The ICSA Software Architecture in Practice (SAIP) Track provides practitioners and researchers a platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations and findings in the field of software architecture by means of experience reports and talks. Topics of interest are the same as for the ICSA 2019 Technical Track. .

Important Dates (AoE)

  • Abstracts (mandatory) due: 29 November 2018
  • Papers due: 06 December 2018
  • Paper notification: 17 January 2019
  • Camera-ready due: 07 February 2019 22 February 2019

Types of Submissions

We solicit the following types of submissions:

  • SW Architecture in Practice papers (4-8 pages): address industry-relevant software architecture problems through systematic investigations. Full papers may describe industry-relevant experience and best practices. Successful applications of research ideas in industrial settings are welcomed as well as negative results that rigorously describe why a research approach cannot be applied. Empirical analyses of industry-relevant software architecture issues may help both practitioners and researchers. The evaluation criteria are potential impact, repeatability, and real-world focus. An extensive discussion of the context in which the result was obtained is useful to transfer an approach to other contexts. Full papers will appear in the ICSA Companion proceedings.
  • Technical talk proposals (2 pages): must feature current trends in the industry on the practice of software architecture presenting ideas that are both inspirational and informative. Proposals should make clear why the talk is interesting to ICSA SAIP attendees. Each accepted talk will be of 30 minutes duration. Extended abstracts of the accepted talks will appear in the ICSA Companion proceedings.

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All submissions must conform to the Author Instructions. No double-blind, but single-blind review will apply to SAIP papers. All papers are to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system, and must not have been published before.

Publication and Attendance

All accepted contributions will be published in the ICSA 2019 Companion proceedings, and appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register and present the work at the conference.


For more information please contact the SAIP Track chairs through

  • Heiko Koziolek (ABB Research, Germany)
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring (University of Kiel, Germany)

Program Commitee

  • Jan Bosch, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Eric Bouwers, Squla, Netherlands
  • Frank Buschmann, Siemens, Germany
  • Remco De Boer, ArchiXL, Netherlands
  • Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • George Fairbanks, Google, US
  • Thomas Goldschmidt, ABB, Germany
  • Ian Gorton, Northeastern University, US
  • Volker Gruhn, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Anton Jansen, Philips, Netherlands
  • Michael Kuperberg, Deutsche Bahn, Germany
  • Matthias Naab, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Ipek Ozkaya, SEI, US
  • Antonino Sabetta, SAP, France
  • Magnus Standar, Ericsson, Sweden
  • Eoin Woods, Endava, UK
  • Olaf Zimmermann, HR Rapperswil, Switzerland