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WoSAR 2017 : The 9th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation


When Oct 23, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017
Where Toulouse, France
Submission Deadline Jul 21, 2017
Notification Due Aug 13, 2017
Final Version Due Aug 28, 2017
Categories    software aging   software rejuvenation   software reliability   dependability

Call For Papers

WoSAR 20107: The 9th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation
October 23-26, 2017, Toulouse, France, co-located with ISSRE 2017

Software aging is a problem of progressive degradation of
performance and dependability in computer programs,
especially those executing for long period of time. This
phenomenon has been extensively studied since more than 20
years, as it affects many systems, from embedded devices to
server software to critical systems.

Software rejuvenation, i.e. restart of application
(components/threads/task), VMs or machines, is the most
prominent approach to combat software aging. A variety of
reactive and proactive rejuvenation techniques, scheduling
plans, scope and granularity, have been proposed for different
application categories and platforms.

WoSAR is the premier international venue to discuss the recent
advances and discoveries in theoretical and practical aspects of
software aging and rejuvenation research.


This call addresses all researchers and practitioners with an
interest about performance and dependability degradation of
software systems. Topics addressed in the workshop include but
are not limited to:

. Progressive degradation of performability / availability /
reliability / scalability / “-ilities” in software systems.
. Modeling and characterization of the software aging
. Design and evaluation of rejuvenation techniques.
. Analysis of aging-related faults/bugs, errors, and failures.
. Software test strategies for detecting aging-related bugs.
. Monitoring and detection of software aging effects (e.g.,
memory leaks, database index fragmentation, unterminated
processes/threads, accrual of round-off errors, ...).
. New classes of software aging effects.
. Software aging and rejuvenation in Big Data and IoT Apps.
. Analytical, empirical, and experimental studies of any of the
above topics.
. Analysis of real case studies.

For all the above topics, WoSAR is a unique forum to discuss
the software aging and rejuvenation impacts on systems from
different domains of applicability such as:Cloud computing, Mobile,
Embedded, Medical, Cyber-physical, SCADA, Smart Cities, Transportation,
Telecommunication, Military, System of systems, and others.


Full paper submission: July 21, 2017
Research paper notification: August 13, 2017
Submission of camera-ready copy: August 28, 2017


Authors are invited to submit high quality unpublished research
work describing the results of theoretical and experimental
software aging and rejuvenation research. 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[1]. Full papers should not exceed
seven pages in IEEE style. Paper submission will be done
electronically through EasyChair[2].


Honorary General Co-Chairs:
Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype, USA
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, USA

General Co-Chairs:
Rivalino Matias, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University, Germany
Jianwen Xiang, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Publication Co-Chairs:
Roberto Pietrantuono, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Jing Zhao, Harbin Engineering University, China

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Roberto Natella, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Vasilis Koutras, University of the Aegean, Greece
Zheng Zheng, Beihang University, China

Finance Co-Chairs:
Xiaolin Chang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Fumio Machida, NEC Corporation, Japan

Web Master:
Junjun Zheng, Hiroshima University, Japan


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