SAML 2022

2nd International Workshop on Software Architecture and Machine Learning
Co-located with the 16th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) 2022
Prague, Czech Republic


Call for Papers

The increasing usage of machine learning (ML) coupled with the software architectural challenges of the modern era has given rise to two broad research challenges: i) Software architecture (SA) for ML-based systems and ii) ML techniques for (better) architecting any software system. In recent times, both the research and practitioner community have started exploring these research areas at the intersection of SA and ML. As a result, there have been emerging contributions from the scientific and practitioner community in these two research areas. However, these contributions are scattered across different communities of software engineering, self-adaptation, ML, etc. The goal of SAML 2022 is to bring together practitioners and the research community in one common platform to explore: i) how to come up with better SA practices for architecting ML-based systems; ii) how to leverage ML techniques to better architect software systems; iii) state of research and practice in architecting ML-based systems and in using ML techniques for architecting modern software systems. Further, SAML 2022 shall also provide a common forum to bring together both practitioners and researchers of SA and ML communities to identify and fill the research gaps that can benefit both communities. SAML 2022 seeks contributions in the form of full research papers, industry experience reports and short papers in topics including but not limited to:

  • Architecture design, analysis, and evaluation of ML-based systems
  • Architecture frameworks, patterns, and models for ML-based systems
  • Integration of the ML development and software development processes
  • ML system relevant quality attributes and their analysis
  • Using AI/ML to synthesize or analyze architecture documentation
  • Using AI/ML for the detection of architecture and design (anti-)patterns
  • Using AI/ML to guide or conduct architectural refactorings
  • Using AI/ML for architecture evaluation
  • Architecting self-adaptive systems using AI/ML
  • Role of software architect in architecting ML-based systems
  • Software Architecture and MLOps practices
  • Role of the software architect in architecting ML-based systems
  • Quality assurance of ML-based systems
  • Architecture and technical debt in ML-based systems
  • Maintenance and evolution of ML-based systems
  • Case studies and experience reports
  • Social and organizational aspects of architecting ML-based systems
  • Architecting data or ML pipelines

Important Dates

Submissions Deadline

July 10, 2022

Acceptance Notification

July 29, 2022

Camera Ready

August 5, 2022


September 19-20, 2022

Note: All deadlines are 23:59h AoE (Anywhere on Earth).


Types of Contributions

  • Regular full papers (including industry experience papers), which should not exceed 12 pages plus upto 2 pages for references
  • Short papers (including experience papers), which should not exceed 8 pages plus upto 2 pages for references
  • Position papers with expressed interest, 1 page
Submissions should follow the LNCS format available at LNCS formatting guidelines. Contributions should be submitted before the submission deadline using the online submission site: EasyChair All submissions must be original work and must not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.


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 LNCS (check above for the link to the format). 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). Candidate papers for post-proceedings will be identified during the initial paper review by the SAML 2022 PC members. Workshop chairs will then be asked to nominate papers of their workshop to be invited for submission for the post-proceedings (e.g., based on the initial review reports, the preference of the reviewers to consider the paper for post-proceedings, as well as the workshop itself). Workshop papers submitted for the post-proceedings will undergo a minor revision cycle where the extensions with respect to the workshop versions will be checked by the reviewers. The position papers will be published only in the SAML 2022 web page. At least one author of each accepted paper should register for the conference and participate in the workshop.


Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • Aishwarya Asesh Adobe, USA
  • Jan Bosch Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Ilias Gerostathopoulos Vrije University, The Netherlands
  • Helena Holmström Olsson Malmö University, Sweden
  • Grace Lewis Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  • Qinghua Lu CSIRO, Australia
  • Silverio Martínez-Fernández Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
  • Tommi Mikkonen University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Jørn Ølmheim Equinor ASA, Norway
  • Julien Siebert Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Anastas Stoyanovsky Kiavi, USA
  • Roberto Verdecchia Vrije University, The Netherlands
  • Sherry Xu CSIRO, Australia




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