[Comp-neuro] CfP: 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO2013)

Marcelo Serrano Zanetti mzanetti at ethz.ch
Tue Feb 19 14:24:50 CET 2013

7th IEEE Intern. Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
(SASO 2013)

Philadelphia (PA), USA; 9-13 September 2013

Please find below other calls currently open:




Aims and Scope

The aim of the Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems conference
series (SASO) is to provide a forum for the foundations of a principled
approach to engineering systems, networks and services based on
self-adaptation and self-organization. The complexity of current and
emerging networks, software and services, especially in dealing with
dynamics in the environment and problem domain, has led the software
engineering, distributed systems and management communities to look for
inspiration in diverse fields (e.g., complex systems, control theory,
artificial intelligence, sociology, and biology) to find new ways of
designing and managing such computing systems. In this endeavour,
self-organization and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising
interrelated approaches.

Many significant research problems exist related to self-adaptive or
self-organizing systems. A challenge in self-adaptation is often to
identify how to change specific behavior to achieve the desired
improvement. Another major challenge is to predict and control the
global system behavior resulting from self-organization. Yet more
challenges arise from the confluence of self-adaptation with
self-organization. For instance, how do self-* mechanisms that work well
independently operate in combination? How are meso-level structures
formed which leverage micro-level behavior to achieve desirable
macro-level outcomes, and avoid undesirable ones?

The seventh edition of the SASO conference embraces the
inter-disciplinarity and the scientific, empirical and application
dimensions of self-* systems; it thus aims to attract participants with
different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between research
fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks,
methodologies, tools, and applications.

SASO welcomes novel results on both self-adaptive and self-organizing
systems research. It seeks to emphasize the interconnection of basic
research between and within fields, and the increasing protrusion of
self-* systems into the human sphere, evaluating their impact on
society, environmental sustainability, commerce, living/working spaces
and critical infrastructure. Therefore contributions are welcomed that:
apply self-* principles to solve real-world problems; unpick the
entanglement of self-* systems and human users in socio-technical
systems; present advances in self-* mechanisms or analyses with
potentially broad application; investigate the combination and
interconnection of self-* mechanisms; and/or identify and evaluate new
self-* principles or mechanisms from the study of natural or engineered

Contributions must present novel theoretical or experimental results, or
practical approaches and experiences in building or deploying real-world
systems, applications, tools, frameworks, etc. Contributions contrasting
different approaches for engineering a given family of systems, or
demonstrating the applicability of a certain approach for different
systems, are equally encouraged. Where relevant and appropriate,
accepted papers will also be encouraged to submit accompanying papers
for the Demo or Poster Sessions.

Important Dates

Abstract submission
May 3, 2013

Paper submission
May 10, 2013

June 21, 2013

Camera ready copy due
July 19, 2013

Early registration
August 21, 2013

September 9-13, 2013

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest to SASO include, but are not limited to:

- Self-* systems theory: theoretical frameworks and models;
biologically- and socially-inspired paradigms; inter-operation of self-*
- Self-* systems engineering: hardware, software and middleware
development frameworks and methods, platforms and toolkits; self-*
- Self-* system properties: robustness, resilience and stability;
emergence; computational awareness and self-awareness; reflection;
- Self-* cyber-physical and socio-technical systems: human factors and
visualization; self-* social computers; crowdsourcing and collective
- Applications and experiences of self-* systems: cyber security,
transportation, computational sustainability, big data and creative
commons, power systems.

Submission Instructions

All submissions should be 10 pages and formatted according to the IEEE
Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and submitted
electronically in PDF format. Please register as authors and submit your
papers using the SASO 2013 conference management system. The proceedings
will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, and made available as
a part of the IEEE digital library. Note that a separate call for poster
submissions has also been issued.

Review Criteria

Papers should present novel ideas in the cross-disciplinary research
context described in this call, clearly motivated by problems from
current practice or applied research. We expect both theoretical and
empirical contributions to be clearly stated, substantiated by formal
analysis, animation or simulation, experimental evaluations, comparative
studies, and so on. Appropriate reference must be made to related work.
Because SASO is a cross-disciplinary conference, papers must be
intelligible and relevant to researchers who are not members of the same
specialized sub-field.

Authors are also encouraged to submit papers describing applications.
Application papers are expected to provide an indication of the real
world relevance of the problem that is solved, including a description
of the deployment domain, and some form of evaluation of performance,
usability, or comparison to alternative approaches. Experience papers
are also welcome but they must clearly state the insight into any aspect
of design, implementation or management of self-* systems which is of
benefit to practitioners and the SASO community

Program Chairs

Tom Holvoet
KU Leuven, Belgium

Jeremy Pitt
Imperial College London, England

Ichiro Satoh
National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan


Marcelo Serrano Zanetti

ETH Zürich
Professur f. Systemgestaltung
WEV G 213
Weinbergstrasse 56/58
8092 Zürich

Phone   : +41 44 632 41 02
Fax     : +41 44 632 18 80
E-Mail  : mzanetti at ethz.ch
Homepage: http://www.sg.ethz.ch/people/marcelos

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