Call for Papers

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Automotive system/software architecture
    • architecture description languages
    • hardware/software co-design
    • design patterns
    • communication infrastructure
    • centralized/zonal architectures
    • influence of AI on architecture
    • security, Over-the-air updates
    • service-oriented architectures
  • Automotive software & systems engineering:
    • software quality, safety, security
    • model-based design, component-based design
    • CI/CD, agile processes
    • software ecosystems
    • hybrid & fully electric vehicles
    • cooperative and automated driving
    • data analytics
    • systems engineering
  • Assessment, Verification & Validation:
    • safety assurance and assessment
    • verification & validation techniques
    • challenges and solutions for AI-based services
    • compliance management of standards or regulations


All submissions are expected to be original work not published, or in submission, elsewhere, and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for quality, relevance, and novelty. Submissions will only be accepted if the majority of the reviewers give a positive evaluation.

Papers can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Full research papers (12 pages + 2 extra pages for references) presenting novel research ideas, significant empirical studies, successful industrial applications, or important perspectives.
  • Short research papers (8 pages + 2 extra pages for references) sharing industrial experience, challenges, research or technical problems, case studies, raising new ideas, challenges, ongoing research or early research results, and future trends.
All papers need to be submitted via the EasyChair submission page. ECSA 2022 will use a two-step process for workshop proceedings. Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include all the accepted papers to the workshops and will be published online on the ECSA 2022 web page (no proceedings). The accepted papers will be accessible only by the ECSA 2022 workshop participants and the format should conform to the Springer LNCS style.
After the conference, we will organize post-proceedings of selected and extended papers of workshops that will be published in a Springer LNCS volume (up to 16 pages). Workshop papers submitted for the post-proceedings will undergo through a minor revision cycle where the extensions with respect to the workshop versions will be checked by the reviewers.

Important dates: (all AoE)

  • Paper submission: July 1, 2022
  • Notification of workshops papers: July 29, 2022
  • Workshop papers (LNCS) camera-ready: August 5, 2022
  • Workshop: September 19/20, 2022
  • In 2022, we will select the best papers for publication in a special issue of Journal of Software Engineering for Autonomous Systems (JSEAS). In 2015 it was Information and Software Technology; in 2016, it was the Journal of Systems Architecture; in 2017, it was the e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal; and in 2018 and 2019, it was the special section of the Journal of Automotive Software Engineering (JASE).