Call for Papers

8th Workshop on Software Ecosystems (IWSECO)
10th of December

Co-located with the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Dublin, Ireland
December 11-14, 2016

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 aims 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. IWSECO further aims 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.

IWSECO provides 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 IWSECO seeks 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 We invite the submission from research and industrial practice describing original and unpublished results in the field of software ecosystems.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!


November 1, 2016          -->  Submission 
November 15, 2016         -->  Notification
November 30, 2016         -->  Camera Ready
December 10, 2016         -->  IWSECO 
December 11-14, 2016      -->  ICIS Main Conference


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 CEUR-WS proceedings. There is no page limit, but the recommended size for submissions is 10-15 pages. We will use LNBIP templates:

Papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF) using EasyChair:

A special journal issue about the workshop is in the making. Please watch the web site closely for updates.



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