Many of today's software systems must accommodate different usage and deployment scenarios (e.g., product families, self-adaptive systems, configurable or customizable single systems, open platforms, context-aware mobile apps, service-based systems that dynamically compose services).
This workshop is held in conjunction with ICSE 2017. VACE is sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE TCSE.
The workshop has been accepted and will take place on May 27, 2017.
Many of today’s software systems must accommodate a wide range of usage and deployment scenarios (e.g., product lines/families, self-adaptive systems, configurable or customizable single systems, open platforms, context-aware mobile apps, dynamic service-based systems). This variability can occur in software functionality and quality. Given the increasing size of software-intensive systems (e.g., ecosystems, systems of systems), emerging application domains (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicles, software-defined networking), dynamic and critical operating conditions (e.g., disaster monitoring and response systems), fast moving and highly competitive markets (e.g., mobile apps), and increasingly powerful and versatile hardware (e.g., Raspberry Pi), the additional complexity in the design caused by variability becomes increasingly difficult to handle. Variability has previously been targeted within software engineering sub-communities (e.g., requirements engineering, product lines, architecture), domains and venues (e.g., MobileSoft, EMSoft). VACE aims at offering one venue to jointly discuss experiences and potential synergies, forge new collaborations and discuss innovative solutions that address engineering high-quality software for dynamic, flexible and variable environments. This second edition of the VACE workshop has the theme “Broadening Perspectives” to acknowledge the multi- and cross-disciplinary nature of problems and solutions.
The workshop addresses software engineering issues related to requirements, design, implementation, evaluation, deployment and maintenance of variability-intensive systems. Topics include (but are not limited to):
We accept various types of papers. Papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. For more information see our submission guidelines.