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(This CfP is sent by Hermann de Meer, University of Passau,
  Germany. Apologies for multiple copies.)


                           Call for Papers
                             SASO 2007
                    International Conference on
             Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

                 Boston, Mass., USA, July 9-11, 2007

                  Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society,
            Task Force on Autonomous and Autonomic Systems
                         (approval pending)

           in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS (approval pending)
                         and ISCE Research

The complexity of current computer systems has led the software
engineering, distributed systems and management communities to
look for inspiration in diverse fields (e.g., robotics,
artificial intelligence or 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 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. Self-organizing systems work bottom-up. They are
composed of a large number of components that interact locally
according to simple rules. The global behavior of the system
emerges from these local interactions, and it is difficult to
deduce properties of the global system by studying only the
local properties of its parts.

This  edition of SASO will focus on engineering, as opposed
to speculative and conjectural visions. Contributions should
present novel theoretical results, or practical experience
with building systems, 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


o Self-* properties:
   - self-organization
   - self-adaptiveness
   - self-management
   - self-monitoring
   - self-tuning
   - self-repair
   - self-configuration
   - etc.
o Theories, frameworks and methods for self-* systems
o Management and control of self-* systems
o Robustness and dependability of self-* systems
o Engineering and control of emergent properties in self-*
o Biologically and socially inspired self-* systems

Systems & Technologies

o P2P applications
o Mobile robots
o Sensor networks
o Mobile ad hoc networks
o Grids
o Embedded systems, ubiquitous computing
o Autonomic computing, autonomic communications
o Computer networks, telecommunication networks
o Multi-agent systems
o E-business systems and services
o Complex adaptive systems

Research Communities

o Distributed artificial intelligence
o Networking
o Software engineering
o Distributed systems
o Integrated management
o Robotics
o Knowledge-based systems
o Machine learning
o Control theory
o Mathematical optimization


General Co-Chairs:
Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna, Italy
Howard E. Shrobe, MIT, USA

Program Committee Chairs:
Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, NetExpert, Switzerland
Mark Jelasity, University of Szeged, Hungary

Finance Chair:
Paul Robertson, MIT, USA

Applications Track Chair:
Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,

Industry Chair:
Fabrice Saffre, BT, UK

Tutorial Chair:
David Hales, University of Bologna, Italy

Panel Chair:
Robert Laddaga, BBN Technologies, USA

Publicity Chair:
Hermann De Meer, University of Passau, Germany

Sponsor Chair:
Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, NetExpert, Switzerland

Local Arrangements Chair:
Thomas J. Green, MIT, USA

Submission Instructions

See conference website. All submissions should be 10 pages and
formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press style

Important Dates

Submission: January 31, 2007
Notification: March 19, 2007
Final paper: April 6, 2007


Best regards,
Hermann de Meer

Patrick G. Wuechner, Research Fellow
   Computer Networks and Computer Communications, Prof. de Meer,
   University of Passau, GERMANY

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