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*  Preliminary Call for Papers
*
*  IWSOS 2013
*  7th International Workshop on Self-organizing Systems
*
*  Palma de Mallorca, Spain
*  May 8-10, 2013
*
*  Paper Submission Deadline: November 18, 2012
*
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** Website

Further information and updates will be available at
http://innaxis.org/events/iwsos-2013/


** Scope

The main themes of IWSOS 2013 are from the fields of techno-social
systems and networks-of-networks with their unique and complex blend
of cognitive, social, and technological aspects. We will analyse how
these systems self-organize, acquire their structure, and evolve.
Thus, we aim to advance our understanding of such key infrastructures
in our societies and, more generally, of these sorts of
self-organizational processes in nature.

We are further interested in learning how to engineer such
self-organizing networked systems to have desirable properties
including dependability, predictability, and resilience in the face of
the inevitable challenges that they face.

Building on the success of its predecessors, this multi-disciplinary
workshop aims at bringing together leading international researchers
from complex systems, distributed systems, and communication networks
to create a visionary forum for discussing the future of
self-organization in networked systems. We invite the submission of
manuscripts that present original research results on the themes of
self-organization in techno-social systems and networks-of-networks.


** Key Topics

The workshop scope includes, but is not limited to, the following
topical areas of self-organizing systems:

- 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
- Self-organization in techno-social systems
- Self-organized social computation
- Self-organized communication systems
- Citizen Science
- Techniques and tools for modeling self-organizing systems
- Tools to quantify self-organization
- Control and control parameters of self-organizing systems
- Phase transitions in self-organizing systems
- Robustness and adaptation in self-organizing systems
- Self-organization in complex networks such as peer-to-peer, sensor,
   ad-hoc, vehicular, and social networks
- Self-organization in socio-economic systems
- User and operator-related aspects of man-made self-organizing systems
- Self-organizing multi-service networks and multi-network services
- Methods for configuration and management of large, complex networks
- Self-protection, self-configuration, diagnosis, and healing
- Self-organizing group and pattern formation
- Self-organizing mechanisms for task allocation, coordination and
   resource allocation
- Self-organizing information dissemination and content search
- Security and safety in self-organizing networked systems
- Risks and limits of self-organization
- The human in the loop of self-organizing networks
- Social, cognitive, and semantic aspects of self-organization
- Evolutionary principles of the (future, emerging) Internet
- Decentralized power management in the smart grid


** Important Dates

Submission deadline: November 18, 2012
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2013
Camera-ready papers due: February 3, 2013
Conference dates: May 8-10, 2013


** Papers

IWSOS 2013 invites the submission of manuscripts that present original
research results which have not been previously published and are not
currently under review by another conference or journal. Any previous
or simultaneous publication of related material should be explicitly
noted in the submission. All papers must be submitted in PDF format.
Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
international technical program committee and judged on originality,
significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness.


** Proceedings

Publication by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) series is planned and currently under negotiation.


** Committees

* General Chairs
Maxi San Miguel, IFISC (CSIC-University Balearic Islands), Spain
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany

* Organization Chair
Carlos Álvarez Pereira, Innaxis, Spain

* Program Chairs
Falko Dressler, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Vittorio Loreto, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

* Publicity Chairs
Karin Anna Hummel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

* Local Organization Chairs
Paula Lopez-Catalá, Innaxis, Spain
Arantxa Villar, Innaxis, Spain

* Steering Committee
Hermann de Meer, Univ. 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, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Shlomo Havlin, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

* Technical Program Committee (tentative list, more to be added)
Karl Aberer, EPFL
Andrea Baronchelli, Northeastern University
Marc Barthelemy, Institut de Physique Théorique
Raffaele Bruno, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation Turin
Albert Diaz-Guilera, Universitat de Barcelona
Alois Ferscha, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Santo Fortunato, Aalto University
Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Boudewijn Haverkort, University of Twente
Poul Heegaard, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Tom Holvoet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Karin Anna Hummel, ETH Zurich
Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS Institute for Information Technology
Hein Meling, University of Stavanger
Mirco Musolesi, University of Burmingham
Dimitri Papadimitriou, Alcatel-Lucent Bell
Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Kave Salamatian, Universite De SavoieMarc Barthelemy
Hiroki Sayama, Binghamton University
Paul Smith, Austrian Institute of Technology
Bosiljka Tadic, Jozef Stefan Institute
Dirk Trossen, University of Cambridge

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