ACSOS 2020: Deadline Extended for Full Papers

ACSOS 2020

******* ACSOS 2020 - Deadline Extended! ********1st IEEE International Joint ICAC/SASO Conference onAutonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems17-21 August 2020 – Washington, DC & Online************************************************The goal of the IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS) is to provide a forum for sharing the latest research results, ideas and experiences in autonomic computing, self-adaptation and self-organization. ACSOS was founded in 2020 as a merger of the IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC) and the IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO). For more information about the merger, as well as up-to-date news, see or follow us at!*** Important Dates - Note Extended Deadline! ****EXTENDED: **May 8*, 2020: Abstract submission deadline(optional) *EXTENDED: **May**15*, 2020: Paper submission deadline (final)June 20, 2020: Notification to authorsJuly 8, 2020: Camera Ready DeadlineAugust 17-21, 2020: ACSOS Conference!*** Statement Regarding COVID-19 ***

The ACSOS Steering and Organizing Committees have been monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19, and considering what impact this may have on events scheduled for later in the year, such as ours. We are aware of the restrictions and uncertainty that people are facing, and therefore want to take this opportunity to offer some certainty to the community.

We would first like to express our empathy and condolences with those affected by COVID-19 so far, and those who will have a difficult 2020. Our primary concern is that members of our community, and their families and friends, remain safe and well. Secondly, our aspiration is to enable our whole international community to have, as much as possible, a stimulating and equitable opportunity to share and discuss their work and ideas in the areas of autonomic and self-organizing computing systems.

At this point we would like to announce and confirm that:

- The conference *will* take place, and on its original dates in August.

- There will be an opportunity to present virtually, for anyone who cannot or chooses not to travel.

- All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE, regardless of whether a physical or virtual presentation is given.

- The paper submission deadline will be extended by 1 month, in order to support authors to still produce their best work, despite the additional challenges that many of us are facing at the moment.

- Whether the conference becomes entirely virtual or a hybrid is a decision that we will make when we know more, and by early June at the latest. This is to ensure people have ample time to make travel arrangements, in the case of physical attendance.

- In the tradition of ICAC and SASO, which merged to form ACSOS, ACSOS will continue to be an IEEE sponsored conference, regardless of whether the conference becomes fully virtual this year.

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, it is unclear what things will be like in the late summer. Therefore, we hope you find the above clarifications helpful, and we appreciate your understanding as we continue to monitor the situation carefully.*

*** Newsflash! ****We are also pleased to confirm that:- Selected papers will be invited for extension to be published in ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).- Following the merger of two IEEE conferences, ICAC and SASO, we are pleased to confirm that ACSOS continues as an IEEE sponsored conference.*** Challenge and Scope ***The complexity of current and emerging networks, software, and services can be characterized by issues such as scale, heterogeneity, openness, and dynamics, both internally and in the environment. These issues have led the software engineering, distributed systems, and systems management communities to look for inspiration in diverse fields (e.g., complex systems, control theory, machine learning, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and biology) to find new ways of designing and managing such computing systems in a principled way. Yet challenges remain to build autonomic systems that exhibit the desirable self-* properties (i.e., self-organizing, self-adaptive, self-healing, self-aware, etc).The mission of ACSOS is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and industry practitioners to address these challenges to make resources, applications, and systems more autonomic, self-adaptive,  and self-organising. ACSOS provides a venue to share and present their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research. The conference program will include technical research papers, in-practice experience reports, posters, demos, and a doctoral symposium.We invite novel contributions related to the fundamental understanding of autonomic computing, self-adaption and self-organization along with principles and practices of their engineering and application. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Autonomic and Self-* system properties: robustness; resilience; resource efficiency; stability; anti-fragility; diversity; self-reference and reflection; emergent behavior; computational awareness and self-awareness;- Autonomic and Self-* systems theory: bio-inspired and socially-inspired paradigms and heuristics; theoretical frameworks and models; formal languages; queuing and control theory; requirement and goal expression techniques; uncertainty as a 1st class entity- Autonomic and Self-* systems engineering: reusable mechanisms and algorithms; design patterns; programming languages; architectures; operating systems and middleware; testing and validation methodologies; runtime models; techniques for assurance; platforms and toolkits; multi-agent systems;- Data-driven management: data mining; machine learning; data science and other statistical techniques to analyze, understand, and manage the behavior of complex systems or establishing self-awareness;- Mechanisms and principles for self-organisation and self-adaptation: inter-operation of self-* mechanisms; evolution, logic, and learning; addressing large-scale and decentralized systems;- Socio-technical self-* systems: human and social factors; visualization; crowdsourcing and collective awareness;- Hardware concepts for autonomic computing systems: self-* materials; self-construction; reconfigurable hardware;- Cross disciplinary research: approaches that draw inspiration from complex systems, organic computing, artificial intelligence, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and biology.

We invite research papers applying autonomic and self-* approaches to a wide range of application areas, including:- Smart grids, smart cities, homes, and manufacturing;

- Cyber-physical systems; autonomous vehicles and robotics; traffic management;- Self-adaptive cybersecurity;- Internet of Things;- Cloud computing and data centers;- Fog/edge computing;- Hypervisors, operating systems, and middleware.

Selected papers from ACSOS 2020 will be invited for extensions in ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).*** Submission Instructions ***Research papers will be accepted as either long papers up to 10 pages or short papers up to 7 pages (including references) and formatted according to the standard IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide.Please submit your papers electronically in PDF format using the ACSOS 2020 Easychair site: <>Note that separate calls for Poster, Demo, and In-Practice Report Submissions will also be issued, as well as a call for participation in the Doctoral Symposium.The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and made available as a part of the IEEE Digital Library. As per the standard IEEE policies, all submissions should be original, i.e., they should not have been previously published in any conference proceedings, book, or journal and should not currently be under review for another archival conference. We would also like to highlight IEEE’s policies regarding plagiarism and Self-plagiarism: ( <>). Where relevant and appropriate, accepted papers will also be encouraged to participate in the Demo or Poster Sessions.*** Review Criteria ***Papers should present novel ideas in the cross-disciplinary research context described in this call, motivated by problems from current practice or applied research. Both theoretical and empirical contributions should be highlighted, substantiated by formal analysis, simulation, experimental evaluations, or comparative studies. Appropriate references must be made to related work. Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of the ACSOS conference, we encourage papers to be intelligible and relevant to researchers who are not members of the same specialized sub-field. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers describing applications. Application papers should provide an indication of the real-world relevance of the problem that is solved, including a description of the domain, and an evaluation of performance, usability, or comparison to alternative approaches. Experience papers are also welcome, especially if they highlight insights into any aspect of design, implementation or management of self-* systems that would be of benefit to practitioners and the ACSOS community. All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed and evaluated based on the quality of their technical contribution, originality, soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of the art, and overall quality.The conference organizers will select one paper to be awarded the Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award.

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