WoSAR 2017: Ninth International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation

co-located with ISSRE 2017, October 23-26, Toulouse, France

Call for papers

Ninth International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2017)
Co-located with ISSRE 2017, October 23-26, 2017, Toulouse, France

Since its first edition in 2008, WoSAR has been the international event bringing together researchers and practitioners involved with the theoretical and experimental aspects of software aging and of software rejuvenation solutions. As a satellite event of the premier symposium, ISSRE 2017, WoSAR 2017 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the state of the art and the new challenges in software aging and rejuvenation research, as well as a unique opportunity for establishing collaborations among several research groups interested in this research field.


This call addresses research on (but not limited to) the following topics:
• Modeling and characterization of the software aging phenomenon;
• Design, implementation, and evaluation of rejuvenation mechanisms;
• Aging monitoring and rejuvenation applied to industrial, large-scale, and mission-critical systems;
• Modeling, analysis and implementation of rejuvenation scheduling;
• Experimental and empirical software aging detection techniques;
• Prediction models for mean time to aging-related failures;
• Machine learning applied to software aging characterization;
• Test strategies for aging-related bugs (including performance and stress testing);
• Debugging, fault localization, and static/dynamic program analysis methods for aging-related bugs;
• Aging-oriented reliability growth models and reliability assessment;
• Control theory applied to software aging and rejuvenation;
• Survivability applied to software aging and rejuvenation;
• Software aging and rejuvenation in dynamic environments (such as in self-adaptive systems);
• Software product aging versus software run-time aging;
• Novel applications for software rejuvenation;
• Reports and analysis of real case studies;
• Software rejuvenation benchmarking and metrics.

WoSAR is a unique forum for discussing the impacts of software aging and rejuvenation in different domains of applicability, such as cloud computing, smart grids, mobile, transportation, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, medical devices, and systems of systems.


Paper submission: July ?, 2017
Paper notification: August ?, 2017
Camera-ready copy: August ?, 2017


Authors are invited to submit high-quality unpublished research work describing the results of theoretical and experimental SAR research. After rigorous review, all the accepted papers will be included in the supplemental proceedings and will appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Papers must be written in English, and be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings [1]. Papers must not exceed the page limit (in double-column, IEEE conference style format) of six pages plus one page for references and appendices. Paper submission will be done electronically through EasyChair [2]. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: wosar2017@easychair.org