Third Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Upgrades (HotSWUp'11)
Hannover - Germany, April 16 2011

About HotSWUp

Actively-used software systems are upgraded regularly to incorporate bug fixes and security patches or to keep up with evolving requirements. Whether upgrades are applied offline or online, they significantly impact the system's performance and reliability. Recently-introduced commercial products aim to address various aspects of this problem; however, recent studies and a large body of anecdotal evidence suggest that upgrades remain failure-prone, tedious, and expensive.


The goal of HotSWUp Workshop is to identify cutting-edge research for supporting software system upgrades that are flexible, efficient, robust, and easy to specify and apply. Many diverse research areas are concerned with building large, evolving, highly-available systems. As such, HotSWUp seeks contributions from all these areas, ranging from databases to distributed systems, and from programming languages to software engineering, and separately reflected in conferences such ICDE, SIGMOD, OOPSLA, PLDI, ICSE, FSE, SOSP, and OSDI. By seeking contributions from both academic researchers and industry practitioners, HotSWUp aims to combine novel ideas with experience from upgrading real systems. The present workshop aims to build on the successes of HotSWUp'08 and HotSWUp'09 where the paper presentations and lively discussions attracted a diverse audience of researchers.


This year HotSWUp will be co-located with ICDE 2011 which will be held in Hannover, Germany from April 11 to April 16 2011.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline:  15  24 November 2010 (closed)
  • Acceptance notification: 15 December 2010
  • Camera-ready deadline: 3 January 2011
  • Workshop day: 16 April 2011