CALL FOR PAPERS
2006 Workshop on
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 goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners from many of these diverse areas to discuss the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-adaptive 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.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
The aim of the workshop is to bring together the different communities in software engineering to discuss the state of research and practice of self-adaptive, self-managing, self-healing, self-optimizing, self-configuring, and autonomic software.
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: programming, design and architectural language support for the self-adaptation of software (including exception handling, reflection, and aspect-orientation); algorithms for software self-adaptation; integration mechanisms for self-adaptive systems (including the dynamic synthesis of wrappers for legacy systems); formal notations for modeling and analysis of software self-adaptation, including sound cost-benefit analysis; architectural styles and architecture patterns for supporting self-adaptation; verification and validation of self-adaptive software; mechanisms to determine the runtime state of the system as a prerequisite to determining adaptation alternatives; adaptive components; constraint-based approaches to adaptation and self-organizing systems; evaluation and assurance for self-adaptive systems; decision making techniques for self-adaptive systems; assessing (at runtime) the success of an adaptation and mechanisms for recovering/rolling-back from poor choices; and run-time checks of architectural models.
The following application areas are of particular interest: mobile computing; dependable computing; autonomous robotics; adaptable user interfaces; service-oriented architectures; autonomic computing.
PAPER SUBMISSION DETAILS
We are soliciting research papers and experience reports (up to 7 pages, ACM SIG Proceedings Format), that concisely describe ongoing work, new ideas, experiences, etc. 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 be published in the workshop proceedings that will be distributed with the ICSE conference proceedings.
Submission page: http://cyberchair.acm.org/seamspapers/submit/
deadline: ** 8 February 2006 **