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SEAMS 2014 : 9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems


Conference Series : Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems
When Jun 3, 2014 - Jun 4, 2014
Where Hyderabad, India
Abstract Registration Due Jan 8, 2014
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2014
Notification Due Feb 28, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 14, 2014
Categories    software engineering   computer science   adaptive systems   self-management

Call For Papers


9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for
Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2014)

(Sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and IEEE TCSE)

Hyderabad, India
3-4 June, 2014


The increasing complexity, distribution, and dynamism of many software-intensive systems, such as cloud-based, cyber-physical and mobile systems, are imposing self-managing capabilities as a key requirement. These systems must be able to adapt themselves at run-time to cope with the uncertainty associated with changes in the environment in which they operate, variability of resources, new user needs, intrusions, and faults. The goal is to preserve operation and react to changes with no (or limited) human intervention.

Solutions to complement software systems with self-managing and self-adaptive capabilities have been proposed by researchers from different areas including software architecture, fault-tolerant computing, programming languages, robotics, run-time program analysis and verification. Additionally, solutions have been proposed in related areas like biologically-inspired computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and control systems. This symposium focuses on applying software engineering aspects to these solutions, including methods, techniques, and tools that can be used to support the self-* properties like self-adaptation, self-management, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-configuration.

The objective is to bring together researchers and practitioners from many of these diverse areas to investigate, discuss, and examine thoroughly the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-adaptive and self-managing systems.


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:

Foundational concepts
- self-* properties
- feedback control
- algorithms for self-adaptation
- decision-making
- dealing with uncertainty
- runtime aspects

- formal notations for modeling and analyzing self-* properties
- programming language support for self-adaptation

Constructive methods
- requirements elicitation techniques
- reuse support (e.g., patterns, designs, code)
- design and architectural support
- enhancing systems with self-adaptive features

Analytical methods
- evaluation and assurance for self-* systems
- verification and validation of self-adaptive and self-managing software
- frameworks for analyzing self-adaptive and self-managing software
- testing of self-adaptive and self-managing systems

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

After the symposium, a set of selected papers will be invited to submit to the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).


We are soliciting two types of papers: long papers (up to 10 pages) and position papers for new ideas (up to 6 pages). Long papers should either clearly describe innovative and original research, or explain how existing techniques have been applied to real-world examples. Position papers provide an opportunity to describe novel and promising ideas and/or techniques that might not have been fully validated. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Papers must not have been previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Papers must be formatted in ACM Option 2 style (see the ICSE 2014 style guidelines at

Papers may be submitted at the following URL:


Abstract Submission: 8 January, 2014
Paper Submission: 15 January, 2014
Notification: 28 February, 2014
Camera ready: 14 March, 2014


SEAMS 2014 is co-located with ICSE 2014.

* General Chair
Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany

* Program Chair
Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK

* Publicity Chair
Markus Luckey, University of Paderborn, Germany

* Program Committee
Raian Ali, UK
Jesper Andersson, Sweden
Luciano Baresi, Italy
Nelly Bencomo, UK
Gordon Blair, UK
Yuriy Brun, USA
Radu Calinescu, UK
Javier Cámara, USA
Betty H.C. Cheng, USA
Siobhan Clarke, Ireland
Bojan Cukic, USA
Rogério de Lemos, UK
Elisabetta Di Nitto, Italy
Simon Dobson, UK
Laurence Duchien, France
Schahram Dustdar, Austria
Gregor Engels, Germany
Cristina Gacek, UK
David Garlan, USA
Kurt Geihs, Germany
Carlo Ghezzi, Italy
Holger Giese, Germany
Hassan Gomaa, USA
Shinichi Honiden, Japan
Danny Hughes, Belgium
Paola Inverardi, Italy
Valerie Issarny, France
Seok-Won Lee, Korea
Marin Litoiu, Canada
Xiaoxing Ma, China
Jeff Magee, UK
Sam Malek, USA
Hausi A. Müller, Canada
John Mylopoulos, Italy
Bashar Nuseibeh, UK
Anna Perini, Italy
Mauro Pezzè, Switzerland
Wilhelm Schäfer, Germany
Bradley Schmerl, USA
Lionel Seinturier, France
Michael Smit, Canada
Vitor E. Silva Souza, Brazil
Ladan Tahvildari, Canada
Mario Trapp, Germany
Norha M. Villegas, Colombia
Danny Weyns, Sweden
Andrea Zisman, UK

* Steering Committee
Luciano Baresi, Italy
Nelly Bencomo, UK
Betty H.C. Cheng, USA
Gregor Engels, Germany
Rogério de Lemos, UK
David Garlan, USA
Holger Giese, Germany
Marin Litoiu, Canada
John Mylopolous, Italy
Hausi A. Müller (Chair), Canada


Symposia-related email should be addressed to:
Symposium home page:



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