No.052 Engineering Adaptive Software Systems (EASSy)


NII Shonan Meeting Seminar 052

Call to Action 2015 Shonan Workshop on Engineering Adaptive Software Systems (EASSY 2015)

Dear Shonan Meeting No. 052 EASSY 2015 Workshop Participant,

The Shonan Meeting No. 52 entitled Engineering Adaptive Software Systems (EASSY 2015), September 7-10, 2015 in Shonan Village,?Japan is approaching rapidly. Thank you very much for accepting our invitation to participate in this exciting workshop in the beautiful environment?of Shonan Village. We are delighted to report that over 25+ people have signed up.

*Workshop program and history:* In collaboration with Shonan staff we are in the process of developing a program for EASSY 2015. To facilitate this process we we kindly ask you to submit a title and abstract for your presentation at this workshop by July 15, 2015 to

The program to EASSY 2015 will be developed on the following website.

Book mark it and check it regularly for updates.

The Shonan announcement to our workshop:

The 2013 edition of this workshop and report:

The Shonan Village Conference Facility:


*Travel: *Participants from abroad fly to Narita or Haneda airport.

Typically you spend some time before and after a Shonan workshop in Tokyo. There are convenient direct buses from Narita airport to many hotels in downtown Tokyo.

Here are some useful travel links:

? How to get to Shonan Village Center from Narita airport, Haneda airport, and Tokyo by train and local bus

? Travel info for Kanagava Prefecture ? Shonan Village

? Hotel information for Tokyo:;label=tokyo-station2-BVudO%2A3mJZxHnb9mILBqxAS69249588732%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=c3e5b08759121484d05de905f5b7466d;dcid=1;inac=0&


? For a simple one-night stay, the business hotel APA Hotel Ginza-Takaracho, near Tokyo Station?and Ginzais, is good choice for about 8000 JPY/night.

*Shonan Accommodation. *Soon you will receive a message from Shonan Village staff to book your accommodation for the workshop. Please reply immediately.

*Excursions. *We are also planning a few events to explore Japan. In particular, Lionel Montrieux has kindly agreed to organize a hike for us to climb Mt. Fuji. We will also have a dinner excursion to Kamakura, and a couple of morning hikes around Shonan village.

*Mt Fuji Hike. *Lionel Montrieux has kindly agreed to organize a hike for us to the top of Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain (3776m) ? before the workshop on Sep 4-5, 2015. We will be climbing to the top of the volcano (it is dormant), where, weather permitting, we may get to see the sunrise from Japan’s highest point. After our descent, we will relax in a nearby onsen (Japanese hot spring), before getting back to Tokyo. We will be part of an organized?tour that includes a guide.

The weather can be challenging at this time of the year. You need good hiking boots and serious rain gear just in case. We will depart by bus from a Tokyo train station at 7:30 am on Sep 4.

Around 13:00, we will start our ascent from the 5th level (2,300m). We should reach a mountain?hut on the 9th level (3,460m) after 4-5 hours. After a simple dinner, we will rest in the hut until about 1:00 in the morning. After a light breakfast, we will climb to the top of the mountain in about 2-3 hours. The descent should take about 5 hours and get us back to the 5th level by 11:00.

We will then head by bus to onsen and relax in the hot springs bath and followed by a nice lunch. We should be back in Tokyo by 18:00. The total cost is JPY15,400 per person. It includes transport, dinner at the hut and lunch in the onsen, night at the hut, guide, and access to the onsen.

Please sign up for the tour with Lionel Montrieux by July 15. Lionel will also send more detailed information.


*Suggested itineraries:*

*Without Mt. Fuji Hike. *

? Arrive in Tokyo on Sep 5 or Sep 6.

? Transfer from Tokyo to Shonan by train/bus on Sep 6.

? EASSY 2015 Workshop Sep 7-10.

? Check out date in Shonan is Sep 10; workshop ends around 13:00;

transfer back to Tokyo by bus/train.

? Sep 11 fly home.

*Including Mt. Fuji Hike. *

? Arrive in Tokyo on Sep 3. Mt. Fuji tour Sep 4-5.

? Transfer to Shonan by train/bus on Sep 6.

? EASSY 2015 Workshop Sep 7-10.

