In conjunction with the
30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2008)
Leipzig, Germany, 10 – 18 May 2008
Software architecture plays an increasingly important role to manage the complex interactions and dependencies between the stakeholders and to provide a central artifact that can be used for reference by them. Existing notational and documentation approaches to software architecture typically focus on the components and connectors and fail to document the design decisions that resulted in the architecture as well as the organizational, process and business rationale underlying the design decisions. This results in high maintenance cost, high degrees of design erosion and lack of information and documentation of relevant architectural knowledge.
This workshop focuses on current approaches, tackling this problem: methods, languages, notations, tools to extract, represent, share, use and re-use architectural knowledge. Architectural Knowledge (AK) is defined as the integrated representation of the software architecture of a software-intensive system (or a family of systems), the architectural design decisions, and the external context/environment.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners (especially architects) that are interested in sharing and reusing architectural knowledge. It will foster a presentation of the latest approaches in the field, both from industry and academia, as well as a creative discussion between the participants in specific themes Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 30 participants.
Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University of British Columbia, Canada
Pierre America, Philips Research, the Netherlands
Muhammad Ali Babar, LERO, Ireland
Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Jan Bosch, Intuit, Mountain View, California
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Torgeir Dingsoyr, Sintef, Trondheim, Norway
Rich Hilliard, independent consultant, USA
Ralph Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Axel van Lamsweerde, Universite Catholique de Louvain
Ivan Mistrik, independent consultant, Germany
Bashar Nuseibeh, Open University, UK
Eltjo Poort, LogicaCMG, The Netherlands
Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Uwe Zdun, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Papers in three distinct categories are solicited: future trend papers, describing ongoing research, new results, and future trends (maximum 4 pages); research papers describing innovative and significant original research in the field (maximum 8 pages); industrial papers describing industrial experience, case studies, challenges, problems and solutions (maximum 8 pages). A special kind of industrial paper submission is an example of a document that shares some kind of architectural knowledge, together with an evaluation of it or a description of the techniques that it uses.
Please submit your paper online. Information about the submission URL will be given soon at the workshop website: http://www.cs.rug.nl/~paris/SHARK2008. Submissions should be original and unpublished work. Each submitted paper will undergo a rigorous review process by three members of the Program Committee. All types of papers must conform to the ICSE 2008 submission format and guidelines: http://icse08.upb.de//calls/fsguidelines.html. All accepted papers will appear in the IEEE Digital Library.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to the Section on 'Software Architecture' of the Journal of Systems and Software (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jss).
24th January 2008 – paper submission
7th February 2008 – notification of acceptance
21st February 2008 – camera-ready
13th May 2008 – Workshop