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ACSOS 2020
Mon 17 - Fri 21 August 2020

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).

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-organizing. 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.

Dates
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This program is tentative and subject to change.

Tue 18 Aug
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acsos-2020-papers
14:45 - 15:00: Research Papers - Opening at Presentation Room A
acsos-2020-papers14:45 - 15:00
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15:00 - 16:15: Research Papers - Keynote: Susan Stepney at Presentation Room A
acsos-2020-papers15:00 - 16:15
Keynote
Susan StepneyUniversity of York
acsos-2020-catering
16:15 - 16:45: Catering - Coffee Break
acsos-2020-papers
16:45 - 17:45: Research Papers - Cloud Systems at Presentation Room B
Chair(s): Ahmed Ali-EldinUMass Amherst
acsos-2020-papers16:45 - 17:05
Full-paper
Amoghavarsha SureshStony Brook University, Gagan SomashekarStony Brook University, Anandh VaradarajanStony Brook University, Veerendra Ramesh KakarlaStony Brook University, Hima UpadhyayStony Brook University, Anshul GandhiStony Brook University
acsos-2020-papers17:05 - 17:25
Full-paper
Rolando BrondolinPolitecnico di Milano, Marco SantambrogioPolitecnico di Milano
acsos-2020-papers17:25 - 17:45
Short-paper
Olufogorehan Tunde-OnadeleNorth Carolina State University, Yuhang LinNorth Carolina State University, Jingzhu HeNorth Carolina State University, Xiaohui GuNorth Carolina State University
acsos-2020-papers
16:45 - 17:45: Research Papers - Self-Adaptation at Presentation Room A
Chair(s): Evangelos PournarasUniversity of Leeds
acsos-2020-papers16:45 - 17:05
Full-paper
Fabiana RossiUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, Valeria CardelliniUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, Francesco Lo PrestiUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
acsos-2020-papers17:05 - 17:25
Full-paper
Gian Luca Scoccia, Marco AutiliUniversity of L'Aquila, Italy, Paola InverardiUniversity of L'Aquila
acsos-2020-papers17:25 - 17:45
Short-paper
Sharmin JahanUniversity of Tulsa, Ian Riley, Rose GambleUniversity of Tulsa
acsos-2020-catering
17:45 - 18:45: Catering - Lunch/Dinner

Wed 19 Aug
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acsos-2020-papers
15:00 - 16:15: Research Papers - Keynote at Presentation Room A
acsos-2020-papers15:00 - 16:15
Keynote
acsos-2020-catering
16:15 - 16:45: Catering - Coffee Break
acsos-2020-papers
16:45 - 17:45: Research Papers - Model-based Systems at Presentation Room B
Chair(s): Rose GambleUniversity of Tulsa
acsos-2020-papers16:45 - 17:05
Full-paper
Ashutosh PandeyCarnegie Mellon University, USA, and Facebook, Inc., Ivan Ruchkin, Bradley SchmerlCarnegie Mellon University, USA, David GarlanCarnegie Mellon University
acsos-2020-papers17:05 - 17:25
Full-paper
Martin PfannemüllerUniversity of Mannheim, Martin BreitbachUniversity of Mannheim, Christian KrupitzerUniversity of Würzburg, Germany, Markus WeckesserTU Darmstadt, Christian BeckerUniversity of Mannheim, Bradley SchmerlCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Andy SchürrTU Darmstadt
acsos-2020-papers17:25 - 17:45
Short-paper
Max ScheererFZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany, Martina RappFZI Research Center for Information Technology, Ralf ReussnerKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and FZI - Research Center for Information Technology (FZI)
acsos-2020-papers
16:45 - 17:45: Research Papers - Open Systems at Presentation Room A
Chair(s): Jean BotevUniversity of Luxembourg
acsos-2020-papers16:45 - 17:05
Full-paper
Thomas GlazierCarnegie Mellon University, David GarlanCarnegie Mellon University, Bradley SchmerlCarnegie Mellon University, USA
acsos-2020-papers17:05 - 17:25
Full-paper
Charilaos SkandylasLinnaeus University, Narges KhakpourLinnaeus University, Jesper AnderssonLinnaeus University
acsos-2020-papers17:25 - 17:45
Short-paper
Brian ProsserWake Forest University, Errin FulpWake Forest University
acsos-2020-catering
17:45 - 18:45: Catering - Lunch/Dinner
acsos-2020-papers
18:45 - 20:00: Research Papers - Learning at Presentation Room A
Chair(s): Christian KrupitzerUniversity of Würzburg, Germany
acsos-2020-papers18:45 - 19:10
Full-paper
Ganapathy ManiPurdue University, Vikram PasumartiPurdue University, Bharat BhargavaPurdue University, Faisal Tariq VoraPurdue University, James MacDonaldNorthrop Grumman Corporation, Justin KingNorthrop Grumman Corporation, Jason KobesNorthrop Grumman Corporation
acsos-2020-papers19:10 - 19:35
Full-paper
Shouvik RoyStony Brook University, Usama MehmoodStony Brook University, Radu GrosuVienna University of Technology, Scott SmolkaStony Brook University, Scott StollerStony Brook University, Ashish TiwariMicrosoft
acsos-2020-papers19:35 - 20:00
Full-paper
Chloe BarnesAston University, Anikó EkártAston University, Birmingham, UK, Kai Olav EllefsenUniversity of Oslo, Kyrre GletteUniversity of Oslo, Peter Lewis, Jim TørresenUniversity of Oslo
acsos-2020-papers
18:45 - 20:00: Research Papers - Short Papers at Presentation Room B
Chair(s): Christopher LandauerTopcy House Consulting / Aeospace
acsos-2020-papers18:45 - 19:03
Short-paper
Muhammad WajahatStony Brook University, Bharath BalasubramanianAT&T Labs Research, Anshul GandhiStony Brook University, Gueyoung JungAT&T Labs Research, Shankaranarayanan Puzhavakath NarayananAT&T Labs Research
acsos-2020-papers19:03 - 19:22
Short-paper
Sehyeok Kang, Taeyeong ChoiArizona State University, Theodore PavlicArizona State University
acsos-2020-papers19:22 - 19:41
Short-paper
Giorgio AudritoUniversità di Torino
acsos-2020-papers19:41 - 20:00
Short-paper
Juha EskonenEricsson, Julen KahlesEricsson Finland, Joel ReijonenEricsson Finland
acsos-2020-catering
20:00 - 20:15: Catering - Coffee Break
acsos-2020-papers
20:15 - 21:00: Research Papers - Panel Discussion at Presentation Room A
Chair(s): Kirstie BellmanAerospace Corporation
acsos-2020-papers20:15 - 21:00
Betty H.C. ChengMichigan State University, Lukas EsterleAarhus University, Anthony HillAdapdix, Vishakha Gupta-CledatApertureData

