ICSA 2019 workshops provide a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to present, learn, discuss and explore the latest experiences, challenges, trends and emerging R&D results in the field of software architecture. A workshop is not a mini-conference. The goal of workshops is to provide a forum for participants to engage in intensive discussion and explore the topic from different perspectives.

Workshops can be half-day or one-day events. Potential topics for workshops are the same as, but not limited to, those of the ICSA 2019 conference.

Workshop chairs are responsible for submission and selection of papers. Submissions must follow the IEEE Computer Science proceedings format, as workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Digital Library. Workshop organizers may allow for different types of contributions (e.g., short and long papers), but a workshop paper should not exceed a maximum of 8 pages in IEEE format.

Important Dates

  • Proposal submission: 21 September 2018 28 September 2018
  • Proposal notification around: 30 September 2018
  • Workshop CfP publication:  19 October 2019
  • Paper submission: 17 January 2019
  • Paper notification: 07 February 2019
  • Workshop program publication, possible cancellation notice: 08 February 2019
  • Camera-Ready due: 21 February 2019

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All workshop proposals must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines. Proposals must be written in English and not exceed 4 pages in length.hey are submitted through the Easychair submission system by the proposal submission deadline.

Proposals should contain:

  1. Motivation and objectives of the workshop
    • Title and acronym of the workshop
    • Motivation and objectives of the workshop topic (not exceeding 500 words) (Note: If your workshop is accepted then this description will be used as early publicity.)
    • A more detailed discussion of the anticipated outcomes of the workshop (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies, why the topic needs to be explored in a workshop setting etc.)
    • Information about previous editions of the same workshop (if any)
    • Potential connection with other ICSA events (if any)
  2. Workshop format and needed services
    • What will be the format and timings for the workshop? (e.g., position talks, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel discussions, experiments, paper presentation and discussion,or a combination thereof)
    • What are the requirements in terms of rooms, equipment, and support staff? (e.g., do you need special room layout or assistance from student volunteers?)
  3. Target audience
    • What backgrounds should the workshop attendees have?
    • What is the range (min, max) for number of attendees for the workshop?
    • What mix of industry and research participants is being sought?
    • Please outline a strong and proactive publicity plan, including information about the expected number and type of contributions and the initial acceptance rate.
    • Who are the potential Keynote speakers? In particular can you attract keynote speakers from from industry?
  4. Workshop contributions and evaluation
    • What types of contribution are being solicited for the workshop? (e.g., full papers, position papers, posters, demos, experiments, or other interactive sessions)
    • What type of evaluation process will be used?
  5. Workshop duration and timetable
    • Indicate if you plan for a half-day or a full-day workshop and provide a timetable for the structure of the event
  6. Organizers and program committee
    • Names and bios of organizers
    • List of the potential program committee members
  7. Draft call for papers for the workshop (a one page call for papers that you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)

Evaluation Criteria

Workshop proposals will be reviewed in a separate evaluation process from research papers. Acceptance will be based on:

  • Evaluation of the workshop’s potential to advance the state of research and/or practice or bridging disciplines, between research and practice;
  • Timeliness and expected interest in the topic;
  • Relevance to the conference topics (See the topics of interest in the ICSA 2019 conference site);
  • The potential for attracting an appropriate number of participants;
  • Organizer’s ability to lead a successful workshop and attract contributors;
  • Balance and synergy with other ICSA events

A workshops may be canceled or merged with others after the early registration deadline if too few participants have registered to make the event viable.


For more information, please contact the workshops chairs through the Easychair address icsa2019ws@easychair.org:

  • Ipek Ozkaya , SEI, USA
  • Eoin Woods , Endava, UK