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

Tomas Bures bures at d3s.mff.cuni.cz
Thu Jan 11 19:51:17 CET 2018

                               --- CALL FOR PAPERS ---

(In conjunction with ICSE 2018, May 27 - June 3, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden)


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’18 are: (1) social aspects of sCPS, (2) 
diversity and cooperation in sCPS, and (3) analysis and enforcement of 
quality properties.

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’18 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 CPS
•    Distributed algorithms, monitoring and control
•    Smart networking and 5G in CPS
•    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: February 5, 2018
Notification of authors: March 5, 2018
Camera-ready copies: March 19, 2018
Workshop: May 27, 2018

We solicit four types of submissions:
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.
Position papers and future-trends papers, describing ongoing research, 
new results, and future emerging trends. This type of submissions is 
limited to 4 pages.
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.
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 2018 Format and Submission Guidelines.
Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2018 Workshop Proceedings 
in the ACM. 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 2018. 
The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent 
filings related to published work.
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sescps2018



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


Stefan Biffl (TU Vienna, Austria)
Steffen Becker (TU Chemnitz, Germany)
Nelly Bencomo (Aston University, UK)
Wolfgang Böhm (TU Munich, Germany)
Johann Bourcier (University of Rennes 1, France)
Radu Calinescu (York University, UK)
Jan Carlson (Mälardalen University, Sweden)
Sagar Chaki (SEI, USA)
Rogerio de Lemos (University of Kent, UK)
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)
Henry Muccini (University of L’Aquila)
Bashar Nuseibeh (Open University, UK)
Patrizio Pelliccione (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Rick Rabiser (JKU Linz, Austria)
Wolfgang Renz (HAW Hamburg, Germany)
Ina Schieferdecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany)
Lionel Seinturier (University of Lille 1, France)
Vitor E. Silva Souza (Univ. of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Ingo Stierand (Oldenburg University, Germany)
Bedir Tekinerdogan (Wageningen Univ., Netherlands)
Catia Trubiani (GSSI, Italy)
Christos Tsigkanos (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Petr Tuma (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Andreas Vogelsang (TU Berlin, Germany)
Thorsten Weyer (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

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