CfP 5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011), Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011

5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)
Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011

*Important Dates*

    Submissionof manuscripts 12 September 2011

    Notification ofacceptance/rejection 30September2011

    Camera-Ready Version(CRV) 31 October 2011

    Conference and Workshops 5-7 December2011

One of the most distinguishing requirements upon Information and 
Communication Technologies is today's ever-changing, highly open dynamic 
environments in which large-scale ICT systems are situated to operate. 
Challenges for ICT systems engineering immediately arise including, 
e.g., systems scalability, systems ultra-dependability, systems 
convergence against uncertainty and emergence, and so forth. In recent 
years, emergence, adaptation, self-organization, self-management, etc. 
have received extensive interests in both academics and industries of 
software, computing and communications.

CODS'11 conference aims to provide an international forum for the 
researchers and practitioners in the related subject areas to exchange 
research results, experiences, as well as the visions of the future and 
the scientific and practical problems that challenge the current 
technology development.

*Technical Scopes*

Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.

*Track 01Autonomic Networking and the Internet*

- intelligent networks control/management

- context-aware networks

- future internet

- internet traffic models and self-monitoring

- next generation networks architectures and protocols

- self-managed, self-configured networks, systems and services

-self-optimization of network performance

- self-organization and emergent behavior in P2P networks

-self-organizationand self-configuration of networks

- self-organized ad hoc sensor networks

- self-protection, self-diagnosis, and self-healing of networking

- SLA/contract based network management for next generation networks

- user level programming of network services

*Track 02Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications*

- 4G mobile communications and beyond

-ad hocwireless networks

- cognitive radio

- future wireless communications

- wireless broadband services

- wireless mesh networks

- wireless sensor networks

- WiMax

*Track 03Distributed/Collaborative Systems*

- collaborative computing

- distributed computing

- distributed data storage

- distributed enterprise computing

- distributed multimedia systems

- distributed resource management

- distributed workflow management

- high-performance computing

- middleware technology

- parallel and distributed processing

- utility computing

*Track 04Service-Oriented Computing and Service-Oriented Architectures 

- cloud computing

- distributed problem solving environments

- distributed knowledge-based systems

- e-science, e-commerce, e-healthcare

- grid computing

- grid resource management

- knowledge/semantic grids

- open grid service architectures

- virtual organization systems

- virtualized computing

- service discovery, composition and choreography

- service interaction/discovery protocols

- service programming

- service virtualization

- service-oriented architectures in converging networked environments

- service-oriented architectures in networking and communications

- service-oriented computing

- service-oriented software and systems engineering

*Track 05Self-organizedDistributedSystems*

- complex distributed systems

- emergence in distributed systems

- open complex systems

- peer-to-peer systems

*Track 06Web Systems*

- semantic webs

- sensor webs

- social networks

- web architectures

- web based distributed systems

- web programming

- web services

*Track 07Multi-Agent Systems*


- collective/social intelligence

- distributed knowledge based systems

- distributed problem solving environments

- distributedintelligence

- knowledge grids

- multi-agent systems

- multi-robotic systems

- swarm intelligence

*Track 08Distributed Embedded Systems*

- distributed manufacturing/production

- networked/wireless automation

- networked/distributed embedded systems

- networked/wireless robotics, swarm robotics

- supply chain collaboration and coordination

*Track 09PervasiveSystems*

- ambient intelligence

- distributed power generation

- networked/wireless embedded systems

- pervasive computing/communications, pervasive services

- smart pervasive systems

- system-on-chip, MEMS, NEMS

- ubiquitous computing

*Track10 Trustworthiness of Distributed Systems*

- cloud security

- GSI (grid security infrastructure)

- internet security

- network security

- reliability and dependability of distributed systems

- security and privacy in distributed systems

- security in mobile/ubiquitous computing

- security in Service-Oriented Architecture/Computing

- web service security

*Track11Industrial ApplicationSystems*

-distributed automationsystems

- distributed manufacturing

- holonic manufacturing

- industrial informatics

- industrial networks and communications

- Internet of Things in industrial applications

- RFID and sensor networks in industrial plants

- service-oriented architectures (SOAs) of industrial automation

- supply-chain management

*Track12Healthcare Systems*

- healthcare systems architectures

- service-oriented architectures (SOAs) of health care systems

- pervasive healthcare

- healthcare supply-chain management

*Important Dates, Submission, Proceedings and Journal Publications 

*General Chairs*

Professor Dr  Heinz Jürgen Müller

Faculty of Business Informatics and Mathematics

Mannheim University

D-68131 Mannheim, Germany

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Professor Dr Huaglory Tianfield

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow, G4 0BA, United Kingdom

E-mail <>

*Program Chair*

Professor Dr Rainer Unland

Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB)

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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"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

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