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SEAMS 2013 : 8th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems


Conference Series : Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems
When May 20, 2013 - May 21, 2013
Where San Francisco, California, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 21, 2013
Notification Due Feb 28, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 25, 2013
Categories    adaptive systems   autonomic computing   software engineering   self-adaptive

Call For Papers

|| SEAMS 2013 ||

8th International Symposium on Software Engineering
for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems

May 20-21, San Francisco, USA

co-located with ICSE 2013


10/01/2013: Deadline Extended! New deadline is January 21st, midnight Samoa Time Zone (UTC-11).

09/01/2013: The first keynote speaker: Joe Hellerstein, Google Inc., Manager, Big Science.

Call for Papers

SEAMS is the leading international forum for presenting and discussing novel
ideas, innovations, trends and experiences in engineering software with
self-managing and self-adaptation features. These key features enable software
systems to adapt at run-time so they can cope with uncertainty. This uncertainty
may be due to changes in their operational environment, variability of
resources, new user needs, intrusions, and faults.

Solutions to complementing software systems with self-managing and self-adaptive
capabilities have been proposed by researchers in many different areas,
including software architecture, fault-tolerant computing, robotics, control
systems, programming languages, run-time program analysis and verification, and
biologically-inspired computing. This symposium focuses on software engineering
aspects, covering methods, techniques, and tools that support the design and
runtime operation of self-adaptive, self-protecting, self-healing,
self-optimizing, and self-configuring software systems.

The symposium's objective is to bring together researchers and practitioners
from many of the diverse areas that have an interest in adaptive software to
investigate, discuss, and examine thoroughly the fundamental principles, state
of the art, and critical challenges of self-adaptive and self-managing systems.

Topics of Interest

We are interested in submissions from both industry and academia on all topics related
to self-adaptive and self-managing systems. These include, but are not limited to:
-- requirements elicitation techniques for self-adaptation
-- programming language support for self-adaptation
-- modeling and analysis of adaptive systems (e.g., run-time models, cost-benefit
analysis and models, etc..)
-- properties of self-adaptive systems
-- reuse support for self-adaptive systems (e.g., patterns, designs, code)
-- design and architectural support for self-adaptation
-- feedback control and algorithms
-- support for run-time monitoring and adaptation mechanisms (for requirements,
design, performance, etc.)
-- software processes for self-adaptive systems
-- software engineering for self-adaptive multi-agent systems
-- self-organizing sysems
-- evaluation, assurance and user-trust for self-* systems
-- verification and validation of self-adaptive and self-managing software
-- decision-making strategies for self-adaptive and self-organizing systems
-- model problems and exemplars
-- experiences with deployed self-adaptive and self-managing systems solving
science, engineering, business and society problems

The following application areas are of particular interest: mobile applications, cloud
computing, resource provisioning and optimization, smart applications and
cyber-physical systems, autonomic computing, problem determination including logging,
analysis and diagnostics, smart user interfaces, service-oriented systems, dependable
computing, autonomous robotics.

Paper Submission Details

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members.
Papers must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere.
Accepted papers will appear in the symposium proceedings that will be published in
the ACM and IEEE digital libraries. SEAMS will recognise the highest quality
submission(s) with a Best Paper Award. Papers should be formatted in IEEE style
(see the ICSE 2013 style guidelines at, and
submitted via Easychair.

We are soliciting four types of papers, as follows:

+ Formal and/or technical papers (≤10 pages): describe original solutions
(theoretical, methodological or conceptual) in the field of Adaptive Software
Systems. A technical paper should clearly describe the situation or problem
tackled, the relevant state of the art, the position or solution suggested and
the potential ‐ or, even better, the evaluated ‐ benefits of the contribution.

+ Evaluation papers (≤10 pages): evaluate existing problem situations or validate
proposed solutions with scientific means, i.e. by empirical studies, experiments,
case studies, simulations, formal analyses, mathematical proofs, surveys, etc.
Scientific reflection on problems and practices in industry also falls into this
category. The topic of the evaluation presented in the paper as well as its causal
or logical properties must be clearly stated. The research method must be
scientifically sound and appropriate.

+ Experience papers (≤10 pages): present problems or challenges encountered in
practice, relate success and failure stories, or report on industrial practice.
The focus is on ‘what’ and on lessons learned, not on an in‐depth analysis of
‘why’. The practice must be clearly described and its context must be properly
set. Readers should be able to draw conclusions about their own practice.

+ Exploratory Papers (≤6 pages): these can be position/vision papers that describe
novel research positions, targets or approaches, that go beyond current research
and practice. They must describe precisely the new situation and demonstrate
convincingly how current concepts, tools and methods, are inadequate. They must
also present an approach for tackling the novel situation and demonstrate its
pertinence and appropriateness.

Papers may be submitted at the following URL:

Further Information

Email: seams2013 AT

Important Dates

Paper Submission: Jan 21, 2013 (Extended from Jan 11)
Notification: Feb 28, 2013 (Extended from Feb 18)
Camera ready: Mar 25, 2013 (Extended from Mar 15)
Symposium: May 20-21, 2013


SEAMS 2013 is co-located with ICSE 2013.

General Chair:
Marin Litoiu, Canada

Program Committee Chair:
John Mylopoulos, Italy

Steering Committee:
Luciano Baresi, Italy
Betty H.C. Cheng, USA
Rogério de Lemos, UK
David Garlan, USA
Holger Giese, Germany
Marin Litoiu, Canada
Jeff Magee, UK
Hausi Müller, Canada
Mauro Pezzè, Switzerland

Publicity Chair:
Mike Smit, Canada

Program Committee:

Robert Baillargeon, USA
Luciano Baresi, Italy
Thais Vasconcelos Batista, Brazil
Nelly Bencomo, France
Yuriy Brun, USA
Rajkumar Buyya, Australia
Marsha Chechik, Canada
Shang-Wen (Owen) Cheng, USA
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Italy
Laurence Duchien, France
Schahram Dustdar, Austria
Kurt Geihs, Germany
Carlo Ghezzi, Italy
Holger Giese, Germany
Ian Gorton, USA
Shinichi Honiden, Japan
Paola Inverardi, Italy
Valerie Issarny, France
Gabor Karsai, USA
Jeffrey O. Kephart, USA
Marin Litoiu, Canada
Emil C Lupu, UK
Hanan Lutfiyya, Canada
Xiaoxing Ma, Italy
Jeff Magee, UK
Serge Mankovski, USA
Hausi A. Muller, Canada
John Mylopoulos, Italy
Bashar Nuseibeh, UK
Liliana Pasquale, Ireland
Anna Perini, Italy
Mauro Pezzè, Switzerland
Jerry Rolia, USA
Mazeiar Salehie, Ireland
Vitor E. Silva Souza, Italy
Mike Smit, Canada
Ladan Tahvildari, Canada
Danny Weyns, Sweden
Andrea Zisman, UK


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