Internetware 2023
Fri 4 - Sun 6 August 2023 Hangzhou, China

Welcome to the website of the Internetware 2023 conference in Hangzhou.

Internetware 2023, the 14th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Internetware, provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the trending software technologies in the Internet era.

Internet provides a global open infrastructure for exchanging and sharing of various resources for the people all over the world. The rapid development and the wide application of Internet make it become a new mainstream platform for software to be used, developed, deployed and executed. With the vision of “Internet as computer”, many application styles such as pervasive computing, grid computing, service computing and cloud computing occur on this open and dynamic environment. In order to support various new application styles and accommodate the fundamental change of the underlying supporting platform, many specific software technologies such as service-oriented architecture are proposed for current practices. However, although these technologies are useful and popular, they are far from systematic and complete because no uniformed software methodology and technology system like the object-oriented one is provided.

Conceptually speaking, in order to adapt the software system to such a new environment, its structure model should be autonomous, cooperative, situational, evolvable, emergent, trustworthy, etc. The software entities dispersed on distributed nodes over the Internet, which evolved from objects in object-oriented methodology to software components (component-based software development), now are further turned into self-contained, autonomous and adaptive software services in service-oriented computing of state-of-arts. These software entities are coordinated statically and dynamically in various kinds of interaction styles (passively and actively) such as integration, cooperation, and orchestration to achieve flexible design objectives. So a so-called “software-web” instead of information-web is weaved. This software-web as a whole is able to perceive the changes of open, dynamic, and uncertain environment and respond them in the way of transforming architectures. Furthermore, the flexible design objective of the software-web is reflected by its exhibiting several compatible goal-directed behaviors according to its up-to-date knowledge about the outside environment. A portmanteau term “Internetware” is used to denote the future software-web in open and dynamic environment, which can be defined as follows: an Internetware system is a software system consists of the self-contained, autonomous entities situated in the distributed nodes of Internet and the coordinators connecting these entities statically and dynamically in various kinds of interaction styles (passively and actively). As a whole, an Internetware system is able to perceive the changes of open and dynamic environment such as Internet, respond to the changes in the way of architectural transformation, and exhibit context-aware, adaptive and trustworthy behaviors in the open and dynamic environment in order to meet its flexible design objectives. Internetware challenges many aspects of software technologies, from operating platforms, programming models, to engineering approaches, etc.

Main Track: Call for Papers

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With the Internetware paradigm, the software is architected like the Internet, developed with the Internet, operated on the Internet, and provided as services via the Internet. In the open, dynamic, and constantly changing environment of the Internet, Internetware systems need to be autonomous, cooperative, situational, evolvable, emergent, and trustworthy. These requirements pose special challenges for software technologies to support the construction, deployment, and use of software applications based on the Internet that not only consists of computers, but also of things and people.

This symposium aims to provide an interactive forum where researchers and professionals from multiple disciplines and domains meet and exchange ideas to explore and address the challenges brought by Internetware.

Internetware 2023 will be held August 4-6 in Hangzhou, China. We solicit submissions describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research related to Internetware. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Novel software paradigm for Internetware
  • Modeling and implementation of Internetware
  • Requirements engineering for Internetware
  • Software analysis, verification and testing
  • Mining software repositories
  • Software dependability, trustworthiness and confidence
  • Software architecture and design
  • Crowd-based methods, techniques and tools for Internetware
  • Socio-technical models and techniques
  • Software ecosystem practices and experiences
  • Software models and techniques for Internet-based systems such as Cloud Computing, Service Computing, Social commputing, Mobile Internet, Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Software engineering for/with Big data
  • Software engineering for/with Artificial Intelligence

How to Submit

All submissions must not exceed 10 pages for all text, figures, tables, and references. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format. Submissions that do not comply with the above instructions will be desk rejected without review. Please use the ACM Master article template, as can be obtained from the ACM Proceedings Template pages.

Submissions to internetware 2023 conference that meet the above requirements can be made via the internetware 2023 submission site ( by the submission deadline. We encourage the authors to upload their paper info early (and can submit the PDF later) to properly enter conflicts for double-anonymous reviewing.

Review and Evaluation Criteria

The Internetware 2023 conference will employ a double-anonymous review process. Thus, no submission may reveal its authors’ identities. The authors must make every effort to honor the double-anonymous review process. In particular:

  • Authors’ names must be omitted from the submission.
  • All references to the author’s prior work should be in the third person.
  • While authors have the right to upload preprints on ArXiV or similar sites, they should avoid specifying that the manuscript was submitted to Internetware 2023.
  • During review, authors should not publicly use the submission title.

Internetware 2023 will follow the ACM SIGSOFT rules on Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality of Submissions, and all authors, reviewers, organizers are expected to uphold the ACM Code of Conduct.

Important Dates

The Internetware 2023 paper abstract and submission deadline has been extended for a week:

  • Abstract Deadline: April 10, 2023 April 17, 2023
  • Submission Deadline: April 15, 2023 April 22, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 29, 2023
  • Camera-Ready Version: TBD


Best papers submitted to the technical research track will win Distinguished Paper Award and will be invited to be revised and extended for consideration in a special issue of the Empirical Software Engineering journal by Springer. All extended submissions will be evaluated following the guidelines of the corresponding journal. Only those satisfying all the criteria will be accepted for the journal publication.

Conference Attendance Expectation

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper is required to register for Internetware 2023 and present the paper.


All authors of accepted papers of will be asked to complete an electronic ACM Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. All accepted contributions will be published in the Internetware 2023 electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.