Call for Participation: SEAMS 2017

Call for Participation

The 12th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2017), Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 22-23

Collocated with the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017)

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 1st April 2017

Self-adaptation and self-management are key objectives in many modern and emerging software systems, including the industrial internet of things, cyber-physical systems, cloud computing, and mobile computing. These systems must be able to adapt themselves at run time to preserve and optimize their operation in the presence of uncertain changes in their operating environment, resource variability, new user needs, attacks, intrusions, and faults.

Approaches to complement software-based systems with self-managing and self-adaptive capabilities are an important area of research and development, offering solutions that leverage advances in fields such as software architecture, fault-tolerant computing, programming languages, robotics, and run-time program analysis and verification. Additionally, research in this field is informed by related areas like biologically-inspired computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, control systems, and agent-based systems. The SEAMS symposium focuses on applying software engineering to these approaches, including methods, techniques, and tools that can be used to support self-* properties like self-adaptation, self-management, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-configuration.

Now in its 12th year, SEAMS has become the focal point for software engineering research in self-adaptive and self-managing systems. Bringing together researchers and practitioners, it continues to provide a setting in which important new results and techniques are presented, emerging problems are identified, and synergies across different approaches are explored. Additionally, the conference includes opportunities to present and promote artifacts that help to provide a common basis for comparison and for further research. Artifacts include model problems and exemplars, publically available tools, frameworks, and data repositories.

This year’s symposium also continued to see a trend of receiving papers describing applications and exemplars of adaptive and self-managing systems, and we hope that these will serve as a community resource for comparative evaluation of SEAMS research in the years to come. Together with the increased number of artifact papers accepted in the program, we suggest that this may be a reflection of the increased maturity of the field. In designing the program for the symposium, we have focused on grouping papers with shared or related themes, mixing in the process both research papers and artifact papers in the same sessions.


Full papers
(1) Eric Lloyd, Shihong Huang and Emmanulle Tognoli. Improving Human-in-the-Loop Adaptive Systems Using Brain-Computer Interaction
(2) Gabriel A. Moreno, Alessandro Vittorio Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Angelopoulos, Javier Cámara Moreno and Bradley Schmerl. Comparing Model-Based Predictive Approaches to Self-Adaptation: CobRA and PLA
(3) Stepan Shevtsov, Danny Weyns and Martina Maggio. Handling New and Changing Requirements with Guarantees in Self-Adaptive Systems using SimCA*
(4) Yasuyuki Tahara, Akihiko Ohsuga and Shinichi Honiden. Formal Verification of Dynamic Evolution Processes of UML Models Using Aspects
(5) Antoine Antoine and Axel van Lamsweerde. Runtime Monitoring and Resolution of Probabilistic Obstacles to System Goals
(6) Gustavo Sousa, Walter Rudametkin and Laurence Duchien. Extending Dynamic Software Product Lines with Temporal Constraints
(7) Gabriel A. Moreno, Sagar Chaki, Ofer Strichman and Radislav Vaisman. Decision-Making with Cross-Entropy for Self-Adaptation
(8) Peter Pilgerstorfer and Evangelos Pournaras. Self-adaptive Learning in Decentralized Combinatorial Optimization -- A Design Paradigm for Sharing Economies
(9) Oliviero Riganelli, Daniela Micucci and Leonardo Mariani. Policy Enforcement with Proactive Libraries
(10) Pascal Weisenburger, Manisha Luthra, Boris Koldehofe and Guido Salvaneschi. Quality-Aware Runtime Adaptation in Complex Event Processing
(11) Pooyan Jamshidi, Miguel Velez, Christian Kästner, Norbert Siegmund and Prasad Kawthekar. Transfer Learning for Improving Model Predictions in Highly Configurable Software
(12) Cornel Barna, Hamzeh Khazaei, Marios Fokaefs and Marin Litoiu. Delivering Elastic Containerized Cloud Applications to Enable DevOps
(13) Carlos Eduardo Da Silva, José Diego Saraiva Da Silva, Colin Paterson and Radu Calinescu. Self-Adaptive Role-Based Access Control for Business Processes

Short paper
(1) Ashutosh Pandey, Ivan Ruchkin, Bradley Schmerl and Javier Cámara Moreno. Towards a Formal Framework for Hybrid Planning in Self-Adaptation

