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QUDOS 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps


When Sep 1, 2015 - Sep 1, 2015
Where Bergamo, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2015
Notification Due Jun 29, 2015
Categories    performance   modeling   measurement   devops

Call For Papers


QUDOS 2015
1st International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps

Co-located with the 10th Joint Meeting of the
European Software Engineering Conference and the
ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering
(ESEC/FSE 2015)

Bergamo, Italy
September 1, 2015


Abstract submission deadline June 15, 2015 (extended)
Paper submission deadline June 15, 2015 (extended)
Paper notification June 29, 2015
Workshop date September 1, 2015


DevOps has emerged in recent years as a set of principles and practices
for smoothing out the gap between development and operations, thus
enabling faster release cycles for complex IT services. Common tools
and methods used in DevOps include infrastructure as code, automation
through deep modeling of systems, continuous deployment, and continuous
integration. As of today, software engineering research has mainly
explored these problems from a functional perspective, trying to
increase the benefits and generality of these methods for the end users.
However, this has left behind the definition of methods and tools for
DevOps to assess predict and verify quality dimensions.

The QUDOS workshop focuses on the problem of how to best define and
integrate quality assurance methods and tools in DevOps. Quality covers
a broadly-defined set of dimensions including performance, reliability,
safety, survivability, cost of ownership, among others. To answer this
question, the QUDOS workshop wants to bring together experts from
academia and industry working in areas such as quality assurance, agile
software engineering, and model-based development. The goal is to
identify and disseminate novel quality-aware approaches to DevOps.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Foundations of quality assurance in DevOps:
Methodologies; Integration with life-cycle management; Automated tool
chains, Architecture patterns; etc.
* Quality assurance in the development phase:
Software models in early software development phases; Languages,
annotations and profiles for quality assurance; Quality analysis and
prediction; Optimization-based architecture design; Architectural
improvements; Performance anti-pattern detection; Traceability and
versioning; Software regression and testing; Performance change
detection; etc.
* Quality assurance during operation:
Application performance monitoring; Model-driven performance
measurement and benchmarking; Feedback-based quality assurance;
Capacity planning and forecasting; etc.
* Applications of DevOps:
Case studies in cloud computing, big data, and smart cyber-physical
systems; Standardization and interoperability; Novel application
* All other topics related to quality-aware DevOps

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Workshop Chairs
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andreas Brunnert, fortiss GmbH, Germany
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Program Committee
Varsha Apte, IIT Bombay, India
Matej Artac, XLAB, Slovenia
Simona Bernardi, Centro Universitario de la Defensa, AGM, Spain
Andre Bondi, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Francesco D'Andria, ATOS, Spain
Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Klaus-Dieter Lange, HP, USA
Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada
Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Richard Paige, University of York, UK
Dana Petcu, IEAT, Romania
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
Meikel Poess, Oracle Corporation, USA
Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Petr Tuma, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
Liming Zhu, NICTA, Australia


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are
not being considered in another forum. We solicit full papers (max
6 pages), short tool papers (max 2 pages), and extended abstracts
overviewing a related project (max 1 page). A special session will
be organised to showcase project posters for the extended abstracts.
All submissions must conform to the ACM conference format. Each
submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair at:

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the
workshop and present the paper. Presented papers will be published in
the ESEC/FSE 2015 proceedings that will be published by ACM and included
in the ACM Digital Library.


The QUDOS workshop is supported by the Research Group of the Standard
Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC RG, and
by the consortia of two EU projects, MODAClouds ( and

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