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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Self-adaptive and Self-organizing Systems SASO 2008

www.saso-conference.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
           (see also the associated calls for posters, tutorials,
                 and workshops, on the conference Web site)

                    2nd International Conference on

                Self-adaptive and Self-organizing Systems

                            (SASO 2008)

                  Venice, Italy, October 20-24, 2008


                         www.saso-conference.org


          Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on

              Autonomous and Autonomic System (approval pending)





The aim of the SASO conference series is to provide a forum for laying
the foundations  of a new principled approach to engineering systems,
networks and services based on self-adaptation and self-organization.
To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different
backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between different research
fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks,
methodologies, tools, and applications.


The complexity of current and emerging computing systems has led the
software engineering, distributed systems and management communities to
look for inspiration in diverse fields (e.g., complex systems, artificial
intelligence, sociology, and biology) to find new ways of designing and
managing networks, systems and services. In this endeavor, self-
organization and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising
interrelated facets of a paradigm shift. Self-adaptive systems work in a
top down manner. They evaluate their own global behavior and change it
when the evaluation indicates that they are not accomplishing what
they were intended to do, or when better functionality or performance is
possible. A challenge is often to identify how to change specific
behaviors to achieve the desired improvement. Self-organizing systems
work bottom up. They are composed of a large number of components that
interact locally according to typically simple rules. The global behavior
of the system emerges from these local interactions. Here, a challenge is
often to predict and control the resulting global behavior.

This year's edition is specifically focused at improving our 
understanding of the properties inherent to self-adaptation and 
self-organization, a
necessary requirement for the effective engineering and building of usable
self-adaptive and self-organizing systems. Contributions should 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 particularly encouraged.





TOPICS


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

    Self-organization

    Self-adaptation

    Other self-* properties (self-management, self-monitoring,
           self-tuning, self-repair, self-configuration, etc.)

    Theories, frameworks and methods for self-* systems

    Management and control of self-* systems

    Robustness and dependability of self-* systems

    Approaches to engineering self-* systems

    Control of emergent properties in self-* systems

    Biologically, socially, and physically inspired self-* systems

    Applications and experiences with self-* systems



The systems and application areas of interest to SASO include, but are
not limited to:

    P2P Systems

    Mobile, pervasive, ad-hoc, and sensor network systems

    Autonomic computing and communication systems

    Robotics systems

    Multiagent systems

    Web and service systems





SUBMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS


See the conference website (www.saso-conference.org) for detailed
information on how to submit papers.



All submissions should be 10 pages and formatted according to the
IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide.



The proceedings will be printed and published by IEEE Computer Society
Press, and made available on the IEEE digital library.



A separated call for poster submissions will be launched during
Spring 2008.



REVIEW CRITERIA

Papers should present novel ideas in the topic domains listed above,
clearly motivated by problems from current practice or applied research.
We expect claims to be substantiated by formal analysis, experimental
evaluations, comparative studies, and so on. Authors are also encouraged
to submit application papers. 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 superiority to alternative
approaches. If the application is still early work in progress, then
the authors are expected to provide strong arguments as to why the
proposed approach will work in the chosen domain.


IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission: May 5, 2008

Paper submission: May 12, 2008

Notification: June 29, 2008

Camera Ready Version of Accepted Papers:  July 20, 2007





ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Bob Laddaga (BBN Technologies, USA)

Franco Zambonelli (Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)


PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Maarten Van Steen (Vrije Univ. Amsterdam, NL)
Sven Brueckner (NewVectors, a Division of TTGSI, USA)

Paul Robertson (BBN Technologies, USA)


LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR

Salvatore Orlando (University of Venice, Italy)


FINANCE CHAIR

Alberto Montresor (University of Trento, Italy)


WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo (Birkbeck Univesity London, UK)

Marie Pierre Gleizes (IRIT Universit? de Toulouse, France)


TUTORIAL CHAIR

Radhika Nagpal (Harvard University, USA)


INDUSTRY CHAIR

Mazin Yousif (Intel, USA)


POSTER CHAIR

Umesh Bellur (IIT Bombay, India)


PUBLICATION CHAIR

Mark Jelasity (Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary)


SPONSOR CO-CHAIRS

AMERICAS: Bob Laddaga (BBN Technologies, USA)

EMEA: Antonio Manzalini (Telecom Italia)

ASIA/PACIFIC RIM: Zheng Zhang (Microsoft Research Asia, China)



PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS
EMEA: Kurt Geihs (University of Kassel, Germany)

ASIA/PACIFIC RIM: Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan)

AMERICAS: Indranil Gupta (UIUC, USA)


WEB CHAIR

Marco Mamei (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)



PROGRAM COMMITTEE


    Christiana Amza (University of Toronto, Canada)

    Ozalp Babaoglu (University of Bologna, Italy)

    Leonard Barolli (Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan)

    Alberto Bartoli (University of Trieste, Italy)

    Ken Birman (Cornell University, USA)

    Gautam Biswas (Vanderbilt University, USA)

    Mark Boddy (Adventium Labs, USA)

    Prasanta Bose (Locheed Martin, USA)

    Tibor Bosse (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada)

    Fabian Bustamante (Northwestern University, USA)

    Chi-Hung Chi (Tsinghua University, China)

    Alexander Clemm (Cisco Systems, USA)

    Michael Cox (BBN Technologies, USA)

    Prithviraj Dasgupta (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

    Jon Doyle (Noth Carolina State University, USA)

    Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

    Kurt Geihs (University of Kassel, Germany)

    Maria Gini (University of Minnesota, USA)

    Marie Pierre Gleizes (IRIT Toulouse, France)

    Cordell Green (Kestrel Institute, USA)

    Rod Grupen (Univeristy of Massachusetts, USA)

    Indranil Gupta (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

    Salima Hassas (University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France)

    David Hales (University of Bologna, Italy)

    Manfred Hauswirth (DERI, Ireland)

    Mike Hinchey (Loyola College, USA)

    Tom Holvoet (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

    James Won-Ki Hong (Postech, Korea)

    Mark Jelasity (Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary)

    Dag Johansen (University of Tromso, Norway)

    Gabor Karsai (Vanderbilt University, USA)

    Randy Katz (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

    Anne Marie Kermarrec (INRIA, France)

    Mitch Kokar (Northeastern University, USA)

    Ihor Kuz (MICTA, Australia)

    John Mallery (MIT, USA)

    Marco Mamei (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

    Paul Marrow (British Telecom, UK)

    Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin (NetExpert, Switzerland)

    Philip McKinley (Michigan State University, USA)

    Alex Meng (MITRE Corporation, USA)

    Alberto Montresor (University of Trento, Italy)

    Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan)

    Andrea Omicini (University of Bologna, Italy)

    Salvatore Orlando (University C? Foscari of Venice, Italy)

    Van Parunak (NewVectors, USA)

    Dusko Pavlovic (University of Oxford, UK)

    George Pavlou (University of Surrey, UK)

    Omer Rana (Cardiff University, UK)

    Wolfgang Renz (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

    Luis Rodrigues (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

    Fabrice Saffre (British Telecom, UK)

    Hartmut Schmeck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

    Juergen Schoenwalder (Jacobs University, Germany)

    Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo (Birbeck University London, UK)

    Howie Shrobe (MIT, USA)

    Swami Sivasubramanian (Amazon, USA)

    Mikhail Smirnov (Fraunhofer Institute, Germany)

    Mark Squillante (IBM Watson Centre, USA)

    Rolf Stadler (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

    Roy Sterritt (University of Ulster, UK)

    Burkhard Stiller (University of Zurich / ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

    Jan Sudeikat (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

    Gregory Sullivan (BAE Systems, USA)

    Janos Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt University, USA)

    Paul Valckenaers (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)

    Aad van Moorsel (University of Newcastle, UK)

    Spyros Voulgaris (ETH Zurich, Zwitzerland)

    Craig Wills (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

    Liu Xuezeng (Microsoft Research Asia, China)