IWSOS 2007 Call for Papers 11 – 13 Sept 2007 England

IWSOS 2007 Call for Papers
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New Trends in Network Architectures and Services: 2nd International
Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems (IWSOS 2007)
The IWSOS 2007 workshop will be held on 11-13 September in the English
Lake District, organized by the Computing Department at Lancaster
University (http://www.infolab21.lancs.ac.uk).
Workshop URL
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http://www.iwsos.org/2007
Sponsorship
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Sponsorship of IWSOS 2007 is kindly provided by the following partners:
ACM – http://www.acm.org – (Pending)
CONTENT – (Pending)
EuroNGI – http://eurongi.enst.fr/
IEEE – http://www.ieee.org – (Pending)
IFIP – http://www.ifip.org


Workshop scope
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Future networked systems will, to some degree, need to be
self-organizing. For example, they will be deployed in remote and
hostile environments, where manual setup and configuration may be
undesirable or impossible. Some networks, such as mobile ad-hoc
networks, will be spontaneously deployed, have a dynamic population, and
may be short-lived. The time it takes traditional management activities
to converge, where people are in the control loop, is unsuitably long
for these kinds of network. Furthermore, the potential scale and
complexity of future networked systems, including the future Internet,
will make some form of self-organization highly desirable and perhaps a
necessity. The complexity of these networked systems will come from the
heterogeneity of the devices, communication technologies and protocols,
and stringent user requirements (e.g. resilience) that they will need to
support.
Research into self-organizing networked systems is in its infancy, and
there is a multitude of open issues to be addressed. For example,
self-organization will need to be implemented in a decentralized way for
scalability and resilience reasons; approaches to achieve this will need
to be found. The controllability and also the emergent behavior of
self-organizing systems will need to be addressed. It is probable that
programmable networking technologies will be needed to support the
dynamic behavior of self-organizing systems; what shape this
programmability will take and how it can be deployed in a safe way will
need to be investigated. We should also try to understand how
self-organization can play a key architectural role in the future
Internet for enhanced flexibility and evolvability amongst its other
desirable properties.
Building on the success of its predecessor, and now only in its second
year, this workshop aims to bring together leading international
researchers to create a visionary forum for investigating the potential
of self-organization and the means to achieve it.
The key topics of the workshop include, but are not restricted to:
* Self-organization and self-management
* Self-configuration and self-optimization
* Self-protection, -diagnosis, and -healing
* Autonomic networking principles and practice
* Networks for pervasive and ubiquitous computing
* Sensor and ad-hoc networks, e.g. smart dust
* Self-* techniques in peer-to-peer networks
* Group-forming networks and techniques
* Visualization of network system state
* Methods for operator directed configuration and management of
large, complex networks
* The role of programmable networks for self-organization
* Inspiring models of self-organizing in nature and society
* Applications, e.g. the self-organizing home networks
* Quality of Service / service level agreements and self-organization
* Resilience, robustness and fault tolerance for networked systems
* Security and self-organization in networked systems
* Evolutionary principles of the (future, emerging) Internet
* Self-organization in heterogeneous network convergence
* Self-configuring place-and-play mobile networks
* Self-organization of over- and underlays and in cross-layering
* Self-organization in role-based and multilevel systems
* The human in the loop of self-organizing networks
* Risks in self-organization, risk management techniques
* The (un-)controllability of self-organizing or emergent systems
Important Dates
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* Paper submission deadline: April 16th 2007, 17:00 GMT
* Notification of acceptance: June 8th 2007
* Camera-ready papers due: June 29th 2007, 17:00 GMT
* Author registration deadline: July 27th 2007, 17:00 GMT
Initial Submission
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IWSOS invites submission of manuscripts that present original research
results, and that have not been previously published or are currently
under review by another conference or journal. Any previous or
simultaneous publication of related material should be explicitly noted
in the submission. Submissions should be full-length papers that are no
longer than 20 double-spaced single-column pages with font sizes of 11
or larger, including all figures and references, and must include an
abstract of 100 – 150 words. All papers must be submitted in PDF format,
and no other formats are accepted by the paper submission web site.
Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest,
clarity, relevance, and correctness.
Accepted Full Papers
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The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture
Notes for Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one of the authors of
each accepted paper must present the paper at IWSOS 2007. For accepted
papers, the authors must adapt the format to the Springer
recommendations. The authors’ guidelines are given on the Springer’s
website.

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