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The papers are listed by publication category in reverse chronological order. Please read the COPYRIGHT NOTICE before accessing them.

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
  1. Eric Yuan, Naeem Esfahani, and Sam Malek. "A Systematic Survey of Self-Protecting Software Systems". ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Vol. 8, No. 4, January 2014. (The original publication is available at dl.acm.org)

  2. Naeem Esfahani, Ahmed Elkhodary, and Sam Malek. "A Learning-Based Framework for Engineering Feature-Oriented Self-Adaptive Software Systems". IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), Vol. 39, No. 11, November 2013. (The original publication is available at ieeexplore.ieee.org)

  3. Naeem Esfahani and Sam Malek. "Uncertainty in Self-Adaptive Software Systems". Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems II (SEfSAS 2 Book), Editors R. de Lemos, H. Giese, H. Müller and M. Shaw, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, Springer, 2013. (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)

  4. Naeem Esfahani and Sam Malek. "Utilizing Architectural Styles to Enhance Adaptation Support in Middleware Platforms". Information and Software Technology (IST) Journal, Vol. 54, No. 7, July 2012. (The original publication is available at www.sciencedirect.com)

Refereed Conference and Workshop Proceedings
  1. Eric Yuan, Naeem Esfahani, and Sam Malek. "Automated Mining of Software Component Interactions for Self-Adaptation". The 9th International Conference on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2014), Hyderabad, India, June 2014. (19% acceptance rate)

  2. Alireza Sadeghi, Naeem Esfahani, and Sam Malek. "Mining the Categorized Software Repositories to Improve the Analysis of Security Vulnerabilities". The 17th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2014), Grenoble, France, April 2014. (23% acceptance rate)

  3. Naeem Esfahani, Sam Malek, and Kaveh Razavi. "GuideArch: Guiding the Exploration of Architectural Solution Space under Uncertainty". The 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), San Francisco, California, USA, May 2013. (18% acceptance rate)

  4. Nariman Mirzaei, Sam Malek, Corina S. Păsăreanu, Naeem Esfahani, and Riyadh Mahmood. "Testing Android Apps Through Symbolic Execution". The Java Pathfinder Workshop 2012 (JPF 2012), Cary, North Carolina, USA, November 2012.

  5. Naeem Esfahani, Kaveh Razavi, and Sam Malek. "Dealing with Uncertainty in Early Software Architecture". The 20th International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (2012 FSE-20), New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) Track, Cary, North Carolina, USA, November 2012. (20% acceptance rate)

  6. Kyle R. Canavera, Naeem Esfahani, and Sam Malek. "Mining the Execution History of a Software System to Infer the Best Time for its Adaptation". The 20th International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (2012 FSE-20), Cary, North Carolina, USA, November 2012. (17% acceptance rate)

  7. Riyadh Mahmood, Naeem Esfahani, Thabet Kacem, Nariman Mirzaei, Sam Malek, and Angelos Stavrou. "A Whitebox Approach for Automated Security Testing of Android Applications on the Cloud". The 7th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST 2012), Zurich, Switzerland, June 2012.

  8. Sam Malek, Naeem Esfahani, Thabet Kacem, Riyadh Mahmood, Nariman Mirzaei, and Angelos Stavrou. "A Framework for Automated Security Testing of Android Applications on the Cloud". The 6th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability (SERE 2012), Washington, DC, USA, June 2012.

  9. Naeem Esfahani. "A Framework for Managing Uncertainty in Self-Adaptive Software Systems". The 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference On Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2011), Doctoral Symposium, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, November 2011.

  10. Naeem Esfahani, Ehsan Kouroshfar, and Sam Malek. "Taming Uncertainty in Self-Adaptive Software". The 8th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2011), Szeged, Hungary, September 2011. (16% acceptance rate)

  11. Ahmed Elkhodary, Naeem Esfahani, and Sam Malek. "FUSION: A Learning-Based Approach for Engineering Self-Adaptive Software Systems". The 18th International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (2010 FSE-18), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, November 2010. (20% acceptance rate)

  12. Naeem Esfahani and Sam Malek. "On the Role of Architectural Styles in Improving the Adaptation Support of Middleware Platforms". The 4th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2010), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2010. (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)

  13. Mohsen Asadi, Naeem Esfahani, and Raman Ramsin. "Process Patterns for MDA-Based Software Development". The 8th ACIS Conference on Software Engineering Research, management and Applications (SERA 2010), Montreal, Canada, May 2010.

  14. Naeem Esfahani and Sam Malek. "Social Computing Networks: A New Paradigm for Engineering Self-Adaptive Pervasive Software Systems". The 32th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2010), New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) Track, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010. (25% acceptance rate)

  15. Ahmed Elkhodary, Sam Malek, and Naeem Esfahani. "On the Role of Features in Analyzing the Architecture of Self-Adaptive Software Systems". The 4th International Workshop on models@runtime, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2009. (20% acceptance rate)

  16. Naeem Esfahani, Sam Malek, Joao P. Sousa, Hassan Gomaa, and Daniel A. Menasce. "A Modeling Language for Activity-Oriented Composition of Service-Oriented Software Systems". The 12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS2009), Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2009. (16% acceptance rate) (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)

  17. Sam Malek, Naeem Esfahani, Daniel A. Menasce, Joao P. Sousa, and Hassan Gomaa. "Self-Architecting Software SYstems (SASSY) from QoS-Annotated Activity Models". The 31th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2009), workshop on Principles of Engineering Service Oriented Systems (PESOS'09), Vancouver, Canada, May 2009. (23% acceptance rate)

  18. Naeem Esfahani, Seyyed Hassan Mirian-Hosseinabadi, and Kamyar Rafati. "Real-Time Analysis Process Patterns". The 13th International CSI Computer Conference (CSICC'08), Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran, March 2008. (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)

  19. Kamyar Rafati, Naeem Esfahani, and Mohammad Ghodsi. "Kinetic Data Structures for Routing Problem in Mobile Sensor Networks". The 12th International CSI Computer Conference (CSICC'07), Tehran, Iran, February 2007.

Technical Reports
  1. Kyle R. Canavera, Naeem Esfahani, and Sam Malek. "Mining the Execution History of a Software System to Infer the Best Time for its Adaptation". Technical Report #GMU-CS-TR-2012-2. Department of CS, George Mason University. (Also available at http://cs.gmu.edu/~tr-admin/2012.html)

  2. Naeem Esfahani and Sam Malek. "Guided Exploration of the Architectural Solution Space in the Face of Uncertainty". Technical Report #GMU-CS-TR-2011-3. Department of CS, George Mason University. (Also available at http://cs.gmu.edu/~tr-admin/2011.html)

  3. Naeem Esfahani, Ehsan Kouroshfar, and Sam Malek. "Taming Uncertainty in Self-Adaptation through Possibilistic Analysis". Technical Report #GMU-CS-TR-2010-10. Department of CS, George Mason University. (Also available at http://cs.gmu.edu/~tr-admin/2010.html)

 

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