The ICSA 2019 Tool Demonstrations track provides researchers, practitioners, and educators with a platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations and findings in the field of software architecture by means of live tool presentations. We distinguish two categories of tool demo submissions addressing any aspect of tool support to help software architects, researchers, and practitioners:

Tools used in practice, either from commercial vendors or open-source projects. These demonstrations should focus on practical applications within the different activities of software architecting and should particularly show how they advance the current state of the practice. New ideas and features are particularly welcome.

Research tools from academic or industrial research environments. These demonstrations are intended to highlight underlying scientific contributions and show how scientific approaches have been transferred into a working tool.

Both categories may range from early prototypes to in-house or pre-commercialized products. Authors of regular ICSA papers are also welcome to submit an accompanying tool paper by adding information regarding the actual demo as an appendix, as described further under submission requirements.

We especially appreciate tool demos in line with the theme of ICSA 2019, which is “Architectures to interconnect Services and Systems” – leveraging advances like cross-functional and cross-national teams, scaling research to industry scale problems, bridging customer-developer divides, and working in an ‘intelligent connected’ world. Of course tool demos on other topics of Software Architecture are welcome too. .

Important Dates (AoE)

  • Abstracts (mandatory) due: 29 November 2018 04 December 2018
  • Full papers due: 06 December 2018 11 December 2018
  • Paper notification: 17 January 2019
  • Camera-ready due: 07 February 2019 22 February 2019

Submission Requirements

Submissions of papers for tool demonstrations must:

  • Have a maximum length of 4 pages, describing the technology or approach, how it relates to other industrial or research efforts, including references, and what the expected benefits are.
  • Have an appendix of maximum 2 pages (not included in the page count) that provides a brief description of how the presentation will be conducted, information on tool availability, maturity and the web-page for the tool (if one exists).
  • Clearly state the tool category: in-practice or research.
  • Must conform to the Author Instructions. No double-blind, but single-blind review will apply to tool demo track submissions.
  • Re to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system and must not have been published before.

Optionally, the submission can be accompanied with a video (maximum length of 5 minutes) in high resolution. In this case, a link to a page where the video can be viewed needs to be included in the appendix. Note that the video is not mandatory, but if it is available, it will be used to the benefit of the evaluation of the submission.

Tool demos papers and accompanying artifacts will go through a peer review process.


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


For more information please contact the Tool Demonstation Track chairs through

  • Tomáš Bureš (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)
  • André van Hoorn (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Program Commitee

  • Amel Benaceur, Open University, UK
  • Premysl Brada, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Lubomir Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Remco de Boer, ArchiXL, Netherlands
  • Andres Diaz-Pace, UNICEN University, Argentina
  • Ilias Gerostathopoulos, TU Munich, Germany
  • Pooyan Jamshidi, U South Carolina, USA
  • Matthias Naab, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Damian A. Tamburri, Technical University of Eindhoven
  • Danny Weyns, KU Leuven
  • Eoin Woods, Artechra, UK