IWSC Workshop

IWSC 2014: The 11th IEEE International Workshop on Software Cybernetics

Workshop Program - Monday July 21

Special Issue CFP: Journal of Systems & Software (Elsevier)


IWSC Keynote: Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, London, UK

Adaptive Management of Energy Packets

Abstract: Self-Aware networks that carry out smart resource management in a large scale network setting are common to different Cyber-Physical Systems such as Packet Networks, the Smart Grid or Flexible Manufacturing Systems. This paper will d first describe the Energy Packet Network paradigm, and its use for mathematical modeling, control and simulation for such multi-resource systems that include both cyber and physical resources (such as energy). Then we will describe CPN, a practical scheme for building such Cyber-Physical Self-Aware Networks, that uses "smart packets" that constantly monitor the system on behalf of end users or of the system superviosr, and selects paths that optimise an objective function that can be determined by the network administrator or selected by the individual users. The objective function can include performance objectives, QoS and Security. We will substantiate the presentation with experimental results from our network test-bed.

Brief Bio: A Fellow of IEEE, ACM and IET, and an expert on the performance evaluation of computer systems and networks, Erol Gelenbe is the Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College, London. His research has been incorporated into commercial software tools such as QNAP for system performance evaluation and FLEXSIM for manufacturing systems. He has invented new mathematical models for performance analysis such as G-networks and diffusion approximations, and designed the first random access fiber-optics network XANTHOS and the first multi-processor packet switch SYCOMORE. He currently coordinates the EU FP7 Project NEMESYS on mobile network security, and also works on the interaction between energy savings and performance in Cloud Computing and ICT. Erol is a Fellow of the French National Academy of Engineering, and of the Hungarian, Polish and Turkish Science Academies, and has won the Grand Prix France Telecom (1996), ACM's SIGMETRICS Life-Time Achievement Award (2008), and IET's (UK) Oliver Lodge Medal (2010). He was awarded several Honoris Causa doctorates, and the governmental honours of Officer of Merit (France), Commander of Merit (Italy) and Grand Officer of the Star of Italy.

Goal of the Workshop

With the advent of new computing paradigms, communication and control technologies, software systems are required to be more and more autonomic, collaborative, self-adaptive and evolutionary. The sustainability of software product and the quality of delivered services imposes greater impact to the various perspectives of people's economic activities, scientific research and social life. In particular, when software services and systems are operating in an open and volatile environment, such as the Internet. In order to make software work as expected in a dynamic environment with constantly changing user requirements, the software must be aware of the changes, and be adaptive according to the external input and the feedback of the application system.

Theme of the Workshop:

This workshop, the 11th International Workshop on Software Cybernetics, will be held in conjunction with the annual international Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) again, and will focus on the theme of "Controlling Software Systems in the Big Data and Cloud Era" and the principles underlying their engineering methodologies and techniques. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange new research results, identify future research problems, and report the current best practices in the industry.

Scope of the Workshop:

Tentative list of topics of emphasis will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Modelling of cyber-physical systems
  • Modelling of mission critical applications
  • Formalization of control mechanisms in SE
  • Adaptation of control theory principles to SE
  • Integration of software, networking and control
  • Situation-aware, self-adaptive software
  • Decision-making in SE
  • Control in fault-tolerant computing and security
  • Adaptive testing and test case generation
  • Control of adaptive software rejuvenation
  • Relationship between simulation and controllability
  • Adaptive system design and architecture
  • Modeling of evolving and dynamic environments
  • Services modeling, testing and evaluation
  • Practice and experience of SaaCS
  • Machine learning for SE
  • Case studies on software cybernetics

Workshop Paper Submission

Workshop papers are limited to 6 pages. Up to 2 additional pages (for a total of 8 pages) will be available for $250 per additional page charge. Camera ready submissions of accepted papers must follow the formatting and submission guidelines provided by IEEE Computer Society at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/submission

Policy for Authors Submitting Multiple Papers

Main Conference papers:
An author can have at most three accepted papers in the main conference including full (regular) (no more than 2), short and special-session papers, excluding Doctoral Symposium and Poster papers. EACH accepted paper for the Main Conference must be registered separately, by paying one FULL registration fee per accepted paper. In case of multiple authors, each author must pay FULL registration fee to attend the conference with an individual name badge. Discounted student registration fee only applies to Doctoral Symposium papers.

Doctoral Symposium papers:
Each accepted Doctoral Symposium paper must have a student as the sole or first author and pay a discounted student registration fee for a student name badge, perhaps with a reduced set of privileges depending on the overall conference budget conditions. Faculty or senior authors of a Doctoral Symposium paper must also register with FULL fee to obtain a name badge (or have already secured a name badge through registration in other paper categories) in order to attend.

Workshop papers:
Workshops are affiliated, loosely coupled and co-located events. We do not limit the number of accepted workshop papers for workshop authors. However, each accepted Workshop paper must register with FULL fee, and in the case of multiple authors each attending an workshop, the author must register with FULL fee and receive an individual name badge.

Poster papers:
Each Poster paper must register in a discounted registration fee with reduced privileges.

Program Committee

• Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe, Germany
• Javier Alonso, Spain
• Doo-Hwan Bae,South Korea
• Byoungju Choi, South Korea
• William C. Chu, Taiwan
• Vítor Estêvão, Brazil
• Michael Grottke, Germany
• Jun Han, Australia
• Zhi Jin, China
• Ron S. Kenett, Israel
• Chao Liu, China
• Chang-hai Nie, China
• Insik Shin, South Korea
• Yoshinobu Tamura, Japan
• Xianping Tao, China
• Feng-Jian Wang, Taiwan
• Eric Wong, USA
• Keunhyuk Yeom, South Korea
• Wenyun Zhao, China
• Hong Zhu, UK

IWSC Organizers

Steering Committee

  • Stephen S. Yau (chair)
    Arizona State Univ., USA
  • Fevzi Belli, Germany
  • Kai-Yuan Cai, China
  • Ramesh Kumar, USA
  • Adiyha P. Mathur, Singapore
  • Kishor S. Trivedi, USA

General Chair

  • Hongji Yang
    Bath Spa University, UK

Program Co-chairs

  • Lin Liu
    Tsinghua University, China
  • Selmin Nurcan
    University of Paris, France

Important Dates

  • Camera-ready copy and registration deadline: 16 May

COMPSAC Sponsors

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Technical Co-Sponsors

Information Processing Society of Japan Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers logo China Computer Federation logo

Conference Supporters

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Malardalen University Sweden logo ABB logo Iowa State logo Missouri logo


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