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

Tomas Bures bures at d3s.mff.cuni.cz
Fri Jan 4 21:19:20 CET 2019

                               --- CALL FOR PAPERS ---

(In conjunction with ICSE 2019, May 25 – May 31, 2019, Montreal, Canada)

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 
environmental uncertainty, 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 at bringing 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’19 are: (1) trustworthiness of sCPS, (2) 
intelligence of sCPS, and (3) analysis of sCPS.

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 complexity and 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 

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 sCPS
- Distributed algorithms, monitoring and control
- Smart networking and 5G in sCPS
- Timing aspects and timing analysis of sCPS
- Handling emergent behavior in sCPS
- Machine learning approaches for 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 1, 2019
Notification of authors: March 1, 2019
Camera-ready copies: March 15, 2019
Workshop: May 28, 2019

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 ACM formatting instructions.
Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2019 Workshop Proceedings 
in the ACM 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 2019. The official publication date affects the 
deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Papers are to be submitted via EasyChair: 



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


Yuvraj Agarwal (CMU, USA)
Paris Avgeriou (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Steffen Becker (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Nelly Bencomo (Aston University, UK)
Stefan Biffl (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Wolfgang Boehm (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Johann Bourcier (Universite de Rennes 1 / IRISA / INRIA, France)
Radu Calinescu (University of York, UK)
Jan Carlson (Mälardalen University, Sweden)
Sagar Chaki (Mentor Graphics, USA)
Ivica Crnkovic (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Rogério de Lemos (University of Kent, UK)
Nicholas D'Ippolito (Univ. of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Schahram Dustdar (TU Wien, Austria)
Antonio Filieri (Imperial College London, UK)
Ilias Gerostathopoulos (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Holger Giese (Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, 
Rodolfo Haber (Center for Automation and Robotics, UPM-CSIC, Spain)
Fuyuki Ishikawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Gabor Karsai (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Mark Klein (SEI/CMU, USA)
Filip Krikava (University Lille 1 / LIFL Inria Lille - Nord Europe, 
Luka Lednicki (ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden)
Marin Litoiu (York University, Canada)
Martina Maggio (Lund University, Sweden)
Torvald Mårtensson (Saab AB, Sweden)
Gabriel Moreno (SEI/CMU, USA)
Henry Muccini (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
Bashar Nuseibeh (The Open University, UK & Lero, Ireland)
Patrizio Pelliccione (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Holger Pfeifer (fortiss, Germany)
Rick Rabiser (Christian Doppler Lab. MEVSS, Johannes Kepler University 
Linz, Austria)
Wolfgang Renz (HAW Hamburg, Germany)
Ivan Ruchkin (CMU, USA)
Ina Schieferdecker (Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin, Germany)
Heinz Schmidt (RMIT, Australia)
Lionel Seinturier (University of Lille, France)
Vitor E. Silva Souza (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
Ingo Stierand (OFFIS e.V., Germany)
Jagadish Suryadevara (Mälardalens University, Västerås, Sweden)
Bedir Tekinerdogan (Wageningen University, Netherlands)
Catia Trubiani (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
Christos Tsigkanos (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Petr Tuma (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Marcel Verhofer (European Space Agency, Netherlands)
Andreas Vogelsang (TU Berlin, Germany)
Thorsten Weyer (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Constantin Zamfirescu (Univ. of Sibiu, Romania)
Steffen Zschaler (King's College London, UK)

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