SESS 2020: The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Software Engineering for Smart Systems

Call for Papers

Goal of the workshop:

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers to share their experiences and discuss the latest advances and innovations in software engineering with application to the development of smart systems.

Workshop theme:

Smart systems are those that are able to sense their environment context and adapt their behavior as the context changes in order to provide appropriate services to the user anytime anywhere. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an enabling technology for smart systems as it makes it possible to turn any object into a smart thing, able to sense its current situation, adapt to new situation and communicate with other smart things. There are a growing number of applications emerging from the IoT technology to include cyber-physical systems, smart homes, smart healthcare, intelligent transportation, and smart cities. Software will form a critical part of these systems to provide reliable and efficient smart services. However, developing software for smart systems is challenging due to a number of reasons: they are highly distributed; large scale; network nodes are heterogeneous; involve resource constrained mobile devices; and requirements are not fixed but change frequently. Thus, traditional methods for requirement engineering, system design, testing and verification are no longer adequate. New approaches are required to cater for changing system requirements, context–awareness, mobility and smart adaptation to changing context.

Scope of the workshop:

The workshop topics include but are not limited to the following:
• Requirement engineering for smart systems
• Testing of smart systems
• Formal specification and verification of smart systems
• Cloud computing
• Internet of Things
• Context-aware and adaptive systems
• Mobile computing
• Pervasive/Ubiquitous computing
• Intrusion detection systems
• Security and privacy of smart systems
• Cyber physical systems
• Real-time control systems and robotics
• E-learning and smart educational systems

Likely participants: Software engineers, academics and researchers in emerging technologies are called to
participate and exchange ideas and techniques.

Submission deadline date extended to May 1, 2020

Workshop Chairs

Francois Siewe, De Montfort University, UK

Feng Chen, De Montfort University, UK

Vasileios Germanos
De Montfort University, UK

Program Committee

Thai Son Hoang, University of Southampton, UK
Sofia Meacham, University of Bournemouth, UK
Kirill Bogdanov, University of Sheffield, UK
Arosha Bandara, The Open University, UK
Ali Jwaid, De Montfort University, UK
David Smallwood, De Montfort University, UK
Waltenegus Dargie, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Shikun Zhou, University of Portsmouth, UK
Francisco Aparicio-Navarro, De Montfort University, UK
Phan Cong Vinh, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Vietnam
Stefan Kuhn, De Montfort University, UK
Esther Palomar, Birmingham City University, UK
Zhu Huibiao, East China University, China
Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK
Timothy A. Chadza, Loughborough University, UK
Emanuele Lido Secco, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Wen Zeng, De Montfort University, UK
Anuradha D. Mudiyanselage, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Qiyi Tang, Imperial College London, UK
Leandros Maglaras, De Montfort University, UK
Dimitris Kosmanos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Nisansala Yatapanage, De Montfort University, UK