For the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal, we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

The Architecture Journal
November 2009
Modeling and Processes

November 2009
Architecture Modeling and Processes
Call for Papers

Dear Architect,

We’re calling for papers for the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal.

After extensive coverage of the latest trends that are associated with BI (to be released next month), SOA, the economic downturn, and “green computing,” it’s time to focus again on our bread and butter: the core activities that we perform independently of the trend or aspect with which we’re dealing.

For this edition of the Architecture Journal, then, we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking, and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Some suggestions for architecture modeling and SDLC include (but are not limited to):
Architecture-modeling: Requirements gathering, architecture envisioning and evolution, and validation; documentation and guidelines; and methods for evaluating current and future architectures.
Software-Development Life Cycle (SDLC): Interaction with stakeholders above, across, and below the architectural level; incremental iterations and agile processes; requirements traceability and application life-cycle management (ALM); and model-based testing.
If you’d like to share your wisdom and experience in architecture modeling and processes with the architecture community, this is your chance. To submit your proposal, please send us the following content no later than December 11, 2009:
An abstract of between two and four paragraphs.
A short list (2-3 items) of reader's takeaways from business and technical perspectives. This determines the relevance of your value proposition.
A short bio (1-2 paragraphs).
A list of previously published articles, if any.
Submissions must be made to archjrnl@microsoft.com (we receive many submissions for each issue, so we encourage you to put time and thought into yours).

After the call for articles has ended, everyone who has submitted an idea will be notified via e-mail as to whether their submission was accepted or not. If it is accepted, your article must follow this schedule:
December 18, 2009. Article acceptance is announced.
January 8, 2010. First draft (possibly unfinished) is due.
January 22, 2010. Final draft is due.*
Mid-March, 2010. The issue of the Journal that contains your article is ready and published.
* We recommend that articles be between 2,500 and 3,500 words in length.
 
For more information, check out this link or contact us at archjrnl@microsoft.com. Good luck!



Sincerely,
Diego Dagum
Editor-in-chief

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