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Abstract submission is over.

If you have submitted an abstract you can submit and revise your paper through EasyChair at the link above.

If you havent submitted the abstract, you can still submit a paper through Easychair but send an email to Essos Chairs.



The proceedings of the symposium have been published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (

Submissions should follow the formatting instructions of the Springer LNCS Style.

Submitted papers must present original, non-published work of high quality. The PC will select the papers into three categories:

Full Papers (16 pages plus bibliography)- describe novel original research which is validated by either formal results, experimental analysis or significant case study validation. The critical bar for acceptance in this category is novelty and validation.

Industrial Reports (12 pagesplus bibliography) - describe the application of existing research techniques or analysis methods to an industry level case studies. The research results might be already published elsewhere, here you show that you have applied them to something that is actually used in an industrial setting (eg a real SAP product or a RedHat distribution). A critical issue for acceptance here is applicability to a large scale.

Idea papers (8 pages plus bibliography) - describe an interesting novel idea whose formal or experimental validation is not at the level of a full paper, but whose potential is promising. An idea paper allows you to timestamp your research contribution while giving you the chance to present fully validate result at later conferences.

Proposals for tutorials are highly welcome as well. Further guidelines will appear on the website of the symposium.

Online submission for papers is available through EasyChair, at