34th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference


IWSC 2011: The 8th International Workshop on Software Cybernetics

Monday, July 18, 2011

Held in conjunction with COMPSAC, the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications. COMPSAC 2011 will be held in Munich, Germany, July 18-22.

Workshop Program [PDF]


The effectiveness of software technology and the quality of generated software have greatly impact on technological products and services, economic activities, defense, scientific research and social life. This is particularly true as software tends to be services and operate in emerging systems, such as cyber physical systems and cloud computing systems. In order to achieve the objective that software can serve well in dynamic environments with changing user requirements, the software must be adaptive based on the external input and feedback of the application physical systems.


This workshop has been held in conjunction with the annual international Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) since 2004, will focus on the interplay between software behavior and control in physical or/and digital environments. It intends to unify and expand research topics. The major question is how software can continuously satisfy the requirements under dynamic situation, such as disturbances of network environments, system failures, capacity saturation, security attacks, as well as changed requirements.

Topics of emphasis will include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Modeling of cyber physical systems for critical applications
  • Modeling of cloud computing systems for various applications
  • Formalization and quantification of feedback and self-adaptive control mechanisms in software
  • Adaptation of control theory principles to software processes and systems, including the monitoring and adjusting runtime software behavior or QoS
  • Integration of software, networking and control engineering to achieve adaptive software with satisfactory QoS under dynamic situation
  • Situation-aware, self-adaptive, self-managing, and learning software
  • Dynamic decision-making methods for requirement engineering
  • Feedback control in fault-tolerant computing and security
  • Adaptive testing and test case generation
  • Control of adaptive software rejuvenation
  • Relationship between simulation and controllability
  • Adaptive system design and architecture
  • Modeling of evolving environments and dynamic situations
  • Web services modeling, testing and evaluation
  • Machine learning for software engineering and QoS control
  • Use of cybernetic theory in application and systems, such as smart transportation, climate change, critical physical infrastructures, and biological systems


March 15, 2011 : Workshop paper submission
April 8, 2011   : Workshop paper author notification
May 14, 2011    : Camera-ready & author registration


Authors are invited to submit papers using the automated submission system available from: IWSC 2011 Submission Page. Submissions must be original, unpublished and not currently under review by workshops, conferences, or journals.

The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings in 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format, available at : http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting.The paper should not exceed 6 pages or 4000 words in IEEE paper format including all figures, tables, and references.

Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Upload regular papers in PDF, Postscript, or RTF format at compsac.org.  Submit panel proposals in plain text via email to program co- chair Professor Qianxiang Wang at wqx at pku.educ.cn. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of COMPSAC for the paper to be included in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.

Steering Committee

Stephen S. Yau (Chair), Arizona State University, USA
Fevzi Belli, University of Paderborn, Germany
Kai-Yuan Cai, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Ratnesh Kumar, Iowa State University, USA
Aditya P. Mathur, Purdue University, USA
Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, USA
General Chair

Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Workshop Organizers

Ron S. Kenett
KPA Ltd., Israel
ron at kpa.co.il

Lin Liu
Tsinghua University, China

Qianxiang Wang
Peking University, China
wqx at pku.edu.cn 
Program Committee

Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe, Antz21 GmbH, Germany
Javier Alonso, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Byoungju Choi, Ewha Womans University, Korea
William Cheng-Chung Chu, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Michael Grottke, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Jun Han, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Chao Liu, Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China
Sethu Ramesh, General Motors, India
Hessam Sarjoughian, Arizona State University, USA
Marcus Spies, LMU University of Munich, Germany
Guozhen Tan, Dalian University of Technology, China
Xianping Tao, Nanking University, China
Tugkan Tyglular, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Feng-Jian Wang, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
Eric Wong, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Keunhyuk Yeom, Pusan National University, Korea
Wenyun Zhao, Fudan University, China

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