[ecoop-info] CfP: SEAMS 2014 Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems

Nelly Bencomo n.bencomo at aston.ac.uk
Fri Nov 22 21:16:10 CET 2013

Apologies for multiple emails.


                      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





Abstract Submission:  8 January, 2014

Paper Submission: 15 January, 2014

Notification: 28 February, 2014

Camera ready: 14 March, 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:





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/








Nelly, Gregor, and Markus

Nelly Bencomo

Programe Chair SEAMS 2014

Gregor Engels

Conference Chair SEAMS 2014

Markus Luckey

Publicity Chair SEAMS 2014


Nelly Bencomo

Lecturer in Computer Science

Aston University, Birmigham, UK

email:  nelly at acm.org


Nelly Bencomo

Lecturer in Computer Science

Aston University, Birmigham, UK

email:  nelly at acm.org


Nelly Bencomo

Lecturer in Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University, Birmigham, UK

email:  nelly at acm.org


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