Workshop Goals

The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners from many of these diverse areas to discuss the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-adaptive and self-managing systems. Specifically, we intend to focus on the software engineering aspects, including the concepts, methods, architecture, feedback control, and tools that can be used to support dynamical adaptive and self-managing behaviour. Moreover, in this fourth workshop, we will be looking at the results that have been achieved in self-adaptability in recent years and focus on implementations as well as experimental systems by including a demonstration session.

The following application areas are of particular interest: autonomic computing; problem determination including logging, analysis and diagnostics; mobile computing; dependable computing; autonomous robotics; adaptable user interfaces; service-oriented applications.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • feedback control
  • architecture patterns for self-adaptation and self-management
  • models and algorithms for software self-management
  • integration mechanisms for self-adaptive and self-managing systems
  • formal notations for modeling and analyzing software self-adaptation
  • methods for engineering user-trust of self-adaptive and self-managing systems
  • methods to instrument existing systems to observe self-managing behaviour over long periods of time
  • dynamical verification and validation of self-managing software
  • evaluation and assurance for self-adaptive systems
  • decision algorithms for self-adaptive systems
  • exemplars for benchmarking