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[PVS] CfP(Deadline Extended): SASO Workshops 2012 (6th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems)



DEADLINE REMINDER !! 

Deadline for DEMOS/CONTESTS submission: July 6, 2012 (Deadline Extended)
Deadline for workshops paper submission: July 6, 2012 (Deadline Extended) 



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                          SASO 2012 - Call for Papers - WORKSHOPS
         6th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
            Lyon, France; 10-14 September 2012 ---  http://saso2012.univ-lyon1.fr/
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WS1 : Adaptive Integration of Perception and Action in Robotic and Intelligent Systems (AIPA)            
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To be held on the 14th September 2012

This workshop will bring together researchers from different areas such as vision, computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, robotics to gain broad insights into specific research issues related to coupling sensing and actuation to accomplish complex tasks in challenging environments, and to foster discussions about ongoing research, establish directions for future research and collaborations, and identify best practices for adaptive security.


http://saso2012.univ-lyon1.fr/workshop/SASO-AIPA-cfp.pdf


Organizing committee chairs
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  - Kirstie Bellman (Aerospace Corporation), Paul Robertson (DOLL, Inc. USA)
  - Rolf Wurtz (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany) 
  - Phyllis R. Nelson (California State Polytechnic University, USA)



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WS2 : Adaptive Host and Network Security
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To be held on the 14th September 2012

Over the past decade the treat of cyber attacks on critical commercial and government infrastructure has been growing at an alarming rate to a point where it is now considered to be a major threat in the world. Current approaches to cyber security involve building fast-growing multi-million line systems that attempt to detect and remove attacking software. Meanwhile, cyber exploits continue to multiply in number, but their size continues to be a couple of hundred lines of code. This disparity of effort means that the current defensive approaches to cyber security can at best fight a holding action. The workshop is intended to explore game-changing approaches to cyber security that focus on adaptation. There is a clear need to develop systems at both the host level and the network level to actively adapt to cyber attacks and to provide greater protection for networked computation at all levels.
The format for this full day workshop is to have a number of short paper presentations, thematically organized discussion and panel sessions, and one invited speaker.
The significance of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different areas such as networking, programming languages, computer hardware, and operating systems to gain broad insights into specific research issues related to adaptive host and network security, and to foster discussions about ongoing research, establish directions for future research and collaborations, and identify best practices for adaptive security.


http://saso2012.univ-lyon1.fr/workshop/SASO-AHANS-cfp.pdf


Organizing committee chairs
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  - Stuart Wagner (Applied Communication Sciences, USA)
  - Robert Laddaga (DOLL, Inc. USA)
  - Robert Watson (University of Cambridge, UK)



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WS3: Secure Autonomous Electric Power Grids Workshop
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To be held on the 10th September 2012

Electric energy grids worldwide are becoming smarter and more adaptive to efficiently bring power from a wide variety of production technologies to a broad consumer base. With this increase in complexity and adaptivity we see an ever-increasing demand for predictable power availability and cost-optimizing control of power consumption (and local generation where available) among consumers. "Security" in the grid has many dimensions, from protecting national resources against human adversaries to simply guaranteeing the availability of power to customers. This workshop is concerned with creating autonomous electric power grids that are secure in all senses of the word.


https://sites.google.com/site/saepog/


Organizing committee chairs
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  - Glenn Fink, Ph.D., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  - Errin Fulp, Ph.D., Wake Forest University (WFU)
  - Hartmut Schmeck, Ph.D., Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)
  - Sven Brueckner, Ph.D., Jacobs Engineering, Inc. (Jacobs)



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WS4: Institutions for Sustainable, Smarter and Protective Infrastructure
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To be held on the 14th September 2012

In an increasingly inter-connected world, where all things are dependent on one another, small local perturbations can have complex effects on a global scale. This is particularly true for urban and rural infrastructure and resources, such as water, transport, electricity, etc. These infrastructures and resources are all maintained and regulated by one or more institutions, designed and used by government bodies, non-governmental organisations or private companies. Increasingly, the success of these institutions is dependent on both the engagement of citizens, evidence-based policy making and the leverage of computational intelligence to achieve intended global outcomes from micro-level interactions. The unpredictability of events and their consequences demands institutions which are more adaptive, more responsive, more pro-active and more coordinated in their behaviour when dealing with local crisis management. Due to the inter-connection of human and electronic decision ma!
 king, solutions for optimising both parts are required, moreover it is very important to consider the ability (and willingness) of humans to adapt to the new infrastructure and vice versa. These are essential aspects of delivering smarter infrastructure for promoting security and supporting sustainability, from both an economical and ecological perspective. This workshop will be of concern to anyone interested in autonomic and self-organising systems in human and electronic institutions, organisation and enterprises, with applications to critical infrastructure like water, transport, electricity and so on.


http://www.isspi.org


Organizing committee chairs
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  - Julia Schaumeier (Imperial College London, UK)
  - Dr Michael Cox (Indiana University, USA)
  - Prof. Stephen McArthur (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
  - Prof. Takayuki (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)



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WS5: Technologies for the Organisation, Adaptation and Simulation of Transportation Systems (TOAST)
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To be held on the 14th September 2012

Year after year we are witnessing an increasing mobility of people and goods around the globe, from everyday commuting, to holiday trips, food and good distribution, and transportation related to ageing and public health, among many others. All this trips can be made by many different means of transportation (airplanes, public transport, private cars, car pooling, public bicycles, etc.), each of them with its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. As a consequence, the management of the transportation system as a whole becomes a very complex task, and it requires a better knowledge of users' travels and behaviours as well as their interactions with their environment. To carry out this work, modeling methods and simulation tools are playing an increasingly importance for infrastructure design, network operation and new mobile services. In addition, the increasing pressure to mitigate the climate change has a major impact on logistics, and companies world-wide must!
  rethink their distribution strategies to reduce their carbon footprint.
In light of this, self-adaptive and self-organising systems seem to be very appropriate. On one hand, self-adaptive systems allow the transportation systems to continuously adapt and cope with the dynamism of the environment (changing traffic conditions, dynamic demand, accidents, etc.). On the other hand, self-organising systems let the different involved actors to organise themselves, trying to achieve their goals without the need of a central authority forcing them to adopt a given behaviour. Also, the design of urban development and deployment of digital services can be expressed as of complex and self-* systems by the number and nature of the entities involved, their interactions and their respective dynamics.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together in order to set up visions on how methods and tools can be used for ground transportation applications.


http://www.iis.ee.ic.ac.uk/TOASTS



Organizing committee chairs
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  - Jean-Michel Auberlet, IFSTTAR (France)
  - Didac Busquets, Imperial College London (UK)
  - Emmanuelle Grislin-Le Strugeon, LAMIH (France)
  - Paulo Leitao, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca (Portugal)



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WS6: Second International Workshop on Socio-Aware Networked Computing Systems (SocioAware 2012)
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To be held on the 10th September 2012

The workshop seeks to shed light on the question how the increasing pervasion of technical infrastructures with social aspects affects the engineering of reliable and scalable networked computing systems. A particular focus will be laid upon the question how the ongoing trend towards a rigorous mathematical modeling of self-organization processes in social systems (for instance in the language of complex networks, dynamical systems and random matrix theory) can influence and inspire the design of distributed algorithms, network topologies and communication protocols, resulting in what may be called socio-aware networked computing systems.


http://socioaware.syssoft.uni-trier.de/



Organizing committee chairs
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  - Pr. Peter Sturm (University of Trier, Germany)
  - Jean Botev (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
  - Markus Esch (Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  - Ingo Scholtes ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  - Bernd Klasen (SES ASTRA TechCom, Luxembourg)



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WS7 : Evaluation of Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems - Tools, Techniques and Case studies
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To be held on the 10th September 2012

Self-adaptive and self-organizing systems are, by nature, systems that operate and adapt under dynamic circumstances. Evaluating solutions to dynamic problems is particularly complicated:
  - solutions to dynamic problems need to take into account various (and sometimes conflicting) objectives, including timeliness of adaptation, overheads (for computation and communication), tolerance of disruption , etc.
  - approaches for on-line algorithms, such as K-competitive analysis, may not be suitable since these require a notion of an optimal solution - a notion hard to define for dynamic solution techniques
  - comparing self-organizing solutions to their static counterpart is not always a fair comparison. Comparing a distributed or decentralized solution, which needs to account for extra communication to allow the system to scale with an off-line algorithm, is unfair.
  - comparing adaptive (i.e. self-adaptive or self-organizing) solutions is hard, because they have been driven with non-functional requirements and requirements such as reliability, stability or system lifetime may be more important than performance efficiency.
Additionally, but related to these challenges, there are relatively few (and in some cases no) benchmark suites or codes for dynamic scenarios to work with.
In short, disciplined approaches to allow us to reason and study the qualities of SASO systems are required.
This workshop aims to bring together a variety of researchers in the SASO, autonomic computing and cyber physical systems areas, to discuss these topics. The workshop will solicit experience reports, theoretical work, position statements, and other research contributions.


https://sites.google.com/site/eval4saso2012/


Organizing committee chairs
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  - Tom Holvoet (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  - Julie McCann (Imperial College London, UK)
  - Richard John Anthony (University of Greenwich, UK)



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WS8: 2nd AWARE workshop on Challenges for Achieving Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems
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To be held on the 10th September 2012

The goal of the workshop is to identify key challenges involved in creating self-aware systems which are capable of autonomous management, and consider methods by which these challenges can be addressed. The workshop specifically targets an interdisciplinary community of researchers in the hope that collective expertise from a range of domains can be leveraged to drive forward research in the area.


http://www.aware-project.eu/saso-2012/


Organizing committee chairs
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  - Professor Emma Hart (Edinburgh Napier University)
  - Dr Giacomo Cabri (Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)



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WS9: First International Workshop on Adaptive Service Ecosystems: Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions
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To be held on the 10th September 2012

Emerging distributed computing scenarios (mobile, pervasive, and social) are characterised by intrinsic openness, decentralization, 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-organizing 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 characterize 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.


http://apice.unibo.it/xwiki/bin/view/ASENSIS/


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