AROSA 2012

Venue: Toulouse

Location: Toulouse, France

Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Mar 16, 2012
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2nd Track on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Service-oriented and component-based Applications and Architectures (AROSA 2012)

Conference Track @ 21th WETICE Conference

25 - 27 June 2012, Toulouse, France

The goal of this track is to bring together researchers and practitioners both from the Academia and from the Industry working in the areas of Service-oriented and component-based software applications and architectures and addressing adaptation and reconfiguration issues. Different investigation topics are involved, such as: CBSE, SOA, Functional and Non Functional (NF) requirements (QoS, performance, resilience), monitoring, diagnosis, decision and execution of adaptation and reconfiguration. Different research axes are covered: concepts, methods, techniques, and tools to design, develop, deploy and manage adaptive and reconfigurable software systems.
The development of composite services poses very interesting challenges concerning their functional and NF requirements. On the one hand, a composite software system depends on the NF requirements of its constituting components in order to provide a satisfactory service to the user. On the other hand, the main issues for the fulfillment of QoS and service level agreements (SLA) are concerned with performance variability. Indeed, the QoS may evolve frequently, either because of internal changes or because of workload fluctuations. The performance and the robustness of the composite software system may be significantly improved by monitoring the execution of the components and by flexibly reacting to degradation and anomalies in a timely fashion.
The concept of adaptive and reconfigurable software systems has been introduced in order to describe architectures which exhibit such properties. An adaptive and reconfigurable software system can repair itself if any execution problems occur, in order to successfully complete its own execution, while respecting functional and NF agreements. In the design of an adaptive and reconfigurable software system, several aspects have to be considered. For instance, the system should be able to predict or to detect degradations and failures as soon as possible and to enact suitable recovery actions. Moreover, different NF requirements service levels might be considered in order to complete the execution in case of failure.


For this track, contributions are devoted to functional and non functional adaptability and reconfiguration management in service-oriented and component-based software systems. Specifically, the relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- Distributed and centralized collaborative solutions for the diagnosis and repair of software systems
- Design for the diagnosability and repairability
- Collaborative Management of NF requirements (quality, security, robustness, availability)
- Monitoring simple and composite architectures, components and services
- Semantic (or analytic) architectural and behavioral models for monitoring of software systems
- Dynamic reconfiguration of CB and SO architectures
- Collaborative planning and decision making
- Collaborative technologies for ensuring autonomic properties
- Predictive management of adaptability.
- Collaborative Management of autonomic properties
- Experiences in practical adaptive and reconfigurable CB and SO applications
- Tools and prototypes for managing adaptability of CB and SO applications


Paper Submission: March 16, 2012
Decision Notification: April 16, 2012
Camera-Ready Submission: April 30, 2012


Authors are invited to submit full papers (about 8 pages) or short papers (about 4 pages) of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (

Papers should be submitted via the Easychair submission system:

The decision about the acceptance and rejection of the submitted papers will be taken by the track chairs based on rigorous evaluations and recommendations that will be made by the members of the program committee. Every submitted paper will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee.
Accepted papers will be published along with the WETICE 2011 proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press.


Mohamed Jmaiel ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Slim Kallel FSEGS, University of Sfax, Tunisia


Yamine Ait-Ameur IRIT-ENSEIHT, Toulouse, France
Djamel Belaid Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Djamal BenSlimane Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Stefano Bocconi Elsevier Labs, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Cinzia Cappiello Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Miriam Capretz University of Western Ontario, Canada
Anis Charfi SAP, Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Comuzzi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Marcos Da Silveira CR SANTEC, Luxembourg
Elisabetta Di-Nitto Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Schahram Dustdar Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Mohamed Erradi ENSIAS, Rabat, Morrocco
Bernd Freisleben University of Marburg, Germany
Gerhard Friedrich University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Mohamed-Said Hacid Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Ahmed Hadj Kacem FSEGS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Hatem Hadj Kacem FSG, University of Gabes, Tunisia
Dimka Karastoyanova University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fatma Mili Oakland University , USA
Francisco Moo-Mena Univisidad Autonome du Yucatan, Mexico
Mohamed Mosbah LARBI, ENSEIRB, Bordeaux, France
Olga Nabuco Centro de Pesquisas Renato Archer, Campinas, Brazil
Flavio Oquendo European University of Brittany - IRISA-UBS, France
Mourad Oussalah LINA, Université de Nantes, France
Mike Papazouglou INFOLAB, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Ilia Petrov Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Damian Serrano Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Jun Suzuki University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Samir Tata Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Maria Beatriz F. Toledo Coumputation Insitute, UNICAMP, Brazil
Qi Yu Rochester Institute of Technology, USA