Workshop on Self-Adaptive Software Engineering at IEEE CSMR 08 (SASE 2008)

Venue: Athens

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: Apr 01, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 01, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 10, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 22, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Feb 26, 2008
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SASE 2008 :
International Workshop on Self-Adaptive Software Engineering

Athens (Greece), April 1, 2008

Co-located with the 12th IEEE-CSMR 2008 - Athens (Greece), April 01-04, 2008

- Abstract submission: February 22, 2008
- Paper submission: February 26, 2008



Adaptability is considered as a critical enabling capability for many
software-based systems which must adapt themselves to changing conditions in
both the supporting computing and communication infrastructure, as well as
in the surrounding physical environment.
A software-based system which operates in changing environments need to
automatically adapt itself. It must always decide when an adaptation is
needed, what needs to be adapted and how an adaptation can be done. It must
evaluate its own behaviour and structure, changes them when the evaluation
indicates that it does not accomplish what it is intended to do or when
better functionality or better performance is possible. It must configure
and reconfigure itself, augment its functionality and continually optimize
Therefore, the inherent properties of self-adaptive software pose new
challenges throughout software lifecycle. For examples, architects and
designers need new or specific architectural and design models and languages
supporting self-adaptive software process. Middleware and languages must
integrate adequate properties facilitating self-adaptive software
implementation. In addition, as a self-adaptive software operates always in
critical environment, it is necessary to be able to evaluate effects
generated by the self-adaptation process.

The goal of this workshop is to exchange opinions, advance ideas, and
discuss the state of the art of approaches and results among researchers and
practitioners who investigate software engineering concepts, methodologies,
and tools to design and evolve self-adaptive software.

We are interested in submissions from both industry and academia on all
topics related to this area.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Architectural and design models and languages support for self-adaptive
- Dynamic software architecture, middleware and languages for self-adaptive
- Self-adaptation and self-evolution management and methodologies
- Variability representations and models for self-adaptive software
- Programming techniques for self-adaptive software: exception handling,
reflection, aspect, etc.
- Paradigms for adaptive-software: object, component, service, agent, etc.
- Coordination models and languages for self-adaptive software
- Decision making techniques and models for self-adaptive software
- Injecting self-adaptation properties into legacy systems
- Formal notations for modelling and analysis of software self-adaptation
- Evaluation and assurance for self-adaptive systems
- Industrial and experience reports
- Surveys and case studies concerning all forms of embedded software,
pervasive computing, operating systems and middleware, image and signal
processing, etc.


- Abstract submission: February 22, 2008
- Paper submission: February 26, 2008
- Notifications of acceptance: March 8, 2008
- Camera ready submission: March 20, 2008



We seek research papers and experience reports not exceeding 10 pages or
short papers consisting of 3 or 4 pages.
Authors are invited to submit their contributions following the IEEE's two
column format.
The papers should be submitted electronically following two phases
(abstract and paper submissions) via SASE-08 workshop website

Submissions will be selected based on originality, novelty, and relevance to
the workshop topics, as well as on their suitability for triggering

If there is any problem during submission please contact the workshop chair,
Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai (




Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai,
Department of Computing and Information Science
Ecole des Mines of Douai, France


Carlos Canal : University of Malaga, Spain
Walter Cazzola, University of Milano, Italy
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, France
Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Open University, UK
Frédéric Le Mouël, INSA Lyon/INRIA, France
Pascal Poizat, ARLES Project, INRIA, France
Anthony Savidis, University of Crete, Greece
Mikael Salaun, France Telecom Orange, France
Arnor Solberg, SINTEF Telecom and Informatics, Norway
Dalila Tamzalit, Nantes University, France
Mohammad Ullah Khan, Kassel University, Germany

***CSMR 2008 workshop organizing committee

Chris Verhoef, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dennis Smith, Software Engineering Institute, USA

***Contact Information

Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai
Département Informatique et Automatique
941, rue Charles Bourseul;
B.P. 838 -59508 Douai Cedex, France

Tel : 0033 3 27 71 23 81
Fax : 0033 3 27 71 29 17
Email :