Important Dates (applicable to all workshops)

Workshop Call for Submission: September 23rd, 2021
Paper submission: December 8th, 2021 (optionally abstract on Dec 1, 2021)
Paper notification: January 14th, 2022
Workshop program publication: February, 2022
Camera-ready workshop papers due: January 27th, 2022 (firm)
Workshop dates: to be announced
Notes: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth)

WASA – 8th International Workshop on Automotive System/Software Architectures

Organizers: Stefan Kugele, Darko Durisic, Yanja Dajsuren and Miroslaw Staron

Summary: With the advent of software and electronics, automotive companies are enabling innovation to improve safety, security, driver experience, and driving automation. Moreover, the use of machine learning techniques to realize intelligent, highly personalizable, and autonomous vehicle functions highly influences the automotive system and software architectures – including transportation and cloud infrastructure. This workshop aims to address issues related to the appropriate automotive system and software architecture and engineering techniques, which the automotive industry can accept. Therefore, to bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of automotive system and software architecture and engineering, the International Workshop on Automotive System/Software Architectures (WASA) is being organized with the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA), the premier international gathering of software architecture practitioners and researchers.

Website: TBA

Third Workshop on Blockchain-based Architectures (BlockArch 2022)

Organizers: Mohamad Kassab, Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto, and Giuseppe Destefanis

Summary: Blockchain is an emerging technology that comprises a set of nodes connected through a peer-to-peer topology without a pre-existing trust relationship. The five essential characteristics of blockchain technologies; namely, decentralization, consensus, immutability, provenance, and finality, enable new forms of distributed software architectures, where agreement on shared states can be established without trusting a central integration point. A major difficulty for architects, designing applications based on blockchain is that technology has many configurations and variants. Since blockchains are relatively still at an early stage, there is little scientific evidence, product data, or reliable technology evaluation available to compare different blockchain-based architectural designs. The goal of the third workshop on Blockchain-Based Architecture (BlockArch’22) is to gather researchers and practitioners to share challenges, solutions, and reflections that emerge when architecting blockchain technologies. BlockArch2022 will solicit contributions from both academic and industrial participants, thus fostering active synergy between the two communities.


 2nd Workshop on Quantum Software Architecture (QSA)

Organisers: Johanna Barzen, Frank Leymann, Sebastian Feld, Manuel Wimmer

Summary: The goal of the QSA workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different areas of quantum computing and (classical) software architecture to strengthen the quantum software community and discuss architectural styles and best practices of quantum software as well as other aspects of the quantum software development lifecycle. The workshop offers a platform for the presentation of novel scientific ideas as well as practical experiences and enables the exchange with experts from different areas of quantum computing.


Workshop Chairs

Barbora Buhnova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology and VU University, Australia