[ecoop-info] CFP: ICAC2012 due in one month (9th International Conference on Autonomic Computing)

Ming Zhao zhaom at cis.fiu.edu
Sun Feb 12 02:48:37 CET 2012


The 9th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2012)

September 16-20, 2012. San Jose, CA, USA


Paper and Poster Submission: March 9, 2012, 11:59pm PST
Notification: May 18, 2012
Camera-ready Due: June 8, 2012
Workshop Proposal Submission: February 10, 2012

ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques, 
foundations, and applications. Autonomic computing refers to 
methods and means for automated management of performance, fault, 
security, and configuration with little involvement of users or 
administrators. Systems introducing new autonomic features are 
becoming increasingly prevalent, motivating research that spans 
a variety of areas, from computer systems, networking, software 
engineering, and data management to machine learning, control 
theory, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together 
researchers and practitioners across these disciplines to 
address multiple facets of adaptation and self-management in 
computing systems and applications from different perspectives. 
Autonomic computing solutions are sought for clouds, grids, 
data centers, enterprise software, internet services, data 
services, smart phones, embedded systems, and sensor networks. 
In these environments, resources and applications must be managed 
to maximize performance and minimize cost, while maintaining 
predictable and reliable behavior in the face of varying 
workloads, failures, and malicious threats. Papers are solicited 
from all areas of autonomic computing, including (but not limited 

* End-to-end techniques for management of resources, workloads, 
  performance, faults, power/cooling, security, and others.

* Self-managing components, such as server, storage, network 
  protocols, or specific application elements, and embedded and 
  mobile end systems such as smart phones.

* Decision and analysis techniques and their use, such as machine 
  learning, control theory, predictive methods, probability and 
  stochastic processes, queuing theory methodologies, emergent 
  behavior, rule-based systems, and bio-inspired techniques.

* Monitoring systems for autonomic computing.

* Hypervisor, operating systems, hardware, or application support 
  for autonomic computing.

* Novel human interfaces for monitoring and controlling autonomic 

* Management topics, such as specification and modeling of 
  service-level agreements, behavior enforcement and tie-in with 
  IT governance.

* Toolkits, frameworks, principles and architectures, from 
  software engineering practices and experimental methodologies 
  to agent-based techniques and virtualization.

* Fundamental science and theory of self-managing systems: 
  understanding, controlling or exploiting 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 and society.

Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest, 
correctness, clarity and relevance to the broader community. 
Papers should report on experiences, measurements, user studies, 
or other evaluations, as appropriate. Evaluations of a prototype 
or large-scale deployment of systems and applications is expected.

Full papers (a maximum of 10 pages in the two-column ACM proceedings 
format) and posters (2 pages) are invited on a wide variety of 
topics relating to autonomic computing. Submitted papers must be 
original work, and may not be under consideration for another 
conference or journal. Complete formatting and submission 
instructions can be found on the conference web site. Accepted 
papers and posters will appear in proceedings distributed at the 
conference and available electronically. Relevant top ICAC'12 
papers will be invited for "fast-track" submissions to the 
ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).
ICAC'12 welcomes proposals for co-located workshops on topics of 
interest to the autonomic computing community. Workshop proposals 
should be submitted to the Workshop Chair, Fred Douglis 
(f.douglis at computer.org) by February 10, 2012. Workshops are 
expected to publish proceedings, and should cover areas that 
complement the main program. ICAC'12 will also feature a 
demonstration and exhibition session consisting of prototypes and 
technology artifacts such as demonstrating autonomic software or 
autonomic computing principles. Entries will be judged by a 
separate committee led by the demo/exhibit chair.
One of ICAC's important roles is to bring together researchers 
and practitioners from academia and industry. In its industry 
session, ICAC helps fulfill this role by presenting an industry 
viewpoint on technologies, products, and market needs. The 
industry session also addresses current challenges, and 
opportunities for academic and corporate research collaborations. 
We encourage industry leaders, including entrepreneurs, product 
developers, architects, managers, marketers and end users, 
to submit their papers and posters reflecting such industry 
perspectives as part of the regular submission process.


Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs

Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
Vanish Talwar, HP Labs

Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware

Fred Douglis, EMC

Eno Thereska, Microsoft Research

Michael Kozuch, Intel

Jessica Blaine

Daniel Batista, University of SãPaulo 
Vartan Padaryan, ISP/Russian Academy of Sci. 
Ioan Raicu, Illinois Inst. of Technology 
Jianfeng Zhan, ICT/Chinese Academy of Sci.
Ming Zhao, Florida Intl. University

Tarek Abdelzaher, UIUC
Umesh Bellur, IIT, Bombay
Ken Birman, Cornell University
Rajkumar Buyya, Univ. of Melbourne
Rocky Chang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Yuan Chen, HP Labs
Alva Couch, Tufts University
Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
Fred Douglis, EMC
Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida
Mohamed Hefeeda, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Joe Hellerstein, Google
Geoff Jiang, NEC Labs
Jeff Kephart, IBM Research
Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research
Fabio Kon, University of SãPaulo
Michael Kozuch, Intel
Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs
Klara Nahrstedt, UIUC
Priya Narasimhan, CMU
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University
Ioan Raicu, Illinois Inst. of Technology
Omer Rana, Cardiff University
Masoud Sadjadi, Florida Intl. University
Rick Schlichting, AT&T Labs
Hartmut Schmeck, KIT
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
Onn Shehory, IBM Research
Eno Thereska, Microsoft Research
Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware

Ming Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
Tel: (305) 348-2034, Fax: (305) 348-3549
Email: ming at cs.fiu.edu
Web: http://visa.cs.fiu.edu/ming

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