SiSoS @ SAC 2020 : Software-intensive Systems-of-Systems Track @ 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Sunday 15 Sep 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Mar 30, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Conference Address Brno, Czech Republic
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Conference Call for Papers

Software-intensive Systems-of-Systems (SiSoS) Track

of the 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2020)

March 30-April 3, 2020, Brno, Czech Republic


September 15, 2019: Submission of regular papers

November 10, 2019: Notification of paper acceptance/rejection

November 25, 2019: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers

March 30 -April 3, 2020: Conference

=== SCOPE ===

Pervasiveness of networks has made possible to interconnect systems that were independently developed, operated, managed, and evolved, yielding a new kind of complex system, i.e. a system that is itself composed of systems, the so-called System-of-Systems (SoS).

Software-intensive SoS (SiSoS) has become a hotspot in the last years, from both the research and industry viewpoints. Indeed, various aspects of our lives and livelihoods have progressively become dependent on some sort of Software-intensive SoS. This is the case of SiSoS found in different areas as diverse as energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation; and applications that address societal needs, e.g. environmental monitoring, distributed energy grids, emergency coordination, global traffic control, and smart cities.

Moreover, ubiquitous platforms such as the Internet of Things and nascent kinds such as Cyber-Physical SoSs are accelerating the deployment of Software-intensive SoS in the near future.

Definitely, the unique characteristics of Software-intensive SoS raise a grand research challenge for the future of software-reliant systems in our industry and society due to its intrinsic features, among which evolutionary development and emergent behavior.

=== KEY TOPICS ===

This track fosters (but is not limited to) submissions in the following topics:

– SiSoS Mission

Specification and analysis

Formal contracts, contract-based approaches

Goal-orientation, task orientation

Ontologies, reasoning

Relationships with emergent behaviors

– SiSoS Modeling

Model-driven engineering


Model-based approaches

Formal modeling foundations

– SiSoS Design

Architectural and detailed design

Design evaluation

Correction by design

Design for evolution, scalability or

Design for emergent behavior

– SiSoS Verification and Validation


Compositional/statistical model checking

Simulation, co-simulation

Simulation of emergent behaviors

– SiSoS Construction and Evolution

Evolutionary development

Correction by construction

Techniques & technologies for SoS engineering


Component and middleware frameworks

– SiSoS Security and Privacy

SoS cybersecurity

SoS privacy and trust

Security against emergent behaviors in SoS

– SiSoS Experience

Reports from real projects

Case studies in real-scale projects

Controlled experiments

Experience from SoS stakeholders

– SiSoS General issues

Taxonomies, ontologies

Software processes

Project management

Acquisition in the development of SoS

– SiSoS Applications



Global traffic control

Emergency coordination

Environmental monitoring

Smart grids



Smart cities

Any other application domain

– Future perspective, challenges, and directions


– Regular Papers:

The length of a regular paper is 8 pages (included in the registration) plus up to 2 pages (at extra charge). Submissions can be thereby of maximum 10 pages in ACM camera-ready format.

Regular papers will be subjected to a double-blind review process. The name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) must NOT appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. Only the title should be shown on the first page without the authors\’ information. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.

Regular papers must be submitted at:

– Posters:

Submitted papers that received good reviews but were not accepted as regular papers due to space limitation can be invited for the poster session.

The length of a poster category paper is 3 pages (included in the registration) plus up to 1 page (at extra charge). Posters can be of maximum 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format.

– Student Research Competition (SRC) Program (for PhD Students):

In addition to regular papers and posters, a special event for PhD students will be organized: The Student Research Competition (SRC) Program.

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) at:

(note that submission sites for regular papers and SRC papers are different)

Further details on paper format, template, and submission guidelines can be found on the SAC 2020 website:

For preparing submissions, document templates can be found at:


For accepted papers and posters, registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper or poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper or poster to be included in the ACM digital library. No-show of registered papers or posters will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.


All accepted papers to this SiSoS track of ACM SAC will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of a top-level journal.

Also, a selection of best papers of all ACM SAC tracks will be published in the ACM Applied Computing Review journal.


Flavio Oquendo, IRISA – Univ. Bretagne Sud, France

Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, Univ. Toulouse, France

Axel Legay, UCLouvain, Belgium

Thais Vasconcelos Batista, UFRN, Brazil

=== (Preliminary) TRACK PROGRAM COMMITTEE ===

Jakob Axelsson, SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden

Eduard Baranov, UCLouvain, Belgium

Carlos Cuesta, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain

Flavia Delicato, Federal Univ of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

John Klein, Software Engineering Institute, USA

Kim Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

José Carlos Maldonado, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tomi Männistö, University of Helsinki, Finland

Tiziana Margaria, University of Limerick & Lero, Ireland

Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Roberto Passerone, University of Trento, Italy

Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers & Univ Gothenburg, Sweden

Ralf Reussner, KIT / FZI, Germany

Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic

Huibiao Zhu, East China Normal University, China

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SAC 2020 : ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Deadline :
Sun 29 Sep 2019
Mar 30, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020 - Brno
Czech Republic