Call for Papers

Special Issue "Advanced Architectures for the Future Generation of Software-Intensive Systems"
Elsevier journal Future Generation Computer Systems (IF 1.978)

This special issue is associated with ECSA 2013 and open to external submissions.


We seek submissions of original papers describing basic and applied research, novel applications, research challenges and experience reports on all topics related to software architecture, including, but not limited to:
- architecture description, modelling, languages,
- reference architectures, architectural styles, patterns,
- architectural decisions, architectural knowledge,
- architecture analysis, validation, verification,
- architecture transformation, refinement, implementation,
- architecture evolution, variability,
- architecture reengineering, recovery,
- architecture for reconfigurable, adaptive systems,
- architecture conformance, run-time monitoring, autonomic management,
- architecture for systems-of-systems, complex systems, critical systems, networked systems,
- software tools/environments for software architecture,
- processes, methods, techniques and tools for architecture-centric software engineering,
- architecture-centric model driven engineering,
- requirements engineering and software architectures,
- quality attributes and extra-functional properties for software architecture,
- service-oriented architecture, component-based architecture, service discovery, composition, orchestration, choreography,
- technology and frameworks supporting software architecture,
- industrial applications, case studies, best practices and experience reports.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: August 31, 2013
Completion of first review: October 31, 2013
Revision due: November 31, 2013
Final decision notification: December 15, 2013
Final manuscript due: January 5, 2014
Publication: Fourth quarter of 2014 (tentative)

Submission Instructions

Each paper for submission should be formatted according to the style and length limit of the Future Generation Computer Systems. Please refer complete Author Guidelines at Note that published papers and those currently under review by other journals or conferences are prohibited. A separate cover letter should be submitted that includes the paper title, the list of all authors and their affiliations, and information of the contact author. Each paper will be reviewed rigorously, and possibly in two rounds, i.e., minor/major revisions will undergo another round of review. Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers directly via the FGCS web site at: Authors must select “SI: ECSA 2013” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

A guide for authors, templates and samples for submitting papers for FGCS journal is available on:

Guest Editors:

Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS - Univ. of Toulouse
Flavio Oquendo, IRISA - Univ. of South Brittany