[ecoop-info] RESA'14 cfp

Pete Sawyer p.sawyer at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Nov 15 15:06:01 CET 2013

Call for Papers
1st Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-adaptive and Autonomous Systems (RESA) in REFSQ 2014

The RESA workshop will look at the research issues related to software systems that are aware and even reason about their requirements and goals at runtime. Such capabilities would bring benefits not just for the case of self-adaptive and autonomous systems but would also help in the development of self-explaining systems, and in testing and debugging. In particular, the workshop aims to: 

	-  Combine research ideas from requirements engineering, requirements monitoring, computational reflection, model-driven engineering, and self-adaptive, autonomic, and self-aware systems. 
	- Provide a "state-of-the-research" assessment expressed in terms of research issues, challenges, and achievements. This assessment can be used to guide research in the area for both academia and industry. 
	- Build a network of researchers in RE for Self-adaptive Systems. 
	- Plan and promote further events on this emerging area. 

RESA'14 will be held in Essen, Germany, as one of the workshops of the 20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ  2014). 

Important Dates

Submission deadline:                             January 15, 2014 
Author Notification:                                  February 15, 2014 
Camera Ready Copy:                             March 12, 2014 
Workshop:                                                 April 7th, 2014 

List of topics

The research topics we will aim to discuss include: 
	- Representation of Runtime Requirements for Self-adaptive and Autonomous Systems 
	- Reasoning over Runtime Requirements 
	- Requirements-awareness 
	- The Role of Uncertainty 
	- Computational Reflection and Runtime Requirements 
	-  The relationships between requirements models at different phases of the SE lifecycle
	- The relationship of Runtime Requirements to other SE phases (architecture/design/testing) 
	-  Runtime Requirements’ traceability
	- Methodologies incorporating requirements-awareness and runtime requirements 
	- Requirements monitoring 
	- Diagnosis of Failed Requirements (including self-explaining systems) 

Publications and Format of Papers

The RESA 2014 proceedings will be published in CEUR-WS (www.ceur-ws.org). 

Submissions should be in PDF, on A4 page size and formatted in LNCS style. See Springer’s Information for LNCS Authors for details (notice that for the submission, only the instructions about the layout of the paper itself are relevant – the copyright form etc. is only needed for the camera-ready version, in the event of your paper’s acceptance).

We invite original submissions as either full papers (13-15 pages) and short/position/vision papers (6-8 pages). 


Papers should be submitted using EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=resa2014 

Selection process

The selection of papers will be based on their relevance to the workshop, research rigour, innovation, potential for industrial applicability, and quality of writing. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three (3) reviewers, and authors will be notified about acceptance before the REFSQ 2014 early registration deadline. 

The workshop co-chairs will not submit papers of their own. 

Workshop Co-chairs:
Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK, nelly at acm.org 
Raúl Mazo, Panthéon Sorbonne University, France, raul.mazo at univ-paris1.fr 
Peter Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK, sawyer at comp.lancs.ac.uk 

Programme Committee 

Luciano Baresi             Politecnico di Milano
Nelly Bencomo             Aston University
Dan Berry                     University of Waterloo
Jaelson Castro             Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Stephen Fickas            University of Oregon
Jennifer Horkoff           University of Trento
Emmanuel Letier         University College London
Raul Mazo                   Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne 
Liliana Pasquale          Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
Anna Perini                  Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Peter Sawyer               Lancaster University 
Vitor E. Silva Souza     Federal University of Espírito Santo
Alistair Sutcliffe            University of Manchester
Ladan Tahvildari          University of Waterloo
Gabriel Tamura            Universidad ICESI
Axel Van Lamsweerde Université Catholique de Louvain

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