Call for Papers
ECBS 2023: 8th International Conference on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems Mälardalen University Västerås, Sweden, October 16 – 18, 2023
- Conference paper submission: June 9, 2023
- ECBS 2023 is supported by ACM and ACM SIGSOFT.
- The proceedings will be sent for indexation in the ACM Digital Library and in ISI Web of Science.
SCOPE AND THEME
The Engineering of Computer-Based Systems conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present research results, experiences, and challenges in the field of systems and software engineering. Systems and Software Engineering are about applying scientific principles to design, develop, verify, evaluate, and maintain software, while coping with complexity, helping to avoid omissions and invalid assumptions, managing real world changing issues, and producing the most efficient, economic and robust solutions. The principles of such a traditional understanding of the field become challenged when Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) algorithms and components are part of the digital system to be developed. Building, operating, and maintaining AI-based systems are different from developing and maintaining traditional software systems. In AI-based systems, the system behavior is inferred from training data, so developing these systems requires interdisciplinary collaborative teams of data scientists and software engineers. One needs to explore and adapt system software engineering principles to develop and evolve AI-based systems.
The theme of this year’s ECBS conference is “Engineering for Responsible AI”. Responsible AI frameworks aim at mitigating or eliminating the risks and dangers that AI/ML poses. For this, AI models should be transparent, fair, secure, and reliable, to say the least.
We welcome submissions describing novel research results, tools supporting systems and software engineering, both academic and industrial prototypes, as well as results of applied research and experimental development and evaluations in the fields of systems and software engineering.
ECBS 2023 welcomes submissions addressing any topics that involve digital computing machines, being inclusive of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research.
Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:
- Autonomous systems and self-adaptation
- Embedded and cyber-physical systems
- Internet of Things
- Digital Manufacturing
- Smart Homes and Cities
- Formal methods
- Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence
- Software Engineering for AI-based systems
- Combined Machine learning and Formal methods for verification
- Parallel and distributed systems
- Performance analysis and testing
- Privacy and security
- Software services and cloud-based systems
- Software testing
- Requirements engineering
- Software Architectures
- Verification and Validation
- Model-based Design and Development
- Industrial applications and experimental evaluation
SUBMISSIONS AND PRESENTATION
Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D work. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit, including references.
Short paper: On-going work, must present factual nontrivial preliminary research results, proofs of concepts, or exploratory studies. Per reviewers’ comments, a “Regular Paper” manuscript may be conditionally accepted as a “Short Paper” should necessary content improvements and length reduction be able to be done in time. These papers are assigned a 6-page limit, including references.
Tool demonstration papers: Submissions describing the design and implementation of a software tool or framework. The tool/framework described in a tool demonstration paper should be available for public use. These papers are assigned a 6-page limit, including references.
Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 2-page limit.
All papers will be subjected to a “single-blind review” by at least three members of the Program Committee. A paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs based on the reviews and discussion with the PC members. Borderline papers can be accepted as another type of submission.
Supplementary materials such as links to software implementation and datasets used for experiments may be also submitted but the paper should be self-contained.
Papers should be formatted using ACM conference proceedings template http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template
All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for ECBS 2023. Accepted papers will be presented orally or as a poster based on the decision of program chairs. The proceedings will be published by ACM (approval pending) and sent for indexation in the ACM Digital Library and in ISI Web of Science. Papers have to be submitted electronically via EasyChair by the deadline below:
Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere while under consideration for ECBS 2023. In addition, by submitting the paper the authors declare that they agree to ACM plagiarism policy and procedure.