Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, following the decision taken by the SEFM 2020 organisers, also ASYDE 2020 will not take place physically but will be replaced by a virtual event. As usual, ASYDE 2020 accepted contributions will be included in the LNCS post-proceedings and all accepted papers will have to be presented at the virtual conference in order to be included in the LNCS volume. How the virtual conference will be organised is still under consideration, e.g., live presentations and/or recorded ones.
During the last three decades, automation in software development has gone mainstream. Software development teams strive to automate as much of the software development activities as possible. Automation helps, in fact, to reduce development time and cost, as well as to concentrate knowledge by bringing quality into every step of the development process.
Realizing high-quality software systems requires producing software that is efficient, error-free, cost-effective, and that satisfies customer requirements. Thus, one of the most crucial factors impacting software quality concerns not only the automation of the development process but also the ability to verify the outcomes of each process activity and the goodness of the resulting software product as well. Realizing high-quality software systems requires producing software that is efficient, error-free, cost-effective, and that satisfies evolving requirements. Thus, one the most crucial factors impacting software quality concerns not only the automation of the development process but also the ability to verify the outcomes of each process activity and the goodness of the resulting software product as well.
This becomes particularly true these days when we are, and will be, increasingly surrounded by a virtually infinite number of software artifacts - often underspecified - that can be composed to build new applications. This situation radically changes the way software will produced and used:
ASYDE 2020 provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to propose and discuss on automated software development methods and techniques, compositional verification theories, integration architectures, flexible and dynamic composition, and automated planning mechanisms.
ASYDE 2020 welcomes research papers, (industrial) experience papers and case-studies, tool demonstrations and visionary papers; nevertheless, papers describing novel research contributions and innovative applications are of particular interest.
The ASYDE workshop wants to be the pooling of efforts we have been making over the past decade for organizing a number of successful workshops in the area of Software Engineering and Formal Methods.
It is a follow-up workshop bringing together the following previous events OrChor 2014, SCFI 2015, SCART 2015, VeryComp 2016.
The mission of the ASYDE workshop is to consolidate interest of the SEFM community and related forums on the interplay between software engineering and formal aspects of automated and verifiable software system development.
The steering committee will ensure continuity in the establishment and cross-fertilization of the ASYDE discussion forum towards continuous progress in this important research area.
July 16th, 2020 August 10th, 2020
ASYDE 2020 welcomes research papers (both long and short), experience reports and
tool presentations; nevertheless, papers describing novel research contributions and innovative applications are of particular interest. Accepted papers will be included in the
Springer LNCS post-proceedings of SEFM.
Contribution can be:
Regular papers (from 10 to 15 pages): in this category fall contributions that propose novel research work, address challenging problems with innovative ideas, or offer practical contributions (e.g., industrial experiences and case-studies) in the application of FM and SE approaches for building software systems via automated development and verification. Regular papers should clearly describe the situation or problem tackled, the relevant state of the art, the position or solution suggested and the potential benefits of the contribution. Authors of papers reporting industrial experiences are strongly encouraged to make their experimental results available for use by reviewers. Similarly, case-study papers should describe significant case-studies and the complete development should be made available for use by reviewers.
Short papers (from 6 to 8 pages): this category includes tool demonstrations, position papers, well-pondered and sufficiently documented visionary papers. Tool demonstration papers should explain enhancements made in comparison to previously published work. Authors of demonstration papers should make their tool available for use by reviewers.
All papers must:
Submissions are required to report on original, unpublished work and should not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere (IFIP's Author Code of Conduct).
Each submitted paper will undergo a formal peer review process by at least 3 Program Committee members.
Paper submission is done via EasyChair.
Registration is now open. The virtual conference will be organised by live presentations (the program will be available soon), using Zoom. Participation is free, but registering to the mailing list is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Note that, once the registration to the mailing list is requested, it is necessary to confirm the registration by clicking on the link received on your e-mail.
Open Problems in Choreographic Development of Message-Passing Applications - Presentation Available
Communicating systems are ubiquitous and message-passing is gaining momentum as a suitable programming paradigm and coordination model. Design methods, tools, and programming approaches based on choreographies have attracted the attention of both academy and software industry. Important steps forward have been made thanks to the adoption of those techniques both in the realm of formal methods and for practical support to the engineering of message-passing software. Choreographies can be used at different stages of the development life-cycle of message-passing software. In fact, choreographies (i) are a suitable specification language, (ii) naturally enable model-driven development, and (iii) offer support to formal verification and to automatic code generation. Yet developing and reasoning about message-passing applications is difficult. After glossing over a few paradigmatic examples of techniques based on choreographies, this talk will highlight some of their limitations and discuss some open problems in choreographic development.Info
The design of concurrent, real-time, and distributed software for embedded systems, robotics, and the internet of things has been evolving, moving away from low-level C code and RTOS scheduling. Increasingly promising frameworks based on publish-and-subscribe (e.g. ROS, MQTT), service-oriented architectures (e.g. gRPC, Apache Thrift), or actors (e.g. Erlang, Ray, Akka) offer higher-level abstractions with better control over concurrency. However, these technologies have been developed for or modeled after enterprise-scale information technology and have not been adapted to the unique requirements of cyber-physical systems. In particular, they have nondeterministic concurrency and weak control over timing. Moreover, these technologies are not well poised to take advantage of impending technology improvements in time-sensitive networking and precision-timed microprocessors.
In this talk, I will introduce Lingua Franca, a polyglot coordination language with an explicit model of time, more deterministic concurrency, and support for efficient, fault-tolerant, distributed applications. In Lingua Franca, components called reactors (actors revisited) execute under a deterministic, discrete-event model of computation that combines the best features of actors with the best features of synchronous languages. The functionality of a reactor is written in an unmodified target language (currently C, C++, or TypeScript). Using the C target, the Lingua Franca compiler generates extremely efficient, low footprint embedded C code that can execute on an embedded bare-iron platform or on a high-end multicore microprocessor, transparently exploiting application parallelism and realizing earliest-deadline-first scheduling. With the TypeScript target, seamless integration with the Node.js ecosystem offers a wealth of high-level IoT capabilities.
The Lingua Franca design team currently consists of Marten Lohstroh, Christian Menard, Soroush Bateni, Matt Weber, Alexander Schulz-Rosengarten, Shaokai Lin, and Edward Lee, with smaller contributions from a number of others. The language and implementation are open source with a BSD license. Many aspects of the language design are based on decades of experience with the Ptolemy II framework.
Farhad Arbab, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (The Netherlands)
Marco Autili, University of L’Aquila (Italy)
Federico Ciccozzi, Mälardalen University, (Sweden)
Dimitra Giannakopoulou, NASA (USA)
Pascal Poizat, LIP6 (France)
Massimo Tivoli, University of L’Aquila (Italy)
Francesco Gallo, University of L’Aquila (Italy)
Alexander Perucci, University of L’Aquila (Italy)
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