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SINTER Workshop

Software Integration and Evolution @ Runtime

Satellite Workshop at ESEC/FSE 2009

Amsterdam, August 25, 2009

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.

Latest News

  • 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
  • 27 apr 2009: Easy Chair Submission is now open (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sinter2009)
  • 07 apr 2009: Added PDF Call for Papers

Background

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 Recon figuration
  • 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.

Submissions

Three types of papers are solicited:

  • Long paper: eight (8) page (max) papers presenting ongoing research on the topics of interest
  • Short paper: four (4) page (max) position paper presenting preliminary work, or demonstrations of tools and platform support for runtime integration and evolution
  • Industry Challenges paper: four (4) page (max) problem statement from the relevant domains; at least one author should have an affiliation with industry

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.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: June 3rd, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: June 19th, 2009
  • Camera ready deadline: June 26th, 2009
  • Workshop date: August 25th, 2009.

Organization and Program Committee

Workshop chairs:

Program Committee:

  • Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim
  • Franck Barbier, University of Pau
  • Michael Borth, Embedded Systems Institute
  • Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Toulouse
  • Christian Bunse, International University of Germany
  • Michel Chaudron, University of Leiden
  • Arjan van Gemund, Delft University of Technology
  • Maurice Glandrup, Thales Netherlands
  • Hans-Gerhard Gross, Delft University of Technology
  • Jozef Hooman, Embedded Systems Institute, Radboud University
  • Marco Lormans, Logica
  • Arjan Mooij, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Rob van Ommering, Philips Research
  • Jan Tretmans, Embedded Systems Institute, Radboud University
  • Eric Piel, Delft University of Technology
  • Marc Voorhoeve, Eindhoven University of Technology

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