"Most Influential Paper of 2006" Award in CASCON'16


The Most Influential Paper "Requirements-driven design of autonomic application software" of 2006 was selected by the CASCON'16 MIP Award Committee, which comprised MIP Award Committee Chair, Vio Onut (Principal R and D Strategist, Centre for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada Lab), together with of three long- time CASCON PC members, Joe Wigglesworth (Senior Technical Staff Member STSM, IBM, Canada), Eleni Stroulia (Professor, University of Alberta, Canada) and Kelly Lyons (Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Canada). The announcement was as follows:

"The top candidates were all very influential, which led to further discussion. On behalf of the CASCON'16 MIP Award Committee, I am happy to announce the winner of the CASCON 'Most Influential Paper of 2006' Award:

Alexei Lapouchnian, Yijun Yu, Sotirios Liaskos, and John Mylopoulos, "Requirements-driven design of autonomic application software". In Proceedings of the 2006 conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative research (CASCON '06). IBM Corp., Riverton, NJ, USA, Article 7. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1188966.1188976

This is one of the first papers that propose methods for designing autonomic software systems. It identifies the use of goal models for representing different behaviors that can be used to fulfill the same function at run time. This approach has many advantages including the ability to trace the design of the software to its requirements and the ability to explore alternative design options. The paper not only proposes this foundational approach but shows how it can be used to achieve self-configuration and self-optimization in software systems. Furthermore, this paper is highly cited and has had an influence in both research and practice."



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