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QUDOS 2016 : International Workshop on Quality-aware DevOps


When Jul 21, 2016 - Jul 21, 2016
Where Saarbrücken, Germany
Submission Deadline May 2, 2016
Notification Due May 17, 2016
Final Version Due May 24, 2016
Categories    devops   performance   quality

Call For Papers


QUDOS 2016
2nd International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps

Co-located with the
International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis
(ISSTA 2016)

Saarbrücken, Germany
July 21, 2016


Paper submission deadline May 02, 2016 *extended*
Paper notification May 17, 2016
Camera-ready deadline May 24, 2016
Workshop date July 21, 2016


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,
continuous deployment, automated testing, continuous integration, and
new architectural styles such as microservices.
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 functional
correctness, performance, reliability, safety, survivability,
and 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, testing,
performance engineering, 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 lifecycle management; automated
tool chains; architecture patterns; etc.
* Quality assurance in the development phase:
Software models and requirements in early software development
phases; functional and non-functional testing; languages,
annotations and profiles for quality assurance; quality analysis,
verification and prediction; optimization-based architecture design;
* Quality assurance during operation:
Application performance monitoring; model-driven performance
measurement and benchmarking; feedback-based quality assurance;
capacity planning and forecasting; architectural improvements;
performance anti-pattern detection; traceability and versioning;
trace and log analysis; software regression and testing; performance
monitoring and analytics; etc.
* Applications of DevOps:
Case Studies in cloud computing, Big Data, and IoT; standardization
and interoperability; novel application domains, etc.
* Architectural styles for DevOps:
Scalability and quality in microservice architectures, etc.
* All other topics related to quality in DevOps and agile service
delivery models

For more details, please visit:


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

Program Committee
Varsha Apte, IIT Bombay, India
Andreas Brunnert, RETIT, Germany
Abel Gomez, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
Christophe Joubert, Prodevelop, Spain
Klaus-Dieter Lange, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich
Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada
Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dana Petcu, IEAT, Romania
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
Meikel Poess, Oracle Corporation, USA
Matteo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Craig Sheridan, Flexiant, UK
Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway
Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Petr Tuma, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
Ingo Weber, 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). All submissions must conform
to the ACM conference format. Each submission will be reviewed by at
least two members of the program committee.

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
by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library.


QUDOS 2016 is organized and technically sponsored by the Research Group
(RG) and the RG DevOps Performance Working Group of the Standard
Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC RG,,
and by the consortium of the EU project DICE (

QUDOS 2016 is supported by the IFIP Working Group on Service Oriented
Systems ( and by the DFG Priority
Programme 1593 (SPP1593) "Design For Future - Managed Software Evolution"
(, funded by the German Research Foundation

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