Welcome to VARSA 2014

Variability in software-intensive systems is the ability of a software artifact (e.g., component, subsystem, system) to be changed for a specific context. Here, change refers to customizing, extending or adapting software artifacts. Furthermore, variability is "anticipated change", facilitated through known locations of change in the architecture (e.g., variation points).

Many of today's software systems are built with variability in mind, e.g., product lines and families, self-adaptive systems, open platforms, or service-based systems with dynamic run-time composition of web services. Variability is primarily reflected in and enabled through the software architecture. Also, the architecture is a reference point for many development activities. Thus, VARSA 2014 investigates variability at the software architecture level.

VARSA 2014 is co-located with the 11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA), the premier gathering of practitioners and researchers interested in finding out about and improving the state of practice and advancing the state-of-the-art of software architecture. VARSA 2014 will be held on April 8, 2014.


  • December 14, 2013: Submission deadline extended to January 12, 2014.
  • September 12, 2013: Website is online.