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CfP: 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO2013)

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  • Marcelo Serrano Zanetti
    ************************************************************************ CALL FOR PAPERS 7th IEEE Intern. Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 19, 2013
      7th IEEE Intern. Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
      (SASO 2013)

      Philadelphia (PA), USA; 9-13 September 2013

      Please find below other calls currently open:




      Aims and Scope

      The aim of the Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems conference
      series (SASO) is to provide a forum for the foundations of a principled
      approach to engineering systems, networks and services based on
      self-adaptation and self-organization. The complexity of current and
      emerging networks, software and services, especially in dealing with
      dynamics in the environment and problem domain, has led the software
      engineering, distributed systems and management communities to look for
      inspiration in diverse fields (e.g., complex systems, control theory,
      artificial intelligence, sociology, and biology) to find new ways of
      designing and managing such computing systems. In this endeavour,
      self-organization and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising
      interrelated approaches.

      Many significant research problems exist related to self-adaptive or
      self-organizing systems. A challenge in self-adaptation is often to
      identify how to change specific behavior to achieve the desired
      improvement. Another major challenge is to predict and control the
      global system behavior resulting from self-organization. Yet more
      challenges arise from the confluence of self-adaptation with
      self-organization. For instance, how do self-* mechanisms that work well
      independently operate in combination? How are meso-level structures
      formed which leverage micro-level behavior to achieve desirable
      macro-level outcomes, and avoid undesirable ones?

      The seventh edition of the SASO conference embraces the
      inter-disciplinarity and the scientific, empirical and application
      dimensions of self-* systems; it thus aims to attract participants with
      different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between research
      fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks,
      methodologies, tools, and applications.

      SASO welcomes novel results on both self-adaptive and self-organizing
      systems research. It seeks to emphasize the interconnection of basic
      research between and within fields, and the increasing protrusion of
      self-* systems into the human sphere, evaluating their impact on
      society, environmental sustainability, commerce, living/working spaces
      and critical infrastructure. Therefore contributions are welcomed that:
      apply self-* principles to solve real-world problems; unpick the
      entanglement of self-* systems and human users in socio-technical
      systems; present advances in self-* mechanisms or analyses with
      potentially broad application; investigate the combination and
      interconnection of self-* mechanisms; and/or identify and evaluate new
      self-* principles or mechanisms from the study of natural or engineered

      Contributions must present novel theoretical or experimental results, or
      practical approaches and experiences in building or deploying real-world
      systems, applications, tools, frameworks, etc. Contributions contrasting
      different approaches for engineering a given family of systems, or
      demonstrating the applicability of a certain approach for different
      systems, are equally encouraged. Where relevant and appropriate,
      accepted papers will also be encouraged to submit accompanying papers
      for the Demo or Poster Sessions.

      Important Dates

      Abstract submission
      May 3, 2013

      Paper submission
      May 10, 2013

      June 21, 2013

      Camera ready copy due
      July 19, 2013

      Early registration
      August 21, 2013

      September 9-13, 2013

      Topics of Interest

      The topics of interest to SASO include, but are not limited to:

      - Self-* systems theory: theoretical frameworks and models;
      biologically- and socially-inspired paradigms; inter-operation of self-*
      - Self-* systems engineering: hardware, software and middleware
      development frameworks and methods, platforms and toolkits; self-*
      - Self-* system properties: robustness, resilience and stability;
      emergence; computational awareness and self-awareness; reflection;
      - Self-* cyber-physical and socio-technical systems: human factors and
      visualization; self-* social computers; crowdsourcing and collective
      - Applications and experiences of self-* systems: cyber security,
      transportation, computational sustainability, big data and creative
      commons, power systems.

      Submission Instructions

      All submissions should be 10 pages and formatted according to the IEEE
      Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and submitted
      electronically in PDF format. Please register as authors and submit your
      papers using the SASO 2013 conference management system. The proceedings
      will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, and made available as
      a part of the IEEE digital library. Note that a separate call for poster
      submissions has also been issued.

      Review Criteria

      Papers should present novel ideas in the cross-disciplinary research
      context described in this call, clearly motivated by problems from
      current practice or applied research. We expect both theoretical and
      empirical contributions to be clearly stated, substantiated by formal
      analysis, animation or simulation, experimental evaluations, comparative
      studies, and so on. Appropriate reference must be made to related work.
      Because SASO is a cross-disciplinary conference, papers must be
      intelligible and relevant to researchers who are not members of the same
      specialized sub-field.

      Authors are also encouraged to submit papers describing applications.
      Application papers are expected to provide an indication of the real
      world relevance of the problem that is solved, including a description
      of the deployment domain, and some form of evaluation of performance,
      usability, or comparison to alternative approaches. Experience papers
      are also welcome but they must clearly state the insight into any aspect
      of design, implementation or management of self-* systems which is of
      benefit to practitioners and the SASO community

      Program Chairs

      Tom Holvoet
      KU Leuven, Belgium

      Jeremy Pitt
      Imperial College London, England

      Ichiro Satoh
      National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan


      Marcelo Serrano Zanetti

      ETH Zürich
      Professur f. Systemgestaltung
      WEV G 213
      Weinbergstrasse 56/58
      8092 Zürich

      Phone : +41 44 632 41 02
      Fax : +41 44 632 18 80
      E-Mail : mzanetti@...
      Homepage: http://www.sg.ethz.ch/people/marcelos
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