Thu 20 Aug
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acsos-2020-papers
15:00 - 16:15: Research Papers - Keynote: Hiroki Sayama at Presentation Room A
Chair(s): Ada DiaconescuLTCI Lab, Telecom Paris, Institute Politechnqie de Paris
acsos-2020-papers15:00 - 16:15
Keynote
acsos-2020-catering
16:15 - 16:45: Catering - Coffee Break
acsos-2020-papers
16:45 - 17:45: Research Papers - Scalability at Presentation Room B
Chair(s): Xiaohui GuNC State University
acsos-2020-papers16:45 - 17:05
Full-paper
Barry PorterLancaster University, Roberto Vito Rodrigues FilhoLancaster University, Paul DeanLancaster University
acsos-2020-papers17:05 - 17:25
Full-paper
Joseph HirschUniversität Augsburg, Martin NeumayerUniversität Augsburg, Hella PonsarUniversität Augsburg, Oliver KosakUniversität Augsburg, Wolfgang Reif
acsos-2020-papers17:25 - 17:45
Short-paper
Sahil TyagiIndiana University Bloomington, Prateek SharmaIndiana University Bloomington
acsos-2020-papers
16:45 - 17:45: Research Papers - User-centric systems at Presentation Room A
Chair(s): Barry PorterLancaster University
acsos-2020-papers16:45 - 17:05
Full-paper
NIANYU LIPeking University, China, Javier CamaraUniversity of York, David GarlanCarnegie Mellon University, Bradley SchmerlCarnegie Mellon University, USA
acsos-2020-papers17:05 - 17:25
Full-paper
Evangelos PournarasUniversity of Leeds
acsos-2020-papers17:25 - 17:45
Short-paper
Richard NordsiekXITASO GmbH IT & Software Solutions, Michael HeiderUniversität Augsburg, Andreas AngererXITASO GmbH IT & Software Solutions, Jörg HähnerUniversität Augsburg
acsos-2020-catering
17:45 - 18:45: Catering - Lunch/Dinner
acsos-2020-papers
18:45 - 20:00: Research Papers - Best Paper Candidates at Presentation Room A
Chair(s): Timothy WoodGeorge Washington University, Sven TomfordeChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
acsos-2020-papers18:45 - 19:10
Full-paper
Cody KinneerCarnegie Mellon University, Rijnard van TonderSourcegraph, David GarlanCarnegie Mellon University, Claire Le GouesCarnegie Mellon University
acsos-2020-papers19:10 - 19:35
Full-paper
Alwyn BurgerUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, David KingAir Force Institute of Technology, Gregor SchieleUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
acsos-2020-papers19:35 - 20:00
Full-paper
Radu CalinescuUniversity of York, UK, Raffaela MirandolaPolitecnico di Milano , Diego PérezLinnaeus University, Danny WeynsKU Leuven
acsos-2020-catering
20:00 - 20:15: Catering - Coffee Break
acsos-2020-papers
20:15 - 21:00: Research Papers - Closing at Presentation Room A
acsos-2020-papers20:15 - 20:30
acsos-2020-papers20:30 - 20:45
acsos-2020-papers20:45 - 21:00

Call for Papers

Our hearts go out to all those who may be battling COVID-19. For more information about how COVID-19 might influence the ACSOS conference, please read the official statement of the Steering Committee and the Organizing Committee. Please notice our deadline extension as a result to COVID-19.

