09.00 – 09.20 Welcome, by Jakob Axelsson and Krzysztof Wnuk

09.20 – 10.30 KEYNOTE: “On resuable architectural knowledge" by Professor Uwe Zdun, Head of Research Group Software Architecture, Universität Wien, Austria

10.30 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 1: Decision Support

"Decision support for choosing architectural assets in the development of software-intensive systems: The GRADE taxonomy", by Efi Papatheocharous, Kai Petersen, Antonio Cicchetti, Séverine Sentilles, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Tony Gorschek

Quality-oriented Decision Support for maintaining Architectures of fault-tolerant Space Systems” by Lukas Märtin, Anne Koziolek and Ralf Reussner

“Architecting for decision making about code evolution”, by Thomas Haitzer, Elena Navarro, Uwe Zdun

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00-15:30 SESSION 2: Documenting, Specifying and Characterizing

"Towards a View-Based Process for Designing and Documenting RESTful Service Architectures" by Bruno Costa, Paulo Pires, Flávia Delicato and Flávio Oquendo

“Towards Specifying Pragmatic Software Reuse”, by Josip Maras, Maja Štula, Ivica Crnkovic

"Quality Characteristics for Service Oriented Architectures", by Krasimir Baylov, Aleksandar Dimov

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK

16.00-16.30 SESSION 3: Understanding and Supporting Developers

“DVIA: Understanding how software architects make decisions in design meetings” by Gilberto Pedraza García, Hernan Astudillo,Dario Correal

CLOSING 16.30 -17.30 by Jakob Axelsson and Krzysztof Wnuk


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About the Workshop

Call for papers

SAADM 2015 program

1st International Workshop on Software Architecture Asset Decision-Making (SAADM)

co-located with the 9th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2015) in Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 8, 2015

Important Dates

The 1st International Workshop on Software Architecture Asset Decision-Making Workshop (SAADM) focuses on advancing the knowledge area of decisions making in relation to the selection and use of different types of architectural assets in software-intensive systems. The overall goal of this workshop is to advance the knowledge about how to make decisions involving Software Architecture and Software Assets (e.g. components) for software-intensive systems. The SAADM workshop is highly relevant for software architecture researchers and practitioners and will bring together experts in the field to investigate, discuss and jointly formulate a research direction for this emerging field of study.

  • Workshop paper submission due: June 12, 2015
  • Notification of authors: June 19, 2015
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 29, 2015

Ivica Crnkovic, Mäladaren University and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Tony Gorschek, Bleking Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Patricia Lago, VU University (The Netherlands)

Ipek Ozkaya, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

Antony Tang, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)

Lars Grunske, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Anton Jansen, ABB Corporate Research (Sweden)

Jesper Andersson, Linnaeus University (Sweden)

Hans van Vliet, Vrije Universiteit (The Netherlands)

Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila (Italy)

Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim (Germany)

Heinz Schmidt, RMIT University (Australia)

Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

Dirk Muthig, Lufthansa Systems (Germany)

Carlos E. Cuesta Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid (Spain)

Claes Wohlin, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna (Austria)

Stefan Biffl, TU Wien (Austria)

Download Call for papers

The SAADM workshop welcomes submissions of the following three types:


  • Full research papers (max. 7 pages) that describe novel contributions to supporting software architecture asset decision making research (submissions should cover work that has a sound scientific/technological basis and has been validated).


  • Experience papers (max. 7 pages) that describe experiences from software asset decision making practice (submissions should clearly focus on presenting experiences and lessons learns and outlining the industrial context).


  • Short papers (max. 4 pages) that present promising preliminary results from work-in-progress or research challenges in a topic of software architecture asset decision making research (submissions should cover work that has a sound basis, but perhaps has not been validated in full).


The submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS formatting guidelines.

Program Committee

Workshop Organizers

Krzysztof Wnuk, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Jakob Axelsson, SICS Sweden

Decision-Support for Component-Based

Software Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems