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

    - Technical papers describing original theoretical or practical work (max. 11 pages)
    - Experience/Industry papers describing practitioner experience or field studies, addressing an application domain and the lessons learned (max. 11 pages)
    - PhD Forum papers describing objectives, methodology, and results at an early stage of research (6-8 pages)
    - Project papers describing goals and results of ongoing projects (6-8 pages)
    - Tool papers presenting new tools or new versions of existing tools that support the development of resilient systems (6-8 pages)
    - Position papers on challenges and emerging trends in resilience (6-8 pages)

Important Dates

Abstract Submission

May 29, 2021

June 23, 2021

Paper Submission

June 5, 2021

June 30, 2021

Authors Notification

June 29, 2021

July 16, 2021

Camera Ready Papers

July 5, 2021

July 23, 2021


The proceedings will be published to Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.
Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers.
Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.
In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

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


Monday 13th September, 2021 - 14:00 - 17:30 - Virtual

Registration page

14:00 - 14:10 Workshop Presentation

14:10 - 15:00 Keynote

Stories of socio-technical resilience
Prof. Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University (UK) | Lero, Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software (IE)

Bashar Nuseibeh is Professor of Computing at The Open University, and a Professor of Software Engineering and Chief Scientist at Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre. He is also an Honorary Professor at University College London (UCL) and a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan. Previously, he was a Reader in Computing at Imperial College London and Head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. He has had a career-long research interest in software requirements & design, broadening in recent years to encompass the engineering of adaptive socio-technical systems. He is particularly interested in security & privacy requirements of modern software-intensive systems, and the engineering dependable autonomy & adaptation in those systems.
Bashar received numerous awards for his work including an ICSE Most Influential Paper Award, a Philip Leverhulme Prize, an Automated Software Engineering Fellowship, and a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship. He is also the recipient of a Royal Society-Wolfson Merit Award and two European Research Council (ERC) awards, including an ERC Advanced Grant on ‘Adaptive Security and Privacy’.
Bashar is a Fellow of the British and Irish Computer Societies, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and a Member of Academia Europaea and the Royal Irish Academy.

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 15:55 Session 1 - Resilient Cloud

Automated Generation of Configurable Cloud-Native Chaos Testbeds
Jacopo Soldani, Antonio Brogi

The impact of rare container restarts on uninterrupted Kubernetes operations
Szilárd Bozóki, Imre Kocsis, András Pataricza, Benedek Kovacs, Peter Suskovics

15:55 - 16:15 Break

16:15 - 17:15 Session 2 - Resilience Architectures and Applications

EA Blueprint: An Architectural Pattern for Resilient Digital Twin of the Organization
Farid Edrisi, Diego Perez-Palacin, Mauro Caporuscio, Margrethe Hallberg, Anton Johannesson, Claudia Kopf, Johanna Sigvardsson

Assisting Developers in Preventing Permissions Related Security Issues in Android Applications
Mohammed El Amin Tebib, Pascal André, Oum-El-Kheir Aktouf, Mariem Graa

Design of a Trustworthy and Resilient Data Sharing Platform for Healthcare Provision
Matthew Banton, Juliana Bowles, Agastya Silvina, Thais Webber

17:15 - 17:30 Wrap-Up



Organizing Committee

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


Program Committee

  • - Marco Autili, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • - Georgios Bouloukakis, Télécom SudParis, France
  • - Radu Calinescu, University of York, United Kingdom
  • - Andrea Ceccarelli, University of Florence, Italy
  • - Felicita Di Giandomenico, CNR-ISTI, Italy
  • - Carlos Gavidia-Calderon , The Open University, United Kingdom
  • - Nikolaos Georgantas, Inria, France
  • - Simos Gerasimou, University of York, United Kingdom
  • - Jeremie Guiochet, Université de Toulouse3 LAAS-CNRS, France
  • - Linas Laibinis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • - Istvan Majzik, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
  • - Paolo Masci, National Institute of Aerospace, Langley Research Center, USA
  • - Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • - Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • - Andras Pataricza, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
  • - Patrizio Pelliccione, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy and Chalmers | Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • - Cristina Seceleanu, Malardalen University, Sweden
  • - Alin Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • - Elena Troubitsyna, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • - Karthik Vaidhyanathan, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • - Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • - Apostolos Zarras, University of Ioannina, Greece