? Check out date in Shonan is Sep 10; workshop ends around 13:00;

transfer back to Tokyo by bus/train.

? Sep 11 fly home.


*Your immediate action items:*

? book your flights to Japan as soon as you can

? submit title an abstract for your workshop presentation *by July 15* to

? sign up for Mt. Fuji hike by *July 15* with Lionel Montrieux

? book your Tokyo hotel accommodation

? book your Shonan accommodation as soon as you receive a message from

Shonan staff

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you at Shonan Village Center in Japan in early September for a?highly productive workshop.

Best wishes,


Tetsuo Tamai, Hosei University, Japan

Hausi Muller, University of Victoria, Canada

Bashar Nuseibeh, Open University, and Lero, UK


EASSY 2015 Organizers


Shonan Seminar No. 052 Schedule ? Sep 7-10, 2015

Arrival Day ? Sun, Sep 6

19:00 – 21:00 ? Welcome Reception


Day 1 ? Mon, Sep 7

7:30 – 8:30?? Breakfast

8:30 -?9:00?? Session 1 ? Chair:?Tetsuo Tamai?

  • Welcome and Overview of Seminar No. 052 ??Slides
    Tetsuo Tamai (Organizer), Hosei University, Japan
  • National Institute of Informatics (NII) ??Slides
    Shinichi Honiden, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Shonan Meetings?? Video
    Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

9:00 -?10:30?? Session 2 ? Chair: Hausi Müller?

10:30 -?11:00?? Break

11:00 – 12:00?? Session 3?? Chair:?Tetsuo Tamai

12:00 -?13:30?? Lunch

13:30 -?15:00 ? Session 4?? Chair: Shinichi Honiden?

15:00 – 15:30 ? Break

15:30 -?17:00?? Session 5?? Chair: John?Mylopoulos

18:00 -?19:30?? Dinner

19:30 – 21:30 ? Ping Pong Tournament


Day 2 ? Tue, Sep 8

7:30 -?8:45?? Breakfast

9:00 -?10:30?? Session 6?? Chair: Marin?Litoiu

10:30 -?11:00?? Break

11:00 -?12:00?? Session 7?? Chair: Rick McGeer

12:00 -?13:30?? Lunch

13:30 -?15:00?? Session 8?? Chair: ?Hausi Müller

15:00 -?15:30?? Break

15:30 – 17:00?? Session 9?? Chair: ?Yijun Yu

18:00 -?19:30?? Dinner

19:30 – 21:15 ? Sing-along


Day 3 ? Wed, Sep 9

6:00?-?7:30 ? Hike to Lookout Tower?

7:30 ‐8:45 ? Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 ? Session 10?? Chair: ?Zhenjiang Hu

10:30 – 11:00?? Break

11:00 – 12:00 ? Session 11?? Chair: ?Bashar?Nuseibeh

12:00 – 13:30 ? Lunch

13:30 -?19:00 ? Excursion (afternoon)

19:00 -?20:45 ? Banquet in Kamakura


Day 4 ? Thu, Sep 10

6:00?-?7:30 ? Hike to Lookout Tower?

7:30 – 8:45 ? Breakfast

9:00 -?10:30 ? Session 12

  • Breakout Session 1: Context Oriented Programming with MAPE?? Robert Hirschfeld
  • Breakout Session 2: Bidirectional Programming?? Lionel Montrieux
  • Breakout Session 3: Control Theory and Optimization ? Martina Maggio and Ulrike Stege
  • Breakout Session 4: Security and Privacy?? Amel?Bennaceur
  • 10:30 – 11:00 ? Break

11:00 – 12:00 ? Session 13

  • Report from Breakout Session 1
    Chair: Robert Hirschfeld,?Hasso Plattner Institute at the?University of Potsdam, Germany ? Notes
  • Report from Breakout Session 2
    Chair: Lionel Montrieux, NII, Japan ??Notes
  • Report from Breakout Session 3
    Co-chairs: Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden and Ulrike Stege, University of Victoria, Canada???Notes
  • Breakout4: SAS Security and Privacy
    Chair: Amel?Bennaceur,?The Open University, UK???Notes

12:00 – 13:00 ? Lunch

13:00 ? Departure

Fri/Sat, Sep 3-4, 2015
We climbed Mt. Fuji (Fuji-san) with perfect weather.

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