[ecoop-info] ICAC14 paper submission due on March 5, 2014 (11th International Conference on Autonomic Computing)

Ming Zhao zhaom at cis.fiu.edu
Fri Feb 28 02:50:57 CET 2014

ICAC 2014 Call for Papers
11th International Conference on Autonomic Computing

June 18-20, 2014  Philadelphia, PA
Co-held with the 2015 USENIX Federated Conferences Week (June 17-20, 2014)
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
(CFP: https://www.usenix.org/conference/icac14/call-for-papers)

* Important Dates

  Paper submissions due: March 5, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST (hard deadline,
no extensions)
  Notification to authors: April 9, 2014
  Final paper files due: May 20, 2014

* 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, smart cities, cyber-physical systems,
sensor networks, and embedded or pervasive environments, 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 analysis, 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 smartphones.
  ** AI and mathematical techniques, such as machine learning, control
theory, operations research, probability and stochastic processes,
queueing theory, rule-based systems, and bio-inspired techniques, and
their use in autonomic computing.
  ** End-to-end design and implementation of systems for management of
resources, workloads, scalability, availability, performance,
reliability, power/cooling, and security.
  ** Monitoring components and platforms for autonomic systems in IT
or cyber-physical 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 techniques.
  ** Automated management techniques for emerging applications,
systems, and platforms, including social networks, cloud computing,
big data systems, multi-core servers, smart cities, and cyber-physical
  ** 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.

  Applications of autonomic computing and experiences with prototyped
or deployed systems solving real-world problems in science,
engineering, business, or society.

* Paper Submissions

  ** Regular papers:

  Full papers (a maximum of 10 pages, excluding references) 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. They should be submitted electronically, via the Web
submission form, which will be available here soon. Submitted papers
must be original work, and must not be under consideration for another
conference or journal. Complete formatting and submission instructions
can be found here
Some submissions will be accepted as short papers or posters.

  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
(http://www.usenix.org/conferences/submissions-policy). 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,
icac14chairs at usenix.org, or the USENIX office,
submissionspolicy at usenix.org.

  At least one author of each accepted full or short paper or poster
must present the paper/poster 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
electronically 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 18,
2014. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to
publication on the USENIX ICAC '14 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'14 will host two special tracks,
each of which will be reviewed by its own subcommittee. 

  *** Smart Cyber-Physical Systems
      Chair: Ron Ambrosio (rfa at us.ibm.com) 
      Submission instructions to be announced

  *** MBDS: Management of Big Data System
      Co-Chairs: Karsten Schwan (karsten.schwan at cc.gatech.edu)
                 Vanish Talwar (vanish.talwar at hp.com) 
      Paper submissions due: March 31, 2014, 11:59 p.m. PDT
      Submission instructions: 

* Conference Organizers:

  ** General Chair: Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware

  ** Program Co-Chairs:
     Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London
     Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, North Carolina State University

  ** Program Vice-Chairs for Management of Big Data Systems:
     Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Vanish Talwar, HP Labs

  ** Program Vice-Chairs for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems:
     Ron Ambrosio, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

  ** Poster Chair:
     Christopher Stewart, The Ohio State University

  ** Publicity Co-Chairs:
     Rui Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences
     Martina Maggio, Lund University
     Vartan Padaryan, Russian Academy of Sciences
     Ming Zhao, Florida International University

  ** Program Committee:
     Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano
     Sara Bouchenak, University of Grenoble
     Rick Buskens, Google
     Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne
     Lydia Chen, IBM Zurich
     Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs
     Ira Cohen, HP Labs
     Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge
     Dilma Da Silva, Qualcomm Research
     Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano
     Renato Figuerado, University of Florida
     Salima Hassas, University of Lyon
     Yuxiong He, Microsoft Research
     Tom Holvoet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
     Longbo Huang, Tsinghua University
     Alex Iosup, Delft University of Technology
     Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business
     Evangelia Kalyvianaki, City University London
     Yasuhiko Kanemasa, Fujitsu Labs
     Jeff Kephart, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
     Fabio Kon, University of Sao Paulo
     Samuel Kounev, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
     Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary
     Cristian Lumezanu, NEC Labs
     Xiaosong Ma, Qatar Research Foundation
     Julie McCann, Imperial College London
     Daniel Menasche, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
     Arif Merchant, Google
     Frank Mueller, North Carolina State University
     Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     Alma Riska, EMC
     Kai Sachs, SAP AG
     Hartmut Schmeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
     Onn Shehory, IBM Research Haifa
     Kai Shen, University of Rochester
     Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
     Yasushi Shinjo, University of Tsukuba
     Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary
     Christopher Stewart, The Ohio State University
     Jordi Torres, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and UPC Barcelona Tech
     Mustafa Uysal, VMware
     Timothy Wood, George Washington University
     Ding Yuan, Toronto University
     Ming Zhao, Florida International University
     Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado—Colorado Springs

* More information:

  ** Web: https://www.usenix.org/conference/icac14
  ** CFP: https://www.usenix.org/conference/icac14/call-for-papers
  ** Email: icac14chairs at usenix.org
  ** LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ICAC-Conference-4264583

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