[BBLISA-announce] CFP: 8th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC2011)

Ming Zhao zhaom at cis.fiu.edu
Sat Oct 9 23:57:52 EDT 2010

                           Call for Papers
       The 8th International Conference on Autonomic Computing
                              ICAC 2011

               June 14-18th, 2011  Karlsruhe, Germany


ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing applications,
technology and foundations. Autonomic computing refers to methods and
means for reducing the human burden of managing computing systems.
Systems introducing new autonomic features are becoming increasingly
prevalent, motivating research that spans a variety of areas, from
computer systems, architecture, databases and networks to machine
learning, control theory, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings
together researchers and practitioners across these disciplines to
address the multiple facets of adaptation and self-management in
computing systems and applications from different perspectives.
Autonomic computing solutions are sought for grids, clouds, enterprise
software, data centers, Internet services, embedded systems, and sensor
networks, where resources and applications must be managed to maximize
performance and minimize cost, while maintaining predictable and
reliable behavior in the face of varying workloads, failures, and
malicious threats. Papers are solicited from all areas of autonomic
computing, along three main thrusts:

* Applications of autonomic computing: Systems contributions and
experiences are sought with prototyped or deployed systems and
applications that focus on advancing system independence and increasing
system ability to adapt to an unpredictable environment. Application
areas include but are not limited to:
- Enterprise applications
- Clouds and grids
- Internet services
- Data center or large-scale system management
- Embedded and mobile systems
- Energy management
- Sensor networks, especially issues related to autonomous, distributed
- Internet of things
- Other applications of autonomic computing to real problems in science,
engineering, business and society.

* Autonomic computing components and services: Papers are sought that
describe protocols, system-level support, services, or application
components that enhance aspects of system autonomy, self-management,
self-tuning, self-configuration, self-diagnosis, and self-healing, or
improve adaptive capabilities. Examples include:
- Autonomic management of resources, workloads, faults, power/thermal,
and other challenges.
- Management of quality of service, including security and dependability
- Self-managing components, such as servers, storage, network protocols,
or specific application elements
- Monitoring systems for autonomic computing
- Virtual machine, operating systems, hardware or application support
for autonomic computing
- Novel human interfaces for monitoring and controlling autonomic
- Management topics, such as specification and modeling of service-level
agreements, behavior enforcement and tie-in with IT governance.
- Toolkits, frameworks, principles and architectures, from software
engineering practices and experimental methodologies to agent-based
techniques and virtualization.

* Algorithms, theory and foundations of autonomic computing: Analytic
foundations are solicited for building efficient autonomic systems,
predicting their behavior, quantifying their performance, analyzing
their stability, guaranteeing their specifications, or optimizing their
efficacy. These include:
- Decision and analysis techniques and their use, such as machine
learning, control theory, predictive methods, emergent behavior, self-
organizing networks, rule-based systems and bio-inspired techniques
- Fundamental science and theory of self-managing systems:
understanding, controlling or exploiting system behaviors to enforce
autonomic properties
- Algorithms, analysis and theory for performance guarantees
- Foundations of self-diagnostic systems

Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest,
correctness, clarity and relevance to the broader community. Papers in
the first two thrusts should report on experiences, measurements, user
studies, or other evaluations, as appropriate. Evaluations of a
prototype or large-scale deployment of autonomic systems and
applications is expected. Papers in the third thrust should provide new
fundamental insights into relevant autonomic computing problems.

Full papers (a maximum of 10 pages) and posters (2 pages) are invited on
a wide variety of topics relating to autonomic computing. Submitted
papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for
another conference or journal. Complete formatting and submission
instructions can be found on the conference web site. Accepted papers
and posters will appear in proceedings distributed at the conference
and available electronically. Authors of accepted papers and posters
are expected to present their work at the conference.

Important dates:

* Submission Deadline: January 8th, 2011
* Notification Deadline: March 15th, 2011
* FFinal Manuscript: April 4th, 2011
* Workshop Proposals: October 15th, 2010


* General Chair:
  o Hartmut Schmeck, KIT

* Program Chair:
  o Joseph Hellerstein, Google
  o Tarek Abdelzaher, UIUC

* Industry Chair:
  o Eno Thereska, Microsoft Research

* Workshops Chair:
  o Tom Holvoet, KU Leuven

* Posters/Demo/Exhibits Chair:
  o Michael Beigl, KIT

* Publicity Chair:
  o Ming Zhao, Florida International University

* Program Committee:
  o Michael Beigl, KIT, Germany
  o Umesh Bellur, IIT, India
  o Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern University, USA
  o Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs, USA
  o Chita Das, Penn State University, USA
  o Yixin Diao, IBM Research, USA
  o Indranil Gupta, UIUC, USA
  o David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK
  o Ravi Iyer, UIUC, USA
  o Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  o Jeff Kephart, IBM, USA
  o Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research, USA
  o Charles Lefurgy, IBM Research, USA
  o Yunhao Liu, HKUST, HK
  o Pedro Marron, Duisburg, Germany
  o Milan Milenkovic, Intel, US
  o Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs, USA
  o Priya Narasimhan, CMU, USA
  o Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
  o Ana Radovanovic, Google, USA
  o Anders Robertsson, Lund, Sweden
  o Masoud Sadjadi, Florida International University, USA
  o Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  o Onn Shehory, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
  o Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts, USA
  o Sharad Singhal, HP Labs, USA
  o Mani Srivastava, UCLA, USA
  o Neeraj Suri, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  o Eno Thereska, Microsoft Research, UK
  o Thiemo Voigt, SICS, Sweden
  o Adam Wolisz, TU Berlin, Germany
  o Dongyan Xu, Purdue University, USA
  o Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware, USA

For more information:
Web: http://icac2011.cs.fiu.edu
Email: icac2011 at cs.fiu.edu

Ming Zhao, Assistant Professor
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
Tel: (305) 348-2034, Fax: (305) 348-3549
Web: http://visa.cs.fiu.edu/ming

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