The 24th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems

10-13 November 2019 - Hong Kong, China

Welcome to the website of the 24th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS 2019)

Over the past several years, we have seen a rapid rising emphasis on design, implement and manage complex computer systems which are present in every aspect of human activities, such as manufacturing, communications, defense, transportation, aerospace, hazardous environments, energy, and health care. The complex computer systems are frequently distributed over heterogeneous networks and processing large amount data. Complexity arises from many factors, including the dynamic environments and scenarios these systems operate in; demanding and sometimes conflicting requirements in functionality, efficiency, scalability, security, dependability and adaptability; as well as the large variation in development methodology, programming languages and implementation details. The key issues in these systems include performance, real-time behavior, fault tolerance, security, adaptability, development time and cost, and long life concerns.

The goal of this conference is to bring together industrial, academic, and government experts, from a variety of application domains and software disciplines, to discuss how the disciplines' problems and solution techniques interact within the whole system. Researchers, practitioners, tool developers and users, and technology transfer experts are all welcome. The scope of interest includes long-term research issues; near-term requirements and challenges; established complex systems; emerging promising tools; and retrospective and prospective reflections of research and development into complex systems.

ICECCS is an A-ranked international conference by the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE) 2018 ranking.

We look forward to your contribution and participation.

This year's ICECCS will be held in Hong Kong right after the 21st International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM 2019) in Shenzhen, China. We would like to encourage you to attend both conferences with one business trip.

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions Due: 24 May 2019 AOE 31 May 2019 AOE (extended)

Full Paper Submissions Due: 31 May 2019 AOE 14 June 2019 AOE (extended)

Acceptance/Rejection Notification: 20 July 2019

Camera-ready Due: 16 August 2019

Scope and Topics

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original, unpublished research results, case studies and tools. Papers are solicited in all areas related to complex computer-based systems, including the causes of complexity and means of avoiding, controlling, or coping with complexity. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirement specification and analysis
  • Verification and validation
  • Security and privacy of complex systems
  • Model-driven development
  • Reverse engineering and refactoring
  • Achitecture software
  • Big data management
  • Ambient intelligence, pervasive computing
  • Ubiquitous computing, context awareness, sensor networks
  • Applications to SAT/SMT techniques to analysis of complex systems
  • Design by contract
  • Agile methods
  • Safety-critical and fault-tolerant architectures
  • Adaptive, self-managing and multi-agent systems
  • Real-time, hybrid and embedded systems
  • Systems of systems
  • Cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Tools and tool integration
  • Industrial case studies

Different kinds of contributions are sought, including novel research, lessons learned, experience reports, and discussions of practical problems faced by industry and user domains. The ultimate goal is to build a rich and comprehensive conference program that can fit the interests and needs of different classes of attendees: professionals, researchers, managers, and students. A program goal is to organize several sessions that include both academic and industrial papers on a given topic and culminate panels to discuss relationships between industrial and academic research.

Full Papers

Full papers are divided into two categories: Technical Papers and Experience Reports. The papers submitted to both categories will be reviewed by program committee members, and papers accepted in either category will be published in the conference proceedings. Technical papers should describe original research, and experience reports should present practical projects carried out in industry, and reflect on the lessons learnt from them.

Short Papers

Short paper submissions describe early-stage, ongoing or PhD research. All short papers will be reviewed by program committee members, and accepted short papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Submission and Publication

Submitted manuscripts should be in English and formatted in the style of the double-column CPS format. Full papers should not exceed 10 pages, and short papers should not exceed 4 pages, including figures, references, and appendices. All submissions should be in PDF format. Submissions not adhering to the specified format and length may be rejected immediately, without review.

Please prepare your manuscripts in accordance to the (CPS guidelines). We invite all prospective authors to submit their manuscripts via the ICECCS'19 portal, hosted on EasyChair.

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Call For Workshops And Tutorials

Besides the standard main conference track, ICECCS will host a number of workshops and tutorials related to the theme of the conference. The goal of the workshops is to provide participants with a platform to present and discuss their novel ideas; the goal of the tutorials is to provide a platform to elaborate the theoretical and applicable aspects of their research.

