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Thu, 4 Feb 2010 08:05:16 +0000
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Martin Randles <[log in to unmask]>
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Engineering Interactive Cloud-Based Systems Workshop
Berlin, June 20th, 2010
In conjunction with ACM SIGCHI Symposium on 
Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
Autonomic Computing arose to address issues of complex systems configuration. However research and applications of Autonomic Computing have spread to other areas. This workshop seeks to investigate and extend the introduction of adaptable decision processes within complex and adaptive interactive systems with mixed initiatives to reduce software-maintenance complexity and allow for quicker updates of current best practice by the instantaneous, distributed deployment of decision models via Cloud computing technology. The workshop will attempt to bring together researchers from HCI and Autonomic Computing in order to address the needs of distributed, adaptive systems both for the designers of such systems and their users
The workshop will require the submission of a 2-4 pages position paper. Papers will be assessed for the timeliness, quality and relevance of their research to the workshop topic.  Accepted papers will be posted on the web and authors invited to read the submissions to promote pre-workshop discussions. The organisers will generate a summary paper bringing out the main points of the submissions. We expect these pre-workshop activities will generate a list of research topics and challenges. We will identify key issues raised for further discussion at the workshop.

The workshop will seek to build upon advances made on recently completed projects in the field of HCI with large scale. For example, 2Nrich (, reporting on the effectual limits of current self-* tools and techniques to support self-organisation for autonomic computing in e-Healthcare and/or addressing the future direction of autonomic computing and its continuing relevance to emerging trends, architectures and technologies at larger scales. Original research work is sought reporting on advances in (and/or limits of) the state-of-the-art in autonomic and self-organising computer science at large-scales, such as seen in Cloud computing, for interaction. Topics of interest are listed in the call, below.

·       Foundational elements of autonomic computing systems and how they support interactive systems design.

·       Global service modelling, design, deployment, and management of service-oriented computing systems for HCI via a computational Cloud.

·       Self-organisation and the principles of emergent outcome for large assemblies of services, applications, etc. in supporting adaption to users’ needs.

·       Security, trust and social issues in systems where privacy is a vital concern, such as e-Health applications, and their autonomic systems subject to emergent self-organisation.

·       Comparison of centralised autonomic computing vs. decentralised emergent self-organising approaches in providing a transparent and seamless human-computational Cloud interaction whatever the context.

·       Languages and tools to support autonomic response via self-organisation.

·       Biological and economic inspired interaction mechanisms: catallaxy, stigmergy, swarm intelligence, etc.

·       Novel architectures, frameworks, tools and techniques exploiting scientific principles for autonomic computing
Please send position papers to [log in to unmask] by March 15, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be March 29, 2010

Dr David England
Dr Martin Randles
Prof Taleb-Bendiab
Workshop website
Eur Ing Dr David England MBCS CEng,
Head of Computing

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