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ESOS 2013 : 2013 Workshop on Embedded Self-Organizing Systems


When Jun 25, 2013 - Jun 25, 2013
Where San Jose, CA, United States
Submission Deadline Mar 4, 2013
Notification Due Apr 8, 2013
Final Version Due May 22, 2013
Categories    computing   embedded systems   modeling   design principles

Call For Papers

Self-organizing computing systems have become a major research area in recent years as self-organization promises to deal with the increasing complexity of future computing systems. Therefore, substantial effort has been spent in different research initiatives to address self-X features such as self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing, and self-protection.

Embedded systems are a key technology in many areas of today’s life like in cell phones, cars, and avionics. Such systems have to cope with numerous challenges such as limited power supply, limited space, limited heat dissipation, and real-time conditions. Moreover, embedded controllers have to be highly redundant for safety reasons, which increases the costs.

The use of self-organizing principles for embedded systems can help to reduce the effort and cost for developing and maintaining future embedded systems. At the same time, SO will be able to adapt and optimize these systems at runtime. Not only will embedded self-organizing systems (ESOS) be more power-efficient and space-saving, they will also be easier to program and simpler to use for non-experts. However, self-organization for embedded systems faces severe challenges, among them restricted resources, time limitations, and zero tolerance for faulty control signal outputs.

The workshop will be a forum for leading researchers to exchange ideas, presenting advances in the state of the art and brain-storming on promising directions for future research in embedded self-organizing systems.

Papers are solicited from all areas of embedded self-organizing systems, including (but not limited to):

Design principles, architectures, and frameworks for embedded SO systems
Human interfaces for monitoring and controlling
Modeling and analyzing
Dependability and reliability
Safety and security
Highly available systems
Costs for hardware and software
Complexity and controllability
Self-organization in redundant systems
Self-organization in automotive, avionics, space, communication, robotics, traffic, energy systems
Self-optimization and optimization at run-time
Run-time verification and validation
Overview and comparisons
Paper Submissions
Papers (a maximum of 10 pages) are invited on a wide variety of topics relating to embedded self-organizing papers. They should be typeset in two-column format in 10 point type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. Papers should be submitted via HotCRP, the link for which will be available here soon. Complete formatting and submission instructions can be found on the ICAC '13 Call for Papers Web site.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX Conference Submissions Policy for details. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. If you are uncertain whether your submission meets USENIX's guidelines, please contact the program co-chairs,, or the USENIX office,

At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the paper in person at the workshop. The accepted papers will be available online to registered attendees before the conference and will also appear in proceedings distributed via USB drives at the workshop. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on June 25, 2013. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX ESOS '13 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

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