The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) is the premier European software architecture conference. The 12th Edition (ECSA 2018) will be held on 24 – 28 September 2018 at Madrid, Spain, and is hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). The program committee seeks submissions of papers describing basic and applied research, novel applications & experience reports on all topics related to software architectures and workshop proposals as well.

The papers and proposals need to be submitted by the following deadlines:

● Research/Industrial and Education abstracts (March 12th, 2018)● Research/Industrial and Education papers (March 23rd, 2018)● Workshop proposals (March 1st, 2018)

Selected papers from the conference will be considered for a special Journal on Software Architecture. You can find more information here.

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The 23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting has been held on the 13th and 14th of December in Brussels.

Over 70 participants from BDVA Members discussed and brainstormed about key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms, Big Data Technologies, GDPR implementation, Data Privacy, Technology integration (Big Data, HPC, IoT), Mobility and Transport, Big Data in the GeoSpatial and Earth Observation domain.

The next Activity Group meeting is scheduled on the 31st January (afternoon only) and 1st February 2018.

BDVA members can find all the relevant information in the BDVA Intranet.