[ecoop-info] CfP: ICAC 2017

Christian Becker christian.becker at uni-mannheim.de
Tue Jan 10 11:29:05 CET 2017

ICAC 2017 Call for Papers

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- The 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2017) -
- July 17-21, 2017 -- Columbus, OH -- USA                                   -

   Abstract Submission Deadline    February 14, 2017
   Paper Submission Deadline       Feb 21, 2017
   Author Notification             April 19, 2017
   Final Manuscript                May 1, 2017

All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anytime on Earth)


ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing, its foundations, principles, engineering, technologies,
and applications. Nowadays, complex systems of all types, like large-scale data centers, cloud computing
infrastructures, cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, self-organizing systems, organic computing
systems, cognitive computing systems, or self-aware computing systems, involve many active, interconnected
components that require careful coordination. Being impossible for a human to manage such systems, the autonomic
computing paradigm with its support for self-management capabilities is increasingly indispensable for the
components of our IT world. ICAC 2017 seeks the latest research advances on science and engineering concerning
all aspects of autonomic computing, including but not limited to the following main research topics:

1. Foundations

   a) Fundamental science and theory of autonomic computing systems and feedback control for software,
      self-awareness and self-expression
   b) Algorithms, such as AI, machine learning, control theory, operations research, probability and
      stochastic processes, queueing theory, rule-based systems, biological-inspired techniques, and
      socially-inspired techniques
   c) Formal models and analysis of self-management, emergent behavior, uncertainty, self-organization,
      self-awareness, trustworthiness

2. Resource Management in Data Centers

   a) Hypervisors, operating systems, middleware, and platforms for self-managing data centers and cloud
   b) Sensing, energy efficiency, and resource adaptation
   c) Autonomic components, such as multi-core servers, storage, networking, and hardware accelerators
   d) Applications and case studies of end-to-end design and implementation of systems for resource

3. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT)

   a) System architectures OS, services, middleware, and protocols for CPS and IoT
   b) Energy, real-time, and mobility management
   c) Design principles, methodologies, and tools for CPS and IoT
   d) Self-organization under severe resource constraints
   e) Applications and case studies of autonomic CPS and IoT

4. Self-Organization and Organic Computing

   a) Self-organization principles and organic computing principles borrowed from systems theory,
      control theory, game theory, decision theory, social theories, biological theories, etc.
   b) Self-organization, emergent behavior, decentralized control, individual and social/organizational
      learning, scalability, robustness, goal- and norm-governed behavior, online self-integration for
      trustworthy self-organizing and organic systems
   c) Infrastructures and architectures for self-organizing systems and organic computing systems
   d) Applications and case studies for self-organization and organic computing

5. Emerging Computing Paradigms: Cognitive Computing, Self-Aware Computing

   a) Advanced learning for cognitive computing such as meta-cognitive learning, self-regulatory learning,
      consciousness and cognition in learning, collaborative/competitive learning, and online/sequential
   b) Architectures, control, algorithmic approaches, instrumentation, and infrastructure for cognitive
      computing and self-aware systems
   c) Cognitive computing and self-awareness in heterogeneous and decentralized systems
   d) Applications and case studies for social networks, big data systems, deep learning systems, games,
      and artificial assistants, cognitive robots, and systems with self-awareness and self-expression

6. Software Engineering for Autonomic Computing Systems: Architecture, Specifications, Assurances

   a) Design methodology, frameworks, principles, infrastructures, and tools for development and
      assurances for autonomic computing systems
   b) System architectures, services, components and platforms broadly applicable for autonomic
      computing system engineering
   c) Goal specification and policies, modeling of service-level agreements, behavior enforcement,
      IT governance, and business-driven IT management
   d) Applications and case studies for software engineering approaches for autonomic computing systems

In addition to fundamental results ICAC is also interested in applications and experiences with prototyped or
deployed systems solving real-world problems in science, engineering, business, or society. Typical application
areas for ICAC are autonomous robotics, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, data centers, dependable
computing, industrial internet / industry 4.0, internet of things, mobile computing, service-oriented systems,
smart buildings, smart city, smart grid / energy management, smart factory, smart user interfaces, space
applications, and traffic management.


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Submissions are
required to mark at least one topic area. Papers will be reviewed by at least three PC members including at
least two having specific domain expertise concerning the indicated main research topics and judged on
originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. At least one
author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference.

Papers can be submitted in one of the following three categories with different acceptance criteria for each

   a) Full research papers limited to 10 pages (double column, IEEE format)
   b) Experience papers limited to 8 pages (double column, IEEE format)
   c) Short papers limited to 6 pages (double column, IEEE format)

Full and experience research papers are strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user
studies, and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all possible. Short papers can either be work
in progress, or position and challenge papers that motivate the community to address new challenges. See
conference website for format instructions.

We will bestow the Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award to an excellent full-length research paper and it is planned
that a selection of the best papers of the full research paper category will be invited to submit an extended
version of their contribution for a ICAC 2017 special issue after the conference.

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