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SAOS 2016 : 4th International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Autonomic and Organic Computing Systems


When Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 7, 2016
Where Nuremberg, Germany
Submission Deadline Jan 6, 2016
Notification Due Jan 18, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 28, 2016
Categories    optimisation   autonomic computing   adaptivity   robustness

Call For Papers


The Fourth International Workshop on
"Self-optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems"
SAOS 2016

to be held at ARCS 2016 - Architecture of Computing Systems

April 4th - 7th 2016
Porto, Portugal

*** Important dates ***
Submission deadline: January 6th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: January 18th, 2016
Camera-ready: January 28th, 2016

*** Workshop theme ***
Initiatives such as Autonomic Computing (AC) and Organic Computing (OC) are based on the insight that we are increasingly surrounded by large collections of autonomous systems, which are equipped with sensors and actuators, aware of their environment, communicating freely, and organising themselves in order to perform the required actions and services. The presence of networks of intelligent systems in our environment opens fascinating application areas but, at the same time, bears the problem of their controllability.

Hence, different design concepts (such as the MAPE cycle and the Observer/Controller framework) have been developed to allow for a self-organised control process at runtime that relieves the designer from specifying all possibly occurring situations and configurations within the design process. Instead, the system itself takes over responsibility to find proper reactions on perceived changes in the environmental conditions. As designers are not able to foresee all possibly occurring situations and circumstances the system will face during its operation time, the self-organisation process of the system has to focus on self-optimising the system’s behaviour. Such self-optimising behaviour can be achieved at various levels of the system’s design, ranging from basic control architectures over self-organised coordination or collaboration methods and domain-specific optimisation techniques to the application and customisation of machine learning algorithms. Furthermore, several related topics (e.g. trust and security in collaborative systems) provide necessary functionality to enable self-optimising behaviour in AC and OC systems.

In this workshop, we will discuss current concepts that help to develop self-optimising system behaviour. Thereby, a special focus will be set on current trends – especially in terms of large-scale interconnected systems. Submissions of papers are expected to refer to one of the following categories:

1. Architectural concepts for self-optimising behaviour

2. Algorithms and methods for runtime optimising

3. Security and Privacy issues related to self-optimisation

4. Applications and application scenarios for self-optimisation techniques

5. Current activities about self-optimisation in the context of Interwoven Systems

*** Workshop details ***
The Workshop will be held from April 4th to 7nd in conjunction with the 29th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2016) in Nuremberg, Germany. The conference's web page is available at:

*** Submission Information ***
Paper submission deadline: January 6th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: January 18th, 2016

Papers should not exceed 8 pages and be formatted according to IEEE eXpress "conference mode".

Formatting instructions are available at:

Paper submission will be handled via the workshop's EasyChair installation:

ARCS 2016 Workshop Proceedings will be published through VDE Verlag on CD and online by the IEEE Computer Society through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

*** Workshop organisation ***
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg (DE)
Gregor Schiele, DERI Galway (IE)
Sven Tomforde, Universität Augsburg (DE)
Arno Wacker, Universität Kassel (DE)

*** Partial list of program committee ***
Jacob Beal, BBN Technologies, USA
Kirstie Bellman, The Aerospace Company
Jean Botev, Universität Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Uwe Brinkschulte, Universität Frankfurt, Germany
Frank Dürr, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Paul Kaufmann, Universität Paderborn Germany
Abdelmajid Khelil, Huawei Technologies GmbH, Germany
Chris Landauer, The Aerospace Company
Erik Maehle, Universität Lübeck, Germany
Bivas Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Gero Mühl, Universität Rostock, Germany
Christian Müller-Schloer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Wolfgang Reif, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Christian Renner, Universität Lübeck, Germany
Gregor Schiele, DERI Galway, Ireland
Ingo Scholtes, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Hella Seebach, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Jürgen Teich, Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany
Matthias Tichy, Chalmers Technical University and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Sven Tomforde, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Theo Ungerer, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Arno Wacker, Universität Kassel, Germany
Torben Weis, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Stefan Wildermann, Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany
Rolf Würtz, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

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