ACSOS 2021
Mon 27 September - Fri 1 October 2021 Washington, DC, United States

About ACSOS 2020 Workshops and Tutorials

The IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS) is the premier forum for sharing the latest research results, ideas and experiences in autonomic computing, self-adaptation and self-organization. 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, vision papers, posters, demos, and a doctoral symposium.

ACSOS is now seeking proposals for workshops in the areas of autonomous and self-adaptive systems to run alongside the main conference. We seek workshop proposals on a very broad set of topics within these fields, including

  • Autonomic and Self-* system properties, theory, engineering, and practice
  • Data-driven management
  • Mechanisms and principles for self-organisation and self-adaptation
  • Socio-technical self-* systems
  • Autonomic and self-* concepts applied to hardware systems
  • Convergence of artificial intelligence, cloud, and Internet of Things
  • Self-adaptive cybersecurity
  • Cross disciplinary research

More detail on these topics can be found in the main ACSOS CFP at https://conf.researchr.org/track/acsos-2021/acsos-2021-papers#Call-for-Papers

Dates
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Mon 27 Sep

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08:00 - 13:00
08:00
5h
Other
SPS/CyRA
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10:00 - 13:00
10:00
3h
Other
SISSY
Workshops and Tutorials

10:00 - 13:00
10:00
3h
Other
AMGCC
Workshops and Tutorials

14:00 - 17:00
14:00
3h
Other
SISSY
Workshops and Tutorials

14:00 - 17:00
Tutorial A (Elastic AI)Workshops and Tutorials at ROOM D
14:00
3h
Tutorial
Elastic AI
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Fri 1 Oct

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09:00 - 12:00
09:00
3h
Other
SOCO
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10:00 - 13:00
SeACWorkshops and Tutorials at ROOM A

Start with a keynote by Rogério de Lemos, followed by 1 session. Continued after the break. Click on the workshop entry for the full program.

10:00
3h
Other
SeAC
Workshops and Tutorials

10:00 - 13:00
10:00
3h
Other
eCAS
Workshops and Tutorials

14:00 - 15:30
SeAC session 2Workshops and Tutorials at ROOM A

Second session with talks. Click on the workshop entry for the full program.

14:00
90m
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SeAC
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14:00 - 17:00
14:00
3h
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eCAS
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14:00 - 17:00
Tutorial B (Collective Learning)Workshops and Tutorials at ROOM D
14:00
3h
Tutorial
Collective Learning
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Workshops

The ACSOS will be accompanied by a diverse set of workshops. Workshops will take place before and after the conference. ACSOS features the following Workshops.


Autonomic Management of high-performance Grid and Cloud Computing (AMGCC)

Grid computing leverages enormous computing resources scattered over the internet in order to integrate and form a large-scale computing platform to solve grand-scale problems. Grid computing also has had great influence on the cloud computing besides the virtualization technology which logically decouples the physical computing resources with the computing system. Consequently, the cloud computing provides cost-effective, fast, and unlimited virtualized resources for large-scale applications. Cloud computing is also used as “utility computing” where the computing services are provided on-demand and as needs based. Thus, it is commonly deployed for various applications these days. Managing hybrid, virtualized computing resources in a large-scale cloud computing environment, however, still leaves a lot of research to be conducted. Furthermore, autonomous managements of resources in such a large-scale federated hybrid computing infrastructure are crucial. In this workshop, we would like to bring researchers around the world to discuss and communicate the challenges and research results in the design, implementation, and evaluation of novel autonomous hybrid cloud resource management systems, and the theory and practice of cloud and grid resource management.

More information can be found at http://htcaas.kisti.re.kr/wiki/index.php/AMGCC21


Engineering Collective Adaptive Systems (eCAS)

The eCAS’21 workshop focusses on the various aspects of the engineering of collective adaptive systems, including principles, theories, languages, methodologies, tools, and applications. It especially welcomes contributions related adaptive multi-agent systems, coordination of ensembles, collective intelligence and decision-making, cooperative problem-solving. Inter-disciplinary works are also encouraged. In general, we seek contributions with insights as well as practical or theoretical studies supporting the development of collective systems (e.g., crowds of augment people, swarms of robots, or computational ecosystems) across the various (software-)engineering phases (from analysis to deployment).

More information can be found at http://ecas2021.apice.unibo.it/


Self-Aware Computing (SeAC)

The workshop on self-aware computing (SeAC) provides a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the interdisciplinary area of self-aware computing, fostering interaction and collaborations between the different research communities interested in self-aware computing systems. The workshop was initiated by the 2015 Dagstuhl Seminar 15041 on model-driven algorithms and architectures for self-aware computing systems, which brought together 45 international experts. We seek all types of works concerning theory, applications, and evaluation of SeAC systems and related disciplines.

