These are archived materials from WICSA 2001:
Call for Participation and
Final Programme

The Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA'2001)

August 28 – 31 2001
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Conference Program

August 28: Tutorials

UML for Software Architectures (Christine Hofmeister/Robert Nord)

Architectural Trade-Offs, Performance and Scalability with Enterprise Middleware Technology (Ian Gorton/Anna Liu)

Design of Software Architectures (Jan Bosch)

Component-Oriented Platform Architecture Method (JanGerben Wijnstra)

August 29: Technical Program

Invited Speaker: Wojtek Kozaczynski, Is Architecture a Product that Can Be Packaged and Sold?

Session: Industrial Case Studies/Quality Attributes

Towards Fault Tolerant Software Architectures, Drasko Sotirovski

The Role of SW Architecture in Solving Fundamental Problems in Object-Oriented Development of Large Embedded SW Systems, Petri K. Laine

An Object-Oriented RBAC Model for Distributed Systems, Chang N. Zhang, Cungang Yang

Session: Product Lines

MAP-Mining Architectures for Product Line Evaluations, Christoph Stoermer, Liam O'Brien

On the Notion of Variability in Software Product Lines, Jilles van Gurp, Jan Bosch, Mikael Svahnberg

Techniques for Independent Deployment to Build Product Populations, Rob van Ommering

Session: Formal Approaches

SPIN-ning Software Architectures: A Method for Exploring Complex Systems, Christos Kloukinas, Valerie Issarny

Detecting Architectural Mismatches in Process Algebraic Descriptions of Software Systems, Marco Bernardo, Paolo Ciancarini, Lorenzo Donatiello

Statechart Simulator for Modeling Architectural Dynamics, Alexander Egyed, Dave Wile

August 30: Technical Program

Invited Speaker: Mary Shaw, When System Boundaries Dissolve: Research Opportunities in Software Architectures for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication

Session: Representation

A Highly-Extensible, XML-Based Architecture Description Language, Eric M. Dashofy, Andre van der Hoek, Richard N. Taylor

Interface-Centric Architecture Descriptions, Hans Jonkers

Why We Need A Different View of Software Architecture, Jason Baragry, Karl Reed

Session: Components, Connectors, Collaborations

Layers, Decisions, Patterns, Styles, and Architectures, Robert W. Schwanke

A Compositional Approach for Constructing Connectors, Bridget Spitznagel, David Garlan

Collaboration-based Design-Exemplified by the Internet Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Birgit Geppert and Frank Rszler

Session: Patterns and Tools

Annotating Reusable Software Architectures with Programming Patterns, Markku Hakala, Juha Hautamaki, Kai Koskimies, Jukka Paakki, Anti Viljamaa, Jukka Viljamaa

An architecture for Distributing the Computation of Software Clustering Algorithms, Brian Mitchell, Martin Traverso and Spiros Mancoridis

Focus: A Light-Weight, Incremental Approach to Software Architecture Recovery and Evolution, Lei Ding, Nenad Medvidovic

August 31: Workshops

Architectural Viewpoints (Rich Hilliard)

Architecture Reconstruction and Product Lines (Liam O'Brien/Christoph Stoermer)

Hope to see you in Amsterdam,
Philippe Kruchten Rational Software Canada Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Rick Kazman Software Engineering Institute Carnegie Mellon University USA
Chris Verhoef Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hans van Vliet Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Call for Papers: Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA'2001)

WICSA2001: The Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
August 28 – 31, 2001

WICSA 2001 is the first joint IEEE/IFIP conference devoted entirely to Software Architecture. Its purpose is to bring together software engineers in industry and academia to interact and to discuss all aspects of software achitecture. Its mission is to become the premier conference on architectural issues in software system design, development and maintenance, both for practitioners and academics. We are currently soliciting papers, proposals for sessions, and tutorials from academia and industry.


Topics of interest for WICSA 2001 include but are not restricted to:

Paper Submission

Papers should describe original and significant work on the research and practice of software and system architectures. Papers are limited to 10 proceedings pages, at most 8000 words. Papers must not have been previously published nor have been submitted to, or be in consideration for, any journal, book, or other conference. All papers should explicitly state the goals of systems or approaches described, discuss relationships to previous work and should use accepted, standard terminology. Full paper submission guidelines can be found on the web site.

Special Sessions, Tutorials, Workshops

Proposals for special sessions, tutorials, and workshops will be welcome. Please send suggestions to before the closing date of submissions. See the web site for full details.

Important Dates

Deadline for papers/proposals: February 1, 2001

Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2001

Camera ready copies due: April 28, 2001

Conference Committee

General Chairs: Philippe Kruchten, Chris Verhoef

Program Co-Chairs: Rick Kazman, Hans van Vliet

Arrangements: Elliot Chikofsky


2001 Working IEEE / IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA 2001), 28-31 August 2001, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. IEEE Computer Society 2001, ISBN 0-7695-1360-3 BibTeX

  title     = {2001 Working IEEE / IFIP Conference on Software Architecture
               (WICSA 2001), 28-31 August 2001, Amsterdam, The Netherlands},
  booktitle = {WICSA},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  year      = {2001},
  isbn      = {0-7695-1360-3}

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