[ecoop-info] SASO 2014 - Call for Demos and Posters

Giacomo Cabri giacomo.cabri at unimore.it
Mon Mar 10 18:00:00 CET 2014


8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing 
London, UK; 8-12 September 2014




Deadline for demo submission: June 25, 2014
Notification of acceptance or rejection: July 25, 2014
Demo session date: September, 2014


The demonstration track at SASO 2014 aims at providing an opportunity to 
participants from academia and industry to present their latest 
applications and systems to fellow researchers and practitioners in the 
Submissions will be evaluated based on their overall self-* 
characteristics, originality and maturity. The committee will 
particularly consider system robustness, resilience and scaling 
abilities in addition to the self-* functions of the contributions. 
Interactivity of the demos will be considered a further asset.

Demonstrations may target:

* virtual systems, such as software applications;
* physical systems, such as robots or sensor networks;
* cyber-physical systems, combining the above;

where physical systems might be presented either with real equipment, by 
simulation, or hybrid demos using both simulations and real platforms.

We particularly solicit authors to highlight the utility and general 
applicability of their contributions, whether for the short, medium or 
long term.

This call is open to the full range of conference topics, however we 
encourage authors to also consider socio-inspired and normative systems 
as focus issue. These comprise self-adaptive and self-organizing 
algorithms, platforms and coordination mechanisms which are influenced 
by the design or modeling of social and normative systems.

For a detailed list of relevant topics, please refer to the SASO 2014 
website or SASO 2014 CFP.


Demo submissions must include:

* a short paper (2 pages, conference format) describing the system and 
its self-* capabilities; if accepted, papers will be published in the 
official proceedings;
* a URL of a website providing a self-explanatory video showing the 
system at work; and (optionally) allowing viewers to interact with the 
real system or with an emulator.

Electronic submission: http://www.saso-conference.org

At the conference, software applications will be presented on computers. 
For cyber-physical systems, if possible, authors are invited to bring 
their equipment (smart devices, sensors, actuators, robots, et cetera). 
Software simulations or video recordings can be accepted as an alternative.

Additionally, authors must bring a poster summarizing their system and demo.


Submitted demos will undergo a selection process based to equal parts on 
the quality of the short paper (novelty and impact, technical soundness 
and presentation) and the online demo system (design, degree of 
innovation, technical solution, applicability, clarity of the 
contribution and potential of reuse).

At least one author of accepted demos is required to register to the 
conference and to do an on-site presentation and demonstration of the 
contributions to the evaluation committee, as well as the other 
conference attendees.

The evaluation committee, consisting of the Demo Program Committee 
members attending the conference, will award a prize for the best demo 
in each system category, with cyber-physical systems classifying for both.


Please contact the chairs for any questions regarding the Demo session. 
The list of committee members comprising an international group of 
judges from academia and industry will be made available as soon as 


* Jean Botev, University of Luxembourg, LU; Email: jean.botev at uni.lu
* Maite Lopez-Sanchez, University of Barcelona, ES; Email: 
maite_lopez at ub.edu


* Tina Balke, University of Surrey, UK
* Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, University of Geneva, CH
* Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, DE
* Juan Antonio Rodríguez-Aguilar, AI Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), ES
* Steffen Rothkugel, University of Luxembourg, LU
* Ingo Scholtes ETH Zurich, CH
* Jaime Simão Sichman, University of São Paulo, BR


Important Dates

(All deadlines are at 11:59 PM GMT)

Deadline for submission: June 9, 2014
Notification of acceptance or rejection: June 30, 2014
Camera ready poster abstract due: July 18, 2014
Early registration deadline: August 22, 2014

Call for Posters

The seventh SASO conference continues its tradition of offering poster 
sessions, a great opportunity for interactive presentation of emerging 
ideas, late-breaking results, experiences, and challenges on SASO 
topics. Poster sessions are informal and highly interactive, and
allow authors and participants to engage in in-depth discussions about 
the presented work from which new collaborations, ideas, and solutions 
can emerge.

Posters should cover the same key areas as Research Papers and should 
contain original cutting-edge ideas, as well as speculative/provocative 
ones. Proposals of new research directions and innovative 
interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome. Submissions in the
following areas are particularly encouraged:

Self-* systems theories, frameworks, models, and paradigms, including 
the ones inspired by the biological, social, and physical worlds.

Self-* systems engineering: goals and requirements, hardware and 
software design, deployment, management and control, validation.

Properties of self-* systems: self-organisation and emergent behaviour, 
self-adaptation, self-management, self-monitoring, self-tuning, 
self-repair, self-configuration, etc.

Evaluation of self-* systems: methods for performance, robustness, and 
dependability assessment and analysis.

Social self-* systems: emergent human behaviour, crowdsourcing, 
collective awareness, gamification and serious games.

Applications and experiences with self-* systems: cyber security, 
transportation, computational sustainability, power systems, large 
networks, large data centers, and cloud computing.

Submission Process

For evaluation and selection, authors should submit a two-page extended 
abstract of their poster. The format of this extended abstract must 
comply with the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and 
it shall be submitted electronically in PDF format.
Templates for Word and LaTeX are available at the conference site.

Please register as authors and submit your papers using the SASO 2014 
conference management system. Poster authors should use
the poster track for their submissions.

Accepted Posters
If selected, authors shall prepare a final, camera ready version of the 
extended abstract, taking into account all feedback from reviewers, and 
formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style 
guide. Posters will be advertised in the final program, and
authors' two-page extended abstracts will be published by the IEEE 
Computer Society Press as part of the conference proceedings. Abstracts 
will also be available as part of the IEEE Digital Library.

Poster Content
Authors shall prepare their poster for presentation in the reserved 
poster session, taking into consideration that all posters should 
include the following information:

- The purpose and goals of the work.

- Any background and motivation needed to understand the work.

- Any critical hypotheses and assumptions that underlie the work.

- A clear summary of the contribution and/or results, in sufficient 
detail for a (re)viewer to understand the work and its relevance. If the 
work is at an initial stage, it is especially important to state clearly 
the anticipated contributions and any early results towards them.

- The relationship to other related efforts, where appropriate. Authors 
of accepted posters may be asked to point out relationships to work 
represented by other accepted posters.

- Where to find additional information This should include but is not 
restricted to: a web site where viewers can go to find additional 
information about the work how to contact the authors, including email 
addresses citations for any papers, books, or other materials that 
provide additional information.

Poster Layout Guidelines

The format of posters and the nature of poster sessions require authors 
to capture the viewers' attention effectively, and present core concepts 
so as to clearly position the context of their research work. For this 
reason, graphic representations, figures, and screen shots are typically 
the main medium of communication in successful posters. Few attendees 
will stop to read a large poster with dense text. If screen shots are 
used, please ensure that they print legibly and that the fonts are large 
enough to be read easily once printed. The recommended size for the 
poster is A0 and all poster authors are required to print and bring 
their posters at the conference.

At least one of the poster authors is required to register at the 
conference and will be required to give a brief presentation of the 
poster in the interactive poster session, as well as staying with the 
poster to discuss the work with conference attendees for the duration of 
the scheduled poster sessions.

Contact details
For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact 
the Poster Chairs.

Iva Bojić, University of Zagreb, Croatia (iva.bojic at fer.hr)
Regis Riveret, Imperial College, UK (r.riveret at imperial.ac.uk)


| Prof. Giacomo Cabri - Ph.D., Associate Professor
| Dip. di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche
| Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
| e-mail giacomo.cabri at unimore.it
| tel. +39-059-2058320 fax +39-059-2055216

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