Call for Proposals

ICSA 2023 tutorials provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their knowledge and skills in specific software architecture topics. Tutorials will be held before or after the main ICSA 2023 conference in half-day or full-day sessions.

Tutorial Proposal Submission

Tutorial proposals must be written in English, consist of 2-4 pages in IEEE CS proceedings format, and must be submitted electronically in PDF through EasyChair. The proposal shall 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 website. The summary should contain topic description and relevance for the software architecture ICSA community including (i) a description of the topic; (ii) the state of the art in the topic and its relevance to software architecture practice; (iii) the intended audience and the profile of the ideal target audience for the tutorial; and (iv) the relevance for software architectingICSA. 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: The proposals should motivate the main topic, the rationale, the agenda, the learning style (e.g., interactive, hands-on exercises, presentation), the learning goals of the tutorial. Thisthis section should include (i) the duration of the proposed tutorial – 90 minutes, half or full day if both durations are suitable submit two different outlines; (ii) a preliminary schedule of events including estimated times; (iii) a description of what the tutorial will cover; (iv) an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted – lecture, hands-on exercise, facilitated discussion, group activity, role-playing, games, etc. – including a description of materials to be included in the tutorial notes; (v) how the tutorial will be conducted, face-to-face, online or both
  • 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

Ideal tutorials  spend part of the time in hands-on learning activities such as writing code, applying a design technique, or practicing an architecture leadership activity.

Publication

Presenters of accepted tutorials will be invited to write a tutorial description of 2-4 pages, which will be published in ICSA 2023 Companion proceedings and appear in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Publishing a tutorial description is optional, at the discretion of the accepted tutorial presenters. 

Submission Instructions

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed 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 2023 events

Important Considerations

  • Note that at least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register and present the work at the conference. In the absence of restrictions (such as those due to Covid-19), an in-person presentation is required.
  • If the number of tutorial registrations is lower than 5 by the early registration deadline , then the conference organizers reserve the right to cancel the tutorial
  • Tutorials will be run in a hybrid mode of face-to-face and online simultaneously onsite

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposal submission deadline: December 8th, 2022
  • Tutorial proposal notification: January 14th, 2023
  • Camera-Ready Tutorial Summary: January 27th, 2023 (firm)
  • Tutorial handouts submission deadline: March 1st, 2023

Notes: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (anywhere on Earth)

Tutorial Chairs