EnSEmble 2019
2nd International Workshop on Ensemble-based Software Engineering for modern computing platforms

AUGUST 26-30, 2019
TALLINN, ESTONIA

Held in conjunction with 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2019)

EnSEmble 2019
2nd International Workshop on Ensemble-based Software Engineering for modern computing platforms

AUGUST 26-30, 2019
TALLINN, ESTONIA

Held in conjunction with 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2019)

EnSEmble 2019
2nd International Workshop on Ensemble-based Software Engineering for modern computing platforms

AUGUST 26-30, 2019
TALLINN, ESTONIA

Held in conjunction with 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2019)

About EnSEmble
Contemporary and future software systems are composed of large-scale ensembles of widely distributed, largely autonomous and heterogeneous entities situated in both the physical world and in back-end computer systems.
From software development perspective, the world of computing is shifting from the era of single device computing to a new era where literally everything (Services, Things and People) is interconnected, online, and programmable. We are therefore increasingly looking at, and building, emergent and adaptive socio-technical applications built on top of large-scale decentralized distributed computing systems. The lessons learned in distributed software management have led to the idea of a micro-service-based architectural style derived from the concept of web services, flows, and message exchange.
These concepts are not only used in large systems, but become common practice in all types of applications, even the smallest involving smart things.
From a technical point of view, modern computing platforms -- such as those provided by serverless computing, containers, fog computing, cloud computing, or the Internet of Things -- offer many advantages. However, creating software that leverages the possibilities of such platforms and accounts for their limitations entails several challenges, affecting many software engineering activities.
Therefore, in this workshop, we seek to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss research challenges, ideas, initiatives and results to share new approaches and emerging results.

CALL FOR PAPER

The goal of this workshop is to bring the attention of researchers and practitioners in the field of software engineering to the opportunities and challenges involved in new trends and issues related to software engineering for modern computing platforms. The workshop aims to present and discuss latest ongoing research as well as radical new research directions in engineering modern and future software application involving several and heterogeneous domains. The aim is to analyze and propose new paradigms for distributed software platforms, including sharing and reuse of everything: people, objects, and services, but also sharing of economy aspect of these entities.
Conceptually, main relevant content should comprise concepts of community: the main activity of services is to create and manage, characterized by sociality, economic advantage, efficiency of service, comfort, and so on. There is a bilateral and continuous relationship between different categories of end-users.
From an economic point of view, business services are no longer paid top-down, but people are meeting to exchange or share assets, time, money, etc. So the goods are owned by people and not by companies. This new high level perspective on the sharing of services requires and asks for new technologies, requirements and style to be implemented.
Moreover, people experience advantages derived from sharing of everything reaching the satisfaction of requirements that are both architectural as far as the design is concerned and non functional concerning economical, experiential, efficiency, and other proper category depending on the specific domain and typology of involved things.
Technically, software is increasingly deployed on platforms with powerful capabilities. E.g., cloud systems offer elastic resource provisioning and automatic adaptation possibilities, serverless computing makes it possible to run functions with fully automatic control of the underlying infrastructure, containers enable the packaging and deployment of software with all its dependencies, fog computing offers a continuum of virtualized resources from end devices with limited computational capacity through more powerful nodes near the network edge to large data centers in the cloud, the Internet of Things makes it possible to attach software to a large set of digitally connected real-world objects etc. Developing software that should run on such platforms raises specific challenges to (i) optimally leverage the capabilities and (ii) cope with the limitations of the given platform. For example, when developing software for the cloud, specific architectural patterns may need to be used to enable automatic scaling of the application's components, while extra care is needed to address temporal performance drops due to migrations. These challenges affect the whole software lifecycle, including requirements engineering (e.g., definition of elasticity requirements), software design (e.g., decomposition into microservices), programming (e.g., using specific languages or APIs of a serverless platform), and testing (e.g., coping with limited observability and controllability). Also, crosscutting issues like security, performance, and dependability raise specific challenges, in terms of both optimally leveraging the platforms' relevant capabilities and coping with the platforms' limitations. For example, a cloud platform may offer a ready-to-use authentication service, while it also introduces new security risks in the form of attacks from co-located tenants.

