Welcome to Internetware 2019

Internet provides a global open infrastructure for exchanging and sharing of various resources for the people all over the world. The rapid development and the wide application of Internet make it become a new mainstream platform for software to be used, developed, deployed and executed. With the vision of “Internet as computer”, many application styles such as pervasive computing, grid computing, service computing and cloud computing occur on this open and dynamic environment. In order to support various new application styles and accommodate the fundamental change of the underlying supporting platform, many specific software technologies such as service-oriented architecture are proposed for current practices. However, although these technologies are useful and popular, they are far from systematic and complete because no uniformed software methodology and technology system like the object-oriented one is provided.

Conceptually speaking, in order to adapt the software system to such a new environment, its structure model should be autonomous, cooperative, situational, evolvable, emergent, trustworthy, etc. The software entities dispersed on distributed nodes over the Internet, which evolved from objects in object-oriented methodology to software components (component-based software development), now are further turned into self-contained, autonomous and adaptive software services in service-oriented computing of state-of-arts. These software entities are coordinated statically and dynamically in various kinds of interaction styles (passively and actively) such as integration, cooperation, and orchestration to achieve flexible design objectives. So a so-called “software-web” instead of information-web is weaved. This software-web as a whole is able to perceive the changes of open, dynamic, and uncertain environment and respond them in the way of transforming architectures. Furthermore, the flexible design objective of the software-web is reflected by its exhibiting several compatible goal-directed behaviors according to its up-to-date knowledge about the outside environment. A portmanteau term “Internetware” is used to denote the future software-web in open and dynamic environment, which can be defined as follows: an Internetware system is a software system consists of the self-contained, autonomous entities situated in the distributed nodes of Internet and the coordinators connecting these entities statically and dynamically in various kinds of interaction styles (passively and actively). As a whole, an Internetware system is able to perceive the changes of open and dynamic environment such as Internet, respond to the changes in the way of architectural transformation, and exhibit context-aware, adaptive and trustworthy behaviors in the open and dynamic environment in order to meet its flexible design objectives. Internetware challenges many aspects of software technologies, from operating platforms, programming models, to engineering approaches, etc.

Call for Papers

With the Internetware paradigm, the software is architected like the Internet, developed with the Internet, operated on the Internet, and provided as services via the Internet. In the open, dynamic, and constantly changing environment of Internet, Internetware systems need to be autonomous, cooperative, situational, evolvable, emergent, and trustworthy. These requirements pose special challenges for software technologies to support the construction, deployment, and use of software applications based on Internet that not only of computers, but also of things and human users.

This symposium aims to provide an interactive forum where researchers and professionals from multiple disciplines and domains meet and exchange ideas to explore and address the challenges brought by Internetware.

Internetware 2019 will be held October 28-29 in Fukuoka, Japan. We solicit submissions describing original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental software engineering research related to Internetware. Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Novel software paradigm for Internetware
  • Modeling and implementation of Internetware
  • Requirements engineering for Internetware
  • Software analysis, verification and testing
  • Mining software repositories
  • Software dependability, trustworthiness and confidence
  • Software architecture and design
  • Crowd-based methods, techniques and tools for Internetware
  • Socio-technical models and techniques
  • Software ecosystem practices and experiences
  • Software models and techniques for Internet-based systems such as Cloud Computing, Service Computing, Social Computing, Mobile Internet, Internet of Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Software engineering for/with Big data
  • Software engineering for/with Artificial Intelligence


All submissions must not exceed 10 pages for all text, figures, tables, and references. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format. Submissions that do not comply with the above instructions will be desk rejected without review. Please use the 2019 ACM Master article template, as can be obtained from the ACM Proceedings Template pages.

Papers must be submitted electronically through EasyChair ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=internetware2019).

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: July 21, 2019 (Extended to August 5, 2019)
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 23, 2019
  • Camera-Ready Version: September 8, 2019

Camera-Ready Instructions:

Accepted Full papers must not exceed 10 pages for all text, figures, tables, and references. Accepted short papers must not exceed 6 pages for all text, figures, tables, and references. Please upload the camera copy via EasyChair. When uploading the camera copy, you must upload manuscripts including the source files and PDFs. You can compress the files in a zip file and upload the zip file.


All authors of accepted papers of will be asked to complete an electronic ACM Copyright form and will receive further instructions for preparing their camera ready versions. All accepted contributions will be published in the of Internetware 2019 electronic proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of best papers and selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST). All the extended submissions will be evaluated following the guidelines set by JCST. Only those satisfying all the criteria will be accepted for the journal publication.

Steering Committee


Hong Mei, Beijing Institute of Technology/Peking University
Jian Lyu, Nanjing University


Zhi Jin, Peking University
Tao Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Daoxu Chen, Nanjing University
Jianmin Wang, Tsinghua University
Xuandong Li, Nanjing University

General Co-Chairs

Jianjun Zhao, Kyushu University, Japan
Zhi Jin, Peking University
Xuandong Li, Nanjing University

Program Committee


Hausi Muller, University of Victoria, Canada
Gang Huang, Peking University, China


Yuting Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Shing-Chi Cheung, Hong Kong University of Technology, Hong Kong
William Cheng Chung Chu, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
He Jiang, Da Lian University of Technology, China
Sy-Yen Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Hui Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Yang Liu, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Lei Ma, Kyushu University, Japan
Xiaoxing Ma, Ninjing University, China
Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Xin Peng, Fudan University, China
Ulrike Stege, University of Victoria, Canada
Kenji Tei, Waseda University / National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Song Wu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Tao Xie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Chang Xu, Nanjing University, China
Jifeng Xuan, Wuhan University, China
Shyan-Ming Yuan, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Haiyan Zhao, Peking University, China 
Minghui Zhou, Peking University, China

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs

Yaokai Feng, Kyushu University, Japan
Lei Ma, Kyushu University, Japan

Submission Deadline: July 21, 2019 (Extended to August 5, 2019)
Notification of Acceptance: August 23, 2019
Camera-Ready Version: September 8, 2019

Internetware 2019 will be held at Fukuoka SRP Center Building.

Address: 2-1-22, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka 814-0001, Japan

There are many hotels in Fukuoka from which you can quickly and easily access the conference venue by the public transportation, but the following list gives a few hotels near the conference venue. October is one of the best seasons in Japan and hotels tend to be very busy. If you plan to attend the conference, it will be good if you can book your hotels as early as you can. For hotel reservation, please directly use the following hotel webpages or directly contact with the hotels.

You can also use Booking.com to book your hotels in Fukuoka as well.

Hotel Name Time to walk to conference venue Hotel Website
Twins Momochi 2 mins Link (Japanese only)
The Residential Suites Fukuoka 5 mins Link
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk 6 mins Link