[ecoop-info] Fwd: CfP SESoS 2014: International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems

Elisa Yumi Nakagawa elisa at icmc.usp.br
Tue Apr 29 05:08:51 CEST 2014

SESoS 2014
2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems
http://sesos2014.icmc.usp.br/ at ECSA 2014 http://ecsa2014.cs.univie.ac.at/
Vienna, Austria

Submission deadline: Jun. 11, 2014
Notification: Jun. 25, 2014
Camera-ready copy: Jul. 02, 2014
Workshop date: Aug. 26, 2014

Systems-of-Systems (SoS) have become increasingly complex and are
frequently used in highly distributed, dynamic, and open environments. SoS
have emerged as a new class of evolving software systems, where constituent
systems (themselves systems in their own right) work cooperatively in order
to fulfill specific missions. SoS are characterized by managerial
independence, geographic distribution, evolutionary development, and
creation of emergent behavior. These characteristics have therefore raised
substantial challenges to software engineering researchers and
practitioners. SoS is becoming a hotspot, from both the research and the
industrial viewpoints, in particular, related to crucial classes of
applications such as safety-critical or mission-critical SoS. Furthermore,
SoS are increasingly involved in applications that address societal needs
such as environmental monitoring, distributed energy grids management,
emergency coordination and crisis management, global traffic control, and
smart cities. In this context, the research topic of software architecture
for SoS needs to receive more attention and research efforts, considering
that software architecture is also the fundamental element to adequately
design, implement, operate, and even evolve such dynamic, complex SoS.
However, there is a lack of forums that discuss SoS from the Software
Engineering perspective, including Software Architecture. Indeed, this
workshop series is the first that addresses specifically this new
perspective. The main goal of SESoS is to provide a forum for software
architecture researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and
experiences, analyze research and development issues, discuss promising
solutions, and propose inspiring visions for the future.

The workshop will focus on discussing and establishing the foundations for
the SoS Software Architecture domain, to pave the way for a more structured
community effort. For this, the workshop will focus on the following (and
similar) themes:

·   SoS Software Architecture Building Processes
    -   Architectural requirements engineering
    -   Architectural description
    -   Architectural evaluation
    -   Architectural evolution
·   SoS Software Architecture Construction
    -   Techniques and technologies
    -   Service-orientation
    -   Component frameworks
    -   Evolutionary development
·   SoS Software Architecture Experience
    -   Industrial perspectives
    -   Successful case studies
·   SoS Software Architecture General Issues
    -   Characteristics in SoS software architecture
    -   Quality in SoS software architecture
    -   Acquisition in the development of SoS
    -   Verification and validation of SoS
·   Future perspective, challenges, and directions of SoS Software
Architecture research and/or development

Two types of submissions are invited:
·  Regular paper (up to eight pages): sound technical contributions from
both academia and industry; and
·  Position paper (up to four pages): new ideas, positions, or perspectives
of research that are not fully validated.
All papers submitted to the workshop must be unpublished original work and
must not be simultaneously under review or submitted elsewhere. All papers
will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and
All submissions must be in English, formatted according to the ACM SIG
Proceedings Style (2-column) and submitted in either PDF or Postscript
format through online upload to the workshop submission website at:

- Flavio Oquendo, IRISA – Univ. of South Brittany, France
- Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Carlos E. Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
- Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
- Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of São Paulo, Brazil (main contact)
- José Carlos Maldonado, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Andrea Zisman, The Open University, UK

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be confirmed)

The accepted papers will be published in the electronic ECSA Proceedings in
the ACM Digital Library. SESoS is technically co-sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT
and ACM SIGPLAN. SESoS 2013 was technically co-sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and
ACM SIGPLAN. Technically co-sponsored will be requested for 2014.


Prof. Dr. Elisa Yumi Nakagawa
Dept. of Computer Systems
USP - University of São Paulo, Brazil
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