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COSYS 2013 : ACM SAC Cooperative Systems

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Link: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~rza/cosys/cosys13/
 
When Mar 18, 2013 - Mar 22, 2013
Where Coimbra, Portugal
Submission Deadline Sep 21, 2012
Notification Due Nov 10, 2012
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2012
Categories    cooperative systems   collaborative systems   distributed systems   adaptive systems
 

Call For Papers

==================== Call for Papers ==========================

Cooperative Systems
(COSYS)

http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~rza/cosys/cosys13/

Technical Track of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
(SAC 2013)
http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2013/

Coimbra, Portugal, March 18-22, 2013

The proceedings of the symposium will be published by ACM

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Scope
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The deployment of many applications in distributed systems is often
underpinned by cooperative schemes, across dynamic and heterogeneous
environments. The cooperative behaviour of dynamic entities is often
motivated by the need to achieve a specific objective, and is facilitated
by a mediation framework. Cooperative systems are characterised by their
degree of distribution, the underlying mode of interaction and the level
of autonomy of the entities. Client-server architectures, P2P systems,
GRID systems, multi-agent systems (MAS), Cloud platforms as well as foundational
systems such as the Web identify different models of cooperative behaviour.

Within the scope of cooperation, architectural frameworks in e-commerce,
e-government, e-learning and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) have
been successfully introduced in order to generate synergy between humans and
systems. Interoperability, resource and process management, configuration,
adaptation and negotiation define a wide spectrum of cooperation, from reactive
behaviour to proactive intervention.

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Topics of interest
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The track seeks original contributions on cooperative behaviour
and cooperative systems related but not limited to the following topics:

- Resource management and brokering in cooperative systems
- Data and process mediation in cooperative systems
- Personalisation and recommendation systems
- Implicit and explicit profile generation in cooperative schemes
- Modes of interaction in cooperative systems
- Role of mediation in cooperative systems
- Ontologies and ontology mapping in cooperative systems
- Arbitration and negotiation in cooperation
- Hypermedia systems in cooperation
- Context-awareness in cooperative systems
- Self-configuration and adaptivity in cooperative systems
- Autonomous and emergent behaviour in cooperative systems
- Service management in cooperative systems
- Heterogeneity management in cooperative systems
- Aggregation of cooperative services
- Security, trust and reputation in cooperative systems
- Patterns of cooperative behaviour
- Formal aspects of cooperation
- Formal verification of cooperative systems
- Information management models in cooperative systems
- Policy management in cooperative systems
- Protocol management in cooperative systems
- Models and model transformation in cooperative systems
- Domain specific languages (DSL) in cooperative systems
- Load sharing in cooperative systems
- Cooperation in ubiquitous and pervasive environments.
- cooperation in multi-agent systems
- Cooperation in social and P2P community systems
- Cooperation in foundational systems
- Mobile contexts for cooperation
- Architectural frameworks for cooperation
- Cooperative systems in e-science, e-commerce, e-government and e-learning
- Case studies and experiences of cooperative systems

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