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3rd International Workshop on Monitoring, Adaptation and Beyond (MONA+)

by Asli Zengin last modified Dec 06, 2010 17:44
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MONA+ Logo  MONA+ 2010, collocated with ECOWS, December 1, 2010




The advances in modern technology and the constantly evolving requirements implied by dynamic business and operational environments impose new challenges for engineering and provisioning Web Services and Service-Based Applications.

Those services and applications have to become drastically more flexible: they should be able to operate and evolve in highly dynamic environments and to adequately identify and react to various changes in these environments. In such a setting, adaptation becomes a key capability of Web Services and Service-based Applications as it enables these services and applications to continuously change themselves in order to satisfy new requirements and demands dictated by the environment. The adaptability relies on the presence of monitoring mechanisms and facilities to identify, detect, and even predict critical events and situations that occur in the environment.

A variety of approaches and techniques addressing different forms of monitoring and adaptation have been proposed to date. Still, for delivering robust, dependable, and highly adaptable Web Services and Service-based Applications the definition of more holistic approaches is crucial. This requires the integration of the efforts of researchers from various disciplines and research areas. More specifically, this requires the integration across the different layers of a Service-based Application, including the business layer, the service layer, and the infrastructure layer. In addition, different competences, such as requirements engineering, design, quality assurance, realization, and management need to be brought together to devise those holistic approaches.

Workshop Scope

MONA+ 2010 aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines with various research backgrounds. The main objective for MONA+ is to discuss highly relevant and pressing research challenges and solutions on monitoring and adaptation of Web Services and Service-based Applications.

MONA+ 2010 will be the third workshop in a series of successful workshops:

  • MONA+ 2008: collocated with ServiceWave 2008 attracted over 20 participants;
  • MONA+ 2009: collocated with ICSOC/ServiceWave 2009 attracted over 50 participants and has received 25 paper submissions, of which 14 have been accepted.


Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring and adaptation mechanisms, frameworks, and architectures
  • Monitoring and adaptation within/across business, service, and infrastructure layers
  • Self-adaptation and human-in-the-loop adaptation
  • Context-aware monitoring and adaptation
  • Design principles, patterns, techniques and methods for monitoring and adaptation
  • Predictive monitoring and pro-active adaptation
  • Verification of adaptation and of adaptable Web Services and Service-based Applications

Important Dates

Paper Submissions:  (Extended) September 30, 2010

Notifications: November 5, 2010

CRC Submissions: November 15, 2010

Early Registration: November 15, 2010

Workshop Date: December 01, 2010

Submissions and Evaluation

Papers should be between 4 to 8 pages and should be formatted according to the ACM proceedings guidelines:


Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance and originality of the work and to their ability to generate discussion among the workshop participants.

Papers can be electronically submitted using easychair at:


The workshop proceedings will be published in the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) in the ACM Digital Library and will have an ISBN.




09:00 - 10:30 Opening Welcome & Introduction
Keynote by Nikolay Mehandjiev.  "People-driven On-Demand Services"

Abstract   Presentation
11:00 - 13:00 Monitoring Session Andre Lage Freitas, Nikos Parlavantzas and Jean-Louis Pazat. A QoS Assurance Framework for Distributed Infrastructures
Konstantinos Bratanis, Dimitris Dranidis and Anthony Simons. An Extensible Architecture for Run-time Monitoring of Conversational Web Services
Srdjan Komazec and Davide Cerri. Enhancing Event Processing Networks with Semantics to Enable Self-Managed SEE Federations
14:30 - 16:00 Adaptation Session 1 Cristian Ruz, Francoise Baude and Bastien Sauvan. Component-based generic approach for reconfigurable management of component-based SOA applications
Mario Henrique Cruz Torres, Victor Noel, Tom Holvoet and Jean-Paul Arcangeli. MAS Organisations to Adapt your Composite Service
16:30 - 18:00 Adaptation Session 2 Laura González and Raúl Ruggia. Towards Dynamic Adaptation within an ESB-based Service Infrastructure Layer
Giancarlo Tretola and Eugenio Zimeo. Autonomic Internet-Scale Workflows


PC Chairs

Dimka Karastoyanova, IAAS, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Mail: karastoyanova_AT_iaas.uni-

Raman Kazhamiakin, FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy


Andreas Metzger, Paluno (Ruhr Institute of Software Technology), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Organizing Committee

Alexander Nowak, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Eric Schmieders, Paluno (Ruhr Institute of Software Technology), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Asli Zengin, FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy

Program Committee

Michael Boniface, IT Innovation, UK
Matthias Book, Paluno
, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Antonio Bucchiarone
, FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy
Manuel Carro
, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Elisabetta di Nitto
, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dimitris Dranidis
, SEERC, Greece
Schahram Dustdar
, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Xavier Franch
, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Sam Guinea
, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Kim Lauenroth
, Paluno, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Freddy Lecue
, The University of Manchester, UK
Grace Lewis
, CMU Software Engineering Institute, USA
Andras Micsik
, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Ralph Mietzner
, IAAS, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Barry Norton
, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Michael Parkin
, ERISS, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Cesare Pautasso
, University of Lugano, Italy
Claudia Raibulet
, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Ita Richardson
, Lero (Irish Software Engineering Research Centre), Ireland
Paolo Tonella
, FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy
Andrea Zisman
, City University, UK

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