The International Workshop on Software Architectures and Mobility

In conjunction with

The 30th International Conference on
Software Engineering
Leipzig, Germany, 10 - 18 May 2008


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ICSE SAM Workshop: Saturday, May 10 2008, The Westin Hotel

SAM Program is now available online here

ICSE SAM organisers would like to thank our International Program Committee and ICSE SAM authors for their valuable contribution to the SAM program. We look forward to meet you at ICSE 2008 and Leipzig!

"I praise my Leipzig. It is a small Paris and educates its people." 
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


Welcome to the ICSE International Workshop on Software Architectures and Mobility (SAM 2008).

The theme of this year ICSE is Driving World Business, acknowledging the crucial role the engineering of software plays in a variety of sectors, from business to health care, from telecommunications to embedded systems. Mobility stands out as an orthogonal dimension to most of these application domains: consider, for example, the outburst of m-commerce applications, or the use of pervasive computing technologies to deliver healthcare services in the future.

E-businesses are increasingly facing the need of porting the provision of their e-services to mobile customers. Evolving requirements, such as reliability, security, scalability, performance and privacy, from fixed to mobile settings, has revealed new and important challenges. This is due to the behavioral constraints that mobility poses, and that were not faced in traditional distributed settings. Examples include: dynamic network topology, changes in location, constrained resource availability, communication protocols heterogeneity, unstable connectivity, and so forth. Industrial practice is demonstrating that such transition is not straightforward and tends to be costly. In particular, the evolution may break the architecture of the software system, thus calling for substantial and expensive changes. Even when the system is (re)built from scratch, it is unclear if and how the state-of-the-art in software architectures relate to the requirements and concerns brought forward by mobile software systems. Likewise, there is still a lack of systematic software engineering methods and techniques which can assist in developing and evolving mobile software systems. The goal of this workshop is to address these gaps by strengthening the cross-fertilization of advances from requirements and domain engineering, software architectures, and middleware to systematically develop and evolve architectures supporting mobility.


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*SAM Program is now available online here

*ICSE SAM Keynote Speaker: Prof Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California

*ICSE SAM Participants: ICSE Registration is now open: Register Online

*Hotel Booking: We urge you to book your room now, since Leipzig will be very busy during ICSE week. Since the conference happens to coincide with a major music festival this year, any remaining rooms will sell out fast. (book now...)

*Guidelines for presentations and workshop preparations will be communicated to all authors of accepted papers very shortly.