The importance of software architectures has been increasingly recognised in the development, assembling and evolution of large scale software systems. It also becomes evident that architectural issues not only concern the development of systems but also impact on the organisation and management of business enterprises. While we have seen an increasing emphasis on software architectures, practice and research in this area are still very much in its infancy. This workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss all aspects of this emerging area: review progress to date, exchange experience, identify key issues, explore new ideas, and chart future directions.
The keynote speaker of the workshop is Paul Clements of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University, an author of the recent book "Software Architecture in Practice".
To make the discussion effective, workshop attendance is limited to 25 and is by invitation on the basis of a submitted paper. Authors are encouraged to address any aspects of software architecture in their contributions. Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Domain-Specific Software Architectures and FrameworksSubmissions can be position papers, extended abstracts or full papers (up to 12 pages) with a minimum 11pt font. All submissions will be reviewed. The accepted contributions will be published in the workshop proceedings, and will also be available at the workshop Web site (http://www.pscit.monash.edu.au/research/softsys/awsa98/). A number of selected contributions will have the opportunity to publish their revised full-length papers in the proceedings of TOOLS-Pacific'98 (IEEE CS Press) before the workshop or in a special issue of a selected journal after the workshop.
Architectures for Distributed/Real-Time/Embedded/Web-Based Systems
Architectural Styles and Design Patterns
Architecture Recovery and Extraction
Languages and Tools for Architecture Design
Architecture Formalisation and Visualisation
Architecture-Based System Property Analysis
Architectural Evolution and Dynamic Architectures
Architecture-Based System Integration
COTS and Software Components
Architecture's Interaction with Enabling Technologies
Organisational Impact of System Architectures
Architecture-Based Business and Management Models
Software Architecture Education and Training
Submissions must have a cover page, giving the paper title, abstract, names and affiliations of authors, postal contact addresses, email addresses, fax and telephone numbers.
Please send submissions electronically (in PostScript/MS-Word/HTML) to
Jun Han (Monash University)Prospective contributors and participants are encouraged to register their interest by contacting Jun Han as soon as possible.
Submission Deadline: 18 September 1998Workshop Program Committee:
Notification of acceptance: 12 October 1998
Final version: 31 October 1998
Workshop: 24 November 1998
Geoff Brehaut, CSC Australia
Pin Chen, DSTO
Jennie Clothier, DSTO
John Grundy, University of Waikato
Jun Han (chair), Monash University
Tao Lin, CSIRO
Christine Mingins, Monash University
Peter Richardson, OOPL