SASO 2013

Seventh IEEE International Conference
on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

Philadelphia, USA; September 9-13, 2013



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Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline:March 18, 2013 (passed)
Acceptance Notification:March 25, 2013 (passed)
Deadline for posting workshops call for papers:April 8, 2013 (passed)
Submission of contributions to workshops:August 1, 2013 (EXTENDED) (passed)
Workshop papers acceptance notification:August 15, 2013 (EXTENDED) (passed)
Early registration deadline:August 21, 2013 (passed)
Workshop papers camera-ready papers due:August 28, 2013 (EXTENDED) (passed)
Workshop dates:September 9 & 13, 2013


Organizing committee chairs

  • Stuart Wagner, Applied Communication Sciences, NJ, USA
  • Robert Laddaga, DOLL Inc., MA, USA
  • Robert Watson, University of Cambridge, UK

There is a clear need to develop systems at both the host level and the network level to actively adapt to cyber attacks and to provide greater protection for networked computation at all levels. The significance of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different areas such as networking, programming languages, computer hardware, and operating systems to gain broad insights into specific research issues related to adaptive host and network security, and to foster discussions about ongoing research, establish directions for future research and collaborations, and identify best practices for adaptive security.

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Organizing committee chairs

  • Emma Hart, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Giacomo Cabri, UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London, UK

As technology continues to rapidly advance, the management of systems becomes increasingly more difficult: systems are likely to be composed of heterogeneous devices, the topology of the system can dynamically change to device mobility; components of the system are probably programmed with different models, and emergent behaviours can occur, not pre-programmed into the system. On top of this, users of systems expect 24/7 reliability, high levels of security, and privacy of their data. The scale of the challenge imposed by the necessity to manage these systems is such that control can no longer be devolved to a human. Systems must be able to manage themselves, delivering high-quality of service while at the same time optimising overall performance and resource usage. This poses significant challenges - systems must respond to ever changing conditions, and continuously adapt to external context (such as user requirements and behaviour). Awareness will be required across a hierarchy of levels, ranging from an individual component level to global levels of patterns of use, system performance, network conditions and available resources. The goal of the workshop is to identify key challenges involved in creating self-aware systems which are capable of autonomous management, and consider methods by which these challenges can be addressed.

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This workshop will address all aspects of self-adaptive and self-organising mechanisms in socio-technical systems. Different perspectives of this exciting research area will be covered in three complementary topical sections as well as a concluding open panel discussion round.

Topic 1: Socially-Aware Information and Communication Systems (SocioAware)

Networked computing infrastructures involving Peer-to-Peer technologies, opportunistic networks, social media, collaboration platforms or other Internet-based applications are shaped not only by technological considerations but, increasingly, also by the social structures and processes into which they are embedded. This session will highlight novel research directions in the design of socially aware information and communication systems. A particular focus will be laid upon the question how the trend towards a mathematical modeling of social systems (for instance in the language of complex networks, dynamical systems and random matrix theory) can influence and inspire the design of distributed algorithms, collaboration platforms and communication protocols.

Session Organizers:

  • Peter Sturm, University of Trier, Germany
  • Jean Botev, University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg
  • Ingo Scholtes, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Markus Esch, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
  • Bernd Klasen, University of Luxemburg/SES Astra, Luxemburg

Topic 2: Trust in self-organizing and autonomous systems (TSOS)

The nature of self-organizing and autonomous systems and cyper-physical entities demands that issues of trust and their trustworthiness become a primary concern. This session will provide an open stage for discussions about the different facets of trust in self-organizing and autonomous systems, how every single one of them can be fostered, and how they relate.

Session Organizers:

  • Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Christian Muller-Schloer, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
  • Audun Josang University of Oslo, Norway
  • Jan-Philipp Steghofer, University of Augsburg, Germany

Topic 3: Computationally Adapted {laws | policies | norms} for Self-Organising Systems (CAOS)

Many systems, as well as organisations, are characterised by having a set of rules that drive (and limit) the interactions amongst their components. These rules may range from simple ones to complex legal systems, norms, contracts or policies, among others. Examples of this kind of systems may be technical systems such as computing grids or sensor networks, which have to share limited resources, as well as socio-technical systems, with humans involved in the functioning of the system, such as in smart grids. The aim of this session is to discuss the different aspects, effects, and representations of law, norms, and justice in self-organising systems and to debate the impact of current and future technical self-organising systems on legal systems.

Session Organizers:

  • Gerrit Anders, University of Augsburg
  • Didac Busquets, Imperial College London, UK
  • Giuseppe Contissa, European University Institute, Italy
  • Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, University of Otago, New Zealand