Dear all,
I am co-organizing a workshop for The EternalS Coordination Action (https://www.eternals.eu/ 
).
This project provides a platform for communication and cross- 
fertilization among different research communities
for the development of futuristic technologies for very long-living  
systems.
Learning Systems for Knowledge/Information Management and  
Representation is one of the four broad areas
  involved in the project.

You are now given the opportunity of voicing your ideas at the  
workshop that is being organized in May 2011.
The First International Workshop on Eternal Systems (EternalS'11) will  
be held in Budapest, Hungary, on May 3
  -- the day before the European Future Technologies Conference and  
Exhibition (FET11).

Especially if you are going to FET11, you should definitely consider  
submitting your work and/or attending the event.
Not only the workshop will provide formal proceedings, but also the  
outcome of the workshop will be included in the
roadmap that the EternalS coordination action is preparing for the  
European Community.
The roadmap will influence the definition of the Work Programme of  
2013, a clear opportunity for you to make your
opinion matter. For this purpose, the workshop will sport short papers  
presenting position statements and research
roadmaps.


Best Regards


Alessandro


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1st International Workshop on Eternal Systems (EternalS-WS 11)

May 3, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary
https://www.eternals.eu/workshop-2011/

Co-located with the European Future Technologies Conference and  
Exhibition (FET11) http://www.fet11.eu

Sponsored by the European Coordination Action EternalS:
Trustworthy Eternal Systems via Evolving Software, Data and Knowledge


SCOPE

Methods making systems capable of adapting to changes in user  
requirements and application domains are key research
ICT areas. Adaptation and evolution depend on several dimensions,  
e.g., time, location, and security conditions,
expressing the diversity of the context in which systems operate. A  
design based on effective modeling of these dimensions
constitutes a meaningful step towards the realization of Trustworthy  
Eternal Systems.
The first Eternal Systems workshop aims at creating the conditions for  
mutual awareness and cross-fertilization among
broad ICT areas such as: Learning Systems for Knowledge Management and  
Representation, Software Systems,
Networked Systems and Secure Systems. These share similar objectives  
such as adaptation, evolvability and flexibility
for the development of long living and versatile systems. The global  
analysis of the above features result in interesting
cross-cutting research topics as for example automatic learning of  
systems capable of analyzing knowledge and diversity
with respect to their complex semantic interactions and evolution over  
time. Also interesting is the exploitation of formal methods
for the design and networking of adaptive and evolving software  
systems. Security policies and fully connected environment
  are other fundamental directions of effective present and future  
systems.

The workshop aims at bringing together experts and stakeholders of the  
above technology. To promote discussion and
collaborations among stakeholders paper submissions to the workshop  
are welcomed. Contributions that present cross-area
work are particular interesting, such as: (i) diversity awareness &  
management, (ii) time awareness & management, and
(iii) self-adaptation & evolution by automatic learning.


VOICE YOUR IDEAS

The contributions and the outcome of the discussion will be considered  
for inclusion in the roadmap that the EternalS
coordination action is designing for the European community: https://www.eternals.eu/
The roadmap will be an input to the European Community for the  
definition of the Work Programme of 2013.


TOPICS

The organizers solicit original submissions from both industry and  
academic experts. The topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

(i) Learning Systems for Knowledge/Information Management and  
Representation
This area concerns with research for the development of machine  
learning models with applications mainly in the domain of
natural language processing.
* Practical and theoretical machine learning approaches and  
architectures
* Knowledge Representation
* Information Extraction
* Information Retrieval
* Data Mining
* Semantic Web
* Speech Processing
* Image processing
* Human Computer Interaction

(ii) Software Systems
* Modeling languages
* Feature description languages
* Software product lines
* Feature-oriented programming
* Delta-oriented programming
* Architectural models of diversity
* Formal Methods
* Software evolution
* Component-based systems

(iii) Networked Systems
This area deals with the connection of networked systems over time,  
hence addressing eternal interoperability.
Related topics include but are not limited to:
* Connector theory
* Models@runtime
* Protocol learning
* Protocol synthesis
* Runtime verification & validation
* Model-based monitoring
* Interoperable security, privacy & trust

(iv) Secure Systems
This topic area deals with supporting the supervised evolution of  
secure systems from the development, deployment,
and operation perspectives. Research in the context of the so-called  
Future Internet is particularly welcome.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
* Requirements engineering and risk assessment for secure and  
evolvable systems
* Software architectures for secure and evolvable systems
* Modeling techniques for secure and evolvable systems
* Model-based security techniques for secure and evolvable systems
* Secure programming
* Verification and testing
* Software engineering processes for secure and evolvable systems


IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for paper submission: April 10, 2011
Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2011
Submission of camera-ready: April 27, 2011


SUBMISSIONS AND PUBLICATION

To promote discussion and the topics of the workshop, scientific  
articles are invited in two different format contributions:
1. full papers of max. 10 pages including references, pictures and  
tables, presenting novel research results;
2. short papers of max. 4 pages including references, pictures and  
tables, presenting initial ideas and position statements.

The contributions will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee  
(single-blind review process) and accepted papers will
be published in the post-proceedings. The selected contributions will  
appear in the ACM International Conference Proceedings
(ICP) Series (approval pending). For further details, see http://www.acm.org/publications/icp_series

Submissions must follow the format provided at the following link: https://www.eternals.eu/workshop-2011/submission.php
They must be sent in PDF by email to [log in to unmask]  
Further, submissions should clearly indicate the
type of contribution (full/short paper) and the topic area, i.e.,  (i)  
Learning Systems for Knowledge Management and Representation,
(ii) Software Systems, (iii) Networked Systems, (iv) Secure Systems or  
(v) Interdisciplinary.


PARTICIPATION

Anybody interested can participate to the workshop. There is no  
participation fee but the attendees should register at the following
link: https://www.eternals.eu//workshop-2011/registration.php

Participants to the FET11 conference are very welcome. Further,  
attendants to the EternalS workshop are warmly invited to prolong
their stay in Budapest and participate to the FET11 conference.


ORGANIZATION

Workshop Chairs

Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Riccardo Scandariato, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Program Committee (provisional: to be extended)

Roberto Basili, University of Rome Tor Vergara
James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Anna Corazza, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Sergio Di Martino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento
Reiner Hähnle, Chalmers University, Sweden
Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
Richard Johansson, University of Trento, Italy
Paul Lewis, University of Southampton, UK
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S - University of Hannover, Germany
Claudia Niederee, L3S Research Centre, Germany
Julien Masanès, European Archive, France
Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Riccardo Scandariato, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Ina Schaefer, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Bernhard Steffen, TU Dortmund, Germany
Gerhard Weikum, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Germany
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