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First International Workshop on Software Architecture Metrics at WICSA 2014 Sydney, Australia, April 7, 2014 Submission deadline: January 12, 2014 http://www.sei.cmu.edu/community/sam2014/ Architecting complex software systems faces the challenge of how best to assess the achievement of quality attributes and other key drivers, how to reveal issues and risks early, and how to make decisions on architecture improvement. Software architecture quality has a large impact on this effort but is usually not assessed with quantitative measures. As the pace of software delivery and technology churn increases, organizations need guidance on how to meet business goals of their software. There is an increasing need to provide ongoing insights into the quality of the system being developed.
Additionally, it is highly desirable to accelerate the feedback loop between development and deployment through measurable means for intrinsic quality, value, and cost, and how they vary over time. There is also increasing attention to other fields (such as software analytics as well as empirical software engineering and measurement) that can provide the theory, tooling, or inspiration to develop measurement and analysis frameworks for software architecture. The software engineering community has an opportunity to improve the way architecture is measured reliably, consistently, and with repeatable results. The goal of this workshop is to discuss progress on architecture metrics, measurement, and analysis; to gather empirical evidence on the use and effectiveness of metrics; and to identify priorities for a research agenda. The workshop addresses both academic researchers and industrial practitioners for an exchange of ideas and collaboration. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA 2014), April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. For more information and to participate, see the Call for Papers.