[ecoop-info] CfP: 1St AWARENESS Workshop on Challenges in Achieving Self-Awareness in Autonomous Systems

Giacomo Cabri giacomo.cabri at unimore.it
Tue May 17 10:58:57 CEST 2011

1St AWARENESS Workshop on Challenges in Achieving Self-Awareness in 
Autonomous Systems

To be held at:
Fifth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing 
Systems (SASO 2011) Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – 7th October 2011

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 – this implies that they must 
therefore be self-aware. However, enabling self- awareness in a system 
raises many challenges, which will require a multi- disciplinary 
approach to overcome them.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from a range of 
disciplines to articulate the main challenges and propose methods of 
addressing them. The workshop solicits both conceptual papers which 
outline challenges and suggest novel approaches to addressing them, and 
technical papers describing results or methodologies. Topics of interest 
include (but are not limited to):

• Methods for enabling adaptation across multiple timescales
• Approaches to balancing tradeoffs between global and local concerns of 
the system
• Consideration of how systems can predict future events and adapt 
• Methods which enable performance be optimised across the system
• Techniques for enabling resource usage (i.e energy, bandwidth) to be 
• Consideration of novel architectures for creating systems composed of 
heterogeneous nodes which may be programmed in different ways
• New methods software engineering and abstraction for coping with 
diverse systems

Organised by the AWARE project www.aware-project.eu

Key Dates

Paper submission: July 4th 2011
Acceptance: July 25th 2011
Camera Ready: August 25th 2011
Workshop: October 7th 2011
SASO Conference: October 3-7th

Organising Committee
Emma Hart, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Martijn Schut,Vrieje Universiteit AMsterdam, Netherlands
Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London, UK
Giacomo Cabri, University di Modena and REggio Emilia, Italy

Submission Details

Paper Length: Papers are limited to 6 pages.

Paper Format: All papers should be formatted using the two-column IEEE 
Computer Society Conference Formatting Instructions.

Plagiarism: Authors are kindly reminded of the IEEE policy on 
publications and the five levels of plagiarism defined by the IEEE. 
These rules will be strictly enforced. In particular, self-plagiarized 
papers will be rejected without further ado.

Electronic Submissions: All papers should be submitted electronically in 
PDF format through the EasyChair submission system using this link 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aware2011. If you don’t have 
an EasyChair account, please register here http://www.easychair.org


| Prof. Giacomo Cabri - Ph.D., Associate Professor
| Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
| Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
| e-mail giacomo.cabri at unimore.it
| tel. +39-059-2056190  fax +39-059-2056129

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