[ecoop-info] CfP: Int. Workshop on Quality-aware DevOps (QUDOS 2016) @ ISSTA

Andre van Hoorn van.hoorn at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Sat Mar 12 15:28:05 CET 2016

                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                               QUDOS 2016
            2nd International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps

                         Co-located with the
         International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis
                             (ISSTA 2016)

                        Saarbrücken, Germany
                           July 21, 2016



Paper submission deadline            April 22, 2016
Paper notification                     May 17, 2016
Camera-ready deadline                  May 24, 2016
Workshop date                         July 21, 2016


DevOps has emerged in recent years as a set of principles and practices
for smoothing out the gap between development and operations, thus
enabling faster release cycles for complex IT services. Common tools
and methods used in DevOps include infrastructure as code,
continuous deployment, automated testing, and continuous integration.
As of today, software engineering research has mainly explored these
problems from a functional perspective, trying to increase the
benefits and generality of these methods for the end users. However,
this has left behind the definition of methods and tools for DevOps
to assess, predict, and verify quality dimensions.

The QUDOS workshop focuses on the problem of how to best define and
integrate quality assurance methods and tools in DevOps. Quality
covers  a broadly-defined set of dimensions including functional
correctness, performance, reliability, safety, survivability,
and cost of ownership, among others. To answer this question, the
QUDOS workshop wants to bring together experts from  academia and
industry working in areas such as quality assurance, testing,
performance engineering, agile software engineering, and model-based
development. The goal is to identify and disseminate novel
quality-aware approaches to DevOps.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 * Foundations of quality assurance in DevOps:
   Methodologies; integration with lifecycle management; automated
   tool chains; architecture patterns; etc.
 * Quality assurance in the development phase:
   Software models and requiremnts in early software development
   phases; functional and non-functional testing; languages,
   annotations and profiles for quality assurance; quality analysis,
   verification and prediction; optimization-based architecture design;
 * Quality assurance during operation:
   Application performance monitoring; model-driven performance
   measurement and benchmarking; feedback-based quality assurance;
   capacity planning and forecasting; architectural improvements;
   performance anti-pattern detection; traceability and versioning;
   trace and log analysis; software regression and testing; performance
   monitoring and analytics; etc.
 * Applications of DevOps:
   Case Studies in cloud computing, Big Data, and IoT; standardization
   and interoperability; novel application domains, etc.
 * All other topics related to quality in DevOps and agile service
   delivery models

For more details, please visit: http://qudos2016.fortiss.org/


Workshop Chairs
 Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
 Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
 Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
 Felix Willnecker, fortiss GmbH, Germany

Program Committee
 Varsha Apte, IIT Bombay, India
 Andreas Brunnert, RETIT, Germany
 Abel Gomez, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
 Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
 Christophe Joubert, Prodevelop, Spain
 Klaus-Dieter Lange, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
 Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich
 Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada
 Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services, India
 Dana Petcu, IEAT, Romania
 Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
 Meikel Poess, Oracle Corporation, USA
 Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
 Craig Sheridan, Flexiant, UK
 Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
 Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
 Petr Tuma, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
 Ingo Weber, NICTA, Australia


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are
not being considered in another forum.  We solicit full papers (max
6 pages), short tool papers (max 2 pages). All submissions must conform
to the ACM conference format. Each submission will be reviewed by at
least two members of the program committee.

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair at:

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the
workshop and present the paper. Presented papers will be published
by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library.


QUDOS 2016 is supported by the Research Group (RG) and the RG DevOps
Performance Working Group of the Standard Performance Evaluation
Corporation (SPEC RG, research.spec.org), and by the consortium of
the EU project DICE (dice-h2020.eu).

Dr.-Ing. André van Hoorn
Interim Professor (Prof.-Vertr.)

University of Stuttgart, Inst. of Software Technology
Reliable Software Systems (RSS) Group
Universitätsstraße 38, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Room: 1.345
Phone:  +49 (0)711 685-88-252, Fax: -472
E-Mail: van.hoorn at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

http://kieker-monitoring.net/, http://research.spec.org/

QUDOS 2016: 2nd International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps
 Saarbrücken, Germany, July 21, 2016, co-locataed with ISSTA 2016
 http://qudos2016.fortiss.org/ (Submission deadline April 22, 2016)

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