(1) Bo Zhang, Filip Krikava and Romain Rouvoy. Hadoop-Benchmark: Rapid Prototyping and Evaluation of Self-Adaptive Behaviors in Hadoop Clusters
(2) Martina Maggio, Alessandro Vittorio Papadopoulos, Antonio Filieri and Henry Hoffmann. Self-Adaptive Video Encoder: Comparison of Multiple Adaptation Strategies Made Simple
(3) Filip Krijt, Zbynek Jiracek, Tomas Bures, Petr Hnetynka and Ilias Gerostathopoulos. Intelligent Ensembles – a Declarative Group Description Language and Java Framework
(4) Davi Monteiro Barbosa, Rômulo Gadelha de Moura Lima, Paulo Henrique Mendes Maia and Evilásio Costa Junior. Lotus@Runtime: a tool for runtime monitoring and verification of self-adaptive systems
(5) Simos Gerasimou, Radu Calinescu, Stepan Shevtsov and Danny Weyns. UNDERSEA: An Exemplar for Engineering Self-Adaptive Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
(6) Sanny Schmid, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Christian Prehofer and Tomas Bures. Self-Adaptation Based on Big Data Analytics: A Model Problem and Tool
(7) Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, Gowri Sankar Ramachandran, Danny Weyns and Danny Hughes. DeltaIoT: A Self-Adaptive Internet of Things Exemplar

Siobhán Clarke: How helpful is MAPE? Understanding Multiple Software Paradigms for Adaptation (22 May)
René Doursat: Reconciling architecture and self-organization with morphogenetic engineering (23 May)

More information:

General Chair: David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University
Program Chair: Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University and Lero
Artifact Chair: Javier Cámara, Carnegie Mellon University
Proceedings Chair: Pooyan Jamshidi, Carnegie Mellon University
Local Chair: Nicolás D’Ippolito, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Nelly Bencomo, UK
Gregor Engels, Germany
Rogério de Lemos, UK
David Garlan, USA
Carlo Ghezzi, Italy
Paola Inverardi, Italy
Marin Litoiu (Chair), Canada
Sam Malek, USA
Hausi A. Müller, Canada
John Mylopoulos, Italy
Bashar Nuseibeh, UK & Ireland
Bradley Schmerl, USA

Dalal Alrajeh, UK
Jesper Andersson, Sweden
Rami Bahsoon, UK
Arosha Bandara, UK
Luciano Baresi, Italy
Jacob Beal, USA
Nelly Bencomo, UK
Amel, Bennaceur, UK
Victor Braberman, Argentina
Tomas Bures, Czech Republic
Radu Calinescu, UK
Javier Cámara, USA
Betty Cheng, USA
Siobhán Clarke, Ireland
Rogério de Lemos, UK
Elisabetta di Nitto, Italy
Nicolás D’Ippolito, Argentina
Ada Diaconescu, France
Gregor Engels, Germany
Antonio Filieri, UK
Erik Fredericks, USA
Holger Giese, Germany
Hassan Gomaa, USA
Joel Greenyer, Germany
Mark Harman, UK
Valerie Issarny, France
Pooyan Jamshidi, US
Jean-Marc Jézéquel, France
Samuel Kounev, Germany
Philippe Lalanda, France
Seok–Won Lee, South Korea
Marin Litoiu, Canada
Xiaoxing Ma, China
Martina Maggio, Sweden
Sam Malek, USA
Nenad Medvidovic, USA
Hausi Müller, Canada
Henry Muccini, Italy
John Mylopoulos, Canada
Ingrid Nunes, Brazil
Liliana Pasquale, Ireland
Patrizio Pelliccione, Sweden
Xin Peng, China
David Rosenblum, Singapore
Bradley Schmerl, USA
Hella Seebach, Germany
Amir Molzam Sharifloo, Germany
Vitor Silva Sousa, Brazil
Jan-Philipp Steghöfer, Sweden
Ladan Tahvildari, Canada
Kenji Tei, Japan
Axel van Lamsweerde, Belgium
Giuseppe Valetto, Italy
Mirko Viroli, Italy
Danny Weyns, Belgium
Yijun Yu, UK

Konstantinos Angelopoulos, UK
Nuno Antunes, Portugal
Amel Bennaceur, UK
Javier Cámara, USA (Chair)
Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Germany
Mahmoud Hammad, USA
Muhammad Usman Iftikhar, Sweden
Ashutosh Pandey, USA
Roykrong Sukkerd, USA
Christos Tsigkanos, Italy