8th International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR 2016)

2015 marked an anniversary for the software aging and rejuvenation (SAR) community: The seminal paper "Software rejuvenation: Analysis, module and applications" by Huang, Kintala, Kolettis and Fulton, which started research on the software aging phenomenon and the possibility of counteracting it via software rejuvenation, appeared exactly 20 years ago. For the last eight years, WoSAR has been the international event bringing together researchers and practitioners involved with the theoretical and experimental aspects of software aging and rejuvenation. As a satellite event of the premier symposium, ISSRE 2016, WoSAR 2016 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the state of the art and the new challenges in software aging and rejuvenation research, as well as a unique opportunity for establishing collaborations among several research groups interested in this research field.

WoSAR is a unique forum for discussing the impacts of software aging and rejuvenation in different domains of applicability, such as cloud computing, smart grids, mobile, transportation, embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, medical devices, and systems of systems.

General Chairs
Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype, USA
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan


Workshop Sessions

WOSAR 1 Perspectives on SAR research

Session Chair: Stefano Russo

  1. Invited Talk by K. S. Trivedi
  2. A Systematic Mapping Review of the First 20 Years of Software Aging and Rejuvenation Research N. Valentim, A. Macedo, R. Matias. 

WOSAR 2 Experimental Analysis of Software Aging

Session Chair: Koichiro Rinsaka

  1. Antipattern-Based Problem Injection for Assessing Performance and Reliability Evaluation Techniques P. Keck, A. van Hoorn, D. Okanović, T. Pitakrat, T.F. Düllmann. 
  2. Software Aging Detection Based on Differential Analysis: An Experimental Study R. Matias, G. Senna, A. Andrzejak, K. Trivedi. 
  3. Analysis of Software Aging in Android C. Weng, J. Xiang, S. Xiong, D. Zhao, C. Yang. 
  4. An empirical study of software aging manifestations in Android Y. Qiao, Z. Zheng, F. Qin. 

WOSAR 3 Software rejuvenation techniques and models

Session Chair: Artur Andrzejak

  1. NPI-based Adaptive Software Rejuvenation Schedule under Random Censoring K. Rinsaka, W.E. Wong, T. Dohi. 
  2.  A Phase Expansion Approach for Transient Analysis of Software Rejuvenation Model H. Okamura, T. Dohi.
  3. An Experimental Implementation of Software Rejuvenation in Time Warp Simulation M. Ohara, S. Fukumoto. 
  4.  Energy-Efficient Performability Analysis of Server Virtualized Systems M. Escheikh, Z. Tayachi, K. Barkaoui.


Session Chair: Tadashi Dohi

       Plenary Panel Discussion

    Workshop Website : International workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation