ACSOS 2024
Mon 16 - Fri 20 September 2024 Aarhus, Denmark

Call for Papers

The IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS) is the leading forum for sharing the latest research results, ideas, and experiences in autonomic computing, self-adaptation, and self-organization. Now in its 5th edition, ACSOS was founded in 2020 as a merger of the IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC) and the IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO).

The world is increasingly relying on autonomous systems: in robotics, manufacturing, software engineering, vehicles, data center systems, and precision agriculture, to name just a few areas. These systems are bringing autonomy to a whole new level of dynamic decision-making under uncertainty, requiring autonomic behavior (e.g., control theory, cybernetics) and self-reference, leading to a range of self-* properties (e.g., self-awareness, self-adaptation, self-organization), and an approach in which system implementation and its environment are holistically considered.

Despite this rise in autonomic and self-* systems, there remains a wide range of fundamental challenges in understanding how to design, control, reason about, and trust such systems. The IEEE ACSOS conference solicits novel research on these topics in fundamentals and methods as well as applications for autonomic and self-* systems. ACSOS is particularly proud of its long-standing academic breadth and innovative industry contributions and regularly features work from computational biologists through to operating systems researchers – united by the common theme of autonomous systems. The conference program will include research papers, in-practice experience reports, posters, demos, and a doctoral symposium. ACSOS 2024 solicits contributions from among (but not limited to) the following autonomic, self-adaptive and self-organizing theories, methods, and applications:

Theories

  • Heuristics
  • Optimization and configuration algorithms
  • Models for complex and adaptive systems

Methods

  • Support for adaptive systems
    • monitoring
    • analyzing
    • planing
    • execution
  • Specification of adaptation in
    • processes for development,
    • deployment
    • runtime
  • System support for adaptive systems
    • Operating systems
    • Middleware
    • Communication
  • Distributed learning (e.g., federated learning)

Applications

  • Software support for adaptive systems
    • Patterns in monitoring, analyzing, planning, execution
    • Software architectures
    • Languages for adaptive
  • Experiences and domains
    • Applications of self-organization in specific use cases
    • Insights of applying and evaluating real-world self-organizing systems
      • generic platforms, i.e., middleware, operating systems
      • specific applications
  • LLMs for self-adaptive and self-organizing systems (e.g., multi-robot planning)

Please note that this list is non-exhaustive. ACSOS strives to be a home for research in adaptive and self-organizing systems.

Best Papers

We intend to continue the tradition of giving the best papers of the conference an opportunity to publish an extended version in a special issue of ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).

The Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award will be awarded to a selected paper and the best student paper (where the primary author is a student).

Submission Instructions

Research Papers (up to 10 pages, including images, tables, and references) should present novel ideas in the cross-disciplinary research context described in this call, motivated by problems from current practice or applied research.

Experience Reports (up to 10 pages, including images, tables, and references) cover innovative implementations, novel applications, interesting performance results, and experience in applying recent research advances to practical situations on any topics of interest.

Vision Papers (up to 6 pages, including images, tables, and references) introduce ground-shaking, provocative, and even controversial ideas; discuss long-term perspectives and challenges; focus on overlooked or underrepresented areas, and foster debate.

Research papers and experience reports will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and made available in the IEEE Digital Library. Vision papers will be part of a separate proceedings volume (the ACSOS Companion).

All submissions are required to be formatted according to the standard IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide. Papers are submitted electronically in PDF format through the ACSOS 2024 conference management system via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=acsos2024

As per the standard IEEE policies, all submissions should be original, i.e., they should not have been previously published in any conference proceedings, book, or journal and should not currently be under review for another archival conference. We would also like to highlight IEEE’s policies regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism: https://www.ieee.org/publications/rights/plagiarism/id-plagiarism.html. Where relevant and appropriate, accepted papers will also be encouraged to participate in the Demo or Poster Sessions.

All submissions will be subject to a rigorous double-blind peer-review and evaluated based on given criteria.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission:		April 26th, 2024
Submission Deadline:		May 3rd, 2024
Notification to Authors:	June 24th, 2024
Camera Ready Submission:	July 19th, 2024

All times in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) timezone.