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[PVS] CfP: 1st International Workshop on Adaptive Service Ecosystems: Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions (ASENSIS 2012)

                                      CALL FOR PAPERS
                  1st International Workshop on Adaptive Service Ecosystems:
                            Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions 
                                       (ASENSIS 2012)
                                      10 September 2012                   

                            To be held in conjunction with the 
         Sixth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organisizing Systems 
                                         (SASO 2012)
           Lyon, France; 10-14 September 2012 --- http://saso2012.univ-lyon1.fr/

Aims and Scope

Emerging distributed computing scenarios (mobile, pervasive, and social) are characterised by intrinsic openness, decentralisation, and dynamics. According, the effective deployment and execution of distributed services and applications calls for open service frameworks promoting situated and self-adaptive behaviours, and supporting diversity in services and long-term evolvability.

This suggests adopting nature-inspired and/or socially-inspired approaches, in which services are modelled and deployed as autonomous individuals in an ecosystem of other services, data sources, and pervasive devices. Accordingly, the self-organising interactions patterns among components and the resulting emerging dynamics of the system, as those of natural systems or of social systems, can inherently exhibit effective properties of self-adaptivity and evolvability.

Although many initiatives (like those named upon digital/business service ecosystems) recognise that the complexity of modern service systems is comparable to that of natural ecosystems, the idea that nature - other than a mean to metaphorically characterise their complexity - can become the source of inspiration for their actual modelling and implementation is only starting being metabolised.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, with the aims of unfolding the many challenges related to the modelling, design and implementation of adaptive service ecosystems in natural and social terms, and identifying promising approaches and solutions.

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission: July 1st, 2012
Full paper submission: July 4th, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 25th, 2012
Camera-ready version of accepted papers: August 24th, 2012
Early registration: August 20th, 2012
All deadlines are at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time (HST).

Topics of Interest

Topics include but are not limited to:

	- Models and tools for adaptive service ecosystems
	- Software architectures for emergent distributed service systems
	- Middleware for service ecosystems
	- Bio-inspired self-organising design patterns
	- Coordination models and languages
	- Middleware platforms
	- Dynamic Services composition
	- Adaptive coordination models and patterns
	- Self-organization and coordination
	- Coordination in systems of feedback loops
	- Middleware for adaptive coordination
	- Multiagent systems
	- Methodologies for adaptive and self-organising system engineering

Papers submission and format

Papers must be formatted according to IEEE Specifications and be of a maximum of 6 pages in length. Submission details are available on the workshop website (http://asensis2012.apice.unibo.it/). 

Authors are kindly reminded of the IEEE policy on publications and the five levels of plagiarism defined by the IEEE. These rules will be strictly enforced. In particular, self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further ado.

All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format through the EasyChair submission system using this link https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=asensis2012. If you do not have an EasyChair account, please register here http://www.easychair.org

All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Xplore following the workshop.

Review Process

All submitted papers will be peers reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.

Co - Organisers

Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, Institute for Service Sciences, University of Geneva
Sara Montagna, DEIS, Universita' di Bologna
Andrea Omicini, DEIS, Universita' di Bologna
Franco Zambonelli, DISMI, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Program Committee

Gul Agha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Wolfgang De Meuter (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Giovanna Di Marzo (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Simon Dobson (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Alois Ferscha (University of Linz, Austria)
Sam Guinea (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Ruth Falconer (University of Abertay, Dundee, UK)
Sam Malek (George Mason University, USA)
Marco Mamei (Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Juan A. Rodriguez Aguilar (IIIA, Spain)
Kyle Usbeck (Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge)
Giuseppe Valetto (Drexel University USA)
Mirko Viroli (Universita' di Bologna, Italy)
Giuseppe Vizzari (Universita' di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)