Associated with the 7th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC)
and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), August 24-28 2009.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submission is closed! Refer to Papers & Program.
22 sep 2009: Added pdf's of Papers and Presentations
25 aug 2009: Nice day in Amsterdam
06 jul 2009: Accepted Papers and Program added
22 may 2009: Deadline Extension, submission deadline now June 3rd, 2009
Modern ICT solutions are often highly distributed and dynamic systems-of-systems (SoS). They provide critical backbone infrastructure for organizations, and are, therefore, increasingly subjected to stringent availability and dependability requirements. Availability implies that SoS must be reconfigured, updated, and otherwise maintained during runtime while retaining their overall operational integrity. This requires that much of the adaptation, integration, configuration and testing activities typically performed offline, during development time, now have to be done on-line, during runtime.
Current component-based runtime platforms such as Service Oriented Architectures realize the technological foundations for runtime reconfiguration and evolution. However, software engineering methodology has not kept pace with the rapid leap forward in platform technology, so that adequate methods, techniques and tools for managing runtime integration and evolution are not yet available. Such methodology comprises component adaptation, reconfiguration, integration and acceptance testing, health monitoring, fault diagnosis, and reliability assessment for the running system. This workshop is intended to discuss and address the challenges and pitfalls that are raised through runtime integration and evolution and associated methods, techniques, and tools, required to build and maintain highly distributed, dynamic and adaptable ICT infrastructures.
Goals and Topics of Interest
The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers from academia and practitioners
from industry together, who are interested in the domain of runtime software integration
and evolution. Papers in the following topics are solicited for this workshop:
Runtime Software/Component Adaptation and Updating
Runtime Software/Component Replacement and Reconfiguration
Runtime/Built-in Component Integration and Acceptance Testing
Runtime Software/System Debugging
Runtime Software/System Fault Diagnosis and Health Monitoring
Runtime Software/System Reliability Engineering
Runtime Software/System Security Engineering
Tool support for Runtime Integration and Evolution
Middleware support (SOA, Component Platforms, Publish/Subscribe, etc.) for Runtime Integration and Evolution
Methods, techniques, tools and middleware support for Runtime Integration and Evolution
Case studies from industry where Runtime Integration and Evolution is relevant
Problem statements from industry on the aforementioned topics
Emphasis is on performing all these integration and evolution techniques during
runtime. Submissions must clearly motivate why the techniques proposed can only
be applied during runtime.
Three types of papers are solicited:
Long paper: eight (8) page (max) papers presenting ongoing research on the topics
Short paper: four (4) page (max) position paper presenting preliminary work, or
demonstrations of tools and platform support for runtime integration and
Industry Challenges paper: four (4) page (max) problem statement from the
relevant domains; at least one author should have an affiliation with
All contributions will be published with copyright in the ACM Digital Library.
The content of the contributions must be original. Any portion of the contribution
submitted to this workshop must not have been previously published or accepted for
publication, nor can it be under consideration elsewhere during the review period.
Papers must be submitted as PDF and adhere to the ACM proceedings format.
Papers must not exceed their designated page length, including all text,
references, appendices, and figures.
Papers must be submitted without any author names or affiliations, using
the Easychair submission system.
Papers will be blind-reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee.
At least one of the authors of each accepted paper has to register and present
the paper at the workshop.