Schedule

Time Event
09:00 Welcome
Opening Session
Keynote
09:30
10:00
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Paper 1
Paper 2
11:30
12:00
12:30 Lunch Break
13:00
13:30
14:00 Paper 3
Breakout Groups
14:30
15:00
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Breakout Group Results
Roadmap and Discussion
Closing Session
16:30
17:00

Talks

Keynote

Papers

Workshop Format

VAQUITA is an interactive workshop. Our sessions are organized in a way that encourages discussions among paper presenters, discussants and all other participants. A paper presentation is always immediately followed by a discussion which is opened by a pre-assigned discussant. After that, the paper and its topic is subject to a free discussion involving all workshop participants.

Participant Roles

VAQUITA Participants can be distinguished by three different roles:

We will announce the assignment of the particiants well before the workshop.

Tasks by Role

How do I know which role I am assigned and what are my tasks during the workshop?

Procedure

Each paper will be presented in a 15-minute talk by one of its authors. After the presentation, the assigned discussant presents his summary slide which should take about 5 minutes. The summary (especially the controversial questions) opens up the discussion about the paper in which every attendee is encouraged to participate. The discussion is planned to take 25 minutes which sums up to a total focus time of 45 minutes for each paper.

Roadmap

During the talks and breakout groups, we will gather stated problems and areas for improvement regarding varibility in software architecture. Before the closing session, we will present these challenges and open up a discussion with the workshop participants. After the workshop, we will compose a roadmap for variability in software architecture. Every participant is welcome to review the document and to give comments on it. We plan to publish the roadmap in ACM Software Engineering Notes (SEN).

Notice: The workshop format (as well as its description on this page) is inspired by the REFSQ conference format.