GAUSS 2020 2020 : 2nd International Workshop on Governing Adaptive and Unplanned Systems of Systems

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 10 Aug 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Oct 12, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020
Conference Address Coimbra, Portugal
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Conference Call for Papers

Systems of Systems (SoSs) are gaining momentum due to the widespread adoption

of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, an increasing interest for smart

cities, digital twins, and industrial cyber physical systems. The heterogeneity

and large scale of these systems require novel design techniques, architectures

and software infrastructures able to integrate independent (sub)systems to

support their seamless cooperation, even through emergent behaviors. In

addition, the continuous servicing process enabled by the recent micro-services

paradigm leads to rely on evolving approaches able to anticipate, mitigate, or

react to unplanned scenarios.

Each system of a SoS must both exist as an independent entity and become part

of wider systems when needed. This vision radically changes the notion of

“integrated” system: (a) (sub)systems offer limited interaction capabilities

and little possibility to be controlled; (b) cooperation can be ad-hoc and only

needed in specific cases or conditions; (c) in many cases there is no prior,

complete, knowledge of the (sub)systems; (d) SoS behaviors can be partially

unplanned to follow environment or requirement changes.

The goal of the GAUSS (Governing Adaptive and Unplanned Systems of Systems)

workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on the

design, the development, the validation, and the continuous maintenance of

System of Systems. In this context, specific emphasis to methods and approaches

focusing on ensuring desired sets of quality attributes (e.g., reliability,

security, resilience) that SoSs must satisfy is given.

In addition, research works on distributed and adaptive system are also subject

of interest for the GAUSS Workshop. Indeed, topics on dynamic modules

integration, autonomous reaction to unplanned scenarios, or dynamic evolution

of operational and managerial assets are source of changes that often

potentially affect the overall environment (i.e. the SoS) too, consequently

they are in the scope of the workshop too.

The GAUSS workshop will accept regular papers reporting on new research, and

presentations of Journal First Papers. In addition, the organizing committee is

planning to invite the best regular papers for a special issue on a Journal

related to the topics of the Workshop (to be decided).

====== Topics ======

The list of relevant topics include but is not limited to:

* Modeling, design, and engineering of SoSs

* Architectures, architectural styles, and middlewares for SoSs

* Foundations and formal methods for SoSs

* Methods for architecture synthesis, coordination and adaptation patterns

* Online V&V techniques for functional and non-functional assessment and dependability

* Online and Offline testing techniques for SoSs and Complex Systems

* Context-awareness and context-aware adaptation techniques

* Reconfiguration and optimization techniques

* Self-* mechanisms

* Techniques for extracting behavior models from streams of continuous observations

* Applications of SoSs

* Distributed Software Engineering: strategies, processes, testing and methods

* SoSs experiences, case studies, benchmarking, evaluations, testing, and industrial perspectives

* Models of functional and non functional requirements, context and governance policies to support integration of SoSs

* Knowledge management and Decision-making process in SoSs

* Ambient Intelligent Systems

* Multi-agents solutions for SoSs

* Interaction Platforms enabling heterogeneous entities participation

* Knowledge bases integration support and exploitation for semantic interoperability

* Autonomic coordination, negotiation and interactions for Multi-agents and Complex systems

* Blockchain technology for distributed and heterogeneous systems

* Internet of Things-based SoSs

* Adaptive and Reactive systems

===== Venue ======

The 2nd Edition of the International Workshop GAUSS will be held in conjunction

with the 31st edition of the ISSRE Conference that will be held in Coimbra,

Portugal, Oct 12 – 15, 2020.

Due to the Covid outbreak, both the main conference and the workshop will be virtual.

Information regarding how to follow the events will be provided in the next future.


========================= Regular Papers ========================


Papers submitted for evaluation must be original, unpublished, and not

submitted for publication elsewhere.

Any submission of a contribution implies that, if accepted for presentation, at

least one of its proponents must register (paying the requested fee) and attend

the conference for giving the presentation.

===== Submissions =====

Authors should submit an electronic copy of the paper (written in English) in

PDF using the EasyChair submission site:


Submissions must adhere to the IEEE CS Format Guidelines (for more information

see at

GAUSS 2020 accepts two categories of papers:

* LONG: up to 8 pages (with references)

* SHORT: up to 4 pages (with references)

Papers that exceed the number of pages for their submission category could be

rejected without review.

===== Dates =====

* Abstract submission deadline: July 24th [**not mandatory**]

* Full paper submission deadline: August 3rd, 2020

* Notification to authors: August 21st, 2020

* Camera-ready papers: August 28th, 2020

===== Publication =====

Accepted peer-reviewed papers will be included in a supplemental volume of the

ISSRE conference proceedings, and published by the IEEE Computer Society on

IEEE Xplore.

We plan to invite some selected papers to submit an extended version to a

special issue on a Journal related to the topics of the Workshop (to be



================== Special Track: Journal First =================


This year GAUSS will have a dedicated session to promote the community meeting

and research sharing, accepting already published papers on journals related to

the topics of the workshop.

Authors who had articles published on eligible journals between January 1st,

2019 and August 3rd, 2020 can propose their work to the JF Track of GAUSS. The

proposed papers must be in the scope of the workshop; furthermore, they must

not be an extension of previous Conference/Workshop papers, and they must have

not already been presented in similar JF tracks.

Journals are eligible for the JF track if they:

* are indexed on Scimago at:

* are in subjects areas and categories related to the workshop (e.g.,

Computer Science, Software, Artificial Intelligence, etc.)

* have an average evaluation of Q2 (or more) in the last 4 years (2015-2018)

in these categories

Please note that the papers in the JF Track will not be evaluated again by

reviewers: their quality is already assured by the journals where they are

published. The selection process will only refer to the relevance and the

affinity of the papers with respect to the workshop topics and the availability

of the foreseen presentation slots.

===== JF Track Submissions =====

Authors should submit an electronic record (written in English) in PDF using

the EasyChair submission site:


Each record submission for the JF Track must include:

* the title of the original article

* the complete list of authors

* the original abstract

* a list of keywords

* the full reference to the article as accepted by the journal (plus a link to the online version, if any)

* if available, authors can include a public version of the paper too (e.g., pre-print, arXiv link, etc.) [**not mandatory**]

===== Dates =====

* Record submission deadline: August 3rd, 2020

* Notification to authors: August 28th, 2020

===== Presentation =====

All the papers accepted to the JF Track will have a presentation slot to

promote their work during GAUSS 2020. Please note that these papers will not be

included in the proceedings: only the Title, Authors and Abstract will appear

on the websites, plus a mandatory reference to the already published paper.

Any accepted submission to the JF Track implies that at least one of its

proponents must register (paying the requested fee) and attend the conference

for giving the presentation.

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