April 12-April 16th, 2021 Virtual

DevOps4CPS-Testing 2021

First International Workshop on DevOps Testing for Cyber-Physical Systems (DevOps4CPS-Testing)

co-located with ICST 2021

Much of the increasing complexity of ICT systems is being driven by the more distributed and heterogeneous nature of these systems, with Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) accounting for an increasing portion of Software Ecosystems. Blending best practices DevOps solutions with the development processes used in the CPS to deliver software more rapidly and result in a more secure manner are emerging and critical open challenges of both contemporary and future CPS development. The core part of required solutions needs more advanced test automation and deployment strategies, which work efficiently and in an adaptive manner in different CPS domains, while addressing different CPS technical requirements. However, research in the field is in early stage for what concerns DevOps automation for CPSs, and simply running test cases in DevOps pipelines is still limited. Now testing and deployment automation needs to rise to the next level by going beyond mere test execution of “software systems”, for which Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) activities are not required as with CPS. Moreover, while software engineers, artificial intelligence (AI) engineers and data scientists are actively working on such issues, very few work have been done to address the most emerging challenges involving CPS, which requires the expertise of all these experts.


The program is listed below. Please note that the times are in "Brasilia, Distrito Federal", Brazil.

April 16th

9:00 to 9:10: Welcome and Introduction (Chairs: Sebastiano Panichella, Aitor Arrieta, Shaukat Ali)

9:10 to 9:50 Keynote 1: (Chair: Sebastiano Panichella)

"Challenges of testing cyber-physical systems along the DevOps process" by Andreas Ulrich (SIEMENS)

10:00 to 10:30 Papers Session: (Chair: Aitor Arrieta)

Markus Borg, Ronald Jabangwe, Simon Åberg, Arvid Ekblom, Ludwig Hedlund and August Lidfeldt. Test Automation with Grad-CAM Heatmaps - A Future Standard Block in MLOps for Vision AI?

10:30 to 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 to 11:40 Keynote 2: (Chair: Shaukat Ali)

"openCAESAR: a DevOps Platform for Systems Engineering" by Maged Elaasar (JPL, USA)

11:40 to 12:30: Panel and Open Discussion

12:30 to 13:30: Lunch break

13:30 to 14:50: ADEPTNESS and COSMOS session

14:50 to 15:00: Closing

Call for Papers

Topics of Interest

DevOps4CPS-Testing solicits contributions targeting all aspects of DevOps and test automation to further contribute to software quality in the context of tomorrow's CPS development and evolution. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
• DevOps pipelines in the context of CPSs (including configuration steps)
• CPSs testing
• Monitoring techniques for CPSs
• Cloud-based testing in the context of CPSs
• Uncertainty testing and detection in CPSs
• Run-time verification of CPSs
• Model-based testing
• Search-based testing

Paper Submission

We invite submission of papers of the following types:
- Regular papers (8 pages, IEEE format): Full papers presenting research results or industrial practices related to DevOps in any of the areas of testing, debugging, and monitoring of CPS. Work with empirical focus are also welcome, as soon as they provide practical insights on the aforementioned topics.
- Tool paper (4 pages, IEEE format): Tool papers introduce tools that implement an approach that directly impact the way DevOps and testing is being designed and performed in the context of CPSs. A tool paper submission must include either 1) a URL to a screencast of the tool in action, or 2) a runnable version of the tool for evaluation by the program committee.
- Position and Experience Papers (2 pages, IEEE format): Short papers introducing challenges, visions, positions or preliminary results within the scope of the workshop. Experience reports and papers on open challenges in the industry are especially welcome.

Submission Link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=devops4cpstesting#

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Program Chairs

Sebastiano Panichella, Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW), Switzerland
Aitor Arrieta, Mondragon University, Spain
Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Program Committee

Aitor Agirre, Ikerlan, Spain
Orlando Avila, Arquimea Research Center, Spain
José Angel Galindo, University of Seville, Spain
Alession Gambi, University of Passau, Austria
Jabier Martinez, Tecnalia, Spain
Annibale Panichella, Delft University of Technology
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Vincencio Riccio, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Goiuria Sagardui, University of Mondragon, Spain
Sergio Segura, University of Seville, Spain
Paolo Arcaini, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Leire Etxeberria, Mondragon Uniberstitatea, Spain
Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Anila Mjeda, Lero, Ireland
Yu Zhou, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Benoit Combemale, University of Rennes 1 & Inria, France
Fabrizio Pastore, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


As part of ICST 2021, the workshop will run virtually.


Please, visit the ICST registration page: https://icst2021.icmc.usp.br/attending/registration