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SANCS 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Software Architectures for Next-generation Cyber-physical Systems


When Sep 7, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015
Where Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia
Submission Deadline Jun 8, 2015
Notification Due Jun 19, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 29, 2015
Categories    architecture   embedded   cyber-physical   computer science

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

1st International Workshop on Software Architectures
for Next-generation Cyber-physical Systems
(SANCS 2015)

Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia
September 7, 2015
co-located with the
9th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2015)

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) is a fast growing area because of application
domains such as automotive, healthcare, smart grids, or industrial automation.
Traditional cyber-physical systems usually consisted of one dedicated function
programmed by domain experts (e.g., electrical engineering), whose
implementation contains few thousands lines of code.

Over the last 50 years, the hardware of CPS has become much more capable
(e.g., multi-core CPUs) and new requirements have emerged such as Internet
connectivity, autonomous behavior, or user-friendly interfaces. This has led
to an enormous growth of both the volume and complexity of CPS software, which
can reach several million lines of highly interrelated code. To efficiently
maintain such a large amount of code, a proper software architecture must be
in place that supports quality attributes such as maintainability,
modifiability, or reusability.

Cyber-physical systems need software architecture at the system level as well
as at the level of individual processing nodes, thus encompassing both, for
example, solutions for adaptive collaboration and orchestration and for
efficient use of modern heterogeneous hardware platforms. CPS also face the
challenge of large amounts of legacy software that must evolve onto new
platforms with new architectures. Whereas many architectural patterns are
applicable to cyber-physical systems (e.g., component-based architecture),
some are not directly applicable, and novel patterns may be required.

The goal of the SANCS workshop is to gather researchers and practitioners in
the area of software architecture for cyber-physical systems to share opinions,
identify key challenges and propose solutions. The workshop aims at addressing
how the new trends affect the traditional architecture styles of embedded
systems, as well as the challenges introduced by the complexity of the systems
to come.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Component- and model-based CPS architectures
- Architectural decisions and decision support for CPS development
- Architectural quality attributes and architecture-level analysis of e.g.
timing or resource usage
- Virtualization of computation and communication resources
- Architecture evolution, maintenance and reengineering of CPS
- Architecture-based security measures
- Architecture documentation for CPS
- Architectural support for scalable parallel systems
- Service-oriented architecture for CPS
- Architectural Knowledge Management

Important dates
- Paper submission: June 8, 2015
- Notification: June 19, 2015
- Camera-ready: June 29, 2015

Paper Submission and Publication
We solicit two categories of papers:
- Regular papers (maximum 6 pages): Original papers that present novel
research contributions and address relevant problems in the area of the
- Short papers (maximum 4 pages): This category includes position papers,
tool demonstrations, industrial experience reports and case-studies.

Manuel Oriol ABB Corporate Research Switzerland
Jan Carlson Mälardalen University Sweden
Michael Wahler ABB Corporate Research Switzerland

Program Committee
Jakob Axelsson, Sweden
Moris Behnam, Sweden
Etienne Borde, France
Barbora Buhnova, Czech Republic
Tomas Bures, Czech Republic
Ivica Crnkovic, Sweden
Leandro Indrusiak, United Kingdom
Frédéric Loiret, Germany
Matthias Meyer, Germany
Aurelien Monot, Switzerland
Henry Muccini, Italy
Luis Miguel Pinho, Portugal
Franz Josef Rammig, Germany
Romain Rouvoy, France
Thanikesavan Sivanthi, Switzerland
Mikael Sjödin, Sweden
Jan Vitek, USA
Olaf Zimmermann, Switzerland

All papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the Program
Committee. Papers must describe, in English, original work that has
not been published or submitted elsewhere, and should follow the ACM
format and submission guidelines
PDF versions of papers should be submitted through the EasyChair
system. Accepted papers will be published by ACM.

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