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Special Session
Special Session on
Self-Adaptive Networked Embedded Systems
 - SANES 2013

19 - 21 February, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain

Within the International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - PECCS 2013


Juha Plosila
University of Turku
Brief Bio
Juha Plosila is an Associate Professor in Embedded Computing and an Adjunct Professor in Digital Systems Design at the University of Turku (UTU), Finland. He received a PhD degree in Electronics and Communication Technology from UTU in 1999. During 2006-2011 he held a fixed-term post of Academy Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland. Plosila is the leader of the Embedded Computer and Electronic Systems (ECES) research unit and a co-leader of the Resilient IT Infrastructures (RITES) research programme at Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS). He also leads the steering group of the Embedded Systems technical major in the EIT ICT Labs Master School. He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems (IJERTCS, IGI Global). His current research deals with adaptive network-on-chip (NoC) based parallel embedded systems at different abstraction levels, with a special focus on emerging 3D stacked multiprocessor systems. This includes e.g. specification, development, and verification of self-aware, multi-agent monitoring and control architectures for massively parallel 2D/3D NoC systems, as well as applications of autonomous energy-efficient NoC architectures to new computational challenges in the cyber-physical systems domain.
Lionel Seinturier
University of Lille
Brief Bio
Lionel Seinturier is Professor of Computer Science at the University of the University of Lille 1 since 2006 and junior member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) since October 2011. His research interests include middleware and advanced programming paradigms. From 1999 to 2006, he was Associate Professor at University Paris 6. He earned PhD in 1997 from CNAM, Paris. Lionel Seinturier is particularly interested in mastering complex distributed, heterogeneous, adaptive and multi-scale software systems. He is the author of works on dynamic aspect-oriented programming and the unification of the concepts of components and aspects. He is the author of 2 books and more than 50 publications in international journals and conferences. He participated to the development of 4 major software platforms. He was member of program committees of over 50 international and national conferences.
Liang Guang
University of Turku
Brief Bio
Liang Guang is a post-doctoral senior researcher in the laboratory of Embedded Computer and Electronic Systems at the Department of Information Technology, University of Turku, Finland. He holds a D.Sc. (PhD Tech.) degree from the same department, a a MBA certificate in innovation and growth from Business and Innovation Development (BID) unit of University of Turku, and a M.Sc. degree from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. He has a wide interest in embedded system design, on-chip systems, low-power design and dependable computing. His current research focus lies in system-level design of self-aware and adaptive embedded systems, in particular networked heterogeneous systems. He has published over 40 papers and articles in international conferences and journals.


Self-adaptive systems are capable of monitoring their environment and their own states in order to optimize and match their functions to different scenarios and requirements. The concept of self-adaptiveness belongs to the wide scope of autonomic computing, while focusing on the aspects of self-awareness, context-awareness and self-adaptation. While networked embedded systems relate to several research domains (e.g. software engineering, hardware engineering, network and communication), their studies are usually limited in their own concerns, assumption and verification environment. This special session aims to gather complementary research efforts addressing diverse issues in self-adaptive embedded systems, from requirement engineering, modeling, and application to concrete implementations. Both functional and extra-functional (e.g. energy-efficiency, dependability and security) properties are of interest to the session. Individual adaptive systems, distributed systems, and system-of-systems are relevant to this theme.
The session solicits works in the requirement engineering, software and hardware design, modeling, implementation and applications of self-aware, context-aware and adaptive networked embedded systems. It is a follow-up of two successful special sessions in PECCS 2011 and 2012. Selected papers from the previous editions have appeared in international journals, and this tradition will be followed in SANES’13.

• Requirement engineering
• Self-adaptive many-core systems, distributed systems.
• Self-adaptive software and middleware design
• Modeling and formal methods for self-adaptation and context-awareness
• Energy Efficiency, Dependability and Security
• Collective adaptive system/ System-of-systems
• Industrial and Commercial Case Studies

Special Session Program Committee
Nelly Bencomo, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France
Ethiopia Nigussie, University of Turku, Finland
Danny Hughes, KU Leuven, Belgium
Vincenzo De Florio, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Pasi Liljeberg, University of Turku, Finland
Alexandre Guitton, University of Blaise Pascal, France
Leonidas Tsiopoulos, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Hui Cheng, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Sébastien Lafond, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Antonio Cau, De Montfort University, UK
Jüri Vain, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, U.K.
Luigia Petre, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Gert Jervan Tallinn, University of Technology, Estonia
Erno Salminen, University of Tampere, Finland
Zhefu Shi, Microsoft, U.S.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library
Selected papers will be recommended to special issues in IJARAS (International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems), IJERTCS (International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems), SCPE (Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience) and other international journals.


PECCS Special Sessions - SANES 2013