Important Dates (tentative)

Abstract submission (optional)	May 8, 2020   
Paper submission deadline:	May 15, 2020    
Notification to authors:	June 20, 2020   
Camera Ready Deadline:		July 8, 2020    
ACSOS Conference:		August 17-21, 2020   

Scope

We invite novel contributions related to the fundamental understanding of autonomic computing, self-adaptation, and self-organization along with principles and practices of their engineering and application. Selected papers from ACSOS 2020 will be invited for extensions in ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS). 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.

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 conference management system: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=acsos20

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 like to also highlight IEEE’s policies regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism: (https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/plagiarism/id-plagiarism.html). 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. Selected papers from ACSOS 2020 will be invited for extensions in ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).

Camera Ready Submission

 

STEP 1: Important Dates

  • At least one author per paper must early pay the registration fee by July 08, 2020.
  • Failure to register will result in your paper not being included in the proceedings.
  • Final camera-ready manuscripts must be submitted by July 08, 2020.

 

STEP 2: Page Limits

Your final paper must follow the page limits listed in the following table:

Paper Type

Page Limit

(including References)

Extra Pages Allowed

Regular

10

2

Short

7

2

Regular, and short papers are allowed to include up to 2 extra pages at an additional charge of $100 (100 US Dollars) per page. Extra pages should be purchased at registration time.

 

STEP 3: Formatting Your Paper

  • Submitted abstracts should not exceed 200 words.
  • Final submissions to ACSOS 2020 must be formatted in US-LETTER page size, must use the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format, and must be prepared in PDF format. Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates are available at the IEEE “Author Submission Site” HERE. The templates are available on the left-hand-side tab “Formatting Your Paper”.
  • Please, DO NOT include headers/footers or page numbers in the final submission.

 

STEP 4: Submitting Your Final Version

  • Once the format of your paper has been verified and validated, you may submit your final version.
  • All papers should be submitted using the submission system provided by IEEE “Author Submission Site” HERE.
  • After you login to the IEEE “Author Submission Site”, please, follow the instructions as you click the “Next” button on the top right corner of the site. Please, enter the following information exactly as appeared on your paper: paper ID, names of authors, affiliations, countries, E-mail addresses, titles, and abstracts.
  • To submit your final manuscript click HERE.

 

STEP 5: Submitting a Signed Copyright Release Form

1)    Paper's full title

2)    All authors names

3)    Conference title: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS 2020)

4)    Signature (on appropriate line)

  • The signed IEEE Copyright-release Form (eCF) should be submitted together with your camera-ready manuscripts on July 08, 2020.

 

If you have any questions about the above procedures, please contact the Publications Chair Esam El-Araby: esam@ku.edu.

 

Note: Please complete each of the above steps - the conference organizers will not be responsible if your paper is omitted from the proceedings, is not available online on IEEE Xplore, or is subject to additional processing costs, if these steps are not performed.

Flyer

PDF version of the CfP.

Accepted Papers

Title

Authors are expected to prepare:

1) a pre-recorded full length video presentation (not longer than 25 minutes) and a set of PDF slides which will be posted in advance of the conference.

2) a highlight talk which will be presented at the conference itself - up to 12 minutes for full papers and 8 minutes for short papers. During the conference you will have the option to give the talk live or use a pre-recorded version. This will be followed by Q&A run the session chair.

All authors are required to upload both videos and their slides by August 11th (instructions below).

Formatting and Naming

Short and Long Videos:

  • File format: MP4
  • Resolution: 720p
  • Maximum file size: 500 MB

Slides:

  • File format: PDF
  • landscape format, A4 or letter size

Naming convention:

  • Slides: PAPERID-LAST_NAME-slides.pdf
  • Long Video: PAPERID-LAST_NAME-long.mp4
  • Short Video: PAPERID-LAST_NAME-short.mp4

All files should be named using the Paper ID from Easy Chair and the last name of the first author, e.g., Paper #43 by Alice Bees and Charlie Demo would have slides submitted as 43-Bees-slides.pdf

Presentation and Recording Guidelines

Presenters can use any software to record their presentations as long as they comply with the following requirements:

  • The speaker’s face shall be clearly visible and directed toward the camera. This makes your presentation more accessible for hearing impaired viewers.
  • The first slide should introduce the paper title and presenter.
  • Sound quality matters: Use a good microphone. Avoid background noise. To avoid echo noise, turn the speakers of your computer off when recording.
  • Speak clearly and with moderate speed. Do not attempt to pack more information into your talk by speaking very fast.

IEEE provides a tutorial on recording a slideshow with your own face using Zoom here: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/mobile/video/recording-your-presentation-with-zoom

If you are unsure how to record your video, we also will provide a way for you to meet with an ACSOS volunteer in advance of the conference to do a trial run and recording. Note that volunteers will not be editing the videos, so you will need to be sure you are prepared to give your presentation in one take! If you are interested in this option, please contact acsos20@easychair.org as soon as possible to schedule a meeting with a volunteer (videos still need to be submitted by the same deadline).

File Submission

Please upload your files following the above naming conventions using this link by August 11th so we can link to the videos prior to the start of the conference.