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WICSA Mission Statement

The mission of the WICSA Conference Series is to be the premier means of communication and advancement of research and practice in software architecture, from both academia and industry, worldwide.

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ICSA = WICSA + CompArch!

ICSA is the integration of WICSA and CompArch. ICSA will extend the WICSA history and tradition as the premier gathering of practitioners and researchers interested in finding out about and improving the state of practice of software Architecture. ICSA will also extend the CompArch history (and its constituent events CBSE and QoSA), of designing component-based systems and analyzing the quality of architectures

Next Conference

ICSA 2017: 5–7 April 2017, Gothenburg, SWEDEN


Eltjo Poort (Steering Committee and WG 2.10 member) is the winner of the first Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award.

Congratulations, Eltjo!

WICSA has received the top ranking (Level 2) from the Finnish Publication Forum! Other conferences at level 2 include: SIGSOFT/FSE, ESEC, ASE, ICSE, and ESEM. The highest ranking, level 3, is reserved for journals. (Publication Forum in Finnish)

Mary Shaw, an original member of IFIP 2.10 and the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Software Research, has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation – the US's highest honor for achievement in the field of technology, innovation and invention. (CMU press release)

Past Conferences

WICSA 2016, the 13th conference in the series, was held 4–8 April 2016 in Venice ITALY, in conjunction with CompArch.

WICSA 2016, Venice 4-8 April

WICSA 2015:
The 12th WICSA, 4–8 May 2015, Montréal, CANADA

WICSA 2014 (archived via Wayback Machine):
7–11 April 2014, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

The joint 10th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture and 6th European Conference on Software Architecture, 20–24 August 2012, in Helsinki, FINLAND

WICSA 2011:
20–24 June 2011, Boulder, Colorado USA

WICSA/ECSA 2009 (archived):
14–17 September 2009
Cambridge, UK

WICSA 2008 (archived):
18–22 February 2008
Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA

WICSA 2007 (archived):
6–9 January 2007
Mumbai, INDIA

WICSA 2005 (archived):
6–9 November 2005
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

WICSA 2004 (archived):
12–15 June 2004

WICSA 2002 (archived):
25–30 August 2002
Montreal, Quebec CANADA

WICSA 2001 (archived):
28–31 August 2001
Amsterdam, The NETHERLANDS

WICSA 1999 (archived):
22–24 February 1999
San Antonio, Texas USA

WICSA Steering Committee

Patricia Lago, VU University Amsterdam (SC chair)

Anna Liu, Unitrends

Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology

Eltjo Poort, CGI

Eóin Woods, Endava

Flavio Oquendo, Université de Bretagne-Sud

Gene Hoffnagle, IEEE

John Klein, SEI

Judith Stafford, University of Colorado

Juha Savolainen, Danfoss Power Electronics

Michael Goedicke, IFIP

Muhammad Ali Babar, University of Adelaide

Paul Croll, IEEE

Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia

Raghu Sangwan, Pennsylvania State University

Rich Hilliard, independent software system architect

Rick Kazman, University of Hawaii/SEI

Robert Nord, SEI

Tomi Männistö, Helsinki University

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