Welcome to the Software Technology (ST) Track.
This year we are proud to have a total of 15 minitracks
on a wide variety of topics:
Agile and Lean: Organizations, Products and
Development looks at how agile and lean teams
interact with organizational structures, cultures and
products, including how they interact with product
groups, how they restructure, cultural changes, metrics
for tracking, and how markets respond to them.
Architectures, Tools, and Methods for Safe and
Secure DevOps Software Engineering seeks to shed
light over the synergies and challenges in the above
mentioned DevOps technical, organizational, and
social dimensions, focusing on Security and Privacy
concerns from a software engineering perspective.
Blockchain Engineering provides a forum for
addressing the challenges arising from the paradigm
shift and the “how to” of engineering a blockchain
system (i.e., “blockchain engineering”) that can
fundamentally change how business value is created,
discovered, and realized.
Cyber Systems and Analytics presents new
methods that address persistent concerns related to
scalable privacy and security; machine-human
interaction and usability; and malicious cyber systems.
These methods can potentially enable a future where
secure, cognitive technologies anticipate long- and
short- term information needs, perceptively coordinate
and adapt distributed sensors, and deliver timely and
accurate information and recommendations to humans
Cyber Threat Intelligence and Analytics focuses
on novel techniques and tools to perceive, reason, learn
and act on a wide range of data collected from different
attacks (or attempts), sophisticated advanced persistent
threat campaigns, etc.
Cyber-Assurance for Internet of Things and Fog
Computing Architectures looks at emergent trends in
Cyber-Assurance theory, application and embedded
security for the Internet of Things (IoT)/Fog
Computing architectures based on theoretical aspects
and studies of practical applications.
Cyber-physical Information Systems explores
issues that are related to designing, deploying, and
maintaining cyber physical systems.
Cybersecurity and Software Assurance explores the
foundations for a discipline of software assurance to
improve dependability. Assurance research focuses on
achieving trust and confidence through auditable
evidence that systems will be built and will function as
intended in all environments.
eSourcing of Business Processes and Software
Products and Services is interested in helping providers
and customers to enhance their eSourcing maturity from
simple cost-driven engagements to strategic partnerships
bringing sustained value.
High-Stakes IS Risk and Decision-Making
examines decisionmaking in IS and its impact on risk,
the methods for risk-informed decision-making, the risk
vs. cost trade-offs, schedule, performance, decisions
about assurance and the cognitive biases of decision
makers and organizational culture.
Smart (City) Application Development: Challenges
and Experiences: Challenges and Experiences in Smart
Application Development addresses the challenges of
how to deal with smart city application scenarios such as
handling huge data sets, high usage loads, complex event
processing on real-time data streams, sharing data
between applications, security etc.
Software Development for Mobile Devices,
Wearables, and the Internet-of-Things focuses on
software development for mobile systems, reflecting its
increasing interconnectedness. The minitrack is devoted
to the technological background of mobile computing
while keeping an eye on business value, user experience,
and domain-specific issues.
Software Development for Self-Adaptation in
Services, Wearables, and IoT Devices focuses on
services, wearables, and IoT devices as targets for selfadaptation,
along with software development methods,
techniques and frameworks needed to employ selfadaptation
in these domains.
Software Product Lines: Engineering, Services, and
Management focuses on product line research and
practice including business models, valuation,
organizational and process design, knowledge
management, service systems, and standardization
initiatives related to product lines.
Wireless Networks focuses on fundamental
challenges and issues arising in wireless sensor networks
and their application.
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign