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

Camera Ready Submission for Companion Proceedings

STEP 1: Important Dates

  • At least one author per paper must early pay the registration fee by August 2, 2024.
  • Failure to register will result in your paper not being included in the proceedings.
  • Final camera-ready manuscripts must be submitted by August 2, 2024.

STEP 2: Page Limits

2 pages.

Please note: Extra pages are not accepted.

STEP 3: Formatting Your Paper

  • Submitted abstracts should not exceed 200 words.
  • Final submissions to ACSOS 2024 must be formatted in US-LETTER page size, must use the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format, and must be prepared in PDF format. Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates are available at the IEEE “Author Submission Site” HERE. The templates are available on the left-hand-side tab “Formatting Your Paper”.
  • Please, DO NOT include headers/footers or page numbers in the final submission.

STEP 4: Submitting Your Final Version

  • Once the format of your paper has been verified and validated, you may submit your final version.
  • All papers should be submitted using the submission system provided by IEEE “Author Submission Site” HERE.
  • After you login to the IEEE “Author Submission Site”, please, follow the instructions as you click the “Next” button on the top right corner of the site. Please, enter the following information exactly as appeared on your paper:
    1. Paper ID (CODES BELOW (Workshops track) - Paper ID from EasyChair, eg. WSISSY-4279)
      a. WSISSY: Workshop on Self-Improving Systems Integration
      b. WSASSO: International Workshop on Sustainable and Scalable Self-Organisation
      c. WAI4AS: International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous computing Systems
    2. Names of authors, affiliations, countries, E-mail addresses,
    3. Titles, and abstracts.
  • To submit your final manuscript click HERE.

STEP 5: Submitting a Signed Copyright Release Form

  • ACSOS 2024 requires users to submit a fully digital version of the electronic IEEE Copyright-release Form (eCF). eCF is provided at the IEEE “Author