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[PVS] 2nd CfP: 6th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)


Deadline for PAPERS submission :
   ***   Abstract submission: April 23rd, 2012 *** 
   Full paper submission: April 30rd, 2012 
Deadline for DEMOS/CONTESTS submission: June 25, 2012 
Deadline for POSTERS  submission: May 30, 2012 
Deadline for TUTORIALS submission: May 1, 2012 

6th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
Lyon, France; 10-14 September 2012 ---  http://saso2012.univ-lyon1.fr/

The aim of the SASO conference series is to provide a forum for presenting the latest results about self-adaptive and self-organizing systems, networks and services. To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between research fields, to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications, and to identify new challenges. The complexity of current and emerging computing systems 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, biology, etc.) to find new ways of designing and managing networks, systems and services. In this endeavor, self-organization and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising interrelated facets of a paradigm shift.
Self-adaptive systems work in a top down manner. They evaluate their own global behavior and change it when the evaluation indicates that they are not accomplishing what they were intended to do, or when better function or performance is possible. A challenge is often to identify how to change specific behaviors to achieve the desired improvement. Self-organizing systems work bottom up. They are composed of a large number of components that interact locally according to typically simple rules. The global behavior of the system emerges from these local interactions. Here, a challenge is often to predict and control the resulting global behavior.

Important Dates

*** Abstract submission: April 23rd, 2012 *** 
Full paper submission: April 30rd, 2012 
Notification of acceptance: June 20th, 2012 
Camera-ready version of accepted papers: July 18th, 2012 
Early registration: August 20th, 2012 
All deadlines are at 11:59 PM American Samoa Time (UTC-11).

Topics of Interest

The SASO conference is interested in both theoretical and practical aspects of systems exhibiting self-* characteristics. A particular focus is the modeling of natural, man-made and social systems that exhibit self-adaptation and self-organization characteristics as well as the constructive use of the underlying basic principles in technical systems. The sixth edition of SASO particularly encourages submissions from the following, non-exclusive list of topic areas:
	- Principles, Theory, Methods and Architectures for SASO Systems 
	- Robustness, Resilience and Fault-Tolerance in/with Self-* Systems 
	- Self-* Behavior in Communication Networks 
	- (Self-)Control, (Self-)Observation, (Self-)Monitoring of Engineered Systems 
	- Collective Phenomena in Social and Socio-Technical Systems 
	- Self-Organization and Self-Adaptation in Biological/Natural Systems 
	- Applications of Spatial and Physics-Inspired Self-Organization 
	- SASO Principles in Cyber-Security 
	- SASO Principles in Collective Robotic Systems 
	- SASO Principles in Cyber-Physical Systems 
	- Real-World Experience with Engineered Systems Exhibiting Self-* Properties 
All contributions must present novel theoretical or experimental results, or practical approaches and experiences in building or deploying real-world systems and applications. Contributions that contrast "conventional" engineering principles with novel approaches making use of SASO principles are especially welcome.
Submissions 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 2012 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 and demo submissions has also been issued.

Emerging Topic Papers

In addition to regular papers, SASO also encourages the submission of papers on emerging topics. These submissions should be clearly marked as such (indicating "Emerging Topic:" in the title) and should provide a well-rounded survey of novel questions, methods and abstractions that are relevant for the design of SASO systems along with a clear indication of the possible impact on the SASO community. In this category we particularly encourage submissions that present innovative applications of methodological frameworks being used in other fields of science that study SASO related phenomena, thus highlighting connections and potential for collaboration between different scientific communities.

Program Chairs

Anwitaman Datta, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Marie-Pierre Gleizes, IRIT- University of Toulouse, France
Ingo Scholtes, Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich, Switzerland