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====================== CALL FOR PAPERS: IWSOS 2007 =========================

          New Trends in Network Architectures and Services:
       2nd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems
               (IWSOS 2007,
The IWSOS 2007 workshop will be held on 11-13 September in the English Lake
District, organized by the Computing Department at Lancaster University

Workshop scope --------------

Future networked systems will, to some degree, need to be self-organizing.
For example, they will be deployed in remote and hostile environments, where
manual setup and configuration may be undesirable or impossible. Some
networks, such as mobile ad-hoc networks, will be spontaneously deployed,
have a dynamic population, and may be short-lived. The time it takes
traditional management activities to converge, where people are in the
control loop, is unsuitably long for these kinds of network. Furthermore,
the potential scale and complexity of future networked systems, including
the future Internet, will make some form of self-organization highly
desirable and perhaps a necessity. The complexity of these networked systems
will come from the heterogeneity of the devices, communication technologies
and protocols, and stringent user requirements (e.g. resilience) that they
will need to support.

Research into self-organizing networked systems is in its infancy, and there
is a multitude of open issues to be addressed. For example,
self-organization will need to be implemented in a decentralized way for
scalability and resilience reasons; approaches to achieve this will need to
be found. The controllability and also the emergent behavior of
self-organizing systems will need to be addressed. It is probable that
programmable networking technologies will be needed to support the dynamic
behavior of self-organizing systems; what shape this programmability will
take and how it can be deployed in a safe way will need to be investigated.
We should also try to understand how self-organization can play a key
architectural role in the future Internet for enhanced flexibility and
evolvability amongst its other desirable properties.

Building on the success of its predecessor, and now only in its second year,
this workshop aims to bring together leading international researchers to
create a visionary forum for investigating the potential of
self-organization and the means to achieve it.

The key topics of the workshop include, but are not restricted to:

     * Self-organization and self-management
     * Self-configuration and self-optimization
     * Self-protection, -diagnosis, and -healing
     * Autonomic networking principles and practice
     * Networks for pervasive and ubiquitous computing
     * Sensor and ad-hoc networks, e.g. smart dust
     * Self-* techniques in peer-to-peer networks
     * Group-forming networks and techniques
     * Visualization of network system state
     * Methods for operator directed configuration and management of large,
       complex networks
     * The role of programmable networks for self-organization
     * Inspiring models of self-organizing in nature and society
     * Applications, e.g. the self-organizing home networks
     * Quality of Service / service level agreements and self-organization
     * Resilience, robustness and fault tolerance for networked systems
     * Security and self-organization in networked systems
     * Evolutionary principles of the (future, emerging) Internet
     * Self-organization in heterogeneous network convergence
     * Self-configuring place-and-play mobile networks
     * Self-organization of over- and underlays and in cross-layering
     * Self-organization in role-based and multilevel systems
     * The human in the loop of self-organizing networks
     * Risks in self-organization, risk management techniques
     * The (un-)controllability of self-organizing or emergent systems

Important Dates

     * Paper submission deadline: April 16th 2007, 17:00 GMT
     * Notification of acceptance: June 8th 2007
     * Camera-ready papers due: June 29th 2007, 17:00 GMT
     * Author registration deadline: July 27th 2007, 17:00 GMT

Initial Submission

IWSOS invites submission of manuscripts that present original research
results, and that have not been previously published or are currently under
review by another conference or journal. Any previous or simultaneous
publication of related material should be explicitly noted in the
submission. Submissions should be full-length papers that are no longer than
20 double-spaced single-column pages with font sizes of 11 or larger,
including all figures and references, and must include an abstract of 100 -
150 words. All papers must be submitted in PDF format, and no other formats
are accepted by the paper submission web site. Submissions will be judged on
originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness.

Accepted Full Papers

It is expected that the proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes for Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one of the
authors of each accepted paper must present the paper at IWSOS 2007. For
accepted papers, the authors must adapt the format to the Springer
recommendations. The authors's guidelines are given on the Springer's

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

Technical Program Chairs

     * David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK
     * Randy Katz, UC Berkeley, USA

Technical Program Committee

     * Karl Aberer, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
     * Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna, Italy
     * Ernst Biersack, Institute Eurecom, France
     * Andrew Campbell, Dartmouth College, USA
     * Georg Carle, University of Tuebingen, Germany
     * Augusto Casaca, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal
     * Claudio Casetti, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
     * Tarik Cicic, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
     * Costas Courcoubetis, AUEB, Athens, Greece
     * Simon Dobson, University College Dublin, Ireland
     * Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
     * Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
     * Michael Fry, University of Sydney, Australia
     * Christos Gkantsidis, Microsoft Research, UK
     * Martin Greiner, Siemens AG at Munich, Germany
     * Indranil Gupta, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
     * Guenter Haring, University of Vienna, Austria
     * Gisli Hjalmtysson, University of Reyjkavik, Iceland
     * Amine Houyou, University of Passau, Germany
     * Karin A. Hummel, University of Vienna, Austria
     * Wolfgang Kellerer, DoCoMo Lab Europe, Germany
     * Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA/IRISA, France
     * Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research, USA
     * Rajesh Krishnan, BBN Technologies, USA
     * Guy Leduc, University of Liege, Belgium
     * Baochun Li, University of Toronto, Canada
     * J.P. Martin-Flatin, NetExpert, Switzerland
     * Paul Mueller, Kaiserslautern University, Germany
     * Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
     * Christian Prehofer, Nokia Research, Finland
     * Danny Raz, Technion, Israel
     * Lukas Ruf, In&Out AG, Switzerland
     * Rolf Stadler, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
     * Ralf Steinmetz, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
     * Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Switzerland
     * John Strassner, Motorola Labs, USA
     * Zhili Sun, University of Surrey, UK
     * Kurt Tutschku, Wuerzburg University, Germany
     * Amin Vahdat, University of California at San Diego, USA
     * Maarten van Steen, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
     * Patrick Wuechner, University of Passau, Germany

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

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