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Patrick Wuechner <[log in to unmask]>
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Patrick Wuechner <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:36:12 +0200
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Dear colleagues,

Please consider submission to this call. Also feel free to redistribute
the call and please apologize for multiple copies.

Best regards,
  Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, DE
  John Strassner, Motorola, US
  Simon Dobson, UCD Dublin, IE

                       CFP: COMPUTER NETWORKS JOURNAL
          *Special Issue on Autonomic and Self-Organising Systems*
                 ( )


The complexities of modern computing and communications systems are
well-known, as are the impact that these complexities have on their
construction, composition, management, maintenance and evolution. It is
now well-accepted that the total costs of ownership can have a significant
effect on the economics of many service offerings, and that unmanageable
complexity can threaten life and economic health in the event of failures.

Autonomic computing and communications apply notions of feedback control,
self-organisation, monitoring and reasoning to the construction and
management of large systems. Originally suggested by IBM as a way to
control total costs of ownership, the fields have expanded to address the
design and implementation of stable, "self-*" algorithms as well as the
overall design and analysis of adaptive properties and behaviour. Such
self-* systems offer to improve the dynamic responses of systems to
changing conditions, simplifying their construction, management and

Although often considered separately, the interdependence of computing and
communications in the modern world implies that we apply autonomic
techniques on a whole-system basis that encompasses both aspects of
systems design. In this special issue we have two aims: to provide a guide
to a unified field of autonomic computing and communications through
invited contributions addressing cross-system and whole-system techniques;
and to present novel research contributions that advance the state of
autonomic and self-organising systems design. With this in mind, we invite
research contributions including (but most definitely not limited to) the
following topics:
- techniques for self-organisation at a system level,
- foundational science of autonomics and self-organisation,
- application of novel techniques to large-scale problems,
- self-stabilising and self-optimising algorithms,
- evaluations and evaluation methodologies for self-organising systems,
- managing trade-offs between system aspects.

Contributions addressing issues that cross between the autonomic computing
and communication fields are particularly welcome.


- Deadline for Submission:    14 December 2007
- Notification of Acceptance: 04 February 2008
- Camera-Ready Copy Due:      24 March    2008
- Tentative Publication Date:    August   2008


Prospective authors are to prepare their papers according to the
instructions laid out in the Instructions to Authors at:
and submit to:
choosing the Article Type: Autonomic and Self-Organising Systems.


Requests for further information may be addressed to the guest editors:
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This call as PDF:

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

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