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EternalS-WS 2011 : 1st International Workshop on Eternal Systems


When May 3, 2011 - May 3, 2011
Where Budapest, Hungary
Submission Deadline Apr 10, 2011
Notification Due Apr 21, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 27, 2011
Categories    NLP   information retrieval

Call For Papers

1st International Workshop on Eternal Systems (EternalS-WS 11)

May 3, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary

Co-located with the European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition

Sponsored by the European Coordination Action EternalS:
Trustworthy Eternal Systems via Evolving Software, Data and Knowledge


Methods making systems capable of adapting to changes in user requirements
and application domains are key research
ICT areas. Adaptation and evolution depend on several dimensions, e.g., time,
location, and security conditions,
expressing the diversity of the context in which systems operate. A design
based on effective modeling of these dimensions
constitutes a meaningful step towards the realization of Trustworthy Eternal
The first Eternal Systems workshop aims at creating the conditions for mutual
awareness and cross-fertilization among
broad ICT areas such as: Learning Systems for Knowledge Management and
Representation, Software Systems,
Networked Systems and Secure Systems. These share similar objectives such as
adaptation, evolvability and flexibility
for the development of long living and versatile systems. The global analysis
of the above features result in interesting
cross-cutting research topics as for example automatic learning of systems
capable of analyzing knowledge and diversity
with respect to their complex semantic interactions and evolution over time.
Also interesting is the exploitation of formal methods
for the design and networking of adaptive and evolving software systems.
Security policies and fully connected environment
are other fundamental directions of effective present and future systems.

The workshop aims at bringing together experts and stakeholders of the above
technology. To promote discussion and
collaborations among stakeholders paper submissions to the workshop are
welcomed. Contributions that present cross-area
work are particular interesting, such as: (i) diversity awareness &
management, (ii) time awareness & management, and
(iii) self-adaptation & evolution by automatic learning.


The contributions and the outcome of the discussion will be considered for
inclusion in the roadmap that the EternalS
coordination action is designing for the European community:
The roadmap will be an input to the European Community for the definition of
the Work Programme of 2013.


The organizers solicit original submissions from both industry and academic
experts. The topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

(i) Learning Systems for Knowledge/Information Management and Representation
This area concerns with research for the development of machine learning
models with applications mainly in the domain of
natural language processing.
* Practical and theoretical machine learning approaches and architectures
* Knowledge Representation
* Information Extraction
* Information Retrieval
* Data Mining
* Semantic Web
* Speech Processing
* Image processing
* Human Computer Interaction

(ii) Software Systems
* Modeling languages
* Feature description languages
* Software product lines
* Feature-oriented programming
* Delta-oriented programming
* Architectural models of diversity
* Formal Methods
* Software evolution
* Component-based systems

(iii) Networked Systems
This area deals with the connection of networked systems over time, hence
addressing eternal interoperability.
Related topics include but are not limited to:
* Connector theory
* Models@runtime
* Protocol learning
* Protocol synthesis
* Runtime verification & validation
* Model-based monitoring
* Interoperable security, privacy & trust

(iv) Secure Systems
This topic area deals with supporting the supervised evolution of secure
systems from the development, deployment,
and operation perspectives. Research in the context of the so-called Future
Internet is particularly welcome.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
* Requirements engineering and risk assessment for secure and evolvable
* Software architectures for secure and evolvable systems
* Modeling techniques for secure and evolvable systems
* Model-based security techniques for secure and evolvable systems
* Secure programming
* Verification and testing
* Software engineering processes for secure and evolvable systems


Deadline for paper submission: April 10, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2011
Submission of camera-ready: April 27, 2011


To promote discussion and the topics of the workshop, scientific articles are
invited in two different format contributions:
1. full papers of max. 10 pages including references, pictures and tables,
presenting novel research results;
2. short papers of max. 4 pages including references, pictures and tables,
presenting initial ideas and position statements.

The contributions will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee
(single-blind review process) and accepted papers will
be published in the post-proceedings. The selected contributions will appear
in the ACM International Conference Proceedings
(ICP) Series (approval pending). For further details, see

Submissions must follow the format provided at the following link:
They must be sent in PDF by email to
Further, submissions should clearly indicate the
type of contribution (full/short paper) and the topic area, i.e., (i)
Learning Systems for Knowledge Management and Representation,
(ii) Software Systems, (iii) Networked Systems, (iv) Secure Systems or (v)


Anybody interested can participate to the workshop. There is no participation
fee but the attendees should register at the following

Participants to the FET11 conference are very welcome. Further, attendants to
the EternalS workshop are warmly invited to prolong
their stay in Budapest and participate to the FET11 conference.


Workshop Chairs

Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Riccardo Scandariato, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Program Committee (provisional: to be extended)

Roberto Basili, University of Rome Tor Vergara
James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Anna Corazza, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Sergio Di Martino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento
Reiner Hähnle, Chalmers University, Sweden
Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
Richard Johansson, University of Trento, Italy
Paul Lewis, University of Southampton, UK
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S - University of Hannover, Germany
Claudia Niederee, L3S Research Centre, Germany
Julien Masanès, European Archive, France
Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Riccardo Scandariato, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Ina Schaefer, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Bernhard Steffen, TU Dortmund, Germany
Gerhard Weikum, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany

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