WoSAR 2008

Tuesday November 11, 2008

New : WoSAR 2008 Program (Updated)

First International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation in conjunction with 19th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering ISSRE 2008 (www.issre.org) 11th November, 2008, Seattle/Redmond, WA, USA

After more than ten years of research work in software aging and rejuvenation, this is the first international event to bring together researchers and practitioners involved with the theoretical and experimental aspects of software aging and rejuvenation. As a satellite event of the premier symposium, ISRRE 2008, this workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the state of the art and the new challenges in software aging and rejuvenation research, as well as providing a unique opportunity for establishing collaborations among several research groups interested in this research field.



This call is an invitation to all researchers and practitioners with an interest about the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Modeling and characterization of the software aging phenomenon
  • Experimental and empirical software aging detection techniques
  • Modeling, analysis and implementation of rejuvenation scheduling
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of rejuvenation mechanisms
  • Reports on the application of software monitoring and rejuvenation to large industrial systems
  • Prediction models for mean time to aging related failures
  • Test strategies focused on aging related faults
  • Novel applications for software rejuvenation
  • Aging-oriented reliability growth models
  • Control of software aging effects
  • Analysis of real case studies
  • Software aging metrics


Authors from academia, industry and government are invited to submit high quality unpublished research work in two categories:

  • Position Papers: describing open issues and/or original ideas for the SAR field.
  • Regular Papers: describing the results of theoretical and experimental SAR research.

After rigorous review, all the accepted papers will be included in the ISSRE supplemental proceedings published by IEEE CS and IEEE Explore. Authors of selected high quality regular papers will be invited to publish an extended version of their papers in a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).


Papers due (to be received by): September 18, 11:59pm PST (Pacific Standard Time), (Deadline Extended)
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2008
Submission of camera-ready papers and copyright form: October 15, 2008 08:00pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) Firm deadline


Papers must be written in English and be formatted according to the IEEE authoring guidelines [1]. Position and regular papers, respectively, should not exceed the following size limits: 2-3 and 5-6 pages IEEE style. Paper submission will be done electronically sending a PDF version of the paper to: WoSAR2008@wiso.uni-erlangen.de Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.


Larry Bernstein, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA (abstract)
Chandra Kintala, Yahoo!Labs, India (abstract)
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA (abstract)


General Co-Chairs:
Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA
Kai-Yuan Cai, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan

Publicity/Publication Chair:
Rivalino Matias Jr., Duke University, USA

Finance Chair:
Kalyan Vaidyanathan, Sun Microsystems, USA

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Michael Grottke, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Chandra Kintala, Yahoo!Labs, India
Kalyan Vaidyanathan, Sun Microsystems, USA

Web Master:
Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan

Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA
Yujuan Bao, Google, USA
Andrea Bobbio, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Kai-Yuan Cai, Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Sachin Garg, Yahoo!Labs, India
Swapna Gokhale, University of Connecticut, USA
Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, West Virginia University, USA
Richard E. Harper, IBM, USA
Kenichi Kourai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yun Liu, Boeing, USA
Paulo Maciel, Univ. Fed. Pernambuco, Brazil
Miroslaw Malek, Humboldt-Universitaet, Germany
Rajesh Mansharamani, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Rivalino Matias Jr., Duke University, USA
Hiroyuki Okamura, Hiroshima University, Japan
Koichiro Rinsaka, Kobe Gakuin University, Japan
Stefano Russo, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Luis Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Miklos Telek, Budapest University, Hungary
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA

The WoSAR 2008 has corporate supports of:
- Siemens
- The Journal of Pattern Recognition Research (JPRR)

[1] http://conferences.cis.unisa.edu.au/2006/tabletop2006/IEEE/Format/instruct.htm
[2] http://www.csc2.ncsu.edu/conferences/issre/2008/wosar_WS.php
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