Conference Track @ the 23rd WETICE Conference

Special issue:

Journal of Systems and Software - Elsevier

(Impact Factor: 1.135, 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.322 )

The goal of this track is to bring together researchers and practitioners both from the Academia and from the Industry working in the areas of Service-oriented and component-based software applications and architectures and addressing adaptation and reconfiguration issues. Different investigation topics are involved, such as: CBSE, SOA, Functional and Non Functional (NF) requirements (QoS, performance, resilience), monitoring, diagnosis, decision and execution of adaptation and reconfiguration. Different research axes are covered: concepts, methods, techniques, and tools to design, develop, deploy and manage adaptive and reconfigurable software systems.

The development of composite services poses very interesting challenges concerning their functional and NF requirements. On the one hand, a composite software system depends on the NF requirements of its constituting components in order to provide a satisfactory service to the user. On the other hand, the main issues for the fulfillment of QoS and service level agreements (SLA) are concerned with performance variability. Indeed, the QoS may evolve frequently, either because of internal changes or because of workload fluctuations. The performance and the robustness of the composite software system may be significantly improved by monitoring the execution of the components and by flexibly reacting to degradation and anomalies in a timely fashion.

The concept of adaptive and reconfigurable software systems has been introduced in order to describe architectures which exhibit such properties. An adaptive and reconfigurable software system can repair itself if any execution problems occur, in order to successfully complete its own execution, while respecting functional and NF agreements. In the design of an adaptive and reconfigurable software system, several aspects have to be considered. For instance, the system should be able to predict or to detect degradations and failures as soon as possible and to enact suitable recovery actions. Moreover, different NF requirements service levels might be considered in order to complete the execution in case of failure.


For this track, contributions are devoted to functional and non functional adaptability and reconfiguration management in service-oriented and component-based software systems. Specifically, the relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Distributed and centralized collaborative solutions for the diagnosis and repair of software systems
  • Design for the diagnosability and repairability
  • Collaborative Management of NF requirements (quality, security, robustness, availability)
  • Monitoring simple and composite architectures, components and services
  • Semantic (or analytic) architectural and behavioral models for monitoring of software systems
  • Dynamic reconfiguration of CB and SO architectures
  • Collaborative planning and decision making
  • Collaborative technologies for ensuring autonomic properties
  • Predictive management of adaptability.
  • Collaborative Management of autonomic properties
  • Experiences in practical adaptive and reconfigurable CB and SO applications
  • Tools and prototypes for managing adaptability of CB and SO applications

Important dates
Paper Submission: February 28, 2014
Decision Notification: March 26, 2014
Camera-Ready Submission : April 11, 2014
Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit full papers (about 6 pages) of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (
Authors must upload their paper as PDF file using the EasyChair submission system.

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Track chairs
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS and Université de Toulouse, France
Slim Kallel, ReDCAD, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ismael Bouassida Rodriguez , ReDCAD, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Web and publicity chair
Sihem Loukil, ReDCAD, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Program Committee Members
Takoua Abdellatif University of Sousse, Tunisia
Yamine Ait Ameur IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
Mehmet Aksit University of Twente, Nederland
Paris Avgeriou University of Groningen, Nederland
Thais Batista Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Djamel Belaid Institut TELECOM; TELECOM & Management SudParis, France
Djamal Benslimane Lyon 1 University, France
Isabelle Borne Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Cinzia Cappiello Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Miriam Capretz University of Western Ontario, Canada
Christophe Chassot LAAS-CNRS, France
Anis Charfi SAP Research, Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Comuzzi City University London, UK
Carlos E. Cuesta Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
Marcos Da Silveira CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Flavia Delicato Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
Elisabetta Di Nitto Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christophe Dony LIRMM - Montpellier-II University, France
Letícia Duboc State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Laurence Duchien University of Lille, France
Schahram Dustdar TU Wien, Austria
Mohammed Erradi Ensias, Marocco
Bernd Freisleben University of Marburg, Germany
Cristina Gacek City University London, UK
Ian Gorton Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Volker Gruhn Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Mohand-Said Hacid Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - UCBL, France
Mohamed Hadj Kacem University of Sfax, Tunisia
Hatem Hadj Kacem University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ahmed Hadjkacem University of Sfax, Tunisia
Wilhelm Hasselbring Kiel University, Germany
Valerie Issarny INRIA, France
Mohamed Jmaiel University of Sfax, Tunisia
Dimka Karastoyanova University of Stuttgart, Germany
Soufiene Lajmi University of Sfax, Tunisia
Grace Lewis Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
José Carlos Maldonado ICMC-USP, Brazil
Raffaela Mirandola Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Francisco Moo-Mena FMAT-UADY, mexico
Mohamed Mosbah LaBRI - University of Bordeaux, France
Henry Muccini University of L'Aquila, Italy
Elisa Yumi Nakagawa University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Flavio Oquendo IRISA - University of South Brittany, France
Mourad Oussalah LINA Laboratory, University of Nantes, France
Saul Pomares INAOE, Mexico
Ilia Petrov TU Darmstadt, Germany
Claudia Raibulet University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sakkaravarthi Ramanathan E.G.S Pillay Engineering College, India
Philippe Roose Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Cecilia Rubira Institute of Computing, UNICAMP, Brazil
Salah Sadou IRISA, University of South Brittany, France
Mohamed Sellami Ecole des Mines, Nantes, France
Damián Serrano University of Grenoble - LIG, France
Samir Tata TELECOM SudParis, France
Chouki Tibermacine LIRMM, CNRS,Montpellier II University, France
Qi Yu Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Uwe Zdun University of Vienna, Austria
Haibin Zhu Nipissing University, Canada
Dr. Slim Kallel

ReDCAD Reserach Unit
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Economics and Managment of Sfax
B.P. 1173, Sfax, Tunisia



Research Unit of Development and Control of Distributed Applications
Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes