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Call for Workshop Contributions

"Event-Based IT Systems"


"Modeling, Designing, and Testing Correct, Secure, and Dependable Event-Based Systems"

Theme and Goals

Many software-intensive IT systems consist of components that react to and communicate via events. Such event-based systems are increasingly used in environments that rely on dependable software and systems. Many of these systems are based on components, which may partly be written after the system has been shipped, such as plug-ins.Thus the specification, development, simulation and test of correct, secure, and dependable event-based IT systems gains importance in the software engineering research community. However, the modeling of the behavior and of non-functional properties of dependable event-based systems in general is far from being solved.
Goals of the workshop are in the scope of the ARES conference to discuss:

  • Differences between event-driven, component-based, and ?conventional? systems;
  • Approaches to model Event-Driven Architectures and their quality properties;
  • Best-practice approaches for testing Event-Driven Systems;
  • Run-time behaviours of conventionally designed and event-driven systems;
  • Maintainability of event-driven systems (e.g., adaptability to changes in the environment).

Topics of interest in the workshop include, but are not restricted to:

Systems Modeling

  • Software engineering of dependable systems
  • Systems coordination modeling
  • Semantic models
  • Dependability requirement engineering
  • Risk planning, analysis & awareness
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Requirements elicitation and management

System Design and Implementation

  • Service-oriented architectures (SOA)
  • Intermediate models between requirements and solution architecture
  • Availability and reliability
  • Interoperability aspects
  • Design trade-offs
  • Security and trust management in P2P and Grid applications
  • Near-time data notification

System Simulation, Monitoring and Test

  • Systems monitoring
  • Process monitoring and business intelligence
  • Empirical evaluation
  • Dependability measurement and analysis
  • Incident response and prevention


General Topics and Application Areas for Event-Based Systems

  • Safety critical systems
  • Failure prevention
  • Fault/bug tolerant aspects
  • Security as Quality of Service parameter
  • Dependability in open-source software
  • Dependability aspects for special applications (e.g. ERP-systems, logistics)
  • Industry experience reports on software engineering aspects of software-based systems with dependability as success-critical product quality aspect.

Submission Guidelines

Submit a full paper of at most 8 pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced), including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at this IEEE web page.

Contact author must provide the following information to the workshop chairs: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords. Prepare your paper in PDF file and send it to the workshop chairs.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: November, 15th 2006
  • Author Notification: January, 7th 2007
  • Camera-ready Version: January, 19th 2007
  • Author Registration: January, 21st 2007

Workshop Organizers

Stefan Biffl
Vienna University of Technology
Stefan.Biffl AT tuwien.ac.at

Eva Kühn
Vienna University of Technology
eva.Kuehn AT tuwien.ac.at

Alexander Schatten
Vienna University of Technology
Alexander.Schatten AT tuwien.ac.at

Program Committee

Muhammad Ali-Babar (NICTA/UNSW/UTS, Australia)
Jan Bezdicek (Rockwell Automation, Czech Republic)
Alexander Egyed (Teknowledge, USA)
Paul Grünbacher (Johannes Kepler Univ., Austria)
Ludger Fiege (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Matthias Heindl (Siemens PSE, Austria)
Jiri Kubalik (Czech Technical Univ., Czech Republic)
Werner Kurschl (Applied Univ. Hagenberg, Austria)
Kamil Matousek (Czech Technical Univ., Czech Republic)
Grigori Melnik (Univ. Calgary, Canada)
Alexander Mikula (Frequentis, Austria)
Dietmar Pfahl (Univ. Calgary, Canada)
Rudolf Ramler (SCCH, Austria)
Josef Schiefer (Senactive, Austria)
Gabor Terstyanszky (Westminster Univ., UK)
Pavel Tichy (Rockwell Automation, Czech Republic)