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

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

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 Tutorials 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 Please note that there will be the opportunity to hold the workshops virtually.