[ecoop-info] CFP International Workshop on Software Engineering for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (SEsCPS)

Tomas Bures bures at d3s.mff.cuni.cz
Tue Jan 3 12:36:56 CET 2017

                               --- CALL FOR PAPERS ---

(In conjunction with ICSE 2017, May 20-28, 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina)


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, smart manufacturing). 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’17 are: (1) model-based engineering of 
secure, reliable and resilient sCPS, (2) engineering processes for sCPS, 
and (3) consequences of smartness of CPS and emergence in system of 
systems context.

The workshop will be highly interactive, involving participants with and 
without accepted paper. The workshop will center presentations and group 
discussions on 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 
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’17 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
- Assurance for sCPS
- Scalability and evolvability of sCPS
- Convergence of sCPS, IoT and cloud
- 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 20, 2017
Notification of authors: Feb 17, 2017
Camera-ready copies: Feb 27, 2017
Workshop: May 21, 2017

We solicit four 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 papers and future-trends papers, describing ongoing 
research, new results, and future emerging trends. This type of 
submissions is limited to 4 pages.

3. Demos from academic or industrial environments, that may range from 
early prototypes (that support research) to pre-commercialized products 
(that demonstrate advances to the state of the practice). Demos papers 
should include a link to the demo material and are limited to 4 pages.

4. 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 presented at the workshop by one of the authors. Workshop papers 
must follow the ICSE 2017 Format and Submission Guidelines.

Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2017 Workshop Proceedings 
in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries. The official publication date of 
the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available 
in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to 
the first day of ICSE 2017. The official publication date affects the 
deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sescps2017



Tomas Bures (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Danny Weyns (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Bradley Schmerl (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
John Fitzgerald (Newcastle University, UK)


Steffen Becker (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
Nelly Bencomo (Aston University, UK)
Johann Bourcier (University of Rennes 1, France)
Radu Calinescu (York University, UK)
Sagar Chaki (SEI, USA)
Nicolas D’Ippolito (Univ. of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Dionisio de Niz (SEI, USA)
Antonio Filieri (Imperial College London, UK)
Ilias Gerostathopoulos (TU Munich, Germany)
Holger Giese (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany)
Rodolfo E. Haber (UPM-CSIC, Spain)
Gabor Karsai  (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Mark Klein (SEI, USA)
Filip Krikava (University of Lille 1, France)
Martina Maggio (Lund University, Sweden)
Henry Muccini (University of L’Aquila)
Maurizio Murroni (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Patrizio Pelliccione (Chalmers University, Sweden)
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)
Eduardo Tovar (CISTER-ISEP, Portugal)
Christos Tsigkanos (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Petr Tuma (Charles University, Czech Republic)

More information about the ecoop-info mailing list