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Dear colleagues,

Please consider to contribute to the upcoming PIK journal's
special issue on the "Modeling of Self-Organizing Systems".
Due to multiple request, the deadline was extended to
September 2nd. Submissions are welcome in English and German.

Details can be found in the CfP attached below and on

With best regards from Passau, Germany,
  Patrick Wuechner
  Hermann de Meer

P.S. Please apologize multiple copies.

----------------------------- Call for Papers ----------------------------
                              PIK Special Issue:
                  "Modeling of Self-Organizing Systems"
       ("Selbst-Organisierende Systeme und deren Modellierung")

      Scheduled date of publication:    March 2008 (PIK Vol.31 No.1)
      Paper submissions due (extended): September 2nd, 2007


Self-organization is foreseen to play a major role in future communication
systems. Obviously, this shift in paradigm leads to a variety of open
research challenges. Solutions to these challenges are pivotal in either
leveraging the possible advantages of self-organizing systems, but could
also turn out to be a heavy burden for both operators and users. The goal
is clear: after purposefully introducing (artificial) means of self-
organization, the beneficial features -- often identified as the so-called
self-* properties -- should clearly outnumber the critical ones, like
un-controllability, undesired instability and criticality, or
Thus, it is essential for the community to learn how to design, engineer,
optimize, and control complex, almost chaotic systems in a structured,
purposeful way. One tool that provides means for this demand is the
concept of mathematical modeling.
This PIK special issue aims at giving a survey on the topic of
self-organization and mathematical modeling techniques that are capable of
modeling self-organizing behavior.


* Essential properties of self-organizing systems
* Modeling of self-* properties, such as self-organization,
   self-management, self-adaptation/-configuration,
   self-monitoring/-diagnosis, self-tuning/-optimization, self-protection,
   and self-repair/-healing
* Metrics for evaluating self-* properties
* Formal and mathematical models of self-organizing and complex systems
* Observing self-organized criticality with the help of
   formal/mathematical models
* Tools, test beds, and simulations capable of evaluating self-organizing
* Performance, QoS, dependability, reliability, and availability modeling
   of self-organizing systems
* Mathematical optimization of self-organizing systems
* Security and fault-tolerance models for self-organizing systems
* Modeling of emergent behavior
* Design and construction of self-organizing systems
* Control theory for self-organizing systems Modeling the
   (un-)controllability of self-organizing or emergent systems
* Abstracting from self-organization and complexity
* Scalability of complex model evaluation


* Paper submission (extended):  September 2nd, 2007
* Notification of acceptance:	October  21st, 2007
* Camera ready papers due:	November 11th, 2007


Submissions of both technical papers and project reports in English or
German are welcome. The contributions should not exceed 6 pages (A4,
single column, approx. 6000 characters per page including spaces).
We solicit submissions by e-mail in PDF format to Patrick Wuechner
([log in to unmask]). The camera ready version has to be
submitted in Microsoft Word format.


Hermann de Meer, Universitaet Passau, Germany
Patrick Wuechner, Universitaet Passau, Germany
Jens B. Schmitt, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Germany
Matthias Hollick, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

More details can be found on:

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

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