When developing current-day software systems, their deployment and usage environments should be considered carefully, in order to understand the adaptations those systems might need to undergo to interact with other systems and with their environment. Moreover, due to the portability, mobility and increasingly evolutionary nature of software systems, such adaptations should be enacted even while the system is running. Developing such software systems can prove challenging, and many seemingly different techniques to address this concern have been proposed over the last couple of years.

The intention of the LASSY workshop is to congregate all topics relevant to dynamic adaptation and run-time evolution of software systems, ranging from a computer science perspective covering the domains of programming languages, model-driven software development, software and service composition, context-aware databases, software variability, requirements engineering, UI adaptation and other domains, to a human perspective covering sociological or ethical implications of dynamic software systems. The workshop provides a space for discussion and collaboration between researchers working on the problem of enabling live adaptations to software systems, across the development stack.

Call for Papers

The Live Adaptation of Software SYstems (LASSY) workshop provides a space for discussion and collaboration between researchers working on the problem of enabling live adaptations to software systems, across the development stack. After a successful first edition, hosted at the Modularity 2016 conference, the 2017 edition of the LASSY workshop will be collocated with the new 2017 conference.

Topics of Interest

  • Design and Implementation of Live Adaptive Software Systems
    • Context-, aspect-, feature-, role- and agent-oriented programming
    • Context representation and discovery
    • Context-aware model-driven software development
    • Context-aware data management
    • Software variability and dynamic product lines
    • Self-adaptive, self-explanatory systems
    • Inconsistency management, verification, and validation
  • Middleware and Runtime of Live Adaptive Software Systems
    • Dynamic software evolution, upgrades and configuration
    • Dynamic software and service composition mechanisms
    • Dynamic software architecture and middleware approaches
    • Dynamic user interface adaptation and multimodal user interfaces
  • Impact and Assessment of Live Adaptive Software Systems
    • User acceptance and usability issues
    • Human, sociological, ethical and legal aspects
    • Privacy and security aspects of dynamic adaptability
    • Live adaptation in smart environments (e.g. smart rooms, smart robot cells, smart factories, smart cities)
    • Self-adaptation and emergence in SoS and CPSoS


Papers must be written in English, provided as PDF documents, and follow the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format using the sigconf option. Papers’ length must not exceed 6 pages. Papers will undergo a peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published as part of ACM’s Digital Library.

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All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. All accepted papers, including tool papers will be published in ACM Digital Library.

Instructions for Authors

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Submission Site

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Concurrent Submissions

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Page Limit

To ensure that papers stay focused on their core contributions, submissions of research papers should be no more than 6 pages, including bibliographic references.

Publication (Digital Library Early Access Warning)

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks after the first day of the conference in accordance to the <Programming> proceedings. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.