34th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference


IWSC 2012: The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Software Cybernetics

Workshop Schedule: Monday July 16

Session 1
Location: Smyrna 2 (5th floor)

Welcome from General Chair: Kai-Yuan Cai, Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Remarks from Chair of Steering Committee: Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA
Report from Program Co-chair: Xianping Tao, Nanjing University, China
Keynote Address: Software Cybernetics in the Age of Cloud Computing
Hong Zhu, Nanjing University, China

Session 2
Chair: Tugkan Tuglular, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Location: Smyrna 2 (5th floor)

Evolution of a Software System across Design and Implementation Stages in Dynamically Changing Environments
Bahtijar Vogel, Arianit Kurti, Marcelo Milrad, Tommi Mikkonen
A Graph Transformation Based Approach for Modeling Component Migration in Mobile Environments
Yu Zhou, Xuefeng Yan, Zhiqiu Huang
Towards A General Supporting Framework for Self-Adaptive Software Systems
Liangdong Wang, Yang Gao, Chun Cao, Li Wang
Learning-Based Multi-Controller Coordination for Self-Optimization
Richang Lin, Bihuan Chen, Yi Xie, Xin Peng, Wenyun Zhao

Session 3
Chair: Xianping Tao
Location: Smyrna 2 (5th floor)

Distribution-aware Mutation Analysis
Chang-ai Sun, Guan Wang, Kai-Yuan Cai, Tsong Yueh Chen
A Reputation System for Trustworthy QoS Information in Service-Based Systems
Jun Lin, Changhai Jiang, Hai Hu, Kai-Yuan Cai, Stephen Yau, Dazhi Huang,
Program Behavior Analysis and Control for Online IDE
Ling Wu, Guangtai Liang, Qianxiang Wang

Session 4
Chair: Feng-Jian Wang, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
Location: Smyrna 2 (5th floor)

Safe Regression Test Selection Based on Program Dependence Graphs
Jianchun Xing, Hongda Wang, Wei Song, Qiliang Yang
Panel: Future Directions of Software Cybernetics
Panelists: Tolka Ayva, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Kai-Yuan Cai, BUAA, China
Xianping Tao, Nanjing University, China

Workshop Description

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 open and violate environments, such as Internet. In order to achieve the objective that software can serve well in dynamic environment with changing user requirements, the software must be adaptive based on the external input and feedback of the application physical system.

This annual International Workshop on Software Cybernetics has been held in conjunction with the annual international Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) since 2004. This year, it will focus on the Software as a Control System (SaaCS): In order to make software fault-tolerant and situation aware, consider software as a feedback and adaptive control system, which conceptually comprises at least two components: controlled object and controller. An essential feature is that both components are software themselves, and control is applied to the software behavior to guarantee its dependability and quality of service in an autonomous manner.

Workshop Scope

Tentative list of topics of emphasis will include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Modeling of cyber physical systems for critical applications
  • Formalization and quantification of feedback and self-adaptive control mechanisms in software
  • Adaptation of control theory principles to software processes and systems
  • Integration of software, networking and control engineering to achieve adaptive software
  • 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
  • Practice and experience of SaaCS
  • Machine learning for software engineering and QoS control
  • Use of cybernetic theory in application and systems

 Important Dates

 April 8th, 2012: Deadline for
 May 9th, 2012: Notification of
 May 18th, 2012: Deadlines for
 camera-ready copy and
 author registration
 July 16th, 2012: Tentative workshop

 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 (BUAA), China
 Ratnesh Kumar, Iowa State University,
 Aditya P. Mathur, Purdue University,
 Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University,

 General Chair

 Kai-Yuan Cai, BUAA, China

 Program Co-Chairs

 Xianping Tao, Nanjing University,
 Tugkan Tuglular, Izumi Institute of
 Technology, Turkey

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