Track: Quality Aspects of Services and Cloud Computing (QASCC)


Services and Cloud Computing have become in the last two decades the de facto standards for delivering software over the internet. In both areas, ensuring the fulfillment of quality aspects is of paramount importance and is particularly critical as it involves different players (service providers, infrastructure providers, users, etc.) As such, being able to manage, monitor, ensure, predict, and architect for specific qualities is essential for systems based on either of these two computing paradigms. In this track we aim to bring together researchers from various disciplines working on related topics to create an up-to-date understanding of the state of the art in the field. We are interested in both mature works (as full papers) and works in progress or position papers (as short papers). Research works at the intersection of more β€œtraditional” approaches such as model- and data-driven engineering with applications of novel ML/AI techniques for quality-related concerns are particularly welcome.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following subjects as they pertain to service- and/or cloud-based applications and are related to quality aspects:


Chairs: Vasilios Andrikopoulos (University of Groningen)Β  and Elisabetta Di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano)Β Β 

Program Committee:Β 

Vasilios Andrikopoulos is associate professor at the University of Groningen, where he is a member of the Software Engineering and Architecture group in the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He received his PhD from Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and he has worked as a post-doc for both Tilburg University and the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests are in the area of software architectures for cloud-based systems, with an emphasis on their sustainability across all its dimensions. He has participated in a number of EU-funded projects, including the Network of Excellence S-Cube.

Elisabetta Di Nitto is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano. Elisabetta’s expertise lies in the area of software engineering and, in particular, of large-scale, open, service-oriented systems with a special attention to the techniques to make these systems self-adaptable to the changes in the environment and in the performances of its distributed components, and to enable them to identify and incorporate new components at runtime. Recently, she has been focusing on supporting the development, deployment and operation of data-intensive applications and on Cloud Computing and, in particular, on how to design applications that can run on multiple clouds in order to limit vendor lock-in and to increase availability and reliability of such applications. Elisabetta authored more than 150 papers, covered the role of program or general chair/co-chair in conferences such as ASE, SEAMS, ACSOS, ESEC/FSE, ICAC, has been associate editor of TOSEM and TSE, is currently co-editor in chief of SoftwarX, participated and had a leading role in a number of European projects such as MODAClouds, DICE, SODALITE, PIACERE.