Tutorials at the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2018) provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their knowledge and skills in specific research topics under the umbrella of software architecture. Tutorials will be held before the main ICSA 2018 conference in half-day or full-day sessions (30th of April or 1st of May, 2018).

Type of submission

A tutorial proposal consists of 2-4 pages containing sections that describe the relevance of the topic, including the state of the art, the implementation of the planned tutorial session, as well as the background of the presenter(s). In particular, the proposal should contain:

  • Tutorial title (one line).
  • A summary of 350 words (maximum) suitable for posting on the conference web site.
  • Topic description and relevance for the ICSA community: this section should include (i) a description of the topic, (ii) the state of art in the topic, (iii) the intended audience – profile of the ideal targets – for the tutorial, and (iv) the relevance for ICSA. The topic should be described in detail, stressing its importance and timeliness, including the 2 or 3 key take-away messages the audience should leave with.
  • Implementation section: this section should include (i) the duration of the proposed tutorial – half or full day, if both durations are suitable submit two proposals with different outlines – (ii) a preliminary schedule of events including estimated times, (iii) a detailed description of what the tutorial will cover, (iv) a justification of the tutorial for the expected audience, and (v) an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted – lecture, hands on exercise, facilitated discussion, group activity, role playing, game, etc. – including a description of materials to be included in the tutorial notes.
  • The Presenter(s)’ Background section: this section should include affiliation, relevant biographical information (250 words maximum), as well as summaries of the presenters’ technical, presentation, and tutorial qualification and experience. This section should include a description of where and when the tutorial has been offered previously and the past number of attendees.

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All tutorial proposals must conform to the Author Instructions, and be submitted via the Tutorials track option on EasyChair.

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed separately from research papers, although likely by a small subset of the main conference’s program committee. Acceptance will be based on:

  • Evaluation of the tutorial’s interest to the community (research and/or practice)
  • Timeliness and expected interest in the topic
  • Organizer’s ability to lead a successful tutorial
  • Balance and synergy with other ICSA 2018 events

Important dates

  • Proposal Submission: 9 March 2018
  • Proposal Notification: 16 March 2018
  • Possible cancellation notice: 23 March 2018
  • Camera-Ready Tutorial Summary: 23 March 2018
  • Tutorial handouts: 30 March 2018
  • Tutorial days: 30 April and 1 May 2018

Publication and Attendance

Accepted tutorials will be invited to write a tutorial description of 2 pages, which will be published in ICSA 2018 Companion proceedings, and appear in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All indicated presenters of an accepted tutorial are required to register and present the tutorial at the conference. ICSA 2018 will ensure that all accepted contributions can be presented regardless of US immigration rules.


For more information, please contact the Tutorials chairs.

  • Patrizio Pelliccione (Chalmers University of Technology | University of Gothenburg, Sweden) – patrizio.pelliccione(_at_)gu.se
  • Jean-Guy Schneider (Swinburne University, Australia) – jschneider (_at_) swin.edu.au