31st Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Beijing, July 23-27, 2OO7

The Second IEEE International Workshop on Software Architectures and Component Technologies (SACT 07)

The Second IEEE International Workshop on
Software Architectures and Component Technologies (SACT 07)

in conjunction with IEEE COMPSAC 2007, Beijing, July 23-27, 2007

Call For Papers

Software architecture design and component technologies provide a high-level abstraction of a system. As there is a higher demand for improved productivity and quality of software development, so is the level of abstraction in software design. The design and development of software has moved away from developing basic functions, instead the focus of research and industry practices in software design have been on the architecture, composition and reusable patterns. Although software architecture and component technologies are being used in the software industry, many issues still exist and methodologies to support their implementation are insufficient.  

The SACT Workshop is aimed at providing a forum for researchers and practitioners to share their advancements on software architecture and component technologies. We welcome research papers and industrial experience reports which report new methodologies, experiments, technologies, empirical studies, and industrial case studies. Research paper or industrial experience report must be no longer than 6 pages. All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to workshop themes. 

The workshop will cover the broad spectrum of research papers and experience reports relevant to software architectures and component technologies, including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Architecture visualization and documentation

  • Architecture knowledge engineering and design rationalisation

  • Industrial best practices in software architecture and component technologies

  • Methods and techniques for architecture analysis and evaluation

  • Component-based software engineering

  • Model driven architectures

  • Architectures for service-oriented systems

  • Incorporating legacy architectures

  • Dynamic and adaptive system architectures

  • Architecture description languages

  • Architecture and design patterns, and frameworks

  • Quality attributes and non-functional requirements

  • Composition techniques for component-based systems

  • Product-line architectures

  • Component testing and certification

  • Domain specific architectures

  • Component-related metrics

  • Industry case studies and empirical evaluations

  • Component technologies and frameworks


Paper submission 11th March 2007
Notification 31st March 2007

Camera-Ready copy and Pre-registration due

15th April 2007


Papers must be submitted electronically SACT submission page. Please follow the instructions posted on the web site. The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings. All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers can be research papers, or experience reports. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 31st IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2007). At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings.


Antony Tang,

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia



Muhammad Ali Babar,

Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland



Jun Han,
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Hongyu Zhang,
Tsinghua University, China


Paris Avgeriou, Groningen University, Netherland

John Hosking, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S.A.

Jean-Guy Schneider, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Stan Jarzabek, National University of Singapore

Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit, Netherland

Jenny Liu, National ICT Australia

Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China

Piyush Maheshwari, IBM research Lab, India

Bijoy Majumdar, Infosys, India

Liam O'Brian, Lero, Ireland

      Jianjun Zhao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China