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CFP - SASO 2009: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, September 14-18, 2009 - San Francisco, USA

		    Third IEEE International Conference on
		Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
			(IEEE approval pending)


       September 14-18, 2009 - San Francisco, USA



The aim of the SASO conference series is to provide a forum for laying
the foundations of a new principled approach to engineering systems,
networks and services based on self-adaptation and self-organization.
To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different
backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between different research
fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks,
methodologies, tools, and applications. The complexity of current and
emerging computing systems has led the software engineering,
distributed systems and management communities to look for inspiration
in diverse fields (e.g., complex systems, artificial intelligence,
sociology, and biology) to find new ways of designing and managing
networks, systems and services. In this endeavor, self-organization
and self-adaptation have emerged as two promising interrelated facets
of a paradigm shift.

Self-adaptive systems work in a top down manner. They evaluate their
own global behavior and change it when the evaluation indicates that
they are not accomplishing what they were intended to do, or when
better functionality or performance is possible. A challenge is often
to identify how to change specific behaviors to achieve the desired
improvement. Self-organizing systems work bottom up. They are composed
of a large number of components that interact locally according to
typically simple rules. The global behavior of the system emerges from
these local interactions. Here, a challenge is often to predict and
control the resulting global behavior. This year's edition is
specifically focused at improving our understanding of the properties
inherent to self-adaptation and self-organization, a necessary
requirement for the effective engineering and building of usable self-
adaptive and self-organizing systems. Contributions should present
novel theoretical or experimental results, or practical approaches and
experiences in building or
deploying real-world systems, applications, tools, frameworks, etc.
Contributions contrasting different approaches for engineering a given
family of systems, or demonstrating the applicability of a certain
approach for different systems are particularly encouraged.


The topics of interest to SASO include, but are not limited to:
* Self-organization
* Self-adaptation
* Other self-* properties (self-management, self-monitoring, self-
tuning, selfrepair,
self-configuration, etc.)
* Theories, frameworks and methods for self-* systems
* Management and control of self-* systems
* Robustness and dependability of self-* systems
* Approaches to engineering self-* systems
* Control of emergent properties in self-* systems
* Biologically, socially, and physically inspired self-* systems
* Applications and experiences with self-* systems

All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format. Please
register as
authors and submit your papers using the SASO 2009 conference management

All submissions should be 10 pages and formatted according to the IEEE
Society Press proceedings style guide. The proceedings will be printed
and published by IEEE Computer Society Press, and made available on
the IEEE digital library.
A separated call for poster submissions will be launched during March

Papers should present novel ideas in the topic domains listed above,
motivated by problems from current practice or applied research. We
expect claims
to be substantiated by formal analysis, experimental evaluations,
studies, and so on.
Authors are also encouraged to submit application papers. Application
papers are
expected to provide an indication of the real world relevance of the
problem that is
solved, including a description of the deployment domain, and some
form of
evaluation of performance, usability, or superiority to alternative
approaches. If the
application is still early work in progress, then the authors are
expected to provide
strong arguments as to why the proposed approach will work in the
chosen domain.

Abstract submission: April 2, 2009
Paper submission: April 8, 2009
Notification: May 21, 2009
Camera Ready Version of Accepted Papers: June 19, 2009