CfP: The 2nd Workshop on Distributed Adaptive Systems (DAS), colocated at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC)

Call for papers [DAS@ICAC2016]
On the account of the recent advances in technology, computational systems have to be thought as ever growing distributed artificial environments in which requirements, constituent components and user needs dynamically change in unpredictable ways. Coping with such uncertainties represents an interesting challenge for the designer of these systems, specifically regarding how to guarantee adaptivity towards both functional and non-functional requirements, as well as autonomously handling coordination and collaboration aspects among constituent units that have to act as autonomous and heterogeneous agents. These agents more often rely on incomplete information regarding the whole system in which they are integrated, but yet, in order to foster their Self-* properties, they need to discover, learn and evolve their behavior by taking into account how other agents are performing within the considered environment. The purpose of this workshop is therefore to create an useful forum of discussion on how Self-* properties and design & implementation concepts that are nowadays considered in Autonomic Computing literature can be extended and exploited in case of distributed autonomous systems , hence how to create adaptivity as a whole by starting from single autonomous units. Practitioners and researchers are therefore invited to submit interesting contributions both in theoretical work and real world applications so to create a fruitful discussion regarding the presented challenges and the following related topics:

Models and Methods for designing DAS
Distributed learning and experience sharing among agents
Advances in Multi-Agent System coordination
Formal methods and languages for distributed adaptive systems
Modelling distributed adaptive systems
Collectivism in distributed adaptive systems
Optimization in distributed adaptive systems
Framework and design patterns for distributed adaptive systems
Bio-inspired and evolutionary approaches to distributed adaptive systems
Tools and simulation software for distributed adaptive systems
Case studies and real world applications.
Mechanisms and Patterns for decentralized decision making and control
Industrial best practices and case studies
Surveys and Comparative studies in distributed adaptive systems

Program Chairs
Antonio Bucchiarone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Giacomo Cabri, Universit‡ di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Nicola Capodieci, Universit‡ di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada

Paper submission
All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. Papers are strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user studies, and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all possible. The maximum number of allowed pages is 6. Submission instructions will follow.

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Accepted papers will be included in the ICAC Workshop 2016 Proceedings, which will be published in IEEE Xplore
Outstanding papers will be recommended for publication in IEEE SMC magazine, special issue,
IET Software, special issue on Software Architectures for Decentralized Adaptive Systems,

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

Important dates
Paper Submission March 20, 2016
Notification April 30, 2016
Camera Ready May 8, 2016