Important Dates

  • Proposal submission: 12 November 2017
  • Proposal notification: 17 November 2017
  • Paper submission: 8 March 2018
  • Paper notification: 29 March 2018
  • Camera-Ready due: 12 Apr 2018


For more information, please contact the Workshops chairs.

  • Yan Liu (Concordia, Canada) – yan.liu(at)
  • Anne Koziolek (KIT, Germany) – koziolek(at)

Accepted Workshops

WS1 – Workshop on Designing Resilient Intelligent Systems for Testability and Reliability (STaR)

Organizers: Raghu Sangwan, Phil Laplante and Mohamad Kassab

Tuesday, Morning

The workshop covers any aspect of designing resilient intelligent systems for testability and reliability including but not limited to designing architectures of intelligent systems to be more testable and reliable, using architectures of resilient intelligent systems to produce test artifacts, architectural patterns or tactics for making intelligent systems more testable and reliable, and analytics for making intelligent systems resilient through early fault prediction.


WS2 – Second International Workshop on Engineering IoT Systems: Architectures, Services, Applications, and Platforms (IoT-ASAP)

Organizers: Romina Spalazzese, Marie Christin Platenius, Steffen Becker and Gregor Engels

Monday, Full day

To exploit all the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT), a wide range of challenges needs to be addressed. The objective of IoT-ASAP 2018, Second International Workshop on Engineering IoT Systems: Architectures, Services, Applications, and Platforms is, once again, to bring together researchers and practitioners from several areas (e.g., Architecture, Internet of Things (IoT), Service-Oriented Computing, Self-Adaptive Systems, Multi-Agent Systems, User Interaction and Experience) to investigate and discuss the latest R&D trends, principles, challenges of, and (interdisciplinary) approaches for engineering IoT systems.


WS3 – 2nd International Workshop on Architecting with MicroServices (AMS)

Organizers: Patricia Lago, Ivano Malavolta and Luciano Baresi

Tuesday, Full day

“Netflix, Amazon, The Guardian and other companies have evolved their applications towards the promising and challenging style of microservice architectures (MSAs). MSA arises from the broader area of Service Oriented Architecture and focuses on specific aspects, such as componentization of small services, application of agile practices for development, deployment and testing of services, usage of infrastructure automation with continuous delivery features, decentralized data management and decentralized service governance.
The goal of AMS 2017 is to gather researchers and practitioners to share challenges, solutions, and reflections on the frontiers of architecting with microservices. AMS 2017 will solicit contributions from both academic and industrial participants, thus fostering active synergy between the two communities.”


WS4 – 2nd International Workshop on the Social and Organizational Dimensions of Software Architecting (SODA)

Organizers: Matthias Galster, Rick Kazman and Damian Andrew Tamburri

Monday, Full day

Software architecting shapes a software product and development process in both social and organizational contexts. Architects operate in these contexts, influenced by different stakeholders and other organisational and socio-technical forces. While some have tried to define the role of the architect, there is still no clear consensus of what makes an architect, e.g., in contrast to a developer. Also, social and organizational impacts on the architect and the resulting architecture are often neglected, e.g., since they are seemingly difficult to measure and quantify. Social aspects and the role of different players in the software development process have been previously examined within the broader context of software engineering (e.g., the CHASE and CSD workshop series at ICSE). The SODA workshop on the other hand focuses on the social and organizational dimensions in which architects operate and produce their outputs. SODA focuses on the architect, the surrounding organization, and the process rather than on the architecture as the output of the architecting process. SODA offers a venue for researchers, practitioners and educators within the software architecture domain to jointly discuss experiences, forge new collaborations, and explore innovative solutions in this area. The second edition of SODA focuses on: (1) Tasks performed and skills required from architects; (2) The wider social and organizational contexts of the architect.


WS5 – The Fourth International Workshop on Automotive System/Software Architectures (WASA)

Organizers: Darko Durisic, Yaping Luo and Miroslaw Staron

Tuesday, Full Day

“With the advent of software and electronics, automotive companies are enabling innovation to improve safety, security, driver experience, and driving automation. Moreover, the complexity and size of software keep growing because of future innovations, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, self-learning algorithms, etc, which all leads to the ultimate goal of autonomous driving. Consequently, increasing use of software over the years, introduced the paradigm shift by requiring automotive companies to develop their systems using architecture and model-based techniques. Although model-based techniques using e.g. MATLAB/Simulink and Stateflow are being accepted in the automotive industry as standard languages and tooling for developing automotive control software, the techniques for system and software architecture are still far from being widely accepted. This is excluding the AUTOSAR standard, which defines the language for designing and configuring automotive software architectures and identifies major architectural components of automotive systems.

The goal of this workshop is to address issues related to the appropriate automotive system/software architecture and engineering techniques, which can be accepted by the automotive industry. Therefore, to bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of automotive system/software architecture and engineering, the international Workshop on Automotive Software Architectures (WASA) is being organized with the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA), the premier gathering of software architecture and component-based software engineering practitioners and researchers.”