Conference Track @ the 22nd WETICE Conference

Selected papers will be published in special issue of this journal:

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
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

Accepted papers
  • Is self-expression useful? Evaluation by a case study
    Mariachiara Puviani, Giacomo Cabri and Letizia Leonardi
  • Mobility management in the HIP-based M2M overlay network
    Amine Dhraief and Abdelfettah Belghith
  • A Flexible Wireless Body Sensor Network System for Health Monitoring
    Ahmed Harbouche, Mohammed Erradi and Abdellatif Kobbane
  • A Decentralized Mediation-as-a-Service Architecture for Web Service Composition
    Michael Mrissa, Mohamed Sellami, Pierre De Vettor, Djamal Benslimane and Bruno Defude
  • Towards Context-aware Deployment and Reconfiguration
    Amir Hammami
  • Graph-based formalism for M2M self-managed communications
    Cédric Eichler, Ghada Gharbi, Nawal Guermouche and Thierry Monteil
  • Formal Modelling of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems: Reconfigurable Object Nets Formalism
    Laid Kahloul and Karim Djouani
  • Fault Tolerance for Distributed Real Time Dynamically Reconfigurable Systems from Modeling to Implementation
    Wafa Gabsi and Bechir Zalila
  • Towards an Aspect Oriented Language Compliant with Real Time Constraints
    Wafa Gabsi, Rahma Bouaziz and Bechir Zalila
  • A Delayed Checkpoint Approach for Communication-induced Checkpointing in Autonomic Computing
    Alberto Calixto Simón, Saul E. Pomares Hernandez and Jose Roberto Perez Cruz
  • Developing Adapters for Structural Adaptation of Component-based Applications
    Imen Ben Lahmar and Djamel Belaïd
  • A Privacy Manager for Collaborative Working Environments
    David Allison, Miriam A. M. Capretz and Saїd Tazi
  • From Event-B Specifications to Programs for Distributed Algorithms
    Mohamed Tounsi, Mohamed Mosbah and Dominique Mery
Important dates
Paper Submission: February 1, 2013 February 11, 2013
Decision Notification: March 19, 2013
Camera-Ready Submission : Mars 29, 2013
Track chairs
Khalil Drira, LAAS, University of Toulouse, France
Slim Kallel, ReDCAD, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ismael Bouassida Rodriguez , ReDCAD, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Program Committee Members
Slim Abdellatif LAAS, University of Toulouse, France
Takoua Abdellatif University of Sousse, Tunisia
Yamine Ait-Ameur IRIT-ENSEIHT, Toulouse, France
Riadh Ben Halima ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Djamel Belaid Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Djamal BenSlimane Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Stefano Bocconi Cyntelix, the Netherlands
Cinzia Cappiello Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Miriam Capretz University of Western Ontario, Canada
Anis Charfi SAP, Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Comuzzi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Marcos Da Silveira CR SANTEC, Luxembourg
Elisabetta Di-Nitto Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Schahram Dustdar Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Mohamed Erradi ENSIAS, Rabat, Morrocco
Bernd Freisleben University of Marburg, Germany
Gerhard Friedrich University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Mohamed-Said Hacid Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Ahmed Hadj Kacem FSEGS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Hatem Hadj Kacem FSG, University of Gabes, Tunisia
Dimka Karastoyanova University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fatma Mili Oakland University , USA
Francisco Moo-Mena Univisidad Autonome du Yucatan, Mexico
Mohamed Mosbah LARBI, ENSEIRB, Bordeaux, France
Olga Nabuco Centro de Pesquisas Renato Archer, Campinas, Brazil
Flavio Oquendo European University of Brittany - IRISA-UBS, France
Mourad Oussalah LINA, Université de Nantes, France
Mike Papazouglou INFOLAB, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Ilia Petrov Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Marcos Da Silveira Tudor, Luxembourg
Damian Serrano Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
Mohamed Sellami Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Jun Suzuki University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Samir Tata Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Maria Beatriz F. Toledo       Coumputation Insitute, UNICAMP, Brazil
Qi Yu Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
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