The IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2020) Tool Demonstrations Track offers opportunities for both practitioners and researchers to present and discuss the most recent advances, ideas, experiences, and challenges in the field of Software Architecture by means of live demonstrations. Tool demonstrations are intended to address any aspect of tools or applications that support software architects and can belong to three distinct categories:

Tools used in practice, either from commercial vendors, industry or open source projects. Tool demonstrations should focus on practical applications within the different activities of software architecting and should particularly show how they fit in the state of the art and advance the current state of the practice.

Research tools from academic or industrial research environments. These demonstrations should underlie scientific contributions and show how scientific approaches have been transferred into a working tool.

Demonstrations of consolidated applications in software architecture. These demonstrations can rely on earlier scientific publications, but should present novel unpublished results that demonstrate the consolidated work. Fitting these results in the current state of the art and practice is essential.

During the conference, we will organise an exciting Tool Demonstrations program at ICSA this year. We plan to schedule a time slot in the main program where authors of tools will have the opportunity to present short teasers of their work before the actual session where the tool can be demonstrated.


A Submission of a tool demonstration paper must have up to four pages in ACM style, describing the work, how it relates to other industrial or academic efforts including references, what the expected benefits are, the results obtained, experiences and scope of applicability, a link to the web-page for the tool (if such website exists).

A submission may be also accompanied by a video of maximum five minutes length and with high resolution (details of the tool’s functionality and demonstration results should be clearly visible). The video must be uploaded on a server (e.g., YouTube, drive, dropbox) and the link should be included in the submission for its evaluation.

All papers are to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system by the submission deadline, and must not have been published before.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria of the tool demonstration submissions will consider originality, relevance for the ICSA audience, position in the current state of affairs, technical soundness, results, critical reflection, and presentation quality.

Important Dates (AoE)

    • Abstracts (mandatory) due: Jan 08, 2020
    • Papers due: Jan 13, 2020
    • Paper notification: Feb 01, 2020
    • Camera-ready due: Feb 10, 2020

Program Commitee

    • Tomáš Bureš, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
    • Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
    • Stefan Biffl, Technical University Vienna, Austria
    • Matthias Glaster, University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Technical University Munich, Germany
    • Pooyan Jamshidi, University of South Carolina, USA
    • Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    • Elena Navarrro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
    • Ingrid Nunes, University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    • Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    • Eoin Woods, Artechra, UK