[ecoop-info] ICAC 2013 Call for Papers

Martina Maggio mmartimay at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 11:37:44 CET 2012

ICAC 2013 Call for Papers
10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing

June 26-28, 2013  San Jose, CA
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association

* Important Dates

  Paper registrations (title and abstract) due: February 25, 2013, 11:59
p.m. PST
  Paper submissions due: March 4, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PST
  Notification to authors: April 8, 2013
  Final paper files due: May 22, 2013

* Overview

  ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques,
foundations, and applications. Large-scale systems of all types, such as
data centers, compute clouds, sensor networks, embedded or pervasive
environments, and the Internet of Things are becoming increasingly complex
and burdensome for people to manage. Autonomic computing systems reduce
this burden by managing their own behavior in accordance with high-level
goals. In autonomic systems, resources and applications are managed to
maximize performance and minimize cost, while maintaining predictable and
reliable behavior in the face of varying workloads, failures, and malicious
threats. Achieving self-management requires and motivates research that
spans a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, including
distributed systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, modeling,
control theory, optimization, planning, decision theory, user interface
design, data management, software engineering, emergent behavior, and
bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together researchers and practitioners
from disparate disciplines, application domains, and perspectives, enabling
them to discover and share underlying commonalities in their approaches to
making resources, applications, and systems more autonomic.

* Topics

  Papers are solicited from all areas of autonomic computing, including
(but not limited to):

  ** Self-managing components, such as compute, storage, and networking
devices; embedded and real-time systems; and mobile devices such as smart
  ** AI and mathematical techniques, such as machine learning, control
theory, operations research, probability and stochastic processes, queuing
theory, rule-based systems, and bio-inspired techniques, and their use in
autonomic computing
  ** End-to-end design and implementations for management of resources,
workloads, availability, performance, reliability, power/cooling, security,
and others
  ** Monitoring systems that can scale to large environments
  ** Hypervisors, operating systems, middleware, or application support for
autonomic computing
  ** Novel human interfaces for monitoring and controlling autonomic systems
  ** Goal specification and policies, including specification and modeling
of service-level agreements, behavior enforcement, IT governance, and
business-driven IT management
  ** Frameworks, principles, architectures, and toolkits, from software
engineering practices and experimental methodologies to agent-based
  ** Automated management techniques for emerging applications, systems,
and platforms, including social networks, Big Data systems, multi-core
processors, and Internet of Things
  ** Fundamental science and theory of self-managing systems for
understanding, controlling, or exploiting emergent system behaviors to
enforce autonomic properties
  ** Applications of autonomic computing and experiences with prototyped or
deployed systems solving real-world problems in science, engineering,
business, or society
  ** Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest,
correctness, clarity and relevance to the broader community. Papers are
strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user studies,
and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all possible.

* Paper Submissions

  Full papers (a maximum of 10 pages) and short papers (4 pages) are
invited on a wide variety of topics relating to autonomic computing. Both
full and short papers should be typeset in two-column format in 10 point
type on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, with the text block being no more
than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. Both kinds of papers should be submitted via the
Web submission form, which will be available here soon. Complete formatting
and submission instructions can be found here. Authors are also encouraged
to submit a poster or demo that summarizes or augments their paper (see

  Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission
of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or
fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and
journals, prohibits these practices and may take action against authors who
have committed them. See the USENIX Conference Submissions Policy for
details. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be
considered. If you are uncertain whether your submission meets USENIX's
guidelines, please contact the program co-chairs, icac13chairs at usenix.org,
or the USENIX office, submissionspolicy at usenix.org.

  At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the paper
in person at the conference. The accepted papers will be available online
to registered attendees before the conference and will also appear in
proceedings distributed via USB drives at the conference. If your accepted
paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify
production at usenix.org. The papers will be available online to everyone
beginning on June 26, 2013. Accepted submissions will be treated as
confidential prior to publication on the USENIX ICAC '13 Web site; rejected
submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

* Special Tracks

  To facilitate community collaboration and exchange of ideas in emergent
technological areas, ICAC’13 will host two special tracks, each of which
will be reviewed by its own subcommittee. Dr. Levent Gürgen will lead a
special track on self-aware Internet of Things and Dr. Karsten Schwan will
lead a special track on management of Big Data systems.

* Posters, Demonstrations, and Exhibitions

  ICAC '13 will also feature a poster, demonstration, and exhibition
session consisting of research prototypes and technology artifacts that
demonstrate autonomic software or autonomic computing principles. Please
check back here for formatting and submission instructions, plus the Web
submission form specific to this session, which will be available here soon.

* PhD Thesis Digest Forum

  Current PhD students who are working on topics relevant to autonomic
computing are invited to submit a short summary (up to 2 pages) of their
theses. Top selected submissions will be presented at a PhD forum during
the ICAC '13 conference. Please check back here for submission instructions.

* Conference Organizers:

  ** General Chair: Jeffrey Kephart, IBM Research

  ** Program Co-Chairs: Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology; Xiaoyun
Zhu, VMware

  ** Poster/Demo/Exhibit Chair: Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of

  ** PhD Forum Chair: Rean Griffith, VMware

  ** Publicity Chairs: Martina Maggio, Lund University; Ming Zhao, Florida
International University

  ** Program Committee:

     Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University
     Sara Bouchenak, INRIA
     Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London
     Yuan Chen, HP Labs
     Charles Consel, INRIA
     Alva Couch, Tufts University
     Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
     Joao E. Ferreira, University of S?o Paulo
     Jose Fortes, University of Florida
     Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO
     Rean Griffith, VMware
     Xiaohui Gu, North Carolina State University
     Yuxiong He, Microsoft Research
     Tom Holvoet, KU Leuven
     Jiman Hong, Soongsil University
     Geoff Jiang, NEC Labs
     Nagarajan Kandasamy, Drexel University
     Yasuhiko Kanemasa, Fujitsu Labs
     Jeff Kephart, IBM Research
     Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
     Mike Kozuch, Intel Labs
     Marin Litoiu, York University
     Xue Liu, McGill University
     Arif Merchant, Google
     Tridib Mukherjee, Xerox Research
     Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon University
     Priya Narashimhan, Carnegie Mellon University
     Omer Rana, Cardiff University
     Anders Robertsson, Lund University
     Kai Sachs, SAP AG
     Hartmut Schmeck, KIT
     Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Onn Shehory, IBM Research Haifa
     Yasushi Shinjo, Tsukuba University
     Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary
     Christopher Stewart, Ohio State University
     Ya-Yunn Su, National Taiwan University
     Vanish Talwar, HP Labs
     Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Pennsylvania State University
     Mustafa Uysal, VMware
     Xiaorui Wang, Ohio State University
     Jianwei Yin, Zhejiang University
     Kenji Yoshihira, NEC Labs
     Jianfeng Zhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences
     Ming Zhao, Florida International University
     Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado

* More information:

  ** Web: https://www.usenix.org/conference/icac13
  ** Email: icac2013 at cs.fiu.edu
  ** LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ICAC-Conference-4264583
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