10th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems
September 10, 2018, Iasi (Romania)

Co-located with EDCC, European Dependable Computing Conference.

Resilience is an ability of a system to persistently deliver trustworthy services despite changes. Modern software systems continuously change in response to evolving requirements, customer feedback, new business needs, platform upgrades etc. Despite frequent changes software is expected to function correctly and reliably especially while providing services that are critical to society, e.g., in such areas as transportation, healthcare, energy production etc. Since modern software should be developed to efficiently cope with changes, unforeseen failures and intrusions, design for resilience is an increasingly important area of software engineering.

In 2018, the SERENE workshop celebrates its 10th anniversary of supporting resilient systems research (through more than 100 papers, 20 invited talks, 250 contributing authors, and 25,000 article downloads in Springer Link, over the years). Since 2015 SERENE has become a part of a major European dependability forum – EDCC. This year SERENE will be held before the main programme of EDCC 2018 (http://edcc2018.info.uaic.ro).

The SERENE 2018 workshop will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas on advances in all areas relevant to software engineering for resilient systems, including, but not limited to:

Development of resilient systems

  • Engineering processes for resilient systems;
  • Requirements engineering & re-engineering for resilience;
  • Frameworks, patterns and software architectures for resilience;
  • Engineering of self-healing autonomic systems;
  • Design of trustworthy and intrusion-safe systems;
  • Resilience at run-time (mechanisms, reasoning and adaptation).
  • Resilience & dependability (resilience vs. robustness, dependable vs. adaptive systems)

Verification, validation and evaluation of resilience

  • Modelling and model based analysis of resilience properties;
  • Formal and semi-formal techniques for verification and validation;
  • Experimental evaluations of resilient systems;
  • Quantitative approaches to ensuring resilience;
  • Resilience prediction.

Case studies & applications

  • Empirical studies in the domain of resilient systems;
  • Methodologies adopted in industrial contexts;
  • Cloud computing and resilient service provisioning;
  • Resilience for data-driven systems (e.g., big data-based adaption and resilience);
  • Resilient cyber-physical systems and infrastructures;
  • Global aspects of resilience engineering: education, training and cooperation.

We welcome relevant contributions in the following forms:

  • Technical papers describing original theoretical or practical work;
  • Experience/Industry papers describing practitioner experience or field study, addressing an application domain and the lessons learned;
  • PhD Forum papers describing objectives, methodology, and results at an early stage in research;
  • Project papers describing goals and results of ongoing projects;
  • Tool papers presenting new tools or new versions of existing tools that support the development of resilient systems.
  • Position papers discussing challenges and emerging trends in resilience.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission due: June 1, 2018 June 8, 2018
  • Paper Submission due: June 15, 2018 June 22, 2018
  • Authors notification: July 5, 2018
  • Camera ready papers: July 15, 2018
  • Workshop: September 10, 2018


The submissions will be formatted following the LNCS Springer formatting – http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
Submissions of all the categories will be 7 pages long except for the technical papers which will be 15 pages long. The submission site is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=serene2018

The Proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Submitted papers must describe novel work and not be published elsewhere. All papers will be peer-reviewed and assessed for relevance to the workshop topics, technical soundness, innovation, scientific and presentation quality. Accepted papers must be presented by (one of) the author(s).

Program Chairs:

  • Henry Muccini, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania


SERENE website: htttp://serene.disim.univaq.it

LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4365850

Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/SERENEWorkshop/

Web chair: Mirco Franzago, University of L’Aquila, Italy