[ecoop-info] DSS workshop with SASO 2017

Akshay S.N akshay.uttama at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 14:43:08 CEST 2017

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                  Call for papers -- DSS 2017

      The 3rd International Workshop on Data-driven Self-regulating Systems
(DSS 2017)

In conjunction with 11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and
Self-Organizing Systems (SASO),
             Proceedings appear in IEEE Digital Library

               September 18-22, 2017 in University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
                 CFP link: http://dss2017.inn.ac/

The emergence of pervasive and ubiquitous technologies together with social
media has resulted in unprecedented opportunities to reason about the
complexity of our society based on magnitudes of data. Embedded ICT
technologies mandate the functionality and operations of several
techno-socio-economic systems such as traffic systems, transportation
systems, Smart Grids, power/gas/water networks, etc. It is estimated that
over 50 billion connected smart devices will be online by the year 2020.
Moreover, social media provide invaluable insights about the complexity of
social interactions and how these interactions influence the sustainability
of several ICT-enabled techno-socio-economic systems. These observations
show that regulating online the complex systems of our nowadays digital
society is a grand challenge. Regulation concerns trade-offs such as the
alignment of technical requirements, e.g. robustness, fault-tolerance,
safety and security, with social or environmental requirements, for
instance, fairness in the utilization of energy resources. The scale of
nowadays data cannot tackle the challenge by itself as data may convey
ungrounded correlations and biased predictions. Smart, autonomic and
selfregulating mechanisms are required for filtering data streams in
real-time and transform them to valuable information based on which
intelligent adaptive decisions can be made in a decentralized fashion under
a plethora of operational scenarios.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
+ self-regulation
+ autonomic computing
+ pervasive/ubiquitous computing
+ Internet of Things
+ big data analytics
+ cloud computing
+ online policy-making
+ distributed systems
+ privacy & security
+ multi-agent systems
+ peer-to-peer systems
+ self-organization
+ adaptive mechanisms
+ complex systems & (social) networks
+ mechanism design & game theory
+ quality of experience

Application domains:
+ Smart Grids
+ power/gas/water networks
+ traffic systems
+ manufacturing systems
+ transportation systems
+ ambient-assisted living
+ social media/networks
+ mobile applications
+ disease spreading

Workshop Organizers
Evangelos Pournaras, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Akshay Uttama Nambi S.N., Microsoft Research Lab, India
Stefan Bosse, University of Bremen, Germany

Submission Instructions
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above
and other topics related to self-regulating systems. Submitted papers must
not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Please,
indicate clearly the corresponding authors and include up to 6 keywords and
an abstract of no more than 400 words. Submissions have to be formatted
according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide not
exceeding 6 two-column pages. Papers are submitted as PDF files via the
Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dss2017)

Key Dates
Paper submission deadline:  July 17, 2017
Paper notification:         July 30, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark Yao Utopus Insights Spinoff of Smarter Energy, IBM T.J. Watson
Research Center

Dr. Mark G. Yao is a Senior Research and Development member of Utopus
Insights. With more than 18 years both industrial and academic experience,
Dr. Yao’s research and development work focused on distributed,
event-driven and agent-based distributed computing system. He is also a
domain expert in networked intelligent sensor & actuator system,
Cyber-Physical System (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT). Prior join of Utopus
Insights, Dr. Yao was the research scientist and senior software architect
at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He was the
IBM technical lead and solution architect for several join research project
sponsored by U.S. government department of energy, including 2010-2015
Pacifc Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project and 2007 Gridwise Olympic
Peninsula Gridwise Testbed project. He was the original designer and lead
developer of Internet-scale Control System (iCS), a framework of developing
agent-based, event-driven and distributed control system. He won numerous
IBM Corporate Awards, Research Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards,
Outstanding Innovation Awards. Before his career of industry research, Dr.
Yao was adjunct professor and conducted teaching and research in several
universities in New York state. Dr. Yao has Ph.D. of physics, with
specialty of photonics & optoelectroincs.

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