[ecoop-info] SEsCPS 2016 - Call for Papers

Tomas Bures bures at d3s.mff.cuni.cz
Tue Dec 8 20:40:34 CET 2015

                               --- CALL FOR PAPERS ---

(Collocated with ICSE 2016, May 14-22, 2016, Austin, TX, USA)


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are “engineered systems that are built 
from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational and 
physical components”. With the proliferation of smart embedded and 
mobile devices, CPS are becoming large-scale pervasive systems, which 
combine various data sources to control real-world ecosystems (e.g., 
intelligent traffic control). Modern CPS have to deal effectively with 
environment dynamicity, control their emergent behavior, be scalable and 
tolerant to threats, hence CPS have to be smart (sCPS). sCPS feature a 
number of specifics that render traditional software engineering 
approaches not directly applicable. This calls for innovative approaches 
that jointly reflect and address the specifics of such systems.

SEsCPS aims to bring together academics and practitioners from several 
disciplines with the overall objectives: (i) to increase the 
understanding of problems of Software Engineering (SE) for sCPS, (ii) to 
study the underlying foundational principles for engineering sCPS, and 
(iii) to identify and define promising SE solutions for sCPS.

The special themes of SEsCPS’16 are: (1) alignment of disciplines for 
engineering sCPS, (2) uncertainty and human factors, and (3) reference 
problems. Around these themes, the workshop strives to build 
understanding of sCPS and provide a basis for holistically addressing 
the SE challenges brought by sCPS.

The workshop will be set up in a highly interactive way, involving 
participants with and without accepted paper. The workshop will center 
presentations and group discussions around the following three general 
research questions: (1) What are the promising synergies of SE with 
other disciplines in the domain of sCPS? (2) What are the ways to handle 
uncertainty in the development and operation of sCPS? (3) What are 
suitable model problems that can be used in the evaluation of different 
sCPS solutions?

After the workshop, we will consolidate the results from the workshop in 
terms of the research agenda and prepare a joint report to be submitted 
to Software Engineering Notes. A formal follow-up publication will be 
considered in which interested attendees can be involved.

In addition to its special themes, SEsCPS’16 will focus on (but not 
limit itself to) the following topics:

- Engineering principles of sCPS
- Multi-paradigm modeling in sCPS
- Inter-disciplinary approaches for building sCPS
- Computational models for sCPS
- Stakeholders, barriers and requirements for sCPS
- Architectures and design approaches for sCPS
- Dependability of sCPS
- Blending design and runtime models and techniques
- Smart sensing in sCPS
- Distributed algorithms, monitoring and control
- Smart networking and 5G in sCPS
- Timing aspects and timing analysis of sCPS
- Handling emergent behavior in sCPS
- Handling uncertainty in sCPS environments
- Human in the loop in sCPS
- Big data processing in sCPS
- Simulation of sCPS.
- Development lifecycle management
- Assurances for sCPS
- Scalability and evolvability of sCPS
- Convergence of sCPS and IoT
- sCPS and cloud convergence
- Eco-systems and systems of systems of sCPS
- Case studies and experience reports in building large-scale sCPS
- Empirical studies for sCPS
- Security and verification of sCPS
- Reference problems for sCPS

Paper submissions: Jan 22, 2016
Notification of authors: Feb 19, 2016
Camera-ready copies: Feb 26, 2016
Workshop date: May 16, 2016

We solicit three types of submissions:

1. Full papers, reporting innovative and original research and 
experience reports, presenting industrial case studies, experiments, and 
experiences with particular synergies in SE practices, methods or 
techniques for building sCPS. Full papers are limited to 7 pages.
2. Position and future-trends papers, describing ongoing research, new 
results, and future emerging trends. Position papers are limited to 4 pages.
3. Reference problem papers, describing and exemplifying problems coming 
from real-life settings (industrial cases, etc.) that pose fundamental 
or characteristic challenges that sCPS should address. Reference problem 
papers are limited to 4 pages.

Every paper submission will be peer-reviewed by at least three 
reviewers. Emphasis will be given on originality, usefulness, 
practicality, and overall quality. Papers must not have been previously 
published or be currently submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper 
must be personally presented at the workshop by one of the authors. 
Workshop papers must follow the ICSE 2016 Format and Submission 
Guidelines. Accepted papers will be published in the ICSE companion volume.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sescps2016



Tomas Bures, Charles University, Czech Republic
Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Bradley Schmerl, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Eduardo Tovar, CISTER-ISEP, Portugal


Yuvraj Agarwal (CMU, USA)
Paris Avgeriou (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Steffen Becker (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
Nelly Bencomo (Aston University, UK)
Johann Bourcier (University of Rennes 1, France)
Herman Bruyninckx (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Radu Calinescu (York University, UK)
Jan Carlson (Mälardalen University, Sweden)
Sagar Chaki (SEI, USA)
Ivica Crnkovic (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Rogerio De Lemos (University of Kent, UK)
Ilias Gerostathopoulos (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Nicolas D’Ippolito (Univ. of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Antonio Filieri (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Carlo Ghezzi (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Holger Giese (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany)
Rodolfo E. Haber (UPM-CSIC, Spain)
Matthias Hoelz (LMU, Germany)
Gabor Karsai  (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Mark Klein (SEI, USA)
Filip Krikava (University of Lille 1, France)
Karthik Lakshmanan (Google, USA)
Martina Maggio (Lund University, Sweden)
Henry Muccini (University of L’Aquila)
Maurizio Murroni (University of Cagliari, Italy)
John Mylopoulos (University of Trento, Italy)
Geoffrey Nelissen (CISTER and ISEP, Portugal)
Dionisio de Niz (SEI, USA)
Gurulingesh Raravi (Xerox Research, India)
Wolfgang Renz (HAW Hamburg, Germany)
Bernhard Schätz (fortiss, Germany)
Ina Schieferdecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
Lionel Seinturier (University of Lille 1, France)
Vitor E. Silva Souza (Univ. of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Bedir Tekinerdogan (Wageningen Univ., Netherlands)
Petr Tuma (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Hans Vangheluwe (University of Antwerp)
Steffen Zschaler (Kings College London, UK)

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