[ecoop-info] CfP SESoS 2016: 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems @ ICSE 2016

Paris Avgeriou paris at cs.rug.nl
Thu Dec 17 20:06:52 CET 2015

SESoS 2016 - 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering for 
Systems-of-Systems (http://sesos2016.icmc.usp.br/) at ICSE 2016 
Austin, TX, USA, May 16 2016

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 and operational 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 
engineering for SoS needs to receive more attention and research 
efforts, considering that the software part of SoS is becoming 
increasingly larger and more complex. Software engineering theories and 
tools are needed to adequately design, implement, operate, and even 
evolve such dynamic, complex software-intensive SoS. This workshop 
series is the first that addresses specifically this new perspective. 
The main goal of SESoS is to provide a forum for software engineering 
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 Engineering domain, to pave the way for a more 
structured community effort. For this, the workshop will focus on the 
following (and similar) themes:
* SoS Analysis and Architecture
    - Requirements engineering
    - Architectural description
    - Architectural evaluation
    - Architectural evolution
* SoS Model-Based Engineering
    - Modeling and simulation
    - Model driven engineering
    - Models at runtime
* SoS Construction and Evolution
    - Techniques and technologies
    - Service-orientation
    - Component framework
    - Evolutionary development
* SoS Software Architecture Experience
    - Industrial perspectives
    - Successful case studies
* SoS General Issues
    - Characteristics of SoS
    - Quality in SoS
    - SoS development processes
    - Acquisition and project management
    - Verification and validation of SoS
* Future perspective, challenges, and directions of SoS research and/or 

Two types of submissions are invited:
* Regular paper (up to seven 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 contribution.
All submissions must be in English, formatted according to the ICSE 2016 
Format and Submission Guidelines and submitted in either PDF or 
Postscript format through online upload to the workshop submission 
website at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sesos2016

Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2016 Workshop Proceedings 
in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. SESoS 2013, SESoS 2014, and SESoS 
2015 were technically co-sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and ACM SIGPLAN.

Submission deadline: January 29, 2016
Notification: February 19, 2016
Camera-ready copy: February 26, 2016
Workshop date: May 16, 2016

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

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