Call for workshop papers

Call for ISSRE 2019 Workshop Papers

The following 7 workshops co-located with ISSRE 2019 are open for submissions:

 

  • 1st International Workshop on Governing Adaptive and Unplanned Systems of Systems (GAUSS 2019)
  • The IEEE International Workshop on Debugging and Repair (IDEAR 2019)
  • The Third International Workshop on Software Faults (IWSF’19)
  • The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA 2019)
  • Workshop on Software Hardware Interaction Faults (SHIFT 2019)
  • The 11th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2019)
  • The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Software Certification (WoSoCer 2019)

 

You can find below details about these workshops. Please refer to their websites for more information about paper submission guidelines, updated deadlines, etc.

Workshop paper submission deadline: July 28th, 2019

NOTE: This date is only indicative - please refer to individual workshop webpages for information about deadlines.

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1st International Workshop on Governing Adaptive and Unplanned Systems of Systems (GAUSS 2019)

https://gauss2019.disim.univaq.it

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on the design, development, and validation of System of Systems (SoSs), with specific emphasis on the quality attributes that SoSs must satisfy, such as reliability, security, resilience. 

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Topics of Interest
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The list of relevant topics includes (but is not limited to):
⁃ Models of functional and nonfunctional requirements, context and governance policies to support integration of SoS 
⁃ Methods for architecture synthesis, coordination and adaptation patterns 
⁃ Techniques for extracting behavior models from streams of continuous observations 
⁃ Online V&V techniques for functional and non-functional assessment and dependability 
⁃ Context-awareness and context-aware adaptation techniques 
⁃ Reconfiguration and optimization techniques 
⁃ Self-* mechanisms 
⁃ Applications of Systems of Systems 
⁃ Distributed Software Engineering: strategies, processes and methods 
⁃ SoS experiences, case studies, and industrial perspectives 
⁃ Knowledge management and Decision-making process in SoS 

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Workshop Format
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The workshop will feature keynotes, presentations and discussion sessions.


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Submission and Publication
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GAUSS 2019 offers two submission tracks:

⁃ Long:    up to 8 pages (with reference)
⁃ Short:   up to 4 pages (with reference)

As contributions, we expect early research results about the aforementioned topics, descriptions of problems, case studies, experience reports or solutions related to the topics of interest. We also strongly encourage the submission of comparative studies and benchmarks of existing approaches in one of the topics. Short papers can also describe tool demonstrations or position papers. 

Papers that describe use cases or novel approaches can be accompanied by concrete artifacts, such as models (requirements, design, analysis, transformation, composition, etc.), stored in a public repository. 

All submissions have to follow the IEEE format (IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines) and must be submitted electronically in PDF format via Easychair (https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=issre2019). 

All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee. Long papers will be evaluated concerning novelty, correctness, significance, readability, and alignment with the workshop call. Short papers will be evaluated primarily concerning the validity and the ability to generate discussion (even controversy), as well as alignment with the workshop call. Furthermore, all submissions must be original work and must not have been previously published or being under review elsewhere.

The accepted papers will be published as IEEE online proceedings and indexed in DBLP and Scopus.

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Important Dates
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⁃ Workshop paper submission deadline: July 28th, 2019
⁃ Workshop paper notification to authors: August 25th, 2019
⁃ Camera ready papers:          September 8th, 2019

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Organization committee
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⁃ Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - Italy
⁃ Francesco Gallo, Università dell'Aquila - Italy
⁃ Leonardo Mariani, Università di Milano - Bicocca - Italy
⁃ Davide Rossi, Università di Bologna - Italy
⁃ Barbara Russo, Libera Università di Bolzano - Italy
⁃ Eugenio Zimeo, Università del Sannio - Italy

