[Fonc] Call for Contributions: SASO 2017 - IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, September 18-22, Tucson, Arizona
Markus Esch
2017-04-12 21:02:31 UTC

The Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
(SASO 2017)

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 18-22 September 2017

Part of FAS* - Foundation and Applications of Self-* Computing Conferences
Collocated with:
The International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (ICCAC 2017)

Call for Papers: https://saso2017.telecom-paristech.fr/call_for_papers.html
Call for Workshop Papers: https://saso2017.telecom-paristech.fr/workshop_call_for_papers.html
Call for Posters and Demos: https://saso2017.telecom-paristech.fr/call_for_posters_and_demos.html
Call for Doctoral Symposium: https://saso2017.telecom-paristech.fr/call_for_ds.html

Important Dates

Main Conference Abstract Submission: May 1, 2017
Main Conference Paper Submission: May 10, 2017
Main Conference Notification: June 30, 2017
Main Conference Camera-ready copy due: July 12, 2017

Workshop Paper Submission: July 7, 2017
Workshop Paper Notification: July 21, 2017
Workshop Paper Camera-ready copy due: July 26, 2017

Posters and Demos Submission: June 30, 2017
Posters and Demos Notification: July 9, 2017
Posters and Demos Camera-ready copy due: July 12, 2017

Doctoral Symposium Submission: June 10, 2017
Doctoral Symposium Notification: July 1, 2017
Doctoral Symposium Camera-ready copy due: July 12, 2017

Conference: September 18-22, 2017

Call for Papers


The aim of the Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems conference series (SASO) is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of research on the foundations of engineered systems that self-adapt and self-organize. The complexity of current and emerging networks, software, and services can be characterized by issues such as scale, heterogeneity, openness, and dynamics in the environment. This has led the software engineering, distributed systems, and management communities to look for inspiration in diverse fields (e.g., complex systems, control theory, artificial intelligence, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and biology) to find new ways of designing and managing such computing systems in a principled way. In this endeavor, self-organization and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising interrelated approaches. They form the basis for many other so-called self-* properties, such as self-configuration, self-healing, or self-optimization.

SASO aims to be an interdisciplinary meeting, where contributions from participants with different backgrounds leads to the fostering of a cross-pollination of ideas, and where innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications can emerge.

The eleventh edition of the SASO conference embraces this inter-disciplinary nature, and welcomes novel contributions to both the foundational and application-focused dimensions of self-adaptive and self-organizing systems research.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Systems theory: nature-inspired and socially-inspired paradigms and heuristics; inter-operation of
self-* mechanisms; theoretical frameworks and models; control theory;
- System properties: robustness; resilience; stability; anti-fragility; diversity; self-reference and reflection; emergent behavior; computational awareness and self-awareness;
- Systems engineering: reusable mechanisms and algorithms; design patterns; architectures; methodologies; software and middleware development frameworks and methods; platforms and toolkits; multi-agent systems;
- Theory and practice of organization: self-governance, change management, electronic institutions, distributed consensus, commons, knowledge management, and the general use of rules, policies, etc. in self-* systems
- Theory and practice of adaptation: mechanisms for adaptation, including evolution, logic, learning; adaptability, plasticity, flexibility
- Socio-technical systems: human and social factors; visualization; crowdsourcing and collective awareness; humans-in-the-loop; ethics and humanities in self-* systems;
- Data-driven approaches: data mining; machine learning; data science and other statistical techniques to analyze, understand, and manage behavior of complex systems;
- Self-adaptive and self-organizing hardware: self-* materials; self-construction; reconfigurable hardware;
- Education: experience reports; curricula; innovative course concepts; methodological aspects of self-* systems education;

Applications and experiences with self-* systems in any of the following domains are of particular interest:
+ Smart systems: smart grids, smart cities, smart environments, smart homes, etc.
+ Industrial automation: embedded self-* systems, adaptive industrial plants, Industry 4.0, cyber physical systems
+ Transportation: autonomous vehicles, traffic optimization
+ Autonomous systems: aerial vehicles, undersea vehicles, autonomous robotics
+ Internet of Things: self-* for network management, self-* applied to cyber security

Call for Workshop Papers


SASO 2017 presents the following workshops:
- Fifth International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASOST 2017)
- Fourth IEEE Workshop on Quality Assurance for Self-adaptive, Self-organising Systems (QA4SASO 2017)
- Second eCAS Workshop on Engineering Collective Adaptive Systems (ECAS 2017)

Call for Posters and Demos


FAS* conference continues its tradition of offering poster and demo sessions, which are a great opportunity for an interactive presentation of emerging ideas, late-breaking results, experiences, and challenges on FAS* topics. These sessions are informal and highly interactive, and allow authors and participants to engage in in-depth discussions about the presented work from which new collaborations, ideas, and solutions can emerge.
Posters should cover the same key areas as Research Papers and present original, cutting-edge ideas inclusive of speculative/provocative ones. Proposals of new research directions and innovative interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome.

Call for Doctoral Symposium


The FAS* Doctoral Symposium provides an international forum for PhD students working in research areas addressed by FAS*. In this forum, PhD students will get unique opportunities to subject their research to the scrutiny of external experts, gain experience in the presentation of research, connect to peers and experts addressing similar problems, and get advice from a panel of internationally leading researchers. Different from the technical tracks of the conference, the FAS* Doctoral Symposium focuses on the specific needs of young researchers at the beginning of their career. As such, emphasis will be placed on a critical and constructive feedback that shall help participants to successfully conclude their PhD studies.

PhD students working in any area addressed by the FAS* conferences are invited to submit a Doctoral Symposium paper in which they describe the key motivation and objectives of their research project, and reflect on the methodology as well as the current status of their PhD studies.

Conference General Chair

Ada Diaconescu
Telecom Paris-Tech, Paris, FR

Program Chairs

Peter Lewis,
Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Sam Malek,
University of California, Irvine, USA
Hella Seebach,
Augsburg University, Augsburg, DE