SESS 2024: The 8th IEEE International Workshop on Software Engineering for Smart Systems

Call for Papers

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 
  • Model-driven 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

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

IEEE Conference Publishing Policies

All submissions must adhere to IEEE Conference Publishing Policies.

IEEE Cross Check

All submission will be screened for plagiarized material through the IEEE Cross Check portal.

Important Dates – Workshops

Workshop, Fast Abstract, SRS, JC  papers due
April 15, 2024  Extended to April 21

May 1, 2024

Camera Ready & Registration due
May 25, 2024

Workshop Chairs

Francois Siewe, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Email: fsiewe[at] 

Sofia Meacham, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
Email: smeacham[at] 

Shikun Zhou, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
Email: shikun.zhou[at] 

Vasileios Germanos, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Email: vasileios.germanos[at] 

Program Committee

Thai Son Hoang

Sofia Meacham

Kirill Bogdanov

Arosha Bandara

Ali Jwaid

David Smallwood

Waltenegus Dargie

Shikun Zhou

Francisco Aparicio-Navarro

Phan Cong Vinh

Stefan Kuhn

Esther Palomar

Zhu Huibiao

Timothy A. Chadza

Emanuele Lido Secco

Wen Zeng

Qiyi Tang

Leandros Maglaras

Dimitris Kosmanos

Xiaodong Liu

Fudong Li

Xin Lu