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Program Committee
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⁃ Marco Autili, Universita’ dell’Aquila - Italy
⁃ Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano - Italy 
⁃ Steffen Becker, University of Stuttgart - Germany
⁃ Radu Calinescu, University of York - UK
⁃ Mariano Ceccato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Italy 
⁃ Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology - Austria
⁃ Antonio Filieri, Imperial College London - UK
⁃ Frank Pallas, TU Berlin - Germany
⁃ Andrea Polini, University of Camerino - Italy
⁃ Stefano Russo, University of Naples Federico II - Italy
⁃ Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University - Sweden
⁃ Meng Sun, Peking University - China
⁃ Paolo Tonella, Università della Svizzera Italiana - Switzerland
⁃ Apostolos Zarras, University of Ioannina - Greece

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The IEEE International Workshop on Debugging and Repair (IDEAR 2019)

https://s2rs2.iyte.edu.tr/idear19/

The goal of the IDEAR Workshop is to highlight the most pressing challenges and innovative solutions associated with program debugging and repair, especially with respect to software business, methodolo¬gies, techniques, environments, and human factors. Industry experi¬ence reports and empirical studies are also welcome. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest advancements and identify further challenges that must be overcome.

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Topics of Interest
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The workshop welcomes submissions that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Strategies for effective and efficient program debugging, fault localization, and repair
- Challenges and emerging techniques in the debugging and repair of large scale real-life software and domain-specific applications
- Continuous integration
- Debugging, fault localization and repair of multi-{core, process, or threaded} pro¬grams
- Open-source-based benchmarking infrastructures
- Empirical studies, experience reports and industrial best practices
- Impacts of software business, human factors, programming lan¬guages, and tool environments on program debugging and repair
- Integrating debugging and repair with other software development and maintenance activities
- Social aspects of program debugging and repair
- Software risk analysis and cost estimation for fault localization, program repair, and related social interactions
- Transitioning from research to practice
- Pedagogical models for effective teaching of debugging and repair

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Submissions and Publication
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Submit original papers (not published or submitted elsewhere) with a maximum of 8 pages. Include the paper title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Both research papers and industry experience reports are welcome. All submissions must be written in English, following the IEEE confer¬ence proceedings format, and uploaded through the workshop submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=issre2019. Each submission will be reviewed by three PC members. Paper selection is based on originality, technical contribution, presentation, and relevance to IDEAR.

At least one author of each accepted paper (including panelists’ position statements) must register with the full fee and present at the workshop in order for the paper to be included in the Proceedings of ISSRE 2019 Workshops. Accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and indexed by all the abstracting and indexing partners (such as EI Compendex).

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Important Dates
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- July 28, 2019    Submission deadline
- August 25, 2019 Notification to authors 
- September 8, 2019 Camera-ready copies 
- October 28, 2019 IDEAR Workshop

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Program Chairs
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- Fevzi Belli Paderborn University, Germany
- Tugkan Tuglular Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

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Program Committee
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- W. Eric Wong (chair) University of Texas at Dallas, USA
- T.H. Tse (chair) The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Hira Agrawal Applied Communication Sciences, USA
- W.K. Chan City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- James A. Jones University of California, Irvine, USA
- Franz Wotawa Graz University of Technology, Austria

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The Third International Workshop on Software Faults (IWSF’19)

https://users.encs.concordia.ca/~abdelw/iwsf19/

The International Workshop on Software Faults (IWSF) aims to open the debate of software faults from various perspective while focusing on industrial systems. The objective is to share ideas and thoughts on enhancing software quality, while reducing the cost of detecting faults that cause system failures. This third edition of the workshop focuses on the challenges that industry faces when dealing with faults. For example, it is still not clear how we can group faults and relate them to run-time system failures to facilitate diagnostic and repair. In addition, fault detection remains a human intensive task. Artificial intelligence techniques that can automate the process of detecting and handling faults are needed.  

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Topics of Interest
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- Relationship between run-time crashes and fault types
- Relationship between faults, defects, anomalies and bugs
- Fault diagnosis techniques across industry sectors
- Fault management processes
- Domain specific faults
- Artificial intelligence and fault detection and prediction
- Anomaly detection in execution trace/run time logs
- Metrics and measurements, and estimation
- Supporting tools and automation
- Faults in emerging domains such as cloud computing and IoT
- Industry best practices

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Submissions and Publication
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The page limit papers is up to 8 pages. Both full-length and short papers (e.g., papers reporting ongoing projects and prospective ideas, up to 4 pages) are welcome. All papers should be submitted as PDF files following the IEEE two-column proceedings format. We recommend that you embed fonts whenever possible to improve portability. We also strongly recommend you print the file and review it for integrity (fonts, symbols, equations, etc.) before submitting it. Papers that exceed the page limits specified above, are outside the scope of the workshop, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected.

Please submit through Easychair.

Accepted peer-reviewed papers will be included in a supplemental volume of the ISSRE conference proceedings, and published by the IEEE Computer Society on IEEE Xplore

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Important Dates
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- Paper submission deadline: July 29th, 2019
- Notification to authors: August 25th, 2019
- Camera ready papers: September 8th, 2019

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Program Chairs
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- Wahab Hamou-Lhadj, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
- Alf Larsson, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden

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The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Reliability and Security Data Analysis (RSDA 2019)

http://www.dessert.unina.it/RSDA2019/

RSDA is a well-established venue that aims to gather high-quality papers on reliability and security data analysis. The workshop follows its three past successful editions held at DSN 2016, ISSRE 2014, and DSN 2013. RSDA is a friendly and lively forum to stimulate scientific research and practice on reliability and security data. Both research papers and industry experience reports are welcome in any application area, domain and topic of RSDA listed below. We warmly invite you to visit the workshop webpage to learn more.

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Topics of Interest
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The workshop addresses the following topics:

- Event logs and security-related data collection, processing and management;
- Monitoring and analysis of resource utilization metrics;
- Dependability and security monitoring, measurement and modeling;
- Anomaly detection;
- Analysis of attacks, defenses, and countermeasures;
- Adversarial machine learning:
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM);
- Data visualization;
- Intrusion detection and prevention;
- Denial-of-Service and botnet analysis, detection, and mitigation;
- Application security status monitoring;
- Behavior-based fraud and threat detection;
- Insider threat and functional misuse detection;
- Error/Failure detection and characterization;
- Failure prediction and recovery techniques;
- Failure data analysis and field studies;
- Fault and intrusion tolerance;
- Dependability and security forensics;
- Generation of synthetic data sets for benchmarking dependability/security techniques;
- Dependability and security analysis of large datasets and production systems.

Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to:

- Application dependability and security;
- Distributed, parallel, clustered and grid systems;
- Critical infrastructures protection;
- Cloud;
- Mobile systems and services;
- Middleware, database and transactional systems;
- Operating systems;
- Web-based information systems.

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Submissions and Publication
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Submissions must not exceed 6 pages; they must be written in English and adhere to the double column
IEEE conference style format. Submissions must be made electronically and imply the willingness of at
least one of the authors to register and attend the workshop, if accepted.

The papers accepted at RSDA will be included in the ISSRE 2019 Supplemental Proceedings
as well as in the ISSRE-W volume on IEEE Xplore as workshop papers.

Submission link and instructions are available at the webpage http://dessert.ddns.net/RSDA2019/

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Important Dates
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Paper Submission: July 28, 2019
Notification: August 25, 2019
Camera Ready: September 8, 2019

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Workshop Chairs
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- Marcello Cinque, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, ITA
- Almerindo Graziano, Silensec, UK
- Dongseong Kim, The University of Queensland, AUS
- Antonio Pecchia, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, ITA

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Web Chair
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Raffaele Della Corte, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, ITA

For any information please send an email to antonio.pecchia@unina.it.

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Workshop on Software Hardware Interaction Faults (SHIFT 2019)

www.shiftworkshop.net

The goal of the first Workshop on Software Hardware Interaction Faults (SHIFT 19) is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in various areas of software and hard- ware engineering to reason about the Hardware-Software interaction, concept of faults and malicious behavior, share results and ongoing work, and foster collaborations. 

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Topics of Interest
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The main theme is identification and reporting on malicious and faulty hardware-software interactions of systems, especially in the context of Cyber Physical Systems. The workshop has multiple topics of interest but not restricted to: 
- Fault diagnosis, analysis, detection and prediction. Especially at the borders of hardware and software. 
- Fault tolerance and resilience of hardware and soft- ware systems.  
- Tools and automation for analysis of hardware-software interactions. 
- Dynamic software upgrades in Cyber-Physical Systems (not restricted):

- Development of methods for detecting faulty hardware -software interactions.
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Development of architectures that mitigate the risks of faulty components (combination of hardware and software) due to malicious or faulty software.
- Compatibility predictions of hardware-software integration. How a system should monitor and detect introduction of new hardware or software components.
- Development of methods that enable discovering of malicious behavior of software components in interaction with virtual entities in a simulated environment. 

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Submissions and Publication
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We welcome relevant contributions in the form of ongoing research papers presenting promising work in progress with at least some preliminary results in related topics (up to 6 pages). Authors are invited to submit high quality unpublished re- search work describing the results of theoretical and experimental research in identification and reporting on malicious and faulty hardware-software interactions of systems, in the context of Cyber Physical Systems. All the accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Papers must be written in English and be formatted ac- cording to the IEEE authoring guidelines. Submissions are handled via EasyChair system. 

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Important Dates
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Paper submission deadline: July 28th, 2019 
Paper notification to authors: August 25th, 2019 
Camera ready papers: September 8th, 2019 

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Organizing Committee
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Oum-El-Kheir Aktouf (Grenoble INP, France) 
Emilia Cioroaica (Fraunhofer-IESE, Germany) 
Alf Larsson (Ericsson AB, Sweden) 

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Publicity Chair
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Annabelle Mercier (University of Grenoble Alpes, France) 

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Web Chair
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Stanislav Chren (Masaryk University, Czechia) 

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The 11th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2019)

http://wosar2019.buaa.edu.cn/

WoSAR is the premier international venue to discuss the recent advances and discoveries in theoretical and practical aspects of software aging and rejuvenation research. In this year, we encourage submissions targeting interdisciplinary research, in particular those listed in the topics of interest.

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Topics of Interest
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This call for papers addresses all researchers and practitioners with an interest about performance and dependability degradation of software systems. Topics addressed in the workshop include but are not limited to:

- Progressive degradation of performability / availability / reliability / scalability / “-ilities” in software systems.
- Modeling and characterization of the software aging phenomenon.
- Design and evaluation of rejuvenation techniques.
- Analysis of aging-related faults/bugs, errors, and failures.
- Software test strategies for detecting aging-related bugs.
- Monitoring and detection of software aging effects (e.g., memory leaks, database index fragmentation, unterminated processes/threads, accrual of round-off errors, ...).
- New classes of software aging effects.
- Software aging and rejuvenation in Big Data and IoT Apps.
- Software aging and rejuvenation applied to anomaly detection and security intrusions.
- Prognostics and Health Management (PHM).
- Environment dependent bugs and their mitigation techniques.
- Metrics for software performance and degradation.
- Fault localization and testing for aging-related bugs.
- Machine learning techniques for aging-related bugs.
- Tools for detection and repair of memory leaks.
- Analytical, empirical, and experimental studies of any of the above topics.

For all the above topics, WoSAR is a unique forum to discuss the software aging and rejuvenation impacts on systems from different domains of applicability such as: Cloud computing, Mobile, Embedded, Medical, Cyber-physical, SCADA, Smart Cities, Transportation, Telecommunication, Military, System of systems, Databases, High Performance Computing, Software Defined Networks, and others.

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Submissions and Publication
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Authors are invited to submit high quality unpublished research work describing the results of theoretical and experimental software aging and rejuvenation research. All the accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Papers must be written in English and be formatted according to the IEEE authoring guidelines. Full papers should not exceed seven pages in IEEE style. Paper submission will be done electronically through EasyChair.

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Important Dates
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- Paper submission Dealine: July 21th, 2019
- Paper Notification: August 25th, 2019
- Camera ready papers: September 8th, 2019

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Honorary General Co-Chairs:
Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
General Co-Chairs:
Alberto Avritzer, eSulabSolutions, USA
Zheng Zheng, Beihang University, China

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Kalyan Vaidyanathan, BAE Systems, USA
Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan

Publication Co-Chairs:
Fumio Machida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Javier Alonso, Amazon, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Rivalino Matias, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil
Vasilis Koutras, University of the Aegean, Greece
Junjun Zheng, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Finance Co-Chairs:
Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University, Germany
Sandip HomChaudhuri, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. San Jose, USA
Web Master:
Xiaoting Du, Beihang University, China

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University, Germany
Alberto Avritzer, eSulabSolutions, USA
Agapios Platis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
Domenico Cotroneo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Daniel Sadoc Menasché, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fumio Machida, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan
Javier Alonso, Amazon.com, USA
Jinghui Li, Huawei, China
Jianwen Xiang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Junjun Zheng, Ritsumeikan University, China
Kenji Kono, Keio University, Japan
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Kalyan Vaidyanathan, BAE Systems, USA
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany
Lance Fiondella, University of Massachusetts, USA
Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Michael Grottke, GfK SE, Germany
Manoj Nambiar, Infosys, India
Nuno Silva, Critical Software SA, Portugal
Paulo Maciel, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Rivalino Matias, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
Roberto Natella, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Roberto Pietrantuono, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Sandip Homchaudhuri, Qualcomm Technologies Inc (QTI), USA
Stefano Russo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Vasilis Koutras, University of the Aegean, Greece
Veena Mendiratta, Bell Labs, Nokia, USA
Zheng Zheng, Beihang University, China

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The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Software Certification (WoSoCer 2019)

The WoSoCer workshop is a forum to discuss novel solutions for the assessment and certification of software in critical systems, and to promote their adoption through industrial and academic research projects.
The workshop welcomes contributions related to any area of critical software systems and certification. In addition, this edition of the workshop encourages contributions to a special theme currently of high relevance: the certification for railway software systems of the future (including automatic train operation, predictive maintenance, railways software security, etc.). 

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Topics of Interest
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Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Certification and assurance of systems and services

- Certification of software for emerging technological trends, including dynamic, autonomic, large-scale, and distributed systems

- Certification of third-party components, software reuse, and open-source software across systems and services

- Certification and best practices of software development processes in safety- and security-critical domains

- Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of system dependability and resilience

- Economics of certification and standards

- Adoption of emerging technologies and best practices in safety- and security-critical domains

- Open issues, practical experiences, and real-world case studies

- Cross-fertilization between safety and security certification and standards

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Submissions and Publication
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We invite original research papers discussing ideas and novel approaches in the area of software certification and dependability.

Papers must be submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file through the EasyChair website: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=issre2019 

The page limit papers is up to 8 pages. Both full-length and short papers (e.g., papers reporting ongoing projects and prospective ideas, up to 4 pages) are welcome. Papers must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Format Guidelines. We recommend that you embed fonts whenever possible to improve portability. We also strongly recommend you print the file and review it for integrity (fonts, symbols, equations, etc.) before submitting it. Papers that exceed the page limits specified above, are outside the scope of the workshop, or do not follow the formatting guidelines will be rejected. 

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by program committee members, with the objective of having at least three reviews for each paper. The best papers will be accepted and included in the workshop program according to the following criteria: relevance of the addressed topic to the scope of the workshop; novelty of the proposed contribution; technical relevance and practicality of presented ideas; relevance of case studies and of results for the industrial community; writing, presentation accuracy and style.

Accepted papers will be published in a supplemental volume of the ISSRE conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, and will appear on IEEE Xplore, provided that at least one author of each accepted paper registers for the ISSRE conference and presents the paper at the workshop.

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Important Dates
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July 28, 2019: Paper submission

August 25, 2019: Paper notification

September 8, 2019: Camera ready

October 28 - 31, 2019: Workshop

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Program Chair
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Luigi De Simone, Federico II U. of Naples, Italy

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Steering Committee
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Homa Alemzadeh, University of Virginia, USA

Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Roberto Natella, Federico II U. of Naples, Italy

Nuno Silva, CRITICAL Software S.A., Portugal

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