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ICSA 2020 workshops provide a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to present, learn, discuss, and explore the latest experiences, challenges, trends, and emerging R&D results in the field of software architecture. The goal of workshops is to provide a forum for participants to discuss topics of rising interest in software architecture, engage in intensive discussion, and explore the topic from different perspectives.

Workshops may be half-day or one-day events. Potential topics for workshops are the same as, but not limited to, those of the ICSA 2020 conference.

Workshop chairs are responsible for submission and selection of papers. Submissions must follow the IEEE Computer Science proceedings format, as workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Digital Library. Workshop chairs may allow for different types of contributions (e.g., technical, position, and case study papers), but a workshop paper should not exceed a maximum of 8 pages in IEEE format.

Important Dates

The following dates apply to all workshops:

  • Workshop proposal submission: Aug 9, 2019
  • Workshop proposal notification: Aug 30, 2019
  • Workshop CfP publication: At the discretion of workshop chairs
  • Abstract submission: Jan 8, 2020 (firm)
  • Paper submission: Jan 13, 2020 (firm)
  • Paper notification: Feb 1, 2020 (firm)
  • Workshop program publication: At the discretion of workshop chairs
  • Camera-Ready due: Feb 10, 2020 (firm)

Proposal Submission Instructions

All workshop proposals must not exceed 4 pages in IEEE CS proceedings format, and must be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to Easychair submission system by the proposal submission deadline.

Proposals should include:

  • Title;
  • Names and affiliations of organizers;
  • Past workshops (at WICSA, ECSA, or elsewhere) held by the organizers;
  • Description of the workshop theme, in particular, its relation with the field of Software Architecture;
  • Goals and objectives for the workshop;
  • Whether you prefer full-day or half-day option.

Evaluation Criteria

Workshop proposals will be based on:

  • Potential of the workshop to advance the state of software architecture research and/or practice;
  • Timeliness and expected interest in the topic;
  • Organizer’s ability to lead a successful workshop;

Program Committee



For more information, please contact the workshops chairs through the Easychair address:

  • Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Muhammad Ali Baba, University of Adelaide, Australia