CFP: The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2015)

SASO 2015

The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2015)

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MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 21-25 September 2015


Part of FAS* — Foundation and Applications of Self-* Computing Conferences
Co-located with:
The International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC 2015)
The 15th IEEE Peer-to-Peer Computing Conference (P2P 2015)


The 2015 edition of the SASO conference series will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and hosted by MIT in the week of September 21 to September 25, 2015.

The aim of the Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems conference series (SASO) is to provide a forum for the foundations of a principled approach to engineering systems, networks and services based on self-adaptation and self-organization. The ninth edition of the SASO conference embraces the inter-disciplinarity and the scientific, empirical and application dimensions of self-* systems; it thus aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, design principles, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications.


The Early Registration deadline is September 4, 2015.
Deadline for reduced hotel rates is  August 8, 2015.

Registration is available at:

A single registration fee includes access to the main conference, tutorials, workshops, and the doctoral symposium. Moreover, it includes a conference kit with electronic proceedings, all coffee breaks, lunches, free entrance to the Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner.

Technical Program

We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer  six keynotes together with CAC and P2P, including among others:

  • Albert-László Barabási – Center for Complex Network Research – Northeastern University
  • Yang-Yu Liu – Harvard Medical School
  • Azer Bestavros – Boston University
  • Ozalp Babaoglu – University of Bologna

Full papers:

  • An Approach to Robust Resource Allocation in Large-Scale Systems of Systems
  • Multi-satellite mission planning using a self-adaptive multi-agent system
  • Distributed Recovery for Enterprise Services
  • Self-organising Zooms for Decentralised Redundancy Management in Visual Sensor Networks
  • Active Learning for Efficient Sampling of Control Models of Collectives
  • Distributed Current Flow Betweenness Centrality
  • Multi-agent Self-organization and Reorganization to Adapt M2M Infrastructures
  • Darwin in Smart Power Grids – Evolutionary Game Theory for Analyzing Self-Organization in Demand-Side Aggregation
  • A Generic Social Capital Framework for Optimising Self-Organised Collective Action
  • Foraging-inspired Self-organisation for Terrain Exploration with Failure-prone Agents
  • Efficient Engineering of Complex Self-Organizing Systems by Self-Stabilising Fields
  • PeerMatcher: Decentralized Partnership Formation
  • Combining Conflicting Environmental and Task Requirements in Evolutionary Robotics
  • Self-managed sensor network scheduling using Bayesian dynamic linear models
  • Short papers:

    • A Mutual Influence Detection Algorithm for Systems with Local Performance Measurement
    • Value-Sensitive Design of Self-Organisation
    • Ashbian homeostasis as non-autonomous adaptation
    • Reciprocal Agents for Self-Organization in Large-Scale Allocation Problems


    • Social Amoeba Dictyostelium Discoideum As an Inspiration for Swarm Robotics
    • Creating Complex Applications Via Self-Adapting Autonomous Agents in an Intelligent System Framework
    • Self-directed weight management by feedback from a self-adaptive metabolic health monitoring system
    • Cyber-Physical-Social System Self-Organization: Ontology-Based Multi-Level Approach and Case Study
    • Citizen-driven flood mapping in Jakarta – A self-organising socio-technical system
    • Hierarchical Service-Oriented Architecture for Development of Autonomic Systems
    • Sustainable Safety in Mobile Multi-Robot Systems via Collective Adaptation
    • Towards a spatial language for run-time assessments in self-organizing systems


    • Towards Self-Adaptation on Real-World Hardware: a Preliminary Lightweight Programming Framework

    In addition, six workshops are available to conference attendees free of charge:

    Several tutorials, including:

    • Enabling Software-Defined Federations using CometCloud.
      Organizers: Javier Diaz-Montes, Manish Parashar (Rutgers University)
    • Fundamentals of Autonomic Cloud Security.
      Organizer: Salim Hariri (University of Arizona)

    Doctoral symposium, including research ideas on:

    • Cross layer Anomaly based intrusion detection system
    • Testing Self-Organizing, Adaptive Systems
    • Incentive Mechanisms for Social Computing
    • Quality trade-offs in self-protecting systems
    • Network Attack Detection and Mitigation

    The detailed program of scientific papers and posters is available at:

    Social events

    Welcome Reception at the MIT Museum (Tuesday):
    Dinner Cruise in Boston Bay (Wednesday)

    Venue and accommodation

    The conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel at the edge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There are special rates available for participants. For more information, please refer to

    Greatly reduced rates for rooms at the conference hotel are available until August 21. Details here:

    Hotels near the venue may be found at the MIT Institute Events site:


    General Chairs
    Howard E Shrobe – MIT CSAIL, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Julie A McCann – Imperial College London, UK

    Programme Chairs
    Gregory Sullivan – Draper Labs, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Emma Hart – Director CEC, Edingurgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Jan-Philipp Steghöfer – Uni. of Gothenburg & Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Local Arrangements Chair
    Paul Roberston – Dynamic Object Labs, Lexington, MA, USA