Please write your proposals in English, and submit in PDF format via email to the ICECCS workshop/tutorial chair, Guangdong Bai (

Important Dates

Submission of proposals: 20 June 2019 AOE

Notification: 1 July 2019 AOE

Proposals should include:
  • Name, duration of the workshop/tutorial.
  • A short description of the workshop/tutorial.
  • Organizers: contact information and a brief biography (150 words).
  • (If applicable) A description of past versions of the workshop: organizers, dates, number of submissions and acceptance, attendance.
  • Expected attendance.
Organizer Roles:
  • Coordinating with the ICECCS workshop/tutorial chairs.
  • Maintaining web pages to be linked from the ICECCS website.
  • Organizing paper selection process.
  • Workshop/tutorial proceedings.


Student Early Registration
(until 22/09/2019)
Early Registration
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Note that authors' registration due date is 08/09/2019.

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Host City and Accomodation

Hong Kong is a very vibrant city which is renowned for its skyscraper-studded skyline, legendary kitchens and fantastic shopping malls. It is a major port and global financial hub in southeastern China.

Conference venue: ICECCS 2019 will be held at Metropark Hotel Mongkok, Hong Kong, China.
Detailed address: 22 Lai Chi Kok Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
Phone: +852 2397 6683

Room Booking Discounts

We have negotiated with nearby hotels and obtained special room booking rates for our conference delegates.

Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Mongkok (16 min walk from conference venue) offers 15% off on Hotel Best Flexible Rate (BFR) between 9-14 Nov 2019. Booking method: email (Tel: +852 2200 3824) with conference confirmation letter. Terms & Conditions: (1) No rooms are reserved for the offer and the above offer would be subject to hotel situation. (2) Hotel reserves the right at any time to amend the offer and the right of final decision in case of any disputes. (3) Booking terms & conditions please refer to confirmation letter upon booking (if any) is confirmed.

Metropark Hotel Mongkok (conference venue) offers special rates around 800HKD ~ 850HKD per night in the conference period, subject to availability. Booking method: email (Tel: +852 2397 6683, +852 2397 9670) and state that you are a client of Dependable Intelligence and wish to book a room with Dependable Intelligence's corporate preferable room rates.

Visa Application

Attendees that require a visa may request a support letter from
Additional visa information can be found here



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General Co-Chairs

Yang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ho Fung Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Program Co-Chairs

Jing Sun, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Steering Committee

Jin Song Dong, Griffith University and NUS, Australia
Mike Hinchey, University of Limerick, Ireland
Mark Lawford, McMaster University, Canada
Xiaohong Li, Tianjin University, China
Shaoying Liu, Hosei University, Japan
Andrew Martin, University of Oxford, UK
Roy Sterritt, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Jing Sun, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Workshop and Tutorial Chair

Guangdong Bai, Griffith University, Australia

Web and Publicity Chairs

Hadrien Bride, Griffith University, Australia
Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia

Local Chair

Sarah Zhang, Dependable Intelligence, Australia

Program Committee Members

Parosh Aziz Abdulla, Uppsala University, Sweden
Yamine Ait Ameur, IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France
Étienne André, Université Paris 13, France
Guangdong Bai, Griffith University, Australia
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Sergiy Bogomolov, Australian National University, Australia
Hadrien Bride, Griffith University, Australia
Lei Bu, Nanjing University, China
Mingsong Chen, East China Normal University, China
Yu-Fang Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Sebastien Gerard, CEA LIST, France
Nan Guan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Matthew Hague, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia
Kung-Kiu Lau, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Scott Uk-Jin, Hanyang University, Korea
Yuan-Fang Li, Monash University, Australia
Shuang Liu, Tianjing University, China
David Lo, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Gerald Luettgen, University of Bamberg, Germany
Lei Ma, Kyushu University, Japan
Tiziana Margaria, Lero, Ireland
Dominique Mery, Université de Lorraine, France
Mohammadreza Mousavi, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Paolo Nesi, University of Florence, Italy
Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Soumya Paul, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Christian Prehofer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Bruce Sham, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Fu Song, ShanghaiTech University, China
Jing Sun, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jun Sun, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Meng Sun, Peking University, China
Cong Tian, Xidian University, China
Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua, Italy
Hai H. Wang, University of Aston, United Kingdom
Haoyu Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Zhilin Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chenyi Zhang, Jinan University, China
Huibiao Zhu, East China Normal University, China


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