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[PVS] WCAT @ ASE2008. Deadline extension. Coordination and AdaptationTechniques

	Dear colleague,

	The submission deadline for WCAT08: 5th Intl. Wokshop on 
Coordination and Adaptation Techniques, associated to ASE2008
(L'Aquila, Italy, September 15, 2008) has been extended to:

		*** June 16, 2008 ***


                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                 Fifth International Workshop on 

          Coordination and Adaptation Techniques (WCAT08)


              L’Aquila (Italy), September 15, 2008

                Held in conjunction with ASE2008	


Coordination and Adaptation are key issues when developing 
software systems. Coordination focuses on the interaction among 
computational entities, and adaptation on the problems raised 
when these entities do not match properly. Both issues are now 
central in Software Engineering research.

The goal of WCAT08 is to put together researchers and 
practitioners of the aforementioned fields, to share and identify 
common problems, and to devise general solutions in the context 
of coordination and adaptation.

This is the fifth edition of the WCAT workshop. After four 
successful editions held in conjunction with ECOOP, we have decided 
to associate the workshop to ASE, since we think it covers a broader 
field on Software Engineering, and it also puts a special 
emphasis in automated techniques as required by adaptation. 


The successive WCAT editions addressed different general issues 
related to coordination and adaptation. For the 2008 edition we 
would like to address more specifically issues related to 
coordination and adaptation at run-time, the implementation of 
coordinators and adaptors, context-awareness and dynamical 
evolution of coordination and adaptation contracts, service 
composition and adaptation in pervasive computing, and autonomic 
computing and self-adaptive systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  * interfaces, types and contracts supporting coordination and 
  * identification and specification of interaction requirements 
    and problems; 
  * extra-functional properties; 
  * automatic generation of compositions or adaptors; 
  * formal approaches to software adaptation; 
  * coordination and adaptation of services; 
  * coordination and adaptation in pervasive computing; 
  * autonomic computing and self-adaptive systems; 
  * relations between adaptation and the software life-cycle; 
  * adaptation and MDE techniques; 
  * metrics and prediction models for software coordination and 
  * prediction of the impacts on Quality of Service; 
  * and surveys, case studies and industrial or experience reports.


	Submission:	June 16th 2008
	Notification:	July 14th 2008
	Camera-ready:	August 16th 2008
	Workshop:	September 15th 2008


WCAT calls for both technical and position papers. Papers should 
be up to 8 pages for technical papers, and 4 pages for position 
papers, using the IEEE conference 2-columns style, and they must 
indicate the paper category (technical or position), and the 
authors names, affiliation and contact information. Submissions 
should be sent using the workshop's electronic submission system 
http://sfc.unex.es/wcat08 by June 16, 2008. All submissions will 
be reviewed by the Program Committee for acceptance. Accepted 
papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop 
(to appear in IEEE Xplore), and they will be also made available on 
the workshop Web site.


In addition to the workshop proceedings, a post-workshop journal 
special issue with a selection of extended technical versions of 
the presented papers will be scheduled, depending on the 
scientific quality of the contributions. The extended papers will 
go through a formal review and selection process. Extended papers 
of precedent editions have been published in L'Objet, vol.12, n.1, 
2006 (WCAT'04) and ENTCS, vol.189, 2007 (WCAT'06). A special 
issue of the J.UCS journal on WCAT'07 is under process (scheduled 
for September 2008)


  C. Canal, U. Málaga 

  J.M. Murillo, U. Extremadura 

  P. Poizat, U. Evry and INRIA


  Luciano Baresi
 	Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  Steffen Becker
	Universität Karlsruhe (Germany)
  Boualem Benatallah
	University of New South Wales (Australia)
  Nelly Bencomo
	Lancaster University (UK)
  Carlos Canal
	Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
  Rogerio de Lemos
	University of Kent (UK)
  Marlon Dumas
	University of Tartu (Estonia)
  Juan M. Murillo
	Universidad de Extremadura (Spain)
  Pascal Poizat
	INRIA & University of Évry (France)
  Razvan Popescu
	Università di Pisa (Italy)
  Gwen Salaün
	Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
  Massimo Tivoli
	Università di L'Aquila (Italy)
  Karsten Wolf
	Universität Bremen (Germany)