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WoSiDA 2017 : 7th Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Systems


When May 15, 2017 - May 15, 2017
Where Belém of Pará, Brazil
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2017
Notification Due Apr 28, 2017
Final Version Due May 1, 2017
Categories    autonomic computing   distributed systems   computer networks   computer science

Call For Papers

Call for Papers of the 7th Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Systems - WoSiDA 2017

Co-located with SBRC 2017 – 35th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems at Belém of Pará, Brazil (

Advances in network and computing technologies are resulting in increasingly complex distributed systems and applications that are hard to manage, especially when the related services are required to be scalable, secure, and continuously available. Adapting at run time is required to cope with challenges such as resource variability, changing user requirements, and system intrusions or faults. As a consequence, these systems need the ability to be self-manageable, continually reconfiguring and tuning themselves to attain certain goals while keeping its complexity hidden from the users. Therefore, the study of such self-managing systems has received a great deal of attention in many computing areas, such as robotics, software engineering, network management, automation and control systems, fault-tolerant and dependable computing, and biological computing. Among the efforts to study and understand self-managing systems, the autonomic computing paradigm, inspired by the human autonomic nervous system, is being adopted by many for the design of systems and applications that must work in accordance with high-level guidance from humans, and are characterized by the so-called self-* properties (such as self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection, etc.). This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the distributed systems community to discuss the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-managing or autonomic distributed systems. The workshop not only focuses on distributed system models and algorithms, but also on the related software engineering aspects, tools, and technologies, that can be used to support self-managing behavior in distributed systems.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: distributed system models and algorithms; programming, design, middleware and language support for autonomic distributed systems; modeling and analysis of autonomic distributed systems; verification and validation; dependability aspects of autonomic distributed systems; self-organizing aspects as a support to autonomic behavior in Grids, P2P systems, and sensor networks; bio-inspired algorithms and techniques; self-organizing aspects as a support to autonomic behavior in Grids, Cloud Computing, P2P systems, and sensor networks; and autonomic networking.


Authors are invited to submit position papers of a maximum 6 page length in the SBC format (written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish). The program committee will favor papers that are likely to generate discussions at the workshop and those that are supported by some form of experimental validation, including but not limited to implementations.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the symposium and present the paper at the workshop.

Program Committee

Alirio Sá (UFBA, Brazil)
Allan Freitas (IFBA, Brazil)
Alysson Bessani (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Antonio Casimiro University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Diego Garcia (UFOP, Brazil)
Emanuel Coutinho (UFC, Brazil)
Fabio Costa (UFG, Brazil)
Flávio Assis Silva (UFBA, Brazil)
Francisco Cruz (University of Minho, Portugal)
Luis Rodrigues (INESC-ID/IST, Portugal)
Marcos Barreto (UFBA, Brazil)
Mauro Oliveira (IFCE, Brazil)
Nazim Agoulmine (University of Evry, France)
Raimundo Macedo (UFBA, Brazil)
Sand Correa (UFG, Brazil)
Sandro Andrade Federal (IFBA, Brazil)
Sérgio Gorender (UFBA, Brazil)
Tales Heimfarth (UFLA, Brazil)


We plan to have a 1-day workshop (May 15, 2017) organized into four sessions, with a closing session (and possibly a keynote talk) at the end of the workshop to summarize results. Each session will contain 3 or 4 papers followed by a discussion.

Important Dates

- Paper submissions due: March 31, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2017
- Final papers due: April 21, 2017
- Workshop day: May 15, 2017

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