Welcome to WASA 2016

With the advent of software and electronics, automotive companies are enabling innovation to improve safety, driver experience, and fuel efficiency. Increasing use of software over the years, introduced the paradigm shift by requiring automotive companies to develop their systems using architecture and model-based techniques. Although model-based techniques using e.g. MATLAB/Simulink and Stateflow are being accepted in the automotive industry as standard languages and tooling for developing automotive control software, the techniques for system and software architecture are still far from being widely accepted except the AUTOSAR standard, which is used to create the software for the ECUs.

The goal of this workshop is to address issues related to the appropriate automotive system/software architecture and engineering techniques, which can be accepted by the automotive industry. Therefore, to bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of automotive system/software architecture and engineering, the international workshop on the Workshop on Automotive Software Architectures (WASA) is being organized with the 13th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and the 10th CompArch federated conference series, the premier gatherings of software architecture and component based software engineering practitioners and researchers.


An extended version of the selected best papers will be published in a special section of the "Journal of Systems Architecture" Elsevier journal.