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AUTONOMICS 2009
Third International ICST Conference on
Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems


9-11 September, 2009
Republic of Cyprus, Cyprus Univerity of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus http://www.cut.ac.cy

http://www.autonomics.eu
Sponsored by ICST, technically sponsored by CREATE-NET

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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In recent years, a plethora of electronic devices embedded into
everyday objects and able to interface with the surrounding
environment have emerged, foreshadowing the deployment of pervasive
context-aware services. Similar to the Internet, these trends will
revolutionize existing paradigms of communication, networking, and
computing. In particular, the complexity hidden in such dynamic
large-scale networks and services calls for self-management and
autonomicity as a necessary condition for obtaining purposeful
systems.

The challenges posed by such a vision cover a wide range of
disciplines and sciences, including computing, communication,
distributed systems, and control systems. Further, these challenges
call for a new, integrated and multidisciplinary approach to pervasive
computing and communication environments, giving rise to a new
converged science, able to work at the junction of systems, computing
and communication sciences. The Autonomics conference provides an
international forum driving the emergent science of autonomic systems,
bringing together research communities in communication and computing,
promoting cross-fertilization among the different disciplines
involved.

Scope: The primary research challenges faced are the communication,
design, programming, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of
autonomic, pervasive, context-aware systems running on top of dynamic,
possibly large-scale, distributed systems.

Authors are invited to submit papers to Autonomics 2009 reporting on
original research
related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and
deployment of autonomic systems. The conference intends to attract
attendees with diverse backgrounds. We solicit papers in autonomic,
pervasive, and context-aware systems. Topics of interest include, but
are not limited to:

- Theoretical foundations of autonomic systems
- Models and metrics
- Energy-efficient algorithms
- Programming paradigms
- Middleware for pervasive systems
- Software architectures and toolkits
- Positioning and tracking technologies
- Architectures & algorithms for self-* systems
- Privacy, security, dynamic trust and social issues
- Location- and context-awareness
- Tools, languages and platforms
- Applications and systems
- Resource, network and service (self) management
- Enabling technologies for pervasive environments

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest,
clarity, relevance, and correctness.

Important Dates
*************
IMPORTANT DATES
Full paper due : May 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance: July 10, 2009
Final version due: July 25, 2009

Publication
***********
The proceedings will appear in the **Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST)  
series** jointly published by ICST and Springer.
The papers will be reviewed by several **indexing servicing**  
including DBLP, ZBlMath/CompuServe,
IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC, ISI Proceedings, the Zentralblatt Math  
and Google Scholar.
Selected best papers from Autonomics 2009 will be considered for
publication in a special issue of the International Journal of  
Autonomous
and Adaptive Communication Systems (IJAACS).

How to Submit
*************
Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 16 pages in LNICST
conference proceedings format through the ICST's Article Submission  
SYStem
<http://www.assyst-online.org>.


Organizing Committee
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General Chair:
T. Vasilakos
Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece

Vice Chair:
R. Beraldi
Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Steering Committee:
R. Baldoni, Univ. of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
I. Chlamtac, Create-Net, Italy
D. Miorandi, Create-Net, Italy

TPC Co-Chairs:
R. Friedman
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

M. Mamei
Univ. of Modena, Italy

Finance Chair
A. Laktos
ICST, USA

Publication and publicity Chair:
G. Lodi
Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Web Chair:
M. Platania
Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Conference Coordinator:
G. Nagy
ICST, USA


Technical Committee
*********************
A. Manzalini
Telecom Italia, Italy

A. C. Viana
Inria Saclay, France

B. K. Benko
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

C. Borcea
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

C. Fetzer
Dresden University of Technology, Germany

G. Chockler
IBM Haifa, Israel

D. Weyns
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

G. Di Marzo Serugendo
Birkbeck University of London, UK

D. Blough
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

E. Yoneki
Univeristy of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, UK

G. Simon
Telecom Bretagne, France

M. Hiltunen
AT&T Labs Research, USA

H. Alnuweiri
Texas A&M University of Qatar, Qatar

L. Rodrigues
INESC-ID/IST, Portugal

R. Mirandola
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

O. Riva
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

M. Parashar
Rutgers, USA

L. Querzoni
University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

R. Prakash
University of Texas at Dallas, USA

R. Vitenberg
University of Oslo, Norway

T. Spyropoulos
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

M. van Steen
VU University, The Netherlands

N. Suri
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

V. Cahill
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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