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Karin Anna Hummel <[log in to unmask]>
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                            CALL FOR PAPERS
   New Trends in Network Architectures and Services:
   International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems
                               (IWSOS 2006)
                        September 18 - 20, 2006
                  University of Passau, Germany


  * Paper abstract deadline: March 23rd 2006, 11:59pm CET
  * Paper submission deadline: April 1st 2006, 11:59pm CET


  The evolution of the Internet reveals surprising turns and obstacles.
  Centralized approaches of introducing new services and architectures
  consistently failed to materialize at large scale. Quality of  Service,
  group communication, or mobility support are only some examples for the
  difficulty with orchestrated approaches. The success story of the 
  on the other hand, is strongly linked to decentralization. Robustness 
to failures
  or flexibility in introducing new applications such as the World Wide 
Web or
  Peer-to-Peer systems have been key momentum to technological advancements
  and economics. Future networks are envisioned to be highly complex and
  difficult to manage due to heterogeneity of networks, spontaneous 
set-up of
  networks, and the envisioned number of interconnected devices, appliances,
  and artifacts. The question that poses itself is whether 
self-organization can
  be exploited to a larger scale for solving some of the pending 
problems for
  such future networks. Self-organization may even play a key architectural
  role of the future Internet for enhanced flexibility and evolvability. 
It is the
  goal of this workshop to bring together leading international and 
  researchers to create a visionary forum for investigating the 
potentials in
  self-organization and the means to achieve it.

  Key Topics:

  The key topics of the workshop include but are not restricted to:
  - Self-organization, self-management, self-configuration, and 
  - Self-protection, self-diagnosis, and self-healing
  - Autonomic networking
  - Emergence and related theoretical concepts
  - Networks for pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  - Sensor and ad-hoc networks, e.g.: smart dust
  - Peer-to-peer networks
  - Self-organizing satellite networks
  - Group forming networks
  - Networks and organic computing
  - GRID computing and Web Services
  - Application domains: the autonomic and self-organizing home network
  - Security and self-organization
  - Quality of service / service level agreement and self-organization
  - The role of self-organization in heterogeneous network convergence
  - The evolutionary principles of the Internet
  - Self-configuring place-and-play mobile networks
  - Accountability and self-organization
  - Self-organization of over- and underlays and in cross layering
  - Self-organization in role-based and multilevel systems
  - The human in the loop of self-organizing networks
  - Inspiring models of self-organizing in nature and society
  - Robustness and fault tolerance
  - Risks in self-organization
  - The (un-)controllability of self-organizing or emergent systems

  Important Dates:

  * Paper abstract deadline: March 23rd 2006, 11:59pm CET
  * Paper submission deadline: April 1st 2006, 11:59pm CET
  * Notification of acceptance: May 15th 2006
  * Camera-ready papers due: June 15th 2006, 11:59pm CET
  * Author registration deadline: June 15th 2006, 11:59 CET
  * Early registration deadline: August 1st, 2006
  * Hotel reservation cut-off date: August 15th, 2006
  * Workshop dates: September 18th - 20th 2006
  * Workshop reception and welcome party: September 17th 2006

  Steering Committee:

  * Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
  * David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK
  * Bernhard Plattner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  * James Sterbenz, University of Kansas, USA

  Program Chairs:

  * Hermann De Meer
    University of Passau
    Passau, Germany

  * James Sterbenz
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS, USA 

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