[Beowulf] CFP: The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC05)

Dongyan Xu dxu at cs.purdue.edu
Fri Sep 24 08:35:07 PDT 2004


The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing

	     Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA
			 June 13-16, 2005


To deal with the increasing complexity of large-scale computer
and software systems, they must manage themselves, in accordance
with high-level guidance from humans - a vision that has been
referred to as autonomic computing.  Meeting the grand challenges
of autonomic computing requires scientific and technological
advances in a wide variety of fields, as well as new software and
system architectures that support the effective integration of
the constituent technologies.

The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomic
Computing (ICAC'05) is to bring together researchers from
different fields of research who are addressing aspects of self-
management in computing systems. In doing so, we hope to develop
and nurture a community that can work together to realize the
vision of large-scale self-managing systems. Papers are solicited
on a broad array of topics of relevance to autonomic computing;
particularly those that bear on connections and relationships
among different areas of research or report on prototype systems
or experiences. Topics of interest include, but are not limited

	- Autonomic computing systems or prototype systems that
          exhibit self-monitoring, self-configuration, self-
          optimization, self-healing, and/or self-protection.

	- Software architectures for self-managing systems,
          based on Open Grid Services, Web Services, or novel
          paradigms based on biological, economic, social, or
          other analogies.

	- Specific self-managing components, such as server,
          client, database, storage, or network elements. Emphasis
          should be placed on interactions with other components,
          or techniques or lessons that may generalize to other

	- Toolkits, environments, models, languages, runtime and
          compiler technologies for building self-managing
          components, systems or applications.

 	- New technologies supporting system management, such as
          service-level agreements, negotiation or conversation
          support, and behavior enforcement.

	- System-level technologies, middleware or services that
          entail interactions among two or more components of self-
          managing systems, such as health monitoring, dependency
          analysis, problem localization or remediation, workload
          management, and provisioning.

        - Interfaces to autonomic systems, including user
          interfaces, interfaces for monitoring and controlling
          behavior, and techniques for defining, distributing, and
          understanding policies.

	- Fundamental science of self-managing systems:
          understanding, controlling, or exploiting emergent
          behavior, theoretical investigations of coupled feedback
          loops, predictive methods, robustness, and related topics.

	- Experiences with autonomic system or component prototypes:
          measurements, evaluations, or analyses of system behavior,
          user studies, or experiences with large-scale deployments
          of self-managing systems or applications.

Full papers (up to 8 pages in length) and posters (2 pages) are
invited on a wide variety of topics relating to autonomic computing
as indicated above. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on
correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality
of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference.
Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration
for another conference or a journal, nor may they be under review
or submitted to another forum during the ICAC-05 review process.
Posters are not subject to any of these restrictions. Authors should
submit full papers or posters electronically (PDF or postscript) via
the ICAC-05 conference web site
at       http://www.autonomic-conference.org
and should use IEEE CS format. Appropriate style files can be found
at       ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/.

Paper submissions: January 17, 2005
Author notification: February 28, 2005
Poster submissions: March 3, 2005
Final manuscripts due: April 1, 2005
Conference: June 17-18, 2005

WWW: www.autonomic-conference.org
E-mail: icac at caip.rutgers.edu

ICAC 2005 will feature a demo and exhibit session consisting of
posters and technology artifacts (e.g., machines running autonomic
software or demonstrations of autonomic computing principles).
Entries will be solicited via a separate call for demonstrations and
exhibits and entries will be judged by a separate subcommittee,
headed by the exhibit chair. Please see the conference web site for
more information.

Manish Parashar, Rutgers Univ., USA
Jeffrey Kephart, IBM Research, USA

Salim Hariri, Univ. of Arizona, USA (Co-Chair)
David Ogle, IBM, USA (Co-Chair)
Manish Parashar, Rutgers Univ., USA
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech, USA
Jeffrey Kephart, IBM, USA
Vaidy Sunderam, Emory Univ., USA

Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech, USA
Yi-Min Wang, Microsoft Research, USA

The ICAC program committee includes leading researchers from
academia and industry. The list is available at the conference
web site.

Brad Topol, IBM, USA

Dongyan Xu, Purdue Univ. USA
Fabrice Saffre, British Telecom, UK

Greg Eisenhauer, Georgia Tech, USA
Dan Fay, Microsoft, USA

Patricia Rago, IBM, USA

Accepted papers and posters will appear in proceedings published
by IEEE Computer Society Press, which will be distributed at the

A student best paper award will be presented. The award will
consist of a plaque, complementary student registration to the
conference and an honorarium that will partially cover travel and
hotel costs.  A student paper is defined as one in which the
principal (not sole) author is a student. The student will be
required attend the conference to present the paper and receive
the award.

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