WICSA 2009 is Coming
After what seems like an age of planning and preparation, the WICSA 2009 conference is finally approaching. The event will be held in Cambridge (in the UK) in September, from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th, at Robinson College (which apparently is one of the new ones, so quite comfortable!)
WICSA is the only specialist software architecture conference that I know of which attracts leading practitioners and leading researchers to the same event. In order to make sure that both camps get the most out of it, whether they like it or not, the conference includes a series of working sessions where people present short papers and they get critiqued and discussed. Usually an interesting process for a researcher or a practitioner! Definitely not your normal research conference.
This year, I’ll be giving one of the keynote talks where I’ll be talking about design principles, and Nick Rozanski and I are also presenting a working session paper defining a new “Context Viewpoint” for our viewpoint set.
If you’re a software architect based in Western Europe (or beyond for that matter) you should consider coming. It’s a pretty unique event. Drop me a note if you’d like to know more.
(Oh and if you’re an organisation that might like to sponsor the conference, let me know too and we can have a different discussion about the very good value sponsorship packages available.)