Venice, Italy — 5-8 April, 2016

Young Researchers Forum on Software Architecture

Aim of the Young Researchers Forum

The aim of the Young Researchers Forum is to inspire and bring together young researchers in the field of software architecture and component based software engineering. The forum provides a vibrant place for discussing potential and ongoing research in any stage, from idea to results. The Young Researchers Forum stimulates interaction between academia and industry. So besides an academic reviewer, each author will be assigned an industrial mentor who will also assess and suggest improvements to their submissions.


Participation is open to anyone who considers themselves a 'young' researcher, wanting to share research ideas and (preliminary or mature) results with their peers and looking for an opportunity to inspire and be inspired. Ph.D. candidates and young researchers in any stage of their research (including undergraduate students) are most welcome to participate. In addition, we specifically invite Ph.D. candidates and young researchers presenting their work in the main WICSA and/or CompArch conferences to participate in this forum.

Participation is not limited to academic researchers. Young researchers from industry are especially welcome to submit to and participate in this forum.


Areas of interest include all aspects of software architecture and component based software engineering, as given by the scope of the WICSA and CompArch conferences.

WICSA/CompArch Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award may be given to the author(s) of an outstanding idea/contribution presented at the Young Researchers Forum. The award winner will be given the opportunity to present their work within the main conference programme.

Types of Submissions

There are two ways of contributing to the program of the forum:

In both types of submissions, we challenge the authors to think about the potential impact of their research on industrial practice (whether in the near or far future based on the nature of the research), and to dedicate a section to the Industrial Impact of their work. The authors of ongoing research papers will be assigned an industrial mentor who will assess the industrial impact of their work, and advise on potential impacts that the authors may be missing. The mentor's feedback will need to be reflected in the revised submission as a condition to the paper being accepted.

Formatting and Submission Instructions

All papers must conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE Formatting Guidelines, use the A4 page format, and be submitted electronically through the Online Submission Site (Young Researchers Forum track).


At least one author of an accepted contribution is required to register, present the work and participate during the discussions at the forum.

All accepted contributions will be published in the WICSA/CompArch 2016 Proceedings and in the IEEE Digital Library.

More Information

For more information please contact the Program Committee Chairs.

Barbora Buhnova - buhnova(at)

Remco de Boer - rdeboer(at)