More information can be found at http://seac2021.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/


Self-Improving Systems Integration (SISSY)

The workshop intends to focus on applying self-X principles to the integration of “Interwoven Systems” (where an “Interwoven System” is a system cutting across several technical domains, combining traditionally engineered systems, systems making use of self-X properties and methods, and human systems). The goal of the workshop is to identify key challenges involved in creating self-integrating systems and consider methods to achieve continuous self-improvement for this integration process.

More information can be found at https://sissy.telecom-paristech.fr/


Self-Organised Construction (SOCO)

The SOCO workshop is on self-organised construction. Originally inspired by nest construction in social insects, the general concept relies on a large number of agents that collaborate, coordinating their construction efforts. Given a clear focus on a computational perspective, relevant research areas include empirical, theoretical, practical, or explorative approaches to self-organised construction, maintenance and renovation. In addition to original contributions to this field, we especially would like to encourage vision papers, presenting challenges for the future of self-organised construction.

More information can be found at http://www.selforganisedconstruction.org


Self-Protecting Systems (SPS)

Automatically defending a computer system encompasses a large number of activities, that range from data capture, management and analysis, to automated decision making and automated system operations. In this workshop, we solicit high quality contributions that fit with any of the aforementioned activities and/or the overarching idea of creating a fully automated protection system.

More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/sps21/sps21-home

Call for Workshops

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission deadline:			February 22, 2021 
Workshop acceptance notification:			March 1, 2021  
Workshop call for papers online (at the latest): 	March 8, 2021  
Workshops and dates:					Sept 27 / Oct 1, 2021  

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops should be organized as a preliminary call for papers or call for participation, depending on the intended format of the workshop, with a maximum of two pages and contain the following information:

  • Title of the workshop.
  • A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of the workshop to the main conference. The names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. We strongly encourage the organizing committee to consist of at least two people coming from multiple institutions knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed.
  • The primary email address for contacting the organizing committee.
  • Expected duration of the workshop (half or full-day).
  • A brief description of the workshop format.
  • The workshop deadlines, both internal and external, aligned with the ACSOS timeline.
  • Description of the paper review process and acceptance standards in order to keep the workshop high in quality. Accepted workshop papers will be published in the proceedings and submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. Papers must thus be in the same format as the conference proceedings and may not be more than 6 pages in length. Workshop organizers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been taken. All papers must be reviewed by an International Technical Program Committee with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper.
  • List of potential program committee members, including their title and affiliations.
  • List of potential invited speakers, panelists, or disputants.

For workshops that are in their second edition or later, please also provide the following (not restricted to the two pages for the above proposal):

  • Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop: when and where it has been offered in the past, organizers’ names and affiliations, number of submissions, acceptances, and number of registered attendees.
  • An expected number of submissions, accepted papers, and attendees (if applicable).

For new workshops, which would be in first edition if accepted, please also provide the following (not restricted to the two pages for the above proposal):

  • List of researchers and / practitioners who would be likely to submit a paper to the workshop

Workshop proposals should be sent as a pdf via email to workshops@acsos.org. Please note that there will be the opportunity to hold the workshops virtually.

Tutorials

In-Situ Artificial Intelligence for Self-* Devices: The Elastic AI Ecosystem

In-situ AI is a powerful tool that enables individual devices to use AI autonomously, leading to truly decentralized self-* behavior. However, developing, deploying and executing in-situ AI is not trivial. Researchers therefore often fall back to classical Cloud-based AI solutions, which restricts what kinds of research studies are possible. Our goal is to enable researchers to use an existing ecosystem for in-situ AI for their experiments. We call this ecosystem the Elastic AI ecosystem. The goal of this tutorial is to introduce participants to the Elastic AI ecosystem. It aims at providing an end-to-end ecosystem for developing and evaluating distributed AI-based self-* systems that integrate cloud, edge and embedded devices. The ecosystem consists of three parts that will be introduced and demonstrated with a practical use case: the Elastic AI.hardware, the Elastic AI.creator, and the Elastic AI.runtime.

Organizers: Lukas Einhaus, Chao Qian, Christopher Ringhofer, and Gregor Schiele (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

How to Coordinate Decisions at Large Scale? A Hands-on Tutorial on Collective Learning for Smart Cities and Beyond

This 1.5-hour tutorial will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of multi-agent collective learning for coordinating distributed decisions at large scale. You will develop the required skills to work with the EPOS software artifact to solve distributed optimization problems in Smart Cities. The tutorial will also promote collaborations within the ACSOS community. PhD students and more senior colleagues are particularly encouraged to participate. No programming experience is required. You are also encouraged to bring in your own multi-agent optimization problem to explore a potential solution using collective learning.

Organizer: Evangelos Pournaras (University of Leeds, UK)

More information at: http://evangelospournaras.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/How-to-Coordinate-Decisions-at-Large-Scale-A-Hands-on-Tutorial-on-Collective-Learning-for-Smart-Cities-and-Beyond.pdf

Call for Tutorials

The IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS) is the premier forum for sharing the latest research results, ideas and experiences in autonomic computing, self-adaptation and self-organization. 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, vision papers, posters, demos, and a doctoral symposium.

ACSOS is now seeking proposals for tutorials of broad interest about tools that are often used by the scientific community in the topics of the ACSOS conference. The most popular tutorials tend to focus on emerging technology and its application to self-adaptive systems areas - example technologies might include FPGAs and their toolchains; robotics control systems such as ROS; popular machine learning toolkits; or multi-agent systems experimentation tools. Within these technologies, a tutorial should have a clear focus on an ACSOS topic such as:

  • Autonomic and Self-* system properties, theory, engineering, and practice
  • Data-driven management
  • Mechanisms and principles for self-organisation and self-adaptation
  • Socio-technical self-* systems
  • Autonomic and self-* concepts applied to hardware systems
  • Convergence of artificial intelligence, cloud, and Internet of Things
  • Self-adaptive cybersecurity
  • Cross disciplinary research

Important Dates

Tutorial  proposal deadline:				July 2, 2021 
Tutorial  acceptance notification:			July 9, 2021  
Tutorial dates:						Sept 27 / Oct 1, 2021  

Tutorial Proposals

Proposals for tutorials should be organized as a preliminary call for participation with a maximum of two pages and contain the following information:

  • Title of the tutorial.
  • A brief technical description of the tutorial, specifying the tutorial goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of the tutorial to the main conference. The names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed tutorial organizer(s).
  • The primary email address for contacting the organizers.
  • Expected duration of the tutorial (max. 2:30).
  • Expected number of attendees.

Tutorial proposals should be sent as a pdf via email to workshops@acsos.org. Please note that tutorials will be held virtually.

Responsibilities of ACSOS Tutorial Organizers

  • Produce a web page and a Call for Papers/Participation for their tutorial. The call must make it clear that at least one author of each accepted submission must register and present the paper.
  • Provide a brief description of the tutorial for the conference web page and program.
  • Advertise the tutorial (and the main ACSOS event) and issuing a call for papers and a call for participation.
  • Write an organizers’ abstract of the tutorial.
  • Ensure that the tutorial organizers and the participants register for the tutorial and/or the main conference (at least one author must register for the paper to appear in the proceedings).
  • Commit to meet the following tentative deadlines (these are the latest possible deadlines):
    • Camera-ready tutorial paper due: August 20 (synchronized with CRV deadline for the main conference)
    • Tutorial notes for participants, submitted to tutorials chairs: August (synchronized with CRV deadline for the main conference)

Important Notes:

  • ACSOS reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if the above responsibilities are not fulfilled, or if too few attendees register for the tutorial to support its running costs.

If you have questions about your tutorial proposal, do not hesitate to contact the tutorial chairs: workshops@acsos.org

Camera Ready Submission

Camera Ready Submission for Companion Proceedings

 

STEP 1: Important Dates

  • At least one author per paper must early pay the registration fee by August 13, 2021.
  • Failure to register will result in your paper not being included in the proceedings.
  • Final camera-ready manuscripts must be submitted by August 20, 2021.

 

STEP 2: Page Limits

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

 

Paper Type

ID Code

Page Limit

(including References)

Extra Pages Allowed

Workshop Papers

W_AMGCC

6

2

W_eCAS

W_SeAC

W_SISSY

W_SOCO

W_SPS

 

W_UPC

 

 

Vision Papers

V

6

2

ACSOS-in-Practice Extended Abstracts

A

2

NA

Poster/Demo Extended Abstracts

P

2

NA

Doctoral Symposium Abstracts

D

2 for Text + 1 for Refs

NA

Tutorial Abstracts

T

2

NA

 

“Workshop Papers” and “Vision 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 2021 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:

1)    Paper ID (ID Code from the above table + Paper ID from EasyChair, e.g., W_AMGCC_1234, V_1234, A_1234, P_1234, D_1234, T_1234),

2)    Names of authors, affiliations, countries, E-mail addresses,

3)    Titles, and abstracts.

 

STEP 5: Submitting a Signed Copyright Release Form

1)    Paper's full title

2)    All authors names

3)    Conference title: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS 2021)

4)    Signature (on appropriate line)

  • The signed IEEE Copyright-release Form (eCF) should be submitted together with your camera-ready manuscripts on August 20, 2021.

 

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.

Accepted Papers

Title
AMGCC
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Collective Learning
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Elastic AI
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SISSY
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SOCO
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SPS/CyRA
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SeAC
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eCAS
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