Scaling up and Paradigm Shifts : Are software & systems engineering ready for speciation?
Large dimensions, high complexity, self-management, and ubiquity
characterize today’s computer systems. It is expected that these features will be emphasized and prevail in systems to come, whether they relate to civilian, governmental or business applications. They call for entirely new approaches for designing, implementing, validating, maintaining, and exploiting software intensive systems.
With regard to the enterprise computing space, an evolution much sought for is driven by the need to bring business and IT together, i.e. to shift control of processes from IT professionals to business experts in order to scaling up business process management to support process of higher complexity.
Concerning software engineering a new approach, Model-Driven Engineering, upon which it is based, no longer considers the source code as a central element of software, it is rather considered as an element derived from model units. More generally, the source code becomes an element derived from the fusion or interweaving of model units. This approach becomes more and more important in the context of software and hardware architectures driven by standards such as MDA (Model-Driven Architecture) proposed by the standards authority OMG, Microsoft’s Software Factories or IBM’s proposal of EMF (Eclipse Modeling Software) tools.
Co-organized by TELECOM ParisTech, CS, and the “Génie Logiciel” quarterly, the 21st edition of the ICSSEA Conference (International Conference on Software & Systems Engineering and their Applications) will be held in Paris on December 9-11, 2008. It aims at providing a critical survey of the current status of tools, methods, and processes for elaborating software & systems, in gathering actors from the enterprise and research worlds. However, lectures and discussions will be conducted with the evolution of software & system engineering as a leitmotiv.
As for previous editions, any topic concerning software engineering &
systems engineering is eligible. However, the following topics will be
Architectures: composition, orchestration, semantically-enabled SOA,
ontology-based technologies... Components & reusability Contract-oriented software development Distributed computing: service-oriented computing, grid services, Web services, mobile applications... Evolution
(adaptability, maintainability, variability...): issues relating to
model-driven software engineering, service-oriented software development, aspect-oriented software development and not limited to evolution of source code but also address other software artifacts: databases, database schemas, design models, software architectures, process management, Management of non-functional properties: analysis & design, representation, modeling, monitoring, composition, configurability, relationship with architecture, resolution of conflicts, aspect orientation, metrics for non-functional properties, semantic issues...
Open source issues: architectures for seamless integration/composition,
quality assurance, Outsourcing issues Process engineering with different
notations as UML, DoDAF, SysML … and the MDA, MDE approaches Project
management Quality control & assurance: quality assessment, testing,
V&V... Quantitative evaluations: architecture, availability, performance,
quality, reliability, safety... Requirements engineering Software
platforms specific of application domains Systems engineering and Systems
of Systems Trustworthiness Web engineering: design, composition, control
flow, user interface migration, discovery and selection of services,
All types of systems are eligible: adaptive, autonomous, context-aware,
distributed, embedded, grid computing, mobile, real-time,
service-oriented, ubiquitous, Web-based...
All end-user domains and economic areas are eligible: information systems, process management, automotive, avionics, banking, defense, energy, health care, insurance, telecommunications, transportation.... Papers submitted, original and unpublished, may concern industrial implementations or experiments, describe significant results from ongoing projects as well as research results susceptible of industrial applications, deal with socioeconomic issues associated with software & systems engineering, or propose tool demonstrations and posters. They should clearly describe the nature of the work presented, explain its contribution, highlight its novel features, and state precisely its current status.
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Submission and selection of proposed interventions will be conducted as
1- Submit, before June 30, 2008, - for industrial implementations
and experiments, a text of at least 1000 words (about 5,000 characters,
figures excluded), in English, including the title of the paper, an
abstract of about 200 words, and the address, phone and fax numbers as well as the email address of the authors. If already available, a complete text (about 20,000 characters) would be welcome. - for applied research results, a text not exceeding 20,000 characters (figures included), in English, including the title of the paper, a 200-500 word summary, and the address, phone and fax numbers as well as the email address of the authors. - for tools demonstrations and posters presentations, a text not exceeding 2 pages
2- Full papers or extended abstracts will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers and selected by the International Program Committee.
3- Authors of accepted papers or extended papers will be notified as from September 1, 2008 and will receive the recommendations
made by the International Program Committee.
4- Authors of accepted abstracts or full papers should provide, before October 1, 2008, a text not exceeding 20,000 characters, figures included, in the form of a file, in Word format, attached to an electronic message. Final texts will be submitted, for final checking, to the International Program Committee before publication in the Conference Proceedings available during the event.
5- At least one author is required to register and attend the conference to present the paper
Pour toute précision, ou inscription, contactez: M. Jean-Claude Rault - genie-logiciel (at) wanadoo.fr