Sunday, October 5, 2008

Second European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) 2008

From september 29th to october 1st, the Second European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) was helded in Paphos, Cyprus. The event had 37 presentation followed by poster sections where the research papers. The papers from the conference were divided in several sections. The RiSE Labs was there with the paper titled "Evaluating Domain Design Approaches Using Systematic Review" from Ednaldo Dilorenzo de Souza Filho, Ricardo de Oliveira Cavalcanti1 Danuza F. S. Neiva, Thiago H. B. Oliveira, Liana Barachisio Lisboa, Eduardo Santana de Almeida, and Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira ,in the architecture evaluation section. I presented the paper representing the authors.

The conference shown us the emerging subjects in software architecture. Among them, many interesting articles presented work about aspect orientation in architecture specification. Another discussed area was the documentation of architecture design desicions, that is a topic related with all another areas in software architecture. Software product lines was presented in a significant number of presentations, specificaly in the evaluation and documentation area. What show us that is a still growing topic.

The conference had an interesting format, with the poster section, where the short papers were discussed deeply. They were extremely necessary for a good undertanding of the subjects presented by their authors. As the keynotes we had Colin Atkinson talking about the verification of software architecture by self testing components.


Eduardo Almeida said...

Hi Ednaldo, it sounds that the conference was very good. It is not a surprise the issue about aspect-oriented. The AOP community is very strong, specially in Europe ( with an large funding project with several institutions. One point that you commented, I believe that is crutial in design: the design rationale and documentation. However, even with this importance, we cannot see many architects doing it in industry.

Ednaldo Dilorenzo said...

That's true. In this conference, all subareas from architecture were interested in the design decision works, once this issue concerns to all sofware architecture structures.