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*  Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENSION
*  IWSOS 2013
*  7th International Workshop on Self-organizing Systems
*  Palma de Mallorca, Spain
*  May 9-10, 2013
*  Technical co-sponsors: IFIP TC6 WG6.2, EC FP7 NoE EINS
*  * NEW *
*  Paper Submission Deadline (extended): January 18, 2013

** Paper Submission

Papers can be submitted via:
Early paper registration is highly appreciated.

** Confirmed Keynote Speaker

Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University, Boston (MA, USA) and
ISI Foundation, Torino (Italy)

** Panel Discussion

Future Control Challenges for Smart Grids,
organized by Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS - Institute for Information
Technology (Germany)

** 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 (extended): January 18, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 17, 2013
Camera-ready papers due: February 24, 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.

The Springer “LNCS Proceedings” style should be used for submission.
Templates for LaTeX and Word are available at

Full papers should describe original research results. Submissions
should be full-length papers up to 12 pages using the LNCS style
(including figures, references, and a short abstract).

Short Papers should be position papers, challenging papers, and papers
presenting first results. Short papers are up to 6 pages using the
LNCS style (including figures, references, and a short abstract).

** Proceedings

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one of the authors of
each accepted paper must attend IWSOS 2013 to present the paper.

** Committees

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

* 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

* Publication Chair
Wilfried Elmenreich, University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs, Austria

* Treasury Chair
Bernhard Plattner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

* Local Organization Chair
Pere Colet, IFISC (CSIC-University Balearic Islands), Spain

* 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, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Shlomo Havlin, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

* Technical Program Committee
Karl Aberer, EPFL
Andrea Baronchelli, Northeastern University
Alain Barrat, Centre de Physique Theorique
Marc Barthelemy, Institut de Physique Théorique
Christian Bettstetter, University of Klagenfurt
Raffaele Bruno, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Claudio Castellano, CNR-ISC Rome
Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation Turin
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau
Albert Diaz-Guilera, Universitat de Barcelona
Falko Dressler, University of Innsbruck
Alois Ferscha, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Andreas Fischer, University of Passau
Santo Fortunato, Aalto University
Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Salima Hassas, University of Lyon 1
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
Vittorio Loreto, Sapienza University of Rome
Hein Meling, University of Stavanger
Yamir Moreno, Inst. for Biocomput. and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI)
Mirco Musolesi, University of Birmingham
Dimitri Papadimitriou, Alcatel-Lucent Bell
Christian Prehofer, Fraunhofer ESK
Jose Ramasco, Inst. for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems
Andreas Riener, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Kave Salamatian, Universite De Savoie
Maxi San Miguel, University Balearic Islands
Hiroki Sayama, Binghamton University
Paul Smith, Austrian Institute of Technology
Bosiljka Tadic, Jozef Stefan Institute
Dirk Trossen, University of Cambridge

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