MRT-SeAC 2018: The 1st Joint International Workshop on Models@run.time and Self-aware Computing Systems 2018

September 3, 2018 in Trento, Italy

Call for Papers


We are particularly interested in work covering the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • fundamental science and theory of self-aware computing systems
  • languages and formalisms for runtime representations
  • approaches realizing the causal connection between the computing system and its reflective layer as well as a general discourse on the characteristics of runtime representations and causal connections
  • levels and aspects of self-aware computing systems
  • architectures for individual and collective systems
  • interdisciplinary approaches, as for example the mutual influence (or coercion) of socio-technical systems
  • How runtime models can address basic principles of areas such as game theory.
  • Distributed models@run.time, i.e., having multiple, interacting systems, each having its own runtime model and in general, issues of models at runtime in large scale systems with incomplete, partial models
  • Impacts of uncertainty
  • Approaches to real-time model-building, refinement
  • Relevant lessons learned from bio-inspired, socially-inspired, unconventional systems
  • For those papers focusing on executable models at runtime, we encourage the investigation of how the feedback from the systems are reflected in the executable models (so that they have causal (bi-)connections with the systems)
  • Methods and algorithms for model learning (self-modeling) and reasoning
  • Self-adaptation in individual and collective systems
  • Synthesis and verification metrics and benchmarks
  • Transition strategies for increasing self-awareness in existing systems
  • Open challenges and future research directions
  • Applications and case studies involving runtime representations: cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, data centers, dependable computing, industrial internet / industry 4.0, internet of things, mobile computing, service-oriented systems, smart buildings, smart city, smart grid / energy management, smart factory, traffic management, autonomous robotics, and space applications.


The workshop participants will be selected based on their experience and ideas related to this maturing field. You are invited to apply for attendance by sending:

  • a full paper (6 pages) on original research, lessons learned from realizing an approach or experiences on transferring a research prototype into practice,
  • a position paper (4 pages) covering a well-argued vision or position,
  • a demo paper (2 pages) covering a research prototype to be presented at the workshop or
  • an abstract of already published work to be presented at the workshop

All papers must conform to the double-column IEEE formatting guidelines ( At least three PC members will review each submission. The authors will be notified about acceptance before the ICAC 2018 early registration deadline. Abstracts of already published work will, of course, not be published again.

All workshop papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.

You can submit your papers via EasyChair here


  • Sebastian Götz (main contact MRT), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Nikolas Herbst (main contact SeAC), Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Nelly Bencomo, Aston Universiy, UK
  • Kirstie L. Bellman, Topcy House Consulting, US
  • Peter Lewis, Aston University, UK
  • Javier Camara Moreno, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US


  • Niklas Karlsson, AOL
  • Lukas Esterle, Aston University, UK
  • Marco Autili, Università dell'Aquila, Italy
  • Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille, France
  • Ta’id Holmes, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
  • Antonio Filieri, Imperial College London, UK
  • Christopher Landauer, Topcy House Consulting, US
  • Mahdi Derakhshanmanesh, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH, Germany
  • Matthias Tichy, Ulm University, Germany
  • Thomas Vogel, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • Betty Cheng, Michigan State University, US
  • Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
  • Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany