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SiSoS @ SAC 2020 : Software-intensive Systems-of-Systems Track @ 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing


When Mar 30, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Where Brno, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Sep 29, 2019
Notification Due Nov 24, 2019
Final Version Due Dec 9, 2019
Categories    system-of-systems

Call For Papers

Software-intensive Systems-of-Systems (SiSoS) Track
of the 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2020)
March 30-April 3, 2020, Brno, Czech Republic

NEW DATES! Due to multiple requests the submission deadlines are extended:

September 29, 2019: Submission of regular papers
November 24, 2019: Notification of paper acceptance/rejection
December 9, 2019: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
March 30 -April 3, 2020: Conference

=== SCOPE ===

Pervasiveness of networks has made possible to interconnect systems that were independently developed, operated, managed, and evolved, yielding a new kind of complex system, i.e. a system that is itself composed of systems, the so-called System-of-Systems (SoS).

Software-intensive SoS (SiSoS) has become a hotspot in the last years, from both the research and industry viewpoints. Indeed, various aspects of our lives and livelihoods have progressively become dependent on some sort of Software-intensive SoS. This is the case of SiSoS found in different areas as diverse as energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation; and applications that address societal needs, e.g. environmental monitoring, distributed energy grids, emergency coordination, global traffic control, and smart cities.

Moreover, ubiquitous platforms such as the Internet of Things and nascent kinds such as Cyber-Physical SoSs are accelerating the deployment of Software-intensive SoS in the near future.

Definitely, the unique characteristics of Software-intensive SoS raise a grand research challenge for the future of software-reliant systems in our industry and society due to its intrinsic features, among which evolutionary development and emergent behavior.

=== KEY TOPICS ===

This track fosters (but is not limited to) submissions in the following topics:
- SiSoS Mission
Specification and analysis
Formal contracts, contract-based approaches
Goal-orientation, task orientation
Ontologies, reasoning
Relationships with emergent behaviors
- SiSoS Modeling
Model-driven engineering
Model-based approaches
Formal modeling foundations
- SiSoS Design
Architectural and detailed design
Design evaluation
Correction by design
Design for evolution, scalability or
Design for emergent behavior
- SiSoS Verification and Validation
Compositional/statistical model checking
Simulation, co-simulation
Simulation of emergent behaviors
- SiSoS Construction and Evolution
Evolutionary development
Correction by construction
Techniques & technologies for SoS engineering
Component and middleware frameworks
- SiSoS Security and Privacy
SoS cybersecurity
SoS privacy and trust
Security against emergent behaviors in SoS
- SiSoS Experience
Reports from real projects
Case studies in real-scale projects
Controlled experiments
Experience from SoS stakeholders
- SiSoS General issues
Taxonomies, ontologies
Software processes
Project management
Acquisition in the development of SoS
- SiSoS Applications
Global traffic control
Emergency coordination
Environmental monitoring
Smart grids
Smart cities
Any other application domain
- Future perspective, challenges, and directions


- Regular Papers:
The length of a regular paper is 8 pages (included in the registration) plus up to 2 pages (at extra charge). Submissions can be thereby of maximum 10 pages in ACM camera-ready format.
Regular papers will be subjected to a double-blind review process. The name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) must NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. Only the title should be shown on the first page without the authors' information. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.
Regular papers must be submitted at:

- Posters:
Submitted papers that received good reviews but were not accepted as regular papers due to space limitation can be invited for the poster session.
The length of a poster category paper is 3 pages (included in the registration) plus up to 1 page (at extra charge). Posters can be of maximum 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format.

- Student Research Competition (SRC) Program (for PhD Students):
In addition to regular papers and posters, a special event for PhD students will be organized: The Student Research Competition (SRC) Program.
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) at:
(note that submission sites for regular papers and SRC papers are different)

Further details on paper format, template, and submission guidelines can be found on the SAC 2020 website:

For preparing submissions, document templates can be found at:


For accepted papers and posters, registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper or poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper or poster to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered papers or posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.


All accepted papers to this SiSoS track of ACM SAC will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of a top-level journal.

Also, a selection of best papers of all ACM SAC tracks will be published in the ACM Applied Computing Review journal.


Flavio Oquendo, IRISA - Univ. Bretagne Sud, France
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, Univ. Toulouse, France
Axel Legay, UCLouvain, Belgium
Thais Vasconcelos Batista, UFRN, Brazil

=== (Preliminary) TRACK PROGRAM COMMITTEE ===
Jakob Axelsson, SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden
Eduard Baranov, UCLouvain, Belgium
Carlos Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
Flavia Delicato, Federal Univ of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
John Klein, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Kim Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
José Carlos Maldonado, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tomi Männistö, University of Helsinki, Finland
Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick & Lero, Ireland
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Roberto Passerone, University of Trento, Italy
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers & Univ Gothenburg, Sweden
Ralf Reussner, KIT / FZI, Germany
Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
Huibiao Zhu, East China Normal University, China

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