OpenCert 2011 - Foundations and Techniques for Open Source Software Certification

Alejandro Sanchez aljsacc en gmail.com
Dom Sep 25 15:05:23 UTC 2011


Estimados colegas, 

les hago llegar el segundo CFP a OpenCert 2011 para que consideren enviar un 
artículo y para pedirles su colaboración en la difusión del mismo.

El evento concentra trabajos de investigación sobre los desafíos y 
oportunidades de aplicar técnicas basadas en modelos y métodos formales para el 
aseguramiento de la calidad y certificación de Open Source Software. 

La fecha límite para el envío del abstract es el 26 de Septiembre y para 
el paper el 3 de Octubre. 

El evento se lleva a cabo en Uruguay, los días 14 y 15 de Noviembre. Los 
trabajos aceptados son publicados en "Electronic Communications of the 
EASST" (ECEASST) y los seleccionados en un reconocido journal.

Anexo el CFP para más información, y cualquier consulta que tengan es muy bienvenida.

Saludos cordiales,
Alejandro Sanchez
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                                  Call for Papers

                                   OpenCert 2011 

               5th International Workshop on Foundations and Techniques for
                        OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE CERTIFICATION


                          Montevideo, Uruguay, 14-15 November 2011
                             Satellite Event of SEFM 2011

                         
                             http://opencert.iist.unu.edu/
                

                     Abstract submission deadline: 26 September, 2011 (Extended)
          	        Paper submission deadline: 3 October, 2011 (Extended)



CONTEXT & OBJECTIVES

Over the past decade, the Open Source Software (OSS) phenomenon has had a global impact
on the way software systems and software-based services are developed, distributed and
deployed. Widely acknowledged benefits of OSS include reliability, low development and
maintenance costs, as well as rapid code turnover. Linux distributions, Apache and MySQL
serve, among many other examples, as a testimony to its success and resilience.

However, state-of-the-art OSS, by the very nature of its open, unconventional, distributed
development model, make software quality assessment, let alone full certification,
particularly hard to achieve and raises important challenges both from the
technical/methodological and the managerial points of view.

This makes the use of OSS, and, in particular, its integration within complex
industrial-strength applications, with stringent security requirements, a risk but
also an opportunity and a challenge for rigorous, mathematically based, methods in
software analysis and engineering.

In such a context, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia 
and industry who are broadly interested in the quality assessment of open source software
projects, ultimately leading to the establishment of coherent certification processes,
at different levels.

Following the success of the four previous editions (collocated to ETAPS'07, in Braga, OSS'08, 
at IFIP WCC, in Milan, ETAPS'09 in York and SEFM 2010 in Pisa, respectively), the workshop 
will focus on formal methods and model-based techniques that appear promising to facilitate
OSS certification. Foundational, methodological and pragmatic issues will be addressed, 
through both standard technical communications and reports on concrete case-studies and 
experimental data.


CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions are expected to foster a broad debate on OSS assessment and certification, 
integrating techniques and elements from areas as different as

   - product and process certification
   - certification standards
   - formal modelling and verification (model checking and theorem proving)
   - software quality and reverse engineering
   - static analysis, testing and inspection
   - safety, security and usability certification
   - languages and architectures
   - software evolution and reconfigurability
   - automated source code analyses
   - cloud computing
   - knowledge management
   - empirical studies


SUBMISSION

The two-day workshop will feature invited talks, a panel discussion and contributed
paper presentations.  All contributions, in the form of either full technical papers,
between 10 and 16 pages, or short papers up to 5 pages, will undergo a peer-review process. 
All papers should be written in English and in ECEASST format. 

Short papers can be positions papers, tool papers or presentation of new ideas or results
which are at an early stage of development and which have not yet been thoroughly evaluated.

Detailed information on the submission procedure is available at opencert.iist.unu.edu.


PUBLICATION

Accepted full papers will be published in Electronic Communications of the EASST (ECEASST).
Authors of short papers may resubmit a full paper version of their work after the workshop,
which will be reviewed for inclusion in the ECEASST final proceedings.

Selected extended papers will be invited to appear in a special issue of a reputed journal
in the field. A final decision on this issue depends on the number and quality of the submissions.


IMPORTANT DATES

 - Abstract Submission deadline: 26 September 2011
 - Paper Submission deadline: 3 October 2011
 - Acceptance notification: 20 October 2011
 - Final version due: 31 October 2011


WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Luis Barbosa, Dep. de Informática, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Dimitrios Settas, UNU-IIST, United Nations University, Macau SAR China

ORGANISATION CO-CHAIRS
Antonio Cerone,
Siraj Shaikh, 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Luis Barbosa, Dep. de Informática, Universidade do Minho, Portugal (Co-chair)
Andrea Capiluppi, University of East London, UK
Francisco Carvalho-Junior, Univ. Federal do Ceará, Brazil
Antonio Cerone,  UNU-IIST, United Nations University, Macau SAR China 
Ernesto Damiani, Università di Milano, Italy
Roberto Di Cosmo, Université Paris Diderot / INRIA, France
Rafael Dueire Lins,  Univ. Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
George Eleftherakis, CS Department, City College, Thessaloniki, Greece
Elsa Estevez, UNU-IIST, United Nations University, Macau SAR China
Fabrizio Fabbrini, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Andrei Formiga, Univ. Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Dan Ghica, University of Birmingham, UK
Rene Rydhof Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Mauro Jaskelioff, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Panagiotis Katsaros, Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tim Kelly, York University, UK
Paddy Krishnan, Bond University, Australia
Paolo Milazzo, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università  di Pisa, Italy
Jose Miranda, MULTICERT, Portugal
John Noll, LERO, Ireland
Alexander K. Petrenko, ISP, Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation
Alejandro Sanchez, Univ. Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
Dimitrios Settas, UNU-IIST, United Nations University, Macau SAR China (Co-chair)
Sulayman K. Sowe, UNU-IAS, Japan
Ioannis Stamelos, Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ralf Treinen, PPS, Université Paris Diderot, France
Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands
Tanja Vos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Anthony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, US

STEERING COMMITTEE
Bernhard Aichernig, Technical University of Graz, Austria
Antonio Cerone, UNU-IIST, United Nations University, Macau SAR China
Martin Michlmayr, University of Cambridge, UK
David von Oheimb, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
José Nuno Oliveira, Dep. de Informática, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

CONTACTS
opencert-2011 en iist.unu.edu


WEB
opencert.iist.unu.edu


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