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Sat, 25 Feb 2012 22:08:45 +0100
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* Call for Participation
* 6th International Workshop on Self-organizing Systems
* Main technical sponsor: the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
* Technical co-sponsor: the European Network of Excellence Euro-NF
* Delft, The Netherlands
* March 15-16, 2012

We cordially invite you to participate in IFIP IWSOS 2012.

The main theme of the workshop is to discover the network science behind self-organizing systems, to facilitate and advance the understanding, learning, modeling, and analysis of self-organizational processes in nature (e.g., metabolic, DNA, brain networks) and to apply the knowledge of self-organization to man-made networks and systems.

The goal of the IWSOS workshops is to bring together leading international researchers and practitioners to create a visionary forum for discussing the future of self-organization. IWSOS addresses theoretical aspects of self-organization as well as applications in communication and computer networks and complex systems.

The following key topics will be addressed:
- Design and analysis of self-organizing and self-managing systems
- Inspiring models of self-organization in nature and society
- Structure, characteristics and dynamics of self-organizing networks
- Techniques and tools for modeling self-organizing systems
- Robustness and adaptation in self-organizing systems
- Self-organization in complex networks like peer-to-peer, sensor, ad-hoc, vehicular and social networks
- Control of self-organizing systems
- Decentralized power management in the smart grid
- Self-organizing group and pattern formation
- Self-organizing mechanisms for task allocation, coordination and resource allocation
- Self-organizing information dissemination and content search
- Risks and limits of self-organization

IFIP IWSOS 2012 is a two-day workshop that features two keynote talks given by:
1.	Prof. Shlomo Havlin, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2.	Prof. Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
The first day of the workshop will focus on presenting new research contributions in the field of self-organizing systems, while the second day revolves around short paper presentations, panel discussions, and interaction with the workshop participants.

The entire program can be viewed at

** Venue
Delft University of Technology - Aula
Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC, Delft, The Netherlands
March 15 - 16, 2012

** Committees

* General Chairs
Piet Van Mieghem, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
David Hutchison, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

* Program Chairs
Fernando Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Poul Heegaard, NTNU-Trondheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

* Publicity Chairs
Maria Kihl, Lund University, Sweden
Karin Anna Hummel, University of Vienna, Austria (on leave) and Marie Curie Fellow at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

* Local Organization
Christian Doerr, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Huijuan Wang, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wendy Murtinu-van Schagen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

* 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
Randy Katz, UC Berkeley, USA
Georg Carle, TU Munich, Germany (IFIP TC6 Representative)
Karin Anna Hummel, University of Vienna, Austria (on leave) and Marie Curie Fellow at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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