Keynote by Frank Houdek (Daimler AG)

We are pleased to announce the following keynote presentation:

“Automotive Future and Its impact on Requirements Engineering”

Dr. Frank Houdek (Daimler AG)

Please see the workshop program for details.

About the Workshop

Over the last ten years, research on self-adaptive systems (SAS) and recently research on cyber physical systems (CPS) have attracted the attention of the research community. Self-adaptive and cyber physical systems represent novel categories of software-intensive systems insofar that they possess significantly different properties than traditional information systems or embedded systems. For example, their highly connected and context-aware nature gives rise to changes in their runtime behavior, stressing the need for runtime adaptation and reorganization, which must be considered during the requirements phase. This poses new and unforeseen challenges for requirements engineering such that networked and highly collaborative self-adaptive and cyber physical systems can be systematically engineered. In its first installment in 2015, RESACS identified context-awareness and trustworthiness as central issues that pose new challenges for the requirements engineering of such systems. These and other properties cannot simply be added on to SAS nor CPS, but must be inherently built into them, from requirements to code These topics continued to be a central concern in RESACS’ second installment in 2016, where the topic of trustworthiness was extended to requirements for social media systems and context-awareness for the development process of self-adaptive
and cyber-physical systems. Especially with regards to the new motto of REFSQ “My RE”, this means that the requirements engineering process is faced with new challenges:

The requirements engineering process must be specifically tailored, i.e. adapted to accommodate these novel, emerging system types, but also the challenges inherent thereto. Specifically, in order to develop adaptive, context-aware systems like SAS, CPS, or trustworthy Social Media Systems, the RE process must adapt as well. Adaptation can even be extended to support self-adaptation to the individual end-user needs. For example, in the automotive domain, a self-adaptive vehicle needs to consider individual user preferences and support the driver in the best possible way.

Workshop Topics

The Third International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive and Cyber Physical Systems (RESACS) seeks original reports of novel ideas, emerging trends, and elaborations on the current state of practice and state of the art on any topic of requirements engineering under special consideration of self-adaptation of systems and development processes, collaboration between systems, interaction between humans and systems, and cyber physicality of systems.

System Types include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-Adaptive Systems (SAS)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Collaborative Systems (CES)
  • Interaction-Intensive Systems (IIS)
  • Social Media Systems (SMS)

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Methods for Assessing the Requirements of SAS, CPS, CES, IIS, or SMS
  • Context Analysis and Domain Modeling for SAS, CPS, CES, IIS, or SMS
  • Collaboration of Systems, Humans, and Humans and Systems during Development
  • Trustworthiness in SAS, CPS, CES, IIS, or SMS
  • Specification of Requirements for Collaboration of Systems or during Development
  • Quality Assurance, Component Reuse, Design Space Exploration, and Communication Strategies
  • Requirements Satisfaction Monitoring at Runtime
  • Runtime Adaptation, Runtime Decision Making, and Planning of these Activities during Development
  • Dealing with Uncertainty during Development or at Runtime
  • Benefits and Application Areas of SAS, CPS, CES, IIS, or SMS

Workshop Format

In the tradition of RESACS’ mother conference REFSQ, we seek a highly interactive workshop format featuring the presenter-discussant paradigm. For every accepted manuscript, it is expected that at least one author will attend the entire workshop and present their research in panel. For each presented manuscript, a discussant is selected who is asked to review the manuscript and prepare a short summary presentation (1 slide). This format is intended to provoke highly constructive discussions among the presenters and the audience in order to jointly identify properties of SAS and CPS, what these properties entail for requirements engineering, and guide the workshop participants’ future research.


The workshop will be held in conjunction with REFSQ 2017 in Essen, Germany. More details on the venue can be found in the program section.

Call for Papers & Submission

The Call for Papers can be found here.

When drafting your manuscript, please adhere strictly to the Springer LNCS Style Guidelines.

Manuscripts are expected to be submitted through EasyChair. Submission is now closed.

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