SERENE 2020 will be virtual due to pandemic COVID-19

Since the workshop will not be held in-site there will be no registration fees!

Call for Papers



Resilient systems withstand, recover from, and adapt to disruptive changes with acceptable degradation in their provided services. Resilience is particularly remarkable for modern software and software-controlled systems, many of which are required to continually adapt their architecture and parameters in response to evolving requirements, customer feedback, new business needs, platform upgrades, etc. Despite frequent changes and disruptions, the software is expected to function correctly and reliably. This is particularly important for software systems that provide services which are critical to society, e.g., in transportation, healthcare, energy production and e-government. Since modern software should be developed to cope with changes, unforeseen failures and malicious cyber-attacks efficiently, design for resilience is an increasingly important area of software engineering.

The SERENE workshop series has a long tradition of bringing together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, to advance the state-of-the-art and to identify open challenges in the software engineering of resilient systems. Since 2015 SERENE has become a part of a major European dependability forum – EDCC. This year SERENE will be held before the main EDCC 2020 conference ).



The SERENE 2020 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-adaptive 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 adoption 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 (up to 8 pages)
    - Experience/Industry papers describing practitioner experience or field studies, addressing an application domain and the lessons learned (up to 6 pages)
    - PhD Forum papers describing objectives, methodology, and results at an early stage of research (up to 4 pages)
    - Project papers describing goals and results of ongoing projects (up to 4 pages)
    - Tool papers presenting new tools or new versions of existing tools that support the development of resilient systems (up to 4 pages)
    - Position papers on challenges and emerging trends in resilience (up to 4 pages)

Important Dates


May 25, 2020

Full Paper Submission

June 1, 2020 June 7, 2020 (extended)

Authors Notification

June 29, 2020

Camera Ready Papers

July 15, 2020


The SERENE-2020 proceedings will be published to IEEE, and all submissions should conform to IEEE style specified at In particular, submissions must adhere to the IEEE camera-ready two-column format.
Moreover, all submissions should describe, in English, original work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.
They will be evaluated based on originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop.

PDF versions of papers should be submitted electronically via EasyChair at



Organizing Committee

    - Amleto Di Salle, University of L'Aquila, Italy
    - Paolo Masci, National Institute of Aerospace, Langley Research Center, USA


Program Committee

  • - Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • - Radu Calinescu, University of York, United Kingdom
  • - Andrea Ceccarelli, University of Florence, Italy
  • - Felicita Di Giandomenico, CNR-ISTI, Italy
  • - Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • - Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA, France
  • - Jeremie Guiochet, Université de Toulouse3, LAAS-CNRS, France
  • - Rolf Johansson, Autonomous Intelligent Driving, Sweden
  • - Linas Laibinis, Åbo Akademi University, Lithuania
  • - Istvan Majzik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
  • - Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • - Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • - Andras Pataricza, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
  • - Patrizio Pelliccione, University of L'Aquila, Italy, Chalmers University of Technology, Italy
  • - Cristina Seceleanu, Malardalen University, Sweden
  • - Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • - Elena Troubitsyna, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • - Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • - Apostolos Zarras, University of Ioannina, Greece


Publicity Chair

    - Claudio Pompilio, University of L'Aquila, Italy


Web Chair

    - Francesco Gallo, University of L’Aquila, Italy