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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 8-12 Sep 2014, Imperial College, London (UK)


Part of FAS* - Foundation and Applications of Self* Computing Conferences
Collocated with:
The International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC 2014)
The 14th IEEE Peer-to-Peer Computing Conference

    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 endeavor, self-organization and 
self-adaptation have emerged as two promising interrelated approaches.

The eight edition of the SASO conference embraces the 
inter-disciplinarity and the scientific, empirical and application 
dimensions of self-* systems and welcomes
novel results on both self-adaptive and self-organizing systems 
research. The topics of interest 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: reusable mechanisms, design patterns, 
architectures, methodologies; software and middleware development 
frameworks and methods, platforms
and toolkits; hardware; self-* materials;
- 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.

Contributions must present novel theoretical or experimental results; 
novel design patterns, mechanisms, system architectures, frameworks or 
tools; or practical
approaches and experiences in building or deploying real-world systems 
and applications. 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 2, 2014
Paper submission: May 09, 2014
Notification: June 21, 2014
Camera ready copy due: July 18, 2014
Early registration: August 22, 2014
Conference: September 8 - 12, 2014

    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 2014 
conference management system, which is located at:


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, 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 
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

Ada Diaconescu
Telecom ParisTech, France

Nagarajan Kandasamy
Drexel University, USA

Mirko Viroli
University of Bologna, Italy

    Contact Details

Please send any inquiries to: