[ecoop-info] SASO 2014 - Call for Demos and Posters
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SASO 2014 - CALL FOR DEMOS AND POSTERS
8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing
London, UK; 8-12 September 2014
1. CALL FOR DEMOS
— IMPORTANT DATES: —
Deadline for demo submission: June 25, 2014
Notification of acceptance or rejection: July 25, 2014
Demo session date: September, 2014
— CALL FOR DEMOS: —
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
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.
— SUBMISSION: —
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
* 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.
— EVALUATION AND AWARDS: —
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
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.
— ORGANIZATION: —
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
— CHAIRS: —
* 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
— PROGRAM COMMITTEE: —
* 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
2. CALL FOR POSTERS
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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