First Workshop on SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge (SHARK'2006)
9th International Conference on Software Reuse
The workshop has offically received in-cooperation status with ACM SIGSOFT
| Software architecture plays an increasingly important role
to manage the complex interactions and dependencies between the
stakeholders and to provide a central artifact that can be used for
reference by them. It also supports early analysis of the system,
especially with respect to quality attributes and successful evolution
of the system. Existing approaches on software architecting typically
focus on components and connectors and fail to document the design
decisions that resulted in the architecture as well as the
organizational, process and business rationale underlying the design
decisions. This results in high maintenance cost, high degrees of
design erosion and lack of information and documentation of relevant
architectural knowledge. This workshop focuses on current approaches,
tackling this problem: methods, languages, notations, tools to extract,
represent, share, use and re-use architectural knowledge. Architectural
Knowledge (AK) is defined as the integrated representation of the
software architecture of a software-intensive system (or a family of
systems), the architectural design decisions and their rationale, and
the influences of the external context/environment.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that are interested in sharing and reusing architectural knowledge. Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 30 participants.
Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
Workshop OrganizersPatricia Lago
Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Software Engineering Group
Jan Bosch, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Guidelines for SubmissionPapers in three distinct categories are solicited: future trend papers describing ongoing research, new results, and future trends (maximum 4 pages); research papers describing the state-of-the art in the field (maximum 8 pages); industrial papers describing industrial experience, case studies, challenges, problems and solutions (maximum 8 pages). Papers should be formatted according to the ACM Proceedings Guidelines. Please email your submission to the organizers (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions should be original and unpublished work. Each submitted paper will undergo a rigorous review process by three members of the Program Committee.
All submissions must be received by April 30th, 2006.
Proceedings on the ACM digital libraryAs part of the cooperation status of the workshop with ACM SIGSOFT, the workshop papers will be published on the ACM digital library.
Special issue - Journal of Systems and SoftwareAuthors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to the new Section on "Software Architecture" of the Journal of Systems and Software http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jss.
Important datesApril 30th, 2006: Paper Submission
May 20th, 2006: Author Notification
June 1st, 2006: Camera-Ready Copy & Early-registration deadline
June 11th, 2006: Workshop