Topics of interested include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering web of things and of everything
  • Software architectural styles and patterns for connecting objects, devices and services
  • Engineering new paradigm for software architecture
  • Modern computing platforms: serverless computing, containers, edge and fog computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things, service mesh, AI/ML systems
  • Effect on software engineering activities: requirements management, software design, analysis and verification, programming, quality assurance, deployment, maintenance, configuration management, DevOps
  • Liquid software
  • Challenges for distributed application
  • Architectures and Framework for smart devices connection
  • Microservices and distributed software models
  • Architecture for adaptive systems
  • Optimization and Decision-making approaches
  • Scalability and Performance analysis
  • Languages, platforms, APIs and other tools for Ensembles
  • Quality assurance for Ensembles
  • Internet of events (Internet of Content (IoC), Internet of People (IoP), Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Locations (IoL)
  • General concepts: virtualization, software-defined everything, everything as a service, loose coupling
  • Cross-cutting concerns: security, performance, dependability, quality of service, quality of experience, energy efficiency
  • Sustainable software engineering
  • Emerging paradigms of software platform: crowdfunding, crowdsourcing
  • Sharing economy: reuse, sharing and reusing
  • Gamification and Engagification Mechanisms for people
  • Cooperation and Competition algorithms in Multi-Agents Systems
  • Empirical software engineering for Ensembles
  • Scenarios, case studies, and experience reports of Ensembles in different contexts (e.g., Smart Mobility, Smart Energy/Smart Grid, Smart Buildings, Emergency, etc..).
  • Applications and tools behaving in shared economy environment and domains: Crowdfunding, car sharing, house-sharing, coworking.

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit two types of papers,
  • regular papers of 08 pages and
  • demo papers of 04 pages .
Submitted papers should conform to the 2017 ACM Master article template and should describe, in English, original work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
The papers submitted must not reveal the authors' identities.
A single PDF versions of papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission page.
Submissions will be judged on novelty, relevance, clarity of presentation, and correctness. Authors of accepted submissions are required to present their work.

Important Dates

Paper submission
deadline

May 30th, 2019

Notification of
acceptance

June 24th, 2019

Submission for
Camera-ready

July 01st, 2019

Organizing Committee

Francesco Nocera

Polytechnic University of Bari
Bari, Italy
Workshop Co-Chair

Antonio Bucchiarone

Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Trento, Italy
Workshop Co-Chair

Marina Mongiello

Polytechnic University of Bari
Bari, Italy
Workshop Co-Chair

Rafael Capilla

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Madrid, Spain
Workshop Co-Chair

Maurizio Leotta

University of Genova
Genova, Italy
Workshop Co-Chair

Zoltán ádám Mann

University of Duisburg-Essen
Essen, Germany
Workshop Co-Chair

Pooyan Jamshidi

University of South Carolina
Columbia, USA
Workshop Co-Chair

Antonio Brogi

University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy
Workshop Co-Chair
Steering Committee

Antonio Bucchiarone

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Marina Mongiello

Polytechnic University of Bari

Francesco Nocera

Polytechnic University of Bari

Michael Sheng

Macquarie University
Program Committee
  • Yamine Ait-Ameur, IRIT/ENSEEIHT, France
  • Muhammad Ali Babar, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Jesper Andersson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Paolo Arcaini, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Marco Autili, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Steffen Becker, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Markus Borg, RISE, Sweden
  • Georg Buchgeher, SCCH GmbH Hagenberg, Austria
  • Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
  • Javier Camara, University of York, UK
  • Guglielmo De Angelis, ISTI CNR, Italy
  • Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London, UK
  • Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Andrë van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ivano Malavolta, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Hernan Melgratti, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Josë Javier Merseguer, University of Saragoza, Spain
  • Andreas Metzger, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Elisa Yumi Nakagawa, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Diego Përez, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Alexander Raschke, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Elvinia Riccobene, University of Milan, Italy
  • Genaina Nunes Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille, France
  • Weiyi Shang, Concordia University, Canada
  • Maria Spichkova, RMIT University, Australia
  • Damian Andrew Tamburri, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Catia Trubiani, GSSI L’Aquila, Italy
  • Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Olaf Zimmermann, University of Rapperswil, Switzerland
WORKSHOP PUBLICATION
All authors of accepted papers 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 conference electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library .

Note that the official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ESEC/FSE 2019. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

The names and ordering of authors as well as the title in the camera ready version cannot be modified from the ones in the submitted version unless there is explicit approval from the track chairs.



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