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SASO2013 - Call for Posters and Demos

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  • Marcelo Serrano Zanetti
    ************************************************************************************************************ CALL FOR POSTERS and DEMOS Seventh IEEE
    Message 1 of 2 , May 29, 2013
      Seventh IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
      (SASO 2013)

      Philadelphia (PA), USA; 9-13 September 2013 ---https://www.cs.drexel.edu/saso2013/


      *** Deadline for POSTER submission: June 10, 2013 (Extended Deadline) ***
      Deadline for CONTEST/DEMO submission: July 9, 2013

      Call for Posters

      The seventh SASO conference continues its tradition of offering poster sessions, a great opportunity for interactive presentation of emerging ideas, late-breaking results, experiences, and challenges on SASO topics. Poster sessions are informal and highly interactive, and allow authors and participants to engage in in-depth discussions about the presented work from which new collaborations, ideas, and solutions can emerge.

      Posters should cover the same key areas as Research Papers and should contain original cutting-edge ideas, as well as speculative/provocative ones. Proposals of new research directions and innovative interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome. Submissions in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

      - Self-* systems theories, frameworks, models, and paradigms, including the ones inspired by the biological, social, and physical worlds.
      - Self-* systems engineering: goals and requirements, hardware and software design, deployment, management and control, validation.
      - Properties of self-* systems: self-organization and emergent behavior, self-adaptation, self-management, self-monitoring, self-tuning, self-repair, self-configuration, etc.
      - Evaluation of self-* systems: methods for performance, robustness, and dependability assessment and analysis.
      - Social self-* systems: emergent human behavior, crowdsourcing, collective awareness, gamification and serious games.
      - Applications and experiences with self-* systems: cyber security, transportation, computational sustainability, power systems, large networks, large data centers, and cloud computing.

      Important Dates

      *** Deadline for submission: June 10, 2013 (Extended Deadline) ***
      Notification of acceptance or rejection: June 29, 2013
      Camera ready poster abstract due: July 19, 2013
      Early registration deadline: August 21, 2013

      Submission Process

      For evaluation and selection, authors should submit a two-page extended abstract of their poster. The format of this extended abstract must comply with the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and it shall be submitted electronically in PDF format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available here. Please register as authors and submit your papers using the SASO 2013 conference management system. Poster authors should use the poster track for their submissions.

      Accepted Posters

      If selected, authors shall prepare a final, camera ready version of the extended abstract, taking into account all feedback from reviewers, and formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide. Posters will be advertised in the final program, and authors' two-page extended abstracts will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press as part of the conference proceedings. Abstracts will also be available as part of the IEEE Digital Library.

      Poster Content

      Authors shall prepare their poster for presentation in the reserved poster session, taking into consideration that all posters should include the following information:

      - The purpose and goals of the work.
      - Any background and motivation needed to understand the work.
      - Any critical hypotheses and assumptions that underlie the work.
      - A clear summary of the contribution and/or results, in sufficient detail for a (re)viewer to understand the work and its relevance. If the work is at an initial stage, it is especially important to state clearly the anticipated contributions and any early results towards them.
      - The relationship to other related efforts, where appropriate. Authors of accepted posters may be asked to point out relationships to work represented by other accepted posters.
      - Where to find additional information. This should include but is not restricted to: a web site where viewers can go to find additional information about the work how to contact the authors, including email addresses citations for any papers, books, or other materials that provide additional information.

      Poster Layout Guidelines

      The format of posters and the nature of poster sessions require authors to capture the viewers' attention effectively, and present core concepts so as to clearly position the context of their research work. For this reason, graphic representations, figures, and screen shots are typically the main medium of communication in successful posters. Few attendees will stop to read a large poster with dense text. If screen shots are used, please ensure that they print legibly and that the fonts are large enough to be read easily once printed. The recommended size for the poster is A0 and all poster authors are required to print and bring their posters at the conference. If you decide to print your poster once in Philadelphia, a convenient facility can be the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center that is next to Drexel University (3535 Market St.).

