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SSSE 2015 : International Workshop on Sustainable Software Systems Engineering


When Oct 26, 2015 - Oct 26, 2015
Where Liverpool, UK
Submission Deadline Aug 16, 2015
Notification Due Sep 7, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 14, 2015
Categories    software engineering   sustainability   technical sustainability

Call For Papers

The International Workshop on Sustainable Software Systems Engineering 2015 (SSSE15) to be held in conjunction with DASC-15: The 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 26-28 October 2015, Liverpool, UK.


Sustainability can be viewed from a range of different dimensions. This workshop is principally interested in technical sustainability, which can be defined as the ability to maintain and evolve artificial systems (such as software) over time. A generally accepted definition of sustainability is the capacity to endure that is measured by time. However, the generality of this definition renders it meaningless for software engineers and developers to enact upon. In addition, it does not get at the heart of what makes a software product endure over time. What are the underlying factors that result in software sustainment? While a number of communities have attempted to understand and address the challenges of sustainability from their different perspectives, there is a fundamental lack of understanding of: the concept of sustainability; how it relates to software artifacts and software systems; and the wider implications of the software development process and the impact of software products on the different dimensions of sustainability. Despite an increasing interest in the topic, the concept of sustainability is not well understood in the field of software engineering. What does sustainability mean in the context of software engineering? How do software engineers design software products that are sustainable? How do we quantify sustainability from a software engineering perspective? The aim of this workshop is to:

• Identify challenges, opportunities, and best practices in areas of interest for sustainable software systems engineering.
• Define the research agenda for sustainable software systems engineering.
• Establish a network for software engineers and researchers.

The emphasis is on discussion and collaboration, with a goal of collaboratively producing a paper describing the state-of-the-art of sustainable software systems engineering following the workshop.

Topics of Interest

The workshop is interested in contributions from academia, industry, government, and non-government organisations on all topics related to sustainable software engineering. We invite papers from across the spectrum of software engineering from software engineers, software developers, computer system engineers, software architects, software managers, requirements engineers, usability engineers etc. on problem statements, visions, positions, controversies, experiences, and results that will be used to organize the session. In the context of understanding software sustainability and productivity, these papers should identify and describe challenges, approaches and strategies, best practices or experiences. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Software sustainability quality models;
• Architectural-level reasoning for software sustainability;
• Design patterns for software sustainability;
• Metrics and measurements for software sustainability;
• Methods to develop sustainable software;
• Tools for software sustainability;
• Software life cycle models for software sustainability;
• Refactoring software for sustainability;
• Provenance for software sustainability;
• Assessing technical debt and risks to sustainability;
• Software engineering best practices for sustainability;
• Meta-models for software sustainability;
• Sustainable software engineering processes.


The workshop solicits a number of contribution types:

• Full papers (10 pages)
• Short papers (6 pages)
• Posters with a 2-page abstract

Submissions should be formatted to the standard IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. Papers should be submitted as a PDF document using Easychair at Accepted papers will be published with CEUR workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

• Paper Submission Deadline: 16 August 2015, Pago Pago (UTC-11). No extensions.
• Paper Acceptance Notification: 07 September 2015
• Camera Ready Submission: 14 September 2015
• Workshop Date: 26-28 October 2015

Organizing Committee

• Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, UK
• Sedef Akinli Kocak, Ryerson University, Canada
• Stefanie Betz, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany
• Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Leicester, UK
• Leticia Duboc, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Birgit Penzenstadler, California State University Long Beach, USA

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