Internetware 2024
Wed 24 - Fri 26 July 2024 Macau, China

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Internetware 2024, the 15th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Internetware, provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the trending software technologies in the Internet era.

The Internet has become a prominent platform for software development and deployment, enabling various application styles. However, existing software technologies lack a unified approach. Internetware is a concept that aims to address this by creating autonomous and adaptive software services that can perceive and respond to changes in the dynamic Internet environment. It presents challenges in operating platforms, programming models, and engineering approaches. Internetware strives to achieve flexible design objectives in the open and dynamic Internet environment.

Research Track: Call for Papers

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Internet is open, dynamic, and meets a constantly changing environment. These characteristics impose new requirements on software over internet. The goals or values of software paradigm is to better utilize hardware capabilities or runtime features, as well as to provide a more expressive and natural computing model from the perspective of application domain. In that sense, software paradigm can be considered as a reflection of the runtime environment and application domain. When the dominant network environment changed from Intranet to internet, software paradigm shifts from object-oriented to component-based and service-oriented. Therefore, software paradigm is very related to environment changes such as hardware and human itself. The new software paradigm is needed for Internet computer, and it is called as Internetware. Internetware is constructed by a set of autonomic software entities distributed over the Internet, and a set of connectors enabling the collaborating among these entities in various manners.

Current years, intelligent information fusion becomes important approach applied in an extensive computing field. Researchers also tend to utilize AI technologies to develop a series of automated tools for improving the efficiency and performance of ubiquitous computing in Internetware. Increased computational power, advanced machine learning techniques, and access to very large-scale data have led to a significant transition into the emergence of Large Language Models (LLMs). LLMs are blurring the line between human and machine-produced language, thus can be successfully applied in ubiquitous computing in Internetware. In the future human-cyber-physical ternary ubiquitous computing, there are a lot of new patterns and scenarios. LLMs can provide the good solutions for analyzing the data resources, hardware, and applications so that increasing the performance of ubiquitous computing in Internetware.

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 2024 will be held July 24-26 in Macau SAR, China. We solicit submissions describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research related to Internetware. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Novel software paradigm for Internetware
  • Modeling and implementation of Internetware
  • Research and Applications in Ubiquitous Operating Systems
  • Human Aspects in Ubiquitous Operating Systems
  • Human-Cyber-Physical ternary ubiquitous computing applied in Internetware
  • Artificial intelligence of things (AIoT)
  • Operating system and Internetware
  • Intelligent information fusion
  • 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
  • Social-technical models and techniques
  • Software ecosystem practices and experiences
  • Software models and techniques for Internet-based systems such as Cloud Computing, Service Computing, Social computing, 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 Primary Article Template (double column), as can be obtained from the ACM Proceedings Template pages.

Submissions to internetware 2024 conference that meet the above requirements can be made via the internetware 2024 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 2024 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 2024.
  • During review, authors should not publicly use the submission title.

Internetware 2024 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.

Following types of papers are welcomed to Internetware 2024:

  • Technical research papers for solid technical contributions to Internetware. Technical research papers must not exceed 10 pages for all text, figures, tables, and references.
  • New idea papers for early announcements on breaking research results. New idea papers must not exceed 6 pages for all text, figures, tables, and references.
  • Demo papers for demonstrating tools related to internetware, which can help advance research and practice. Demo papers must not exceed 4 pages for all text, figures, tables, and references.

Best papers submitted to the technical research track will be selected and invited to submit an extended version to the Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE). 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.

The Internetware 2024 paper abstract and submission deadline has been extended for a week:

  • First Cycle Abstract Deadline (Research Track): April 2, 2024 April 9, 2024
  • First Cycle Submission Deadline (Research Track): April 10, 2024 April 17, 2024
  • First Cycle Notification of Acceptance (Research Track): May 20, 2024
  • Submission Deadline (Other Tracks): April 30, 2024 May 7, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance (Other Tracks): May 30, 2024
  • Second Cycle Submission Deadline (Research Track): May 31, 2024
  • Second Cycle Notification of Acceptance (Research Track): June 20, 2024
  • Camera-Ready Version: June 30, 2024

Best papers submitted to the technical research track will win ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award. Moreover, we will award one paper submitted to New Idea Track to win Internetware Best Innovation Award and one paper submitted to Tool Demonstration Track to win Internetware Best Tool Award.

If a submission is accepted, at least one author of the paper is required to register for Internetware 2024 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 2024 electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.