Topics of Interest

This workshop will allow the research and industry communities to discuss questions such as: (i) How to design systems to heal themselves of system faults and to survive malicious attacks? (ii) To what extent usual fault tolerance techniques are suitable for self-managing systems? (iii) How to deal with the impact upon safety-critical systems in case the self-adaptation fails? (iv) How context-aware systems can also benefit from modern techniques, such as Aspect-oriented Programming (AOP), Model-driven Development (MDD), and Software Product Line (SPL) paradigms, in order to support high levels of dependability? (vi) How to guarantee a certain degree of Quality of Service (QoS) in adaptive and self-managing systems?

We welcome submissions addressing topics across the full spectrum of dependability in adaptive and self-managing systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Software fault tolerance techniques based on design diversity applied to adaptive and self-managing systems.
- Exception handling mechanisms applied to adaptive and self-managing systems.
- Dependable pervasive/ubiquitous systems.
- Dependability in wireless sensor networks.
- Use of fault injections techniques to analyze dependability requirements of adaptive and self-managing systems.
- Use of product line concepts in adaptive and self-managing systems.
- Use of AOP and/or MDD techniques to support dependability in adaptive and self-managing systems.
- Proofs of concept, industrial experiences or empirical evaluations related to the engineering of self-healing systems.
- Solutions to support self-managing systems that are able to survive malicious attacks.
- Validation, testing and verification of self-managing systems.
- Robustness and dependability of adaptive and self-managing systems related to cloud-computing and service-oriented architectures.
- Software architectures for self-managing systems to support high level of dependability (self-organization, self-adaptation, self-management, self-monitoring, self-tuning, self-repair, self-configuration, etc.)
- Solutions to continuously guarantee a certain degree of Quality of Service (QoS) in self-managing systems.
- Safety and reliability analysis in adaptive and self-managing systems, including, but not limited to, those based on cloud computing and service oriented architectures.
- Self-adaptation in life-critical or safety-critical systems.


  • Submission deadline: February 4th, 2013

  • Author Notification:  February 20th, 2013

  • Camera-ready: February 25th, 2013

Paper Submission Details

Papers should be written in English and can be submitted in the following categories: Regular Papers, which describe ongoing work, new ideas or experiences (up to 8 pages), and position papers (up to 4 pages). Only original papers (not published or under review elsewhere) should be submitted. All submissions must be made electronically through JEMS in

Submissions must adhere to the IEEE Computer Society camera-ready 8.5"x11" two-column camera-ready format. This format includes 10 point font on 12 point spacing for body text, and other details described in the author guidelines below. Pages must be numbered. The templates are reproduced below for your convenience, and further details can be found here.

8.5" x 11" Two-Column Author Guidelines: (PDF, DOC, LaTeX, PS)

8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format Layout Sheet: (PDF, DOC, PS)

Each  paper must  be submitted  as a  single Portable  Document Format (PDF)  file. We  recommend  that  you embed  fonts  where possible  to improve portability. We also strongly recommend you print the file and review  it  for  integrity  (fonts, symbols,  equations  etc.)  before submitting it.  A defective printing  of your paper can  undermine its chance of  success. Please  be sure to  use the  template's conference mode.

Papers will be evaluated by the Program Committee according to the following criteria:
- The relevance of the work to Workshop on Dependability in Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems’ aims and scope;
- The originality and significance of the results, which may be their likely impact on an application area, or their contribution to the understanding of dependability for adaptive and self-managing systems;
- The thoroughness of the study, and the methodology of the research. This includes the quality of conclusions drawn from the experimental results, and how well the data supports those conclusions. Is there something about the approach to this problem that invalidates the results?
- The quality of writing, including organization, clarity, and style.
Accepted papers should be revised according to the recommendations of the Program Committee and will be published in the SBC - Brazilian Computer Society Press
. If accepted, the corresponding author is committing to present the paper at the workshop.

For  further information,  please contact  the General  Chair: CecĂ­lia Rubira  (Email: or  the General co-chair: Delano Beder (Email: