Call for Papers WEA2015

7th Workshop on Software Ecosystems (IWSECO)

3rd International Workshop on Ecosystem Architectures (WEA)

Co-located with the European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA)
Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia,
September 07 – 11, 2015

Software ecosystems are becoming increasingly pervasive, leading to new research, management, and engineering challenges. Opening product architectures and platforms for third parties, designing closed innovation networks among partners through APIs and SDKs, coordinating multiple platforms, or participative engineering across organizational borders are all variants of ecosystems that come with their own opportunities and threats at the same time.

IWSECO and WEA aim to further increase the body of knowledge about software ecosystems by providing a forum to exchange ideas and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and experiences in the field. They aim to build and shape the community of leading practitioners and research experts by providing forums for the exchange of research results and industrial practice in software ecosystems.

Co-organizing IWSECO and WEA will provide a venue for practitioners and researchers to share their lessons learned in two cross-cutting aspects of software ecosystems:
(1) business and social
(2) architecture and technology

The co-organization allows us to attract and involve a larger group of interested participants from the software architecture community.


The co-organized workshops IWSECO and WEA seek submissions of papers describing novel research, experience reports, and emerging ideas. We invite the submission from research and industrial practice describing original and unpublished results in the field of software ecosystems. Topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Ecosystem and platform architecture, evolution and lifecycle
  • Tools for inter-system static and/or dynamic analysis, visualization, and monitoring
  • App architectures and app orchestration
  • Experience reports on best practices in ecosystem design, modeling and architectures
  • Empirical studies of ecosystem phenomena
  • Processes for ecosystems and community management
  • Business cases, economics, strategies and governance for software ecosystems
  • Social and collaborative aspects of software ecosystems
  • And everything that enables to scale architectures up to the level of software ecosystems!


We welcome both research and industry papers. They must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal. All accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library.
Papers should not exceed 6 pages.
Submissions must follow the ACM SIG Proceedings Style, 2-column. Templates can be downloaded at
Papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF) using EasyChair:


  • Paper Submission: May 22, 2015
  • Paper Bidding: May 23 – 28, 2015
  • Paper Reviewing: May 29 – June 09, 2015
  • Program Committee Discussion: June 10 – 14, 2015
  • Author Notification: June 15, 2015
  • Camera Ready: June 22, 2015
  • IWSECO & WEA (Satellite Event of ECSA): September 08, 2015



  • Carina Alves – Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil (
  • Jan Bosch – Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (
  • Slinger Jansen – Utrecht University, the Netherlands (


  • Jens Knodel – Fraunhofer IESE, Germany (
  • Mircea Filip Lungu – University of Bern, Switzerland (
  • Tom Mens – University of Mons, Belgium (