Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational and physical components. With the proliferation of smart embedded and mobile devices, CPS are becoming large-scale pervasive systems, which combine various data sources to control real-world ecosystems (e.g., intelligent traffic control). Modern CPS have to deal effectively with environment dynamicity, control their emergent behavior, be scalable and tolerant to threats, hence CPS have to be smart (sCPS). sCPS feature a number of specifics that render traditional software engineering approaches not directly applicable. This calls for innovative approaches that jointly reflect and address the specifics of such systems.
SEsCPS aims to bring together academics and practitioners from several disciplines with the overall objectives: (i) to increase the understanding of problems of Software Engineering (SE) for sCPS, (ii) to study the underlying foundational principles for engineering sCPS, and (iii) to identify and define promising SE solutions for sCPS.
The special themes of SEsCPS’16 are: (1) alignment of disciplines for engineering sCPS, (2) uncertainty and human factors, and (3) reference problems. Around these themes, the workshop strives to build understanding of sCPS and provide a basis for holistically addressing the SE challenges brought by sCPS.
Every paper submission will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Emphasis will be given on originality, usefulness, practicality, and overall quality.
Papers must not have been previously published or be currently submitted elsewhere. If accepted, the paper must be personally presented at the workshop by one of the authors.
Workshop papers must follow the ICSE 2016 Formatting and Submission Guidelines. Accepted papers will be published as an ICSE 2016 Workshop Proceedings in the ACM and IEEE Digital Libraries.
The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. Papers are to be submitted via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sescps2016
Paper abstracts: February 3, 2016
Paper submissions: February 5, 2016 (extended deadline)
Notification of authors: February 19, 2016
Camera-ready copies: February 26, 2016
Workshop: May 16, 2016