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We are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for the Second International Workshop on Software Architecture and Metrics (SAM 2015) which will be held May 16, in conjunction with ICSE 2015, in Florence, Italy. Radu Marinescu is a professor of software engineering at the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania. His research is focused on the areas of quality assurance, software metrics and refactoring. He strongly believes that research must ultimately flow into software products that will change the state of the practice in software companies. In 2014 he received the ICSME Most Influential Paper Award, after having received in 2009 the IBM John Backus Award for "having done the most to improve programmer productivity.” Tim Menzies is a full Professor in CS at North Carolina State University where he teaches software engineering and search-based SE. His research relates to synergies between human and artificial intelligence, with particular application to data mining for software engineering. Prof. Menzies is the co-founder of the PROMISE conference series devoted to reproducible experiments in software engineering.
SAM 2015 offers a program that will be organized as a combination of invited presentations and interactive sessions to discuss progress on architecture and metrics, measurement, and analysis; to gather empirical evidence on the use and effectiveness of metrics; and to identify priorities for a research agenda. The SAM program committee is accepting proposals for research, industrial, position, and future trends paper for the technical program. Software engineers of complex software systems face the challenge of how best to assess the achievement of key drivers, how to reveal issues and risks early, and how to make decisions about system evolution. There is an increasing need to provide ongoing quantifiable insight into the quality of the system being developed to manage the pace of software delivery and technology churn. We are interested in exploring whether architecture can assist with better contextualizing existing system and code quality and metrics approaches. Furthermore, we ask do we need additional architecture-level metrics to make progress and whether something as complex and subtle as software architecture can be quantified. Submit proposals no later than January 23, 2015. For more information see: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/community/sam2015/.