‹Programming› 2018
Mon 9 - Thu 12 April 2018 Nice, France

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.

LASSY welcomes contributions proposing new techniques to achieve or manage the live adaptation of software systems from a programming, data, or user interface perspective. Likewise, contributions from industrial partners presenting new application domains in which the use of live adaptations would benefit the domain will be highly regarded. Similarly, we are especially interested in tool-oriented submissions evidencing the use of tools to facilitate the development, management and evolution of live adaptive software systems. In general, the objective of LASSY is to foster fruitful discussions on how approaches to live adaptation of software systems could be influenced by other approaches with different perspectives or focusing on different levels of the development stack.

Previous Workshops

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 two successful editions, the third edition of the LASSY workshop will be collocated with recently established 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. All papers should be submitted via the submission site.


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.

For fairness reasons, all submitted papers should conform to the formatting instructions. Submissions that violate these instructions may be rejected without review, at the discretion of the Program Chair.

Submission Site

Please take a moment to read the instructions below before using the submission site.

Concurrent Submissions

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN’s Republication Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.


Submissions should use the new ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format using the sigconf option, using the 10pt font family Times New Roman. All submissions should be in PDF format. If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the provided ACM SIGPLAN Templates provided here. Otherwise, follow the author instructions.

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.