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IWSOS 2008 : International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems 2008


Conference Series : International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems
When Dec 10, 2008 - Dec 12, 2008
Where Vienna, Austria
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2008

Call For Papers

************************ CALL FOR PAPERS ************************

IWSOS 2008

3rd International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems
- Self-Organizing Networks and Networked Systems -

December 10-12, 2008
Vienna, Austria

Submission deadline (full papers): June 22, 2008


Workshop Scope

IWSOS 2008 is the third workshop in a series of annual workshops
dedicated to self-organization in networks and networked systems.
The necessity for and expected benefit of self-organization is
caused by the growing scale, complexity, and heterogeneity of future
networked systems, like the future Internet. For example, these
networks will consist of interconnected infrastructure-based, mobile
ad-hoc, and sensor networks that could be spontaneously deployed in
hostile environments, have a dynamic population and a potentially
short life time. In spite of this, there will be stringent user
requirements, such as resilience and real-time guarantees. Although
self-organization is desirable for these kinds of networks, it is
not yet clear to what extent self-organization can be exploited.

Research into networked systems has recently started to
systematically investigate self-organization, which has lead to a
multitude of open research issues. The applicability of well-known
self-organizing techniques to specific networks and networked
systems has to be investigated, as well as adaptations and novel
approaches inspired by, e.g., cooperation in nature and evolutionary
dynamics, sociology, and game theory. Additionally, models originating
from areas like feedback control and complex system's research, are
required for these networked systems in order to analyze their
controllability and emergent behavior. Aspects of engineering
self-organizing networked systems should be studied that discuss
paradigms like programmable networks, and tools and frameworks for
deploying, testing, and monitoring self-organizing networks. The role
of self-organization in the future Internet and the impact on its
architecture is an important topic, as well as the application of
self-organization in future intelligent transportation systems and
vehicular ad-hoc networks.

Building on the success of its predecessors, this workshop aims at
bringing together leading international researchers to create a
visionary forum for investigating the potential of self-organization
for networked systems by including the following key topics (not a
restricted list):

* Self-organization and self-management
* Self-configuration and self-optimization
* Self-protection, -diagnosis, and -healing
* Autonomic networking principles and practice
* Control theory based models and approaches of self-organization
* Feedback control in networked systems
* Group-forming networks and techniques
* Programmable and cognitive networks for self-organization
* Visualization of network system state
* Inspiring models of self-organization in nature and society
(e.g., bio-inspired or based on game theory)
* Risks in self-organization and risk management techniques
* The (un-)controllability of self-organizing emergent systems
* Quality of Service / service level agreements and
* Resilience, robustness, and fault tolerance for networked
* Security in self-organizing networked systems
* Self-* sensor and ad-hoc networks
* Self-* techniques in peer-to-peer networks
* Self-organization of over- and underlays and in cross-layering
* Self-* networks and networked systems for ubiquitous computing
* Self-organization in heterogeneous network convergence
* Evolutionary principles of the (future, emerging) Internet
* Self-configuring place-and-play mobile networks
* Self-organizing vehicular ad-hoc networks
* Self-organizing multi-service networks and multi-network
* Methods for configuration and management of large, complex
* Applications, e.g. the self-organizing home network
* The human in the loop of self-organizing networked systems

Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline (full papers): June 22, 2008
* Notification of acceptance (full papers): September 1, 2008

Initial Submission (full papers)

IWSOS invites submission of manuscripts that present original
research results, and that have not been previously published
or are currently under review by another conference or journal.
Any previous or simultaneous publication of related material
should be explicitly noted in the submission. Submissions should
be full-length papers up to 10 pages using the LNCS style,
including all figures and references, and must include an abstract
of 100 - 150 words. All papers must be submitted in PDF format.
Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
international TPC and judged on originality, significance, interest,
clarity, relevance, and correctness.

Accepted Full Papers

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture
Notes for Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one of the authors
of each accepted paper must attend IWSOS 2008 to present the paper.

Steering Committee

* Hermann de Meer, University of Passau, Germany
* David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK
* Bernhard Plattner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* James Sterbenz, University of Kansas, USA
* Randy Katz, UC Berkeley, USA

General Chair

* Helmut Hlavacs, University of Vienna, Austria

Technical Program Co-Chairs

* Karin Anna Hummel, University of Vienna, Austria
* James Sterbenz, University of Kansas, USA

Technical Program Committee

* Marin Bertier, IRISA/INSA-Rennes, France
* Christian Bettstetter, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
* Ernst Biersack, Institute Eurecom, France
* Georg Carle, University of Tuebingen, Germany
* Tarik Cicic, University of Oslo, Norway
* Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
* Costas Courcoubetis, AUEB, Greece
* Simon Dobson, University College Dublin, Ireland
* Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
* Frank Fitzek, Univ. of Aalborg, Denmark
* Michael Fry, University of Sydney, Australia
* David Garlan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Indranil Gupta, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
* Hannes Hartenstein, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
* Manfred Hauswirth, National University of Ireland, Ireland
* Joseph L. Hellerstein, Microsoft Developer Division, USA
* Matthias Hollick, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
* Amine Houyou, University of Passau, Germany
* Alexander Keller, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
* Wolfgang Kellerer, DoCoMo Lab Europe, Germany
* Alexander V. Konstantinou, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
* Rajesh Krishnan, BBN Technologies, USA
* Guy Leduc, University of Liege, Belgium
* Baochun Li, University of Toronto, Canada
* Marco Mamei, University di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
* Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, UK
* Paul Mueller, Kaiserslautern University, Germany
* Masayuki Murata, Osaka University, Japan
* Ben Paechter, Napier University, UK
* Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
* Christian Prehofer, Nokia Research, Finland
* Lukas Ruf, Consecom AG, Switzerland
* Mikhail Smirnov, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany
* Paul Smith, Lancaster University, UK
* Marcus Schoeller, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
* Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
* Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich,
* John Strassner, Motorola Labs, USA
* Zhili Sun, University of Surrey, UK
* Kurt Tutschku, Wuerzburg University, Germany
* Patrick Wuechner, University of Passau, Germany
* Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

Local Organizing Committee

* Shelley Buchinger, University of Vienna, Austria
* Alexander Adrowitzer, University of Vienna, Austria
* Harald Meyer, University of Vienna, Austria

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