016 (monday)|
|Notification of acceptance:||15th of February 2016 (monday)|
|Camera-ready due:||1st of March 2016 (tuesday)|
|Online Proceedings:||29th of March 2016 (tuesday)|
|Conference:||5–8th of April 2016|