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Patrick Wüchner <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 1 Feb 2007 10:33:58 +0100
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Dear Colleagues,

Short application and work-in-progress papers
are now welcome for submission to SASO 2007
until February 26, 2007.
For details, please see the call below.

Furthermore, due to multiple requests, the
SASO 2007 full paper submission has been
extended to February 14, 2007.

Best regards and apologies for multiple copies,
Hermann de Meer
(Publicity Chair)


     Call for Short Application and Work-in-Progress 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, ACM SIGART,
                 IEEE SMC 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

For the Applications Track, SASO 2007 seeks short application
and work-in-progress papers. These submissions should report
on experience with self-adaptive or self-organizing systems,
or present preliminary research work with a high potential
for practical applications. Industrial experience papers are
welcomed too.

All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Program
Committee. Selected short papers will be presented during
dedicated sessions and published in the conference proceedings.


Self-* properties:
   - self-organization
   - self-adaptiveness
   - 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
  - Engineering and control of emergent properties in self-*
  - Biologically and socially inspired self-* systems


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


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


All submissions should be 4 pages and formatted according to
the IEEE Computer Society Press style guide (see URL on the
conference website). Papers should be formatted in PDF and
submitted online at:
Please select "Applications Track" when filling in the
submission form.


February 26: Submission deadline
March 26: Notification of acceptance/rejection
April 6: Deadline for camera-ready copy


All inquiries should be sent to the SASO 2007
Applications Track Chair:

Franco Zambonelli
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Patrick G. Wuechner, Research Fellow
   Computer Networks and Computer Communications, Prof. de Meer,
   University of Passau, GERMANY

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