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CODS 2011 : 5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems


When Dec 5, 2011 - Dec 7, 2011
Where Mannheim, Germany
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2011
Categories    distributed systems

Call For Papers

5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)

Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011

One of the most distinguishing requirements upon Information and Communication Technologies is today's ever-changing, highly open dynamic environments in which large-scale ICT systems are situated to operate. Challenges for ICT systems engineering immediately arise including, e.g., systems scalability, systems ultra-dependability, systems convergence against uncertainty and emergence, and so forth. In recent years, emergence, adaptation, self-organization, self-management, etc. have received extensive interests in both academics and industries of software, computing and communications.

CODS'11 conference aims to provide an international forum for the researchers and practitioners in the related subject areas to exchange research results, experiences, as well as the visions of the future and the scientific and practical problems that challenge the current technology development.

Technical Scopes

Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.

Track 01 Autonomic Networking and the Internet
- intelligent networks control/management
- context-aware networks
- future internet
- internet traffic models and self-monitoring
- next generation networks architectures and protocols
- self-managed, self-configured networks, systems and services
- self-optimization of network performance
- self-organization and emergent behavior in P2P networks
- self-organization and self-configuration of networks
- self-organized ad hoc sensor networks
- self-protection, self-diagnosis, and self-healing of networking
- SLA/contract based network management for next generation networks
- user level programming of network services

Track 02 Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications
- 4G mobile communications and beyond
- ad hoc wireless networks
- cognitve radio
- future wireless communications
- wireless broadband services
- wireless mesh networks
- wireless sensor networks
- WiMax

Track 03 Distributed/Collaborative Systems
- collaborative computing
- distributed computing
- distributed data storage
- distributed enterprise computing
- distributed multimedia systems
- distributed resource management
- distributed workflow management
- high-performance computing
- middleware technology
- parallel and distributed processing
- utility computing

Track 04 Service-Oriented Computing and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs)
- cloud computing
- distributed problem solving environments
- distributed knowledge-based systems
- e-science, e-commerce, e-healthcare
- grid computing
- grid resource management
- knowledge/semantic grids
- open grid service architectures
- virtual organization systems
- virtualized computing
- service discovery, composition and choreography
- service interaction/discovery protocols
- service programming
- service virtualization
- service-oriented architectures in converging networked environments
- service-oriented architectures in networking and communications
- service-oriented computing
- service-oriented software and systems engineering

Track 05 Self-organized Distributed Systems
- complex distributed systems
- emergence in distributed systems
- open complex systems
- peer-to-peer systems

Track 06 Web Systems
- semantic webs
- sensor webs
- social networks
- web architectures
- web based distributed systems
- web programming
- web services

Track 07 Multi-Agent Systems
- autonomous agents
- collective/social intelligence
- distributed knowledge based systems
- distributed problem solving environments
- distributed intelligence
- knowledge grids
- multi-agent systems
- multi-robotic systems
- swarm intelligence

Track 08 Distributed Embedded Systems
- distributed manufacturing/production
- networked/wireless automation
- networked/distributed embedded systems
- networked/wireless robotics, swarm robotics
- supply chain collaboration and coordination

Track 09 Pervasive Systems
- ambient intelligence
- distributed power generation
- networked/wireless embedded systems
- pervasive computing/communications, pervasive services
- smart pervasive systems
- system-on-chip, MEMS, NEMS
- ubiquitous computing

Track 10 Trustworthiness of Distributed Systems
- cloud security
- GSI (grid security infrastructure)
- internet security
- network security
- reliability and dependability of distributed systems
- security and privacy in distributed systems
- security in mobile/ubiquitous computing
- security in Service-Oriented Architecture/Computing
- web service security

Track 11 Industrial Application Systems
- distributed automation systems
- distributed manufacturing
- holonic manufacturing
- industrial informatics
- industrial networks and communications
- Internet of Things in industrial applications
- RFID and sensor networks in industrial plants
- service-oriented architectures (SOAs) of industrial automation
- supply-chain management

Track 12 Healthcare Systems
- healthcare systems architectures
- service-oriented architectures (SOAs) of health care systems
- pervasive healthcare
- healthcare supply-chain management

Important Dates
1 July 2011 Submission of manuscripts
5 August 2011 Notification of acceptance
2 September 2011 Camera-Ready Version (CRV) due
5-7 December 2011 Conferences

CODS'2011 and its workshops only accepts manuscripts of original contributions. A manuscript for submission to the Conference or workshop should neither have been published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts submitted will go through peer reviews which are to be conducted by 3-4 members of the International Program Committees of the Conference and workshops, based on which the acceptance decision will be made. To avoid confusion, please do not make duplicate submissions to the conference or workshop at the same time.

To make a submission of manuscript, please upload files in PDF format by following the online submission link below.


A manuscript for submission to the Conference or workshop should be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors of the Journal. Sample Word Doc and Latex file of Camera-Ready Versions (CRV) are available at At the stage of submission, there are no particular restrictions on the length of manuscripts (so long as it's within maximum 18 pages). However, there will be page limits for CRVs depending on the categories to which papers are accepted (and over-length pages may be subject to page charges).

CODS'2011 welcomes proposals for Workshops, Invited Sessions and Tutorials on newly emerging areas. Please discuss with the Chairs.

Proceedings and Journal Publication (for CODS11 and all workshops)

All accepted papers of the Conference and Workshops will be included in the electronic Proceedings, which will be available at the Conference and workshops. At the same time, high-quality papers of the Conference and Workshops will be published in the International Journal ) (ISSN 2044-7272) which will be available at the Conference and workshops. Best quality papers of the Conferences will also be published in the International Journal ) (ISSN 1751-1461) available at the Conference and workshops.

Program Chair
Professor Dr Rainer Unland
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

General Chairs
Professor Dr Heinz J?rgen M?ller
Angewandte Informatik
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University
68163 Mannheim, Germany

Professor Dr Huaglory Tianfield
School of Engineering and Computing
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, G4 0BA, United Kingdom

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