The WICSA wiki will be available throughout the conference. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops to participate in this collaborative effort.
To get started, visit the the WICSA 2008 wiki front page.
You should have received the option to set up a wiki account when you registered for the conference. If you did not, send a note to Michael Marzec, the wiki master, to create an account.
Here's how to get started with wikis: help page.
Contact Michael Marzec, the wiki master.
WICSA is a working conference and working sessions have long been a tradition at previous conferences. They have been used to collect examples of existing best practices; identify characteristics of existing methods and techniques; identify gaps in the state of the practice; and propose new techniques to fill those gaps.
WICSA has been using wikis since WICSA 4, June 2004 in Oslo. The conference wiki enables all participants to contribute to the conference; allows for late-breaking news, supports discussions generated by presentations and sessions and provides an easy way to anyone to capture information about wicsa sessions. Wireless access during the conference allows anyone to access and update the wiki in real-time.
Prior to the conference, the wiki will be used to provide information to, and capture position statements from, workshop and working session registrants.
During the conference, the wiki is intended to be used to:
The wiki site will remain available after the conference, the goal being to encourage ideas about software architecture to evolve as an on-going discussion among members of the software architecture community.
Besides supporting the WICSA conference series, the wiki is also used for capturing other information, such as the Software Architecture Body of Knowledge.