[ecoop-info] CfP: 9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2014)

Markus Luckey luckey at upb.de
Mon Nov 4 19:20:03 CET 2013

                        CALL FOR PAPERS

     9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for
         Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2014)

            (Sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE TCSE)

                       Hyderabad, India
                        3-4 June, 2014



The increasing complexity, distribution, and dynamism of many 
software-intensive systems, such as cloud-based, cyber-physical and 
mobile systems, are imposing self-managing capabilities as a key 
requirement. These systems must be able to adapt themselves at run-time 
to cope with the uncertainty associated with changes in the environment 
in which they operate, variability of resources, new user needs, 
intrusions, and faults. The goal is to preserve operation and react to 
changes with no (or limited) human intervention.

Solutions to complement software systems with self-managing and 
self-adaptive capabilities have been proposed by researchers from 
different areas including software architecture, fault-tolerant 
computing, programming languages, robotics, run-time program analysis 
and verification. Additionally, solutions have been proposed in related 
areas like biologically-inspired computing, artificial intelligence, 
machine learning, and control systems. This symposium focuses on 
applying software engineering aspects to these solutions, including 
methods, techniques, and tools that can be used to support the self-* 
properties like self-adaptation, self-management, self-healing, 
self-optimization, and self-configuration.

The objective is to bring together researchers and practitioners from 
many of these diverse areas to investigate, discuss, and examine 
thoroughly the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical 
challenges of self-adaptive and self-managing systems.


We are interested in submissions from both industry and academia on all 
topics related to self-adaptive and self-managing systems. These 
include, but are not limited to:

Foundational concepts
  - self-* properties
  - feedback control
  - algorithms for self-adaptation
  - decision-making
  - dealing with uncertainty
  - runtime aspects

  - formal notations for modeling and analyzing self-* properties
  - programming language support for self-adaptation

Constructive methods
  - requirements elicitation techniques
  - reuse support (e.g., patterns, designs, code)
  - design and architectural support
  - enhancing systems with self-adaptive features

Analytical methods
  - evaluation and assurance for self-* systems
  - verification and validation of self-adaptive and self-managing software
  - frameworks for analyzing self-adaptive and self-managing software
  - testing of self-adaptive and self-managing systems

The following application areas are of particular interest: mobile 
applications, cloud computing, resource provisioning and optimization, 
autonomic computing, problem determination including logging, analysis 
and diagnostics, smart user interfaces, service-oriented systems, 
dependable computing, autonomous robotics. We also encourage authors the 
submission of exemplars.

After the symposium, a set of selected papers will be invited to submit 
to the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).


We are soliciting two types of papers: long papers (up to 10 pages) and 
position papers for new ideas (up to 6 pages). Long papers should either 
clearly describe innovative and original research, or explain how 
existing techniques have been applied to real-world examples. Position 
papers provide an opportunity to describe novel and promising ideas 
and/or techniques that might not have been fully validated. All 
submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee 
members. Papers must not have been previously published or concurrently 
submitted elsewhere. Papers must be formatted in ACM Option 2 style (see 
the ICSE 2014 style guidelines at http://2014.icse-conferences.org/format).

Papers may be submitted at the following URL:


Abstract Submission:  8 January, 2014
Paper Submission: 15 January, 2014
Notification: 28 February, 2014
Camera ready: 14 March, 2014


SEAMS 2014 is co-located with ICSE 2014.

* General Chair
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany

* Program Chair
Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK

* Publicity Chair
Markus Luckey, University of Paderborn, Germany

* Program Committee
Raian Ali, UK
Jesper Andersson, Sweden
Luciano Baresi, Italy
Nelly Bencomo, UK
Gordon Blair, UK
Yuriy Brun, USA
Radu Calinescu, UK
Javier Cámara, USA
Betty H.C. Cheng, USA
Siobhan Clarke, Ireland
Bojan Cukic, USA
Rogério de Lemos, UK
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Italy
Simon Dobson, UK
Laurence Duchien, France
Schahram Dustdar, Austria
Gregor Engels, Germany
Cristina Gacek, UK
David Garlan, USA
Kurt Geihs, Germany
Carlo Ghezzi, Italy
Holger Giese, Germany
Hassan Gomaa, USA
Shinichi Honiden, Japan
Danny Hughes, Belgium
Paola Inverardi, Italy
Valerie Issarny, France
Seok-Won Lee, Korea
Marin Litoiu, Canada
Xiaoxing Ma, China
Jeff Magee, UK
Sam Malek, USA
Hausi A. Müller, Canada
John Mylopoulos, Italy
Bashar Nuseibeh, UK
Anna Perini, Italy
Mauro Pezzè, Switzerland
Wilhelm Schäfer, Germany
Bradley Schmerl, USA
Lionel Seinturier, France
Michael Smit, Canada
Vitor E. Silva Souza, Brazil
Ladan Tahvildari, Canada
Mario Trapp, Germany
Norha M. Villegas, Colombia
Danny Weyns, Sweden
Andrea Zisman, UK

* Steering Committee
Luciano Baresi, Italy
Nelly Bencomo, UK
Betty H.C. Cheng, USA
Gregor Engels, Germany
Rogério de Lemos, UK
David Garlan, USA
Holger Giese, Germany
Marin Litoiu, Canada
John Mylopolous, Italy
Hausi A. Müller (Chair), Canada


Symposia-related email should be addressed to: seams2014 at seams-symposia.org
Symposium home page: http://2014.seams-symposia.org/



Looking forward to reading your papers : )
Nelly, Gregor, and Markus

Markus Luckey, M.Sc.

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