Workshop – WDAS

WDAS – Workshop on Dependability in Adaptive and Self-Managing systems


The simultaneous explosion of information, the need for integration of different technologies, and the continuous evolution from software-intensive systems to ultra-large-scale (ULS) systems require new and innovative approaches for building, running, and managing software systems. Software systems should become more versatile, energy-efficient, recoverable, customizable, context-aware and configurable. To deal with the increasing complexity of software systems and uncertainty of their environments, software engineers have turned to self-adaptivity. Self-adaptive systems are capable of adjusting their behavior in response to their perception of the environment and the system itself in a predictable manner. In this context, the fact that human administrators get more and more overstrained by management tasks has led to the idea of systems that manage themselves, i.e., self-managing systems.

Since nowadays society is highly dependent on adaptive and self-managing systems for its day-to-day functioning, these systems should also be dependable. To support dependability requirements, these systems attempt to “heal” themselves in the sense of recovering from faults and regaining normative performance levels autonomously, specially, in life-critical or safety-critical systems.

This Workshop on Dependability in Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (DSAS) at the Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (LADC 2013) will allow the research and industry communities to discuss questions such as:
– How to design systems to heal themselves of system faults and to survive malicious attacks? How to guarantee a certain degree of Quality of Service (QoS) in adptive and self-managing systems?
– To what extent usual fault tolerance techniques are suitable for self-managing systems?
– How context-aware systems can also benefit from modern techniques, such as Aspect-oriented Programming (AOP), Model-drive Development (MDD), and Software Product Line (SPL) paradigms, in order to support high levels of dependability? How to deal with the impact upon safetycritical systems in case the self-adaptation fails?

To this end, the workshop aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications in the context of dependability applied to adaptive and self-managing systems.

Paper submission and acceptance:

As the goal of the workshop is to debate dependability in the context of adaptive and self-managing systems, the “I Workshop on Dependability in Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems will be based on the presentation of position papers and discussion panels.

Papers should be written in English and can be submitted in the following categories: Regular Papers, which describe ongoing work, new ideas or experiences (up to 8 pages), and position papers (up to 4 pages). Only original papers (not published or under review elsewhere) should be submitted. All submissions must be made electronically through JEMS in


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14:00 – 14:15: Welcome

14:15 – 15:15: Invited Talk
Luciano Baresi (Department of Electronics and Information at Politecnico di Milano, IT)

15:15 – 16:15: Technical Session 1

16:15 – 16:30: Fast Coffee

16:30 – 17:30: Technical Session 2

17:30 – 18:30: Panel & Group Discussion


 General Chair
 Cecília Mary Fischer Rubira (UNICAMP, Brazil)


General Co-Chair
 Delano Medeiros Beder (UFSCar, Brazil)


Organising Committee
 Amanda Nascimento (UNICAMP, Brazil)
 Leonardo Pondian Tizzei (UNICAMP, Brazil)