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Call for papers:Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems

Papers are invited in all aspects of software engineering for adaptive systems, for the SEAMS symposium in Hawaii in May 2011. The deadline is now quite close. CALL FOR PAPERS 6th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2011) (Sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE TCSE) Waikiki, Honolulu, USA 23-24 May 2011 THEME An increasingly important requirement for a software-based system is the ability to self-manage by adapting itself at run time to handle changing user needs, system intrusions or faults, a changing operational environment, and resource variability. Such a system must configure and reconfigure itself, augment its functionality, continually optimize itself, protect itself, and recover itself, while keeping its complexity hidden from the user. The topic of self-adaptive and self-managing systems has been studied in a large number of specific areas, including software architectures, fault-tolerant computing, robotics, control systems, programming languages, and biologically-inspired computing. The objective of this symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners from many of these diverse areas to engage in stimulating dialogue regarding the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-adaptive and self-managing systems. Specifically, we intend to focus on the software engineering aspects, including the methods, architectures, algorithms, techniques, and tools that can be used to support dynamic adaptive behavior that includes self-adaptive, self-managing, self-healing, self-optimizing, and self-configuring, and autonomic software. TOPICS OF INTEREST We are interested in submissions from both industry and academia on all topics related to this important area. These include, but are not limited to:

  • formal notations for modeling and analyzing software self-adaptation
  • programming language support for self-adaptation
  • reuse support for self-adaptive systems (e.g., patterns, designs, code, etc.)
  • design and architectural support for the self-adaptation of software
  • algorithms for software self-adaptation
  • integration mechanisms for self-adaptive systems
  • evaluation and assurance for self-* systems (e.g., run-time verification)
  • modeling and analysis of adaptive systems (e.g., run-time models, cost-benefit analysis, architectural styles and patterns, requirements)
  • decision-making strategies for self-adaptive and self-organizing systems support for run-time monitoring (for requirements, design, performance, etc.)
  • model problems and exemplars
The following application areas are of particular interest:
  • mobile computing
  • dependable computing
  • autonomous robotics
  • adaptable user interfaces
  • service-oriented systems
  • autonomic computing
PAPER SUBMISSION DETAILS We are soliciting three types of papers: research papers and experience reports (up to 10 pages, ACM SIG Proceedings Format) and position papers for new ideas (up to 6 pages, ACM SIG Proceedings Format). Research papers should clearly describe the technical contribution and how the work has been validated. Experience reports should describe how an existing technique has been applied to real-world examples, including lessons learned from the experience. New idea papers provide an opportunity to describe novel and promising ideas and/or techniques that might not have been fully validated. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Papers must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. The accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings that will be published as ACM conference proceedings. IMPORTANT DATES Submission deadline: 12th December 2010 Author notification: 15th February 2011 Camera ready copy: 1st March 2011 SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZATION General Chair: Holger Giese, HPI/Univ. of Potsdam, Germany Program Chair: Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University, USA Publicity Chairs: Basil Becker, HPI/Univ. of Potsdam, Germany; Thomas Vogel, HPI/Univ. of Potsdam, Germany Program Committee:
  • Colin Atkinson University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Robert Baillargeon Panasonic Automotive, USA
  • Luciano Baresi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Nelly Bencomo University of Lancaster, UK
  • Yuriy Brun University of Washington, USA
  • Vinny Cahill Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Shang-Wen Cheng Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
  • Simon Dobson University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Gregor Engels University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Cristina Gacek City University, UK
  • David Garlan Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Kurt Geihs University of Kassel, Germany
  • Carlo Ghezzi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Svein Hallsteinsen SINTEF, Norway
  • Paola Inverardi University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • Jean-Marc Jezequel IRISA-INRIA, France
  • Gabor Karsai Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Jeff Magee Imperial College London, UK
  • Nenad Medvidovic University of Southern California, USA
  • John Mylopoulos University of Trento, Italy
  • Hausi Müller University of Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Sooyong Park University of Sogang, S. Korea
  • Anna Perini FBK-IRST, Center for Information
  • Technology, Italy
  • Masoud Sadjadi Florida International University, USA
  • Onn Shehory IBM-Haifa Research, Israel
  • Roy Sterritt University of Ulster, UK
  • Danny Weyns Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Andrea Zisman City University, UK
Steering Committee:
  • Betty H.C. Cheng Michigan State University, USA
  • Rogério de Lemos University of Kent, UK
  • David Garlan Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Holger Giese HPI/Univ. of Potsdam, Germany
  • Marin Litiou York University, Canada
  • Jeff Magee Imperial College London, UK
  • Hausi Müller University of Victoria, Canada
  • Mauro Pezzè University of Lugano, Switzerland, and
  • University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
  • Richard Taylor University of California, Irvine, USA
FURTHER INFORMATION Symposia-related email should be addressed to

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