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10th ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems and Software Ecosystems

(SESoS 2022)

The 10th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems and Software Ecosystems (SESoS 2022) provides researchers and practitioners with a forum to exchange ideas and experiences, analyze research and development issues, discuss promising solutions, and propose theoretical foundations for development and evolution of complex software-intensive systems, inspiring visions for the future of Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems (SoS) and Software Ecosystems (SECO), as well as paving the way for a more structured community effort.

SoS have become increasingly complex and frequently used in highly distributed, dynamic, and open environments. SoS refer to evolving software systems in which constituent systems (themselves systems in their own right) cooperatively work to fulfill specific, complex missions, facing Software Engineering researchers and practitioners with substantial challenges. SECO have also become an important research topic, addressing social issues along with technical aspects of software development. SoS and SECO are closely related and naturally distributed in development teams. In both fields, distributed resources aim at reducing cost and reaching new Information Technology markets. Software Engineering-related problems and challenges are amplified and become more critical when SoS and SECO are analyzed together.

Following the successful editions of SESoS in 2013-2018, WDES in 2007-2018, and the joint editions of SESoS/WDES in 2017-2021, this year’s workshop is a step forward to cope with challenges and opportunities on the development and evolution of complex software-intensive systems as well as on the modeling and analysis of technological, organizational, and social solutions in this context.

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Call for Papers

Paper Submission and Publication

All submitted papers should describe original work and not be published or under review anywhere. The papers must be written in English and will be judged by at least three reviewers on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and contribution.

SESoS/WDES seeks two kinds of paper submissions:

  • Regular paper (at most 8 pages): describing original, substantial contributions in research and/or practice; and

  • Position papers and experience reports (at most 4 pages): describing emerging results, lessons learned, and open problems from concrete applications, or novel ideas and perspectives on research.

The page limits include abstract, all figures, tables, and references.

All papers should follow the ACM formatting instructions and be submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair submission system. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to fill an electronic ACM Copyright Form and they will receive further instructions for preparing their camera-ready versions.

All accepted and presented papers will appear at the ACM Digital Library, i.e., it is subject to a mandatory registration and presentation of at least one author of each accepted paper at the workshop.

Topics of Interest

The workshop will focus on the following (and similar) themes:

  • Support to development process (analysis, architecture, construction, maintenance and evolution);

  • Complexity and systems thinking applied to system management and engineering;

  • Platform development and governance;

  • Modeling and analysis;

  • Dynamic reconfiguration at different levels (strategic, tactical, operational) to revisit coordination mechanisms and emergent behavior;

  • Studies on specific domains and areas (open source, mobile, embedded, autonomous systems, AI, digital transformations, IoT technologies, telecommunication etc.);

  • Business and social aspects;

  • Stakeholder communication and coordination;

  • Human and technical trust (in particular, building trust in ecosystems and ecosystem components);

  • Mining software repositories;

  • Security and privacy;

  • Simulation and model-based engineering;

  • Agile development;

  • Decision-making processes and tools;

  • Detection of anomalous behaviors;

  • Techniques and tools for verification/validation/testing;

  • Sustainability and diversity;

  • Empirical Software Engineering for SoS and SECO;

  • Systematic literature reviews and mapping studies;

  • Experience from industrial perspectives and case studies;

  • Challenges and directions for research and practice;

  • Strategies, relationships, and applications of SoS and SECO.

Questions? Use the SESoS contact form.