Special sessions

In parallel to a regular program of the conference, we encourage potential authors to submit their papers to our Special Sessions. Dates, paper templates are the same as for the main program of the conference. You can submit your paper using the EasyChair system by choosing a name of the session in the submission form.

Special Sessions

The following Special Sessions proposals have been accepted so far.

NePSA: New Perspectives on Software Architecture

The purpose of this special session is to present and discuss the most recent, innovative findings and experiences in the field of software architecture research and practice.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Software and Systems Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Architecture models and descriptions
  • Architectural patterns, styles,
  • Reference architectures, architectural standards
  • Architectural decision-making
  • Architecture assessment – methods, models, and techniques
  • Architectural issues in cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, IoT, robot and control systems
  • Architecture evolution, transformation, and reengineering
  • Architecture and systems’ quality
  • Architecture and development processes
  • Empirical research and results in software architecture
  • Architectural case-studies presenting challenges and their resolution

Chair: Andrzej Zalewski, Warsaw University of Technology

S4ES: Software engineer education and engineering of educational software

With over forty years since its inception, software engineering has established itself as a renowned professional discipline with educational needs of its own. As much as software engineering has always defined the technological vanguard, teaching it rarely formed the educational vanguard, even though both the difficulty of the subject and its importance in the contemporary world call for more effective ways of education. The session aims to address this gap by seeking to elicit presentation of new approaches to software engineering education, both original and adopted from other fields, and regardless of their stage of development (from conceptual to verified in large scale). On the other hand, the prevalence of Information Technology, and especially the omnipresence of the Internet, not only put the educational software to widespread use, but also, as it became more and more complex and specialized, made it an intriguing object of interest for software engineering. Hence the second aim of the session: to gather and discuss examples of sophisticated educational software systems and architectures, as well as methods and tools used to design and develop them.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Concepts of novel teaching techniques for SE education
  • Reports from applying novel teaching techniques or tools to SE education
  • Use of games and gamification in SE education
  • Good practices in teaching of particular SE topics
  • Reviews and case studies of educational software systems and architectures
  • Open-source educational software projects
  • Educational data interchange standards and platforms
  • Domain-specific languages for educational software
  • Analysis of data from educational software

Chair: Jakub Swacha, University of Szczecin

WeMoS: Special Session on Web and Mobile Software Development

Nowadays, computing systems are growing in capability and complexity including software, hardware, networks, communication, platforms, services, etc. Various kinds of novel computing concepts aims to discover, develop and deploy the computational and networking capabilities to join our real and virtual worlds towards the smart world. Development of novel IT solutions creates the new forms of applications, systems, their models and architectures. At the same time, applications and systems must be trustworthy to ensure the confidence of systems and their data to remain secure and available for users. Security in Web and mobile applications or systems is the key factor to enable the dynamic interaction of various users, services and systems.
Rapid growth in the field of Web and mobile application is observed over the past decade. Development of such applications fulfills very important role in everyday life of growing number of users, especially smartphone and tablet users. Such trend contributes to the change in software development techniques which turn towards establishing new standards for modeling, designing and creating of Web and mobile applications or systems as well as for data security of such applications.
This special session addresses the issues of Web and mobile software development, concerning its analysis, design, implementation and testing as well as applications/systems security and use of Web and mobile software in distributed environments.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirement analysis and design of web applications
  • Web application development
  • Transactions in web applications
  • Web applications security, trust and privacy
  • Usability and scalability of web applications
  • Mobile applications development
  • Modeling of mobile software
  • Mobile systems testing and evaluation
  • SOA for Web and mobile systems
  • Mobile applications security, trust and privacy
  • Data protection in mobile applications
  • Usability and scalability of mobile applications
  • Development of cloud services
  • Mobile applications in cloud models
  • Mobile software in Internet of Things

Chair: Aneta Poniszewska-Marańda, Lodz University of Technology

DAARTS: Development, Analysis and Applications of Real-Time Systems

Real-time systems constitute systematically growing branch of modern industry and research.  They are computer systems where computations have to be algorithmically correct as well as finished within the assumed timing constraints. A significant amount of them is embedded into medical, robotic, aviation, transport, diagnostic and control installations and support safety-critical applications.

This special session relates to current inventions and applications in the area of real-time systems. It is opened both for researches investigating new ways of formal description and analysis of time-related systems and for practitioners who intend to share their experiences in embedded systems implementation and development.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Specification, analysis and modelling of real-time systems
  • Real-time systems development
  • Testing, diagnostics, and quality assessment of real-time systems
  • Safety, dependability and fault tolerance in real-time systems
  • Distributed real-time systems, specialised computer networks, networks of sensors, redundancy
  • FPGA-based real-time systems
  • Real-time systems applications in control engineering, robotics, transport, aviation, medicine etc.
  • Integration of real-time systems and manufacturing systems or IT applications
  • Software development for real time and embedded systems
  • Real-time image processing.

Chairs: Leszek Trybus and Sławomir Samolej, Rzeszow University of Technology