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CfP 3rd Int. Conf. Self-Organization and Autonomous Systems in Computing and Communications (SOAS 2007): extended firm deadline: 4 June 2007

From: Rainer Unland <unlandr@informatik.uni-essen.de>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 11:28:43 +0200
Message-ID: <46555ACB.1010903@informatik.uni-essen.de>
To: Rainer Unland <rainer.unland@icb.uni-due.de>


               The 3rd International Conference
            Self-Organization and Autonomous Systems
           in Computing and Communications (SOAS 2007)
           URL: http://soas.xiaglow-research.org.uk/
             September 24-27, 2007, Leipzig, Germany
                  As a part of the SABRE event
(Software Agents and Services for Business, Research, and E-Sciences)

Important Dates:
Submission: 4 June 2007 (extended firm deadline)
Author notification: 25 June 2007
Invited-sessions, Tutorials, or Panels:	18 June 2007
Final version:	16 July 2007

Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Hong Zhu, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Jordi Torres, BSC-UPC, ES

(See Conference website for detail)

Technical Sponsorship:
System and Information Sciences Notes (SISN Journal)

Technical Co-Sponsorship:
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (Pending)

Important Dates:
Submission: 21 May 2007
Author notification: 18 June 2007
Invited-sessions, Tutorials, or Panels:	18 June 2007
Final version:	16 July 2007

    Today's IT systems with its ever-growing communication
and computing applications are becoming more and more large in scale,
which results in exponential complexity in their engineering, operation,
and maintenance. Conventional paradigms for run-time deployment,
management, maintenance, and evolution are particularly challenged in
tackling these immense complexities. Recently, it has widely been
recognized that self-organization and self-management/regulation offer
the most promising approach to addressing such challenges. Consequently,
a number of autonomic/adaptive computing initiatives have been launched
by major IT companies, like IBM, HP, and others.
Self-organization and adaptation are concepts stemming from the nature
and have been adopted in systems theory. Since computing and
communication systems are basically artificial systems, this prevents
conventional self-organization and adaptation principles and approaches
from being directly applicable. Complexity attributes in terms of
openness, scalability, uncertainty, discrete-event dynamics, etc. have
varied contexts in large-scale complex IT systems, and are too prominent
to be solved by the procedures pre-defined at design-time. Rather, they
have to be tackled by means of run-time perception of the complexity
patterns and the run-time enforcement of self-organization and
adaptation policies. The current knowledge about large-scale complex IT
systems is still very limited, and a framework has yet to be established
for their self-organization and adaptation.
    The methodology of multi-agent systems and the technology of Grid
computing have shed lights for the exploration into the self-organization 
and adaptation of large-scale complex IT systems.
Essentially, multi-agent systems provide a generic model for large-scale
complex IT systems. Exploring and understanding the self-organization
and adaptation of multi-agent systems is of profound significance for
engineering the self-organization and self-management/regulation of
large-scale complex IT systems comprised of communication
infrastructures and computing applications. A Grid computing system
exposes all the complexity attributes typical of large-scale complex IT
systems. Investigating the self-organization and autonomic systems for
Grid computing has remained a huge challenge.
To respond to the challenge above, apparently there is the urgency to
have a focal forum to exchange and disseminate the state-of-the art
developments from different disciplines.
    The SOAS 2007 conference right aims to provide a timely forum to
present the latest theoretical and practical results on
Self-Organization and Autonomous Systems in Computing and Communications
that have been arising in recent years in the areas.

    Papers are sought on theory, methodologies, technologies, and
implementations concerned with innovations in Multi-agent Systems, Grid
Computing, Transactional environments and Communications in the area of
autonomic and autonomous computing. SOAS 2007 main topics:
* Principles and Methodologies for Self-Organization and Adaptation
* Self-Organization/Adaptation of Multi-Agent Systems
* Self-Organizing/Autonomic Grid
* Adaptive Transactional Environments
* Autonomic Computing in General
* Autonomic Communications

     All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on merits including
correctness, originality, technical strength, quality of presentation, 
and relevance to the conference themes.
Submitted papers must include original work, and may not be under
consideration for another conference or journal.
Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 20 double-spaced single-column
pages, including figures, tables, and references. Submissions must be
made electronically as Adobe PDF files through the conference web-site.
All manuscripts accepted by SOAS 2007 as regular or short papers will
be formal published in the conference proceedings as a volume in the
series of System and Information Sciences Notes. Selected best papers
will be invited to revise and extend for publication in a journal
special issue in the International Transactions on Systems Science and
Applications after the conference.

     A student best paper award will be presented. It will consist of a
plaque, complimentary student registration to the conference. A student
paper is defined as one in which the principal (not sole) author is a
student. The student will be required to present the paper to receive
Tutorials, panels and invited-sessions will be held in conjunction with
the conference. Please see the conference web page for details on how
to submit a proposal of tutorial and panel session and how to organise
an invited session.

     For more information visit the conference web site at


“Experience is this valuable asset which allows us to identify the
    mistake immediately when we are doing it again and again!”

“Erfahrung ist jener kostbare Besitz, der uns befähigt, einen Fehler 
       sofort zu erkennen, wenn wir ihn immer wieder machen.”

Prof. Dr. Rainer Unland
University of Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)
Practical Computer Science, especially Data 
Management Systems and Knowledge Representation
Schuetzenbahn 70
45117 Essen, Germany
Tel.: (+49) 201-183 3421
IP-Tel. Skype: unlandr 
Fax: (+49) 201-183 4460
Email: Rainer.Unland   at  icb.uni-due.de
WWW: http://www.cs.uni-essen.de/dawis/
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