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ACM SAC COSYS 2015 : Cooperative Systems


When Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline Oct 10, 2014
Notification Due Nov 30, 2014
Final Version Due Dec 15, 2014
Categories    cooperative systems   collaborative systems   adaptive systems   distributed systems

Call For Papers


Increasingly, computer systems are composed of many interacting components
which, due to issues of scale or separation, cannot be centrally controlled;
instead, it is desirable that these components cooperate in order to harness
resources or solve distributed problems, across heterogeneous and dynamic

Examples of cooperative systems include cloud computing, sensor networks and
the Internet of Things. Cooperative systems comprise entities which interact
with each other and their environment, providing services in order to help
achieve specific goals. They are characterised by their underlying network
architecture, their level of distribution, their mode of interaction
and the degree of autonomy of the entities. Common approaches include
client-server architectures, P2P systems, multi-agent systems (MAS),
self-organising systems and social networks. Additionally, cooperation may
be assumed a priori, or induced in autonomous agents by self-interest.

Key challenges for cooperative systems include how to design and implement
entities and interaction models in order to achieve system goals effectively,
robustly and efficiently, within environmental constraints. Adaptation,
self-management, expressive knowledge representation and flexible architectures
and interaction mechanisms are key enablers.

Topics of Interest

The aim of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of original
research on the design and deployment of cooperative systems from academia and
industry. The track seeks contributions on cooperative behaviour and cooperative
systems related but not limited to the following topics:

* Architectures for cooperative systems
* Efficient adaptation and self-adaptation of cooperative systems
* Context-awareness and self-awareness in cooperative systems
* Managing the relationship between local, shared and global goals
* Resource management and brokering in cooperative systems
* Ontologies and knowledge representation in cooperative systems
* Autonomous and emergent behaviour in cooperative systems
* Arbitration, argumentation and negotiation in cooperative systems
* Self-management and self-configuration of cooperative systems
* Security, trust and reputation in cooperative systems
* Mediation and conflict management in cooperative systems
* Policy management in cooperative systems
* Cooperative systems for service provision and management
* Cooperative systems for resource management
* Cooperation in ubiquitous and pervasive environments
* Cooperation in social and P2P community systems
* Cooperative systems in e-science, e-commerce, e-government and e-learning
* Case studies and experiences of cooperative systems

Program Committee

Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Centre, Norway
Richard Anthony, University of Greenwich, UK
Irfan Awan, Bradford University, UK
Nick Blundell, University of Birmingham
Behzad Bordbar, University of Birmingham, UK
Arjun Chandra, Studix, Norway
Elton Domnori, Epoka University, Albania
Wei Fang, Jiangnan University, China
Harry Goldingay, Aston University, UK
Robert J. Hendley, University of Birmingham, UK
Elisa Huzita , State University of Maringa, Brazil
Mohan S Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yong-Moo KWON, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea
Massimo Mecella, University of Rome, Italy
M. Antonia Martinez-Carreras, University of Murcia, Spain
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kristian Nymoen, University of Oslo, Norway
Viktor Pekar, University of Birmingham, UK
Chris Peters, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Hong-Linh Truong, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Hamdi Yahyaoui, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes, UK

Track Chairs

Rachid Anane
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Coventry University, UK

Peter Lewis
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University, UK

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