Conference Track @ the 21st WETICE Conference

Journal Special Issues

Selected papers will be published in special issues of these journals

The goal of this track is to bring together researchers and practitioners both from the Academia and from the Industry working in the areas of Service-oriented and component-based software applications and architectures and addressing adaptation and reconfiguration issues. Different investigation topics are involved, such as: CBSE, SOA, Functional and Non Functional (NF) requirements (QoS, performance, resilience), monitoring, diagnosis, decision and execution of adaptation and reconfiguration. Different research axes are covered: concepts, methods, techniques, and tools to design, develop, deploy and manage adaptive and reconfigurable software systems.

The development of composite services poses very interesting challenges concerning their functional and NF requirements. On the one hand, a composite software system depends on the NF requirements of its constituting components in order to provide a satisfactory service to the user. On the other hand, the main issues for the fulfillment of QoS and service level agreements (SLA) are concerned with performance variability. Indeed, the QoS may evolve frequently, either because of internal changes or because of workload fluctuations. The performance and the robustness of the composite software system may be significantly improved by monitoring the execution of the components and by flexibly reacting to degradation and anomalies in a timely fashion.

The concept of adaptive and reconfigurable software systems has been introduced in order to describe architectures which exhibit such properties. An adaptive and reconfigurable software system can repair itself if any execution problems occur, in order to successfully complete its own execution, while respecting functional and NF agreements. In the design of an adaptive and reconfigurable software system, several aspects have to be considered. For instance, the system should be able to predict or to detect degradations and failures as soon as possible and to enact suitable recovery actions. Moreover, different NF requirements service levels might be considered in order to complete the execution in case of failure.


For this track, contributions are devoted to functional and non functional adaptability and reconfiguration management in service-oriented and component-based software systems. Specifically, the relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Distributed and centralized collaborative solutions for the diagnosis and repair of software systems
  • Design for the diagnosability and repairability
  • Collaborative Management of NF requirements (quality, security, robustness, availability)
  • Monitoring simple and composite architectures, components and services
  • Semantic (or analytic) architectural and behavioral models for monitoring of software systems
  • Dynamic reconfiguration of CB and SO architectures
  • Collaborative planning and decision making
  • Collaborative technologies for ensuring autonomic properties
  • Predictive management of adaptability.
  • Collaborative Management of autonomic properties
  • Experiences in practical adaptive and reconfigurable CB and SO applications
  • Tools and prototypes for managing adaptability of CB and SO applications

Accepted Papers

Long papers:

  • Towards a novel analysis approach for collaborative ubiquitous systems
           Nesrine Khabou and Ismail Bouassida.
  • Data Mapping Web Services for Composite DaaS Mediation
           Mohamed Sellami, Walid Gaaloul and Bruno Defude
  • A formal approach for the validation of web service orchestrations
           Hatem Hadj Kacem, Wael Sellami, Ahmed Hadj Kacem
  • SOTA: Towards a General Model for Self-Adaptive Systems
           Dhaminda Abeywickrama, Nicola Bicocchi and Franco Zambonelli
  • An MDE-based approach for reconfigurable embedded systems
           Fatma Krichen, Amal Ghorbel, Brahim Hamid and Bechir Zalila
  • A Communication Middleware Supporting Large scale Real-time Mobile Collaboration
           Lincoln Silva, Rafael Vasconcelos, Lucas Alves, Rafael André, Gustavo Baptista and Markus Endler
  • FRAMESELF: A generic context-aware autonomic framework for self-management of distributed systems
           Mahdi Ben Alaya and Thierry Monteil
  • Safe Stopping of Running Component Based Distributed Systems: Challenges and Research Gaps
           Mohammad Ghafari, Pooyan Jamshidi, Saeed Shahbazi and Hassan Haghighi
  • AODA: An Autonomic and Ontology-Driven Architecture for service-oriented and event-driven systems
           Ghada Gharbi, Mahdi Ben Alaya, Codé Diop and Ernesto Exposito
  • Prediction of cloud environment characteristics to satisfy user requirements in service compositions
           Youssef Ben Halima, Yassine Jamoussi, Henda Ben Ghezala and Samir Tata
Short papers:

  • Towards Planning Policies for Self-Adaptive Orchestrated Web Services
           Soumaya Marzouk and Afef Jmal Maâlej
  • A Commitment-Based Framework for Adaptive Service-Oriented Computing
           Fatma Başak Aydemir and Paolo Giorgini
  • DRF4SOA: A Dynamic Reconfigurable Framework for designing autonomic application based on SOA
           Emna Mezghani and Riadh Ben Halima
  • Failure Prediction for Publish/Subscribe System on MANET
           Imene Lahyani, Wafa Makki, and Christophe Chassot
  • Coordination And Task Division In Robot Ensembles: Perimeter Sweep Case Study
           Nicola Capodieci and Giacomo Cabri
  • Ontology-based collaborative framework for disaster recovery scenarios
           Sakkaravarthi Ramanathan, Aymen Kamoun and Christophe Chassot
  • Evaluation of Run-Time Changes in Service Oriented Environment
           Thirumaran. M, Dhavachelvan. P, Seenuvasan. K and NagaVenkataKiran. G,

The program of AROSA 2012 is available here for download.

The program of WETICE 2012 is available here for download.

Important dates
Paper Submission: March 16, 2012 March 26, 2012
Decision Notification: April 16, 2012
Camera-Ready Submission : April 25, 2012
Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit full papers (about 8 pages) or short papers (about 4 pages) of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (
Authors must upload their paper as PDF file using the EasyChair submission system.

Easy Chair

If any problem arises when submitting your paper, please contact:
Track chairs
Mohamed Jmaiel, ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Slim Kallel, FSEGS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Program Committee Members
Takoua Abdellatif University of Sousse, Tunisia
Yamine Ait-Ameur IRIT-ENSEIHT, Toulouse, France
Riadh Ben Halima ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Djamel Belaid Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Djamal BenSlimane Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Stefano Bocconi Cyntelix, the Netherlands
Cinzia Cappiello Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Miriam Capretz University of Western Ontario, Canada
Anis Charfi SAP, Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Comuzzi Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Marcos Da Silveira CR SANTEC, Luxembourg
Elisabetta Di-Nitto Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Schahram Dustdar Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Mohamed Erradi ENSIAS, Rabat, Morrocco
Bernd Freisleben University of Marburg, Germany
Gerhard Friedrich University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Mohamed-Said Hacid Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Ahmed Hadj Kacem FSEGS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Hatem Hadj Kacem FSG, University of Gabes, Tunisia
Dimka Karastoyanova University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fatma Mili Oakland University , USA
Francisco Moo-Mena Univisidad Autonome du Yucatan, Mexico
Mohamed Mosbah LARBI, ENSEIRB, Bordeaux, France
Olga Nabuco Centro de Pesquisas Renato Archer, Campinas, Brazil
Flavio Oquendo European University of Brittany - IRISA-UBS, France
Mourad Oussalah LINA, Université de Nantes, France
Mike Papazouglou INFOLAB, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Ilia Petrov Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Damian Serrano Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
Mohamed Sellami Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Jun Suzuki University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Samir Tata Telecom SudParis, Evry, France
Maria Beatriz F. Toledo       Coumputation Insitute, UNICAMP, Brazil
Qi Yu Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Mohamed Jmaiel

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