Fifth International Workshop on System/Software Architectures (IWSSA'06)

Venue: Monte Carlo Resort

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 26, 2006 End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2006
Registration Date: Apr 20, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Mar 05, 2006
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Just about everything has an architecture – be it a software system, an organization, or even a human body – consisting of parts and interactions among the parts. Of increasingly crucial concerns in Software Engineering are the system architecture which describes the parts, and interactions between the parts, of the system – be it the enterprise architecture in which the projected software system is to function or the architecture of the projected software system itself.

This year’s theme is bridging the gap between the enterprise architecture and the (potentially distributed) software architecture which should function, and fulfill the constraints as expressed, in the enterprise architecture. Inevitably most of the properties of the final system/software are determined by the architecture, hence the quality properties of the architecture becoming a central concern for the quality of the final system/software. However, designing and developing high quality architectures currently is anything but systematic. The variety of domains and the unique challenges each poses make it almost impossible to specify a simple set of rules that architects could follow in order to ensure high quality, despite the pressing need for high quality architectures in industry.

You are invited to participate in the 5th International Workshop on System/Software Architectures (IWSSA’06), which will provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and discuss the problems, as well as solutions, in the field of system architecture and software architecture. A main theme of this workshop will be about techniques and methodologies for developing high quality system/software architectures with such capabilities as adaptive, ubiquitous, autonomous, self-healing, dependable, secure, etc.