Call for Papers



Resilient systems avoid, withstand, recover from, adapt, and evolve to handle anticipated and unforeseen disruptions, i.e., changes, faults, failure, and adversity. Resilience is particularly relevant for modern software and software-controlled systems that must continually adapt their architecture and parameters in response to evolving requirements, customer feedback, new business needs, and platform upgrades. Furthermore, given that software systems may provide critical services to society, e.g., in transportation, healthcare, energy production and e-government, it is paramount they continue to function correctly and reliably despite disruptions. Therefore, design for resilience is an increasingly important area of software engineering.

The SERENE workshop aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to advance state of the art and identify open challenges for engineering resilient software systems.



The SERENE 2021 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)
    - Ethical considerations when developing resilient systems
    - Human factors for resilient 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


Important Dates

Abstract Submission

May 29, 2021

Paper Submission

June 5, 2021

Authors Notification

June 29, 2021

Camera Ready Papers

July 5, 2021







Organizing Committee

    - Amleto Di Salle, University of L'Aquila, Italy
    - Amel Bennaceur, Open University, United Kingdom


Program Committee