      At least one of the poster authors is required to register at the conference and will be required to give a brief presentation of the poster in the interactive poster session, as well as staying with the poster to discuss the work with conference attendees for the duration of the scheduled poster sessions.

      Poster Chair

      Daniel Dubois, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Email:ddubois@...

      Call for Demos and Contest

      Students and researchers are invited to present their applications and systems at the SASO 2013 conference.

      Submissions will be evaluated by a group of judges from academia and industry. Each submission will be evaluated based on its overall self-* abilities, originality and maturity. In particular, the committee will consider system robustness, resilience and scaling abilities, in addition to the self-* functions.

      Projects for both the Demonstrations and the Contest may rely on simulation, use real equipment - like sensors, actuators, robots and so on - or a combination of these.

      The subject for the Demonstrations is free, as long as it is of relevance to the topics promoted by the SASO conference. At the same time, this year we encourage contributions that can highlight their reusability as conceptual or concrete artefacts to help analyse, design, implement and maintain SASO systems.

      At the same time, this year, especially welcome are contributions that bring to the fore reusable artefacts that could help design, develop and maintain SASO systems. These include artefacts that address one or several of the important aspects of SASO systems, like self-adaptation, self-organisation, self-stabilisation, self-synchronisation, handling conflicting goals, etc. Such reusable artefacts may include anything from conceptual and theoretical entities, such as paradigms, principles or methodologies; through generic or domain-specific architectures, models, design patterns and toolkits; and to concrete building blocks like platforms, frameworks, algorithm implementations, communication and coordination facilities and so on.
      Authors should demonstrate their contributions via a concrete demo that illustrates the advantages and reusability of their proposal.

      Important Dates

      Deadline for contest/demo submission: July 9, 2013
      Notification of acceptance or rejection: August 9, 2013
      Demo session date: 9 - 13 September, 2013


      Submissions for both the Demo session and the Contest must include:

      - short paper (2 pages, in the conference format) describing the system and its abilities;
      - link to a web page/site, which should allow viewers to play with the real system or with an emulator, or to watch a self-explanatory video showing the system at work.

      Authors should defend their proposal indicating why the committee should select their proposal for a demo or for the contest.

      Electronic submission via email to:sara.montagna@... andada.diaconescu@...

      At the conference, software applications will be presented on computers. For cyber-physical systems, if possible, authors are invited to bring their materials (smart-devices, sensors, actuators, robots, and so on). Software simulations or video recordings can be accepted as an alternative.

      Authors can apply both to the Demo session and to the Contest.

      Evaluation and Awards

      Proposals will undergo two rounds of evaluation.
      In the first round, the technical papers and the online demos will be evaluated, based on the following criteria:

      - Technical Paper (50%): the novelty and impact of the application, as well as the technical depth and presentation of the paper.
      - Online Demo System (50%): design, degree of innovation, technical solution, clarity of the contribution and possibility of reuse.

      Finalists will be selected and invited to present their proposals during the Demo and Contest session at SASO 2013. They will have to register to the conference.

      In the second round, finalists will do an on-site presentation and demonstration of their proposal. In the Demonstration session, the teams will demo their systems to the evaluation committee, as well as to conference attendees. In the Contest session, it will be a great plus if the evaluation committee will also be able to play with the proposed systems (see Call for Contest). In both sessions, authors must bring a poster summarizing their system and demo.

      The evaluation criteria for the second round will include the technical paper, the online demo system and, most importantly, the on-site presentation and demo.

      The evaluation committee will award a prize to the best Demo(s) and to the Contest winner(s). The evaluation committee consists of the Demo and Contest Program Committee members attending the conference.

      Demo Chairs

      Sara Montagna, Universita di Bologna, Italy Email:sara.montagna@...
      Ada Diaconescu, TELECOM ParisTech, France Email:ada.diaconescu@...
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