IWSC 2013: The 10th IEEE International Workshop on Software Cybernetics
Held in conjunction with COMPSAC, the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software & Applications - July 22-26, 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
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Goal of the WorkshopWith the advent of service-oriented computing, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, and many other emerging computing, communication and control technologies, software systems are required to be more and more autonomic, self-organized, evolutionary and collaborative. The effectiveness of software technology and the quality of generated software have ever greater impact on products and services, economic activities, defense, scientific research and social life. This is particularly true as software tends to be services and operate in open and volatile environments, such as the Internet. In order to achieve the objective that software can serve well in dynamic environments with changing user requirements, the software must be adaptive based on the external input and feedback of the application physical system.
Theme and Scope of the WorkshopThis workshop, the 10th International Workshop on Software Cybernetics, which has been held in conjunction with the annual international Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) since 2004, will focus on the Software as a Control System (SaaCS) and the principles underlying their engineering methodologies and techniques. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange new research results, identify future research problems, and report the current best practices in the industry.
Tentative list of topics of emphasis will include, but not limited to, the following:
• Modeling of cyber-physical systems for critical applications
• Formalization and quantification of feedback and self-adaptive control mechanisms in software
• Adaptation of control theory principles to software processes and systems
• Integration of software, networking and control engineering to achieve adaptive software
• Situation-aware, self-adaptive, self-managing, and learning software
• Dynamic decision-making methods for requirement engineering
• Feedback control in fault-tolerant computing and security
• Adaptive testing and test case generation
• Control of adaptive software rejuvenation
• Relationship between simulation and controllability
• Adaptive system design and architecture
• Modeling of evolving environments and dynamic situations
• Web services modeling, testing and evaluation
• Practice and experience of SaaCS
• Machine learning for software engineering and QoS control
• Use of cybernetic theory in application and systems software
SubmissionPapers must be submitted electronically via the IWSC 2013 Submission Page.
Follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/submission.
All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers can be submitted as regular papers (six pages), and the acceptance will depend on reviewer feedback. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013) by the IEEE CS Press. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.