by Nicolas Guelfi

The SERENE 2010 workshop, organized by the ERCIM Working Group on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems was held in London at Birbeck College on 13-16 April 2010. The workshop was co-chaired by Dr. Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Computer Science and Information Systems - Birkbeck - University of London, and Dr. John Fitzgerald, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University. A two-day Spring School on resilience and self-* was organized for the first time ahead. An additional event, an evening lecture given by Robin Bloomfield of City University, London, held jointly with BCS-FACS and the UK Safety-Critical Systems Club, was added to the workshop programme and addressed modelling on infrastructure interdependencies and their impact on resilience.

Spring school
Thirty participants registered for the Spring School. The four speakers - Paola Inverardi, University of L’Aquila, Italy; Jeff Magee, Imperial College London, UK; Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle, UK; Mauro Pezzè, University of Lugano, Switzerland, and University of Milano Bicocca, Italy - were uniformly excellent and the level of interaction from participants was good. Several of the invited speakers remarked on the collaborative atmosphere. The event has helped to position SERENE better with the invited speakers and with student and early career scientists. This event shows a real engagement of the ERCIM Working Group with the discipline. It should be renewed for future editions.

By category, we had twelve technical papers, one industrial/experience paper; and three project papers. No papers were submitted in the student and tools categories. We offered four reviews per paper and were met with very high compliance by the programme committee members. We accepted eleven submissions. This permitted a programme of one full day on the technical papers and a half day on the shorter papers.

Two keynotes where organized both from "non-traditional" fields - one from business information systems by Andreas Roth and one from swarm robotics by Alan F T Winfield.

SERENE 2010 had 34 registrations and was a succesfull event. For the SERENE 2011 we received two proposals: one from Professor Vyacheslav Kharchenko, National Aerospace University "Khai", department of computer systems and communications, to host the next SERENE workshop in Kirovograd (Ukraine); and one from Professor Buchs, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Eventually it was decided that SERENE 2011 will be held in Geneva in September 2011, co-chaired by Professor Didier Buchs and Dr. Elena A. Troubitsyna, Abo Akademi University, Finland.


Please contact:
Nicolas Guelfi
SERENE Working Group coordinator
Luxembourg University
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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