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WoSAR 2014 : The 6th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation


When Nov 3, 2014 - Nov 6, 2014
Where Naples, Italy
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2014
Notification Due Sep 5, 2014
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2014

Call For Papers

The 6th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation

Co-located with
IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering ISSRE 2014
November 3-6, 2014, Naples, Italy

After more than seventeen years of research work in software aging and rejuvenation (SAR), this is the international event to bring together researchers and practitioners involved with the theoretical and experimental aspects of software aging and rejuvenation. As a satellite event of the premier symposium, ISSRE 2014, this workshop aims to provide a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the state of the art and the new challenges in software aging and rejuvenation research, as well as providing a unique opportunity for establishing collaborations among several research groups interested in this research field.


This call is an invitation to all researchers and practitioners with an interest about the following topics (but not limited to):

Modeling and characterization of the software aging phenomenon.
Design, implementation, and evaluation of rejuvenation mechanisms.
Aging monitoring and rejuvenation applied to industrial, large-scale, and mission critical systems.
Modeling, analysis and implementation of rejuvenation scheduling.
Experimental and empirical software aging detection techniques.
Prediction models for mean time to aging-related failures.
Machine learning applied to software aging characterization.
Control theory applied to software aging and rejuvenation.
Survivability applied to software aging and rejuvenation.
Test strategies on aging-related faults.
Aging-oriented reliability growth models and reliability assessment.
Novel applications for software rejuvenation.
Reports and analysis of real case studies.
Software rejuvenation benchmarking and metrics.

For all the above suggested topics, WoSAR is a unique forum to discuss the software aging and rejuvenation impacts on different domains of applicability such as: cloud computing, smart-grids, mobile, transportation, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, medical devices, system of systems, and others.


Full paper submission: August 15, 2014
Research paper notification: September 5, 2014
Submission of camera-ready copy: September 15, 2014


Authors from academia, industry and government are invited to submit high quality unpublished research work describing the results of theoretical and experimental SAR research. After rigorous review, 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 the size limit of six pages IEEE style. Paper submission will be done electronically through EasyChair (

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:




Honorary General Co-Chairs:
Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA

Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, USA

Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan

General Co-Chairs:
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Rivalino Matias, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Fumio Machida, NEC Corporation, Japan

Roberto Pietrotuono, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Publication Co-Chairs:
Javier Alonso, Duke University, USA

Michael Grottke, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University, Germany

Jing Zhao, Harbin Engineering University, China

Finance Co-Chairs:
Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan

Kalyan Vaidyanathan, Oracle Corporation, USA

Web Master:

Marcela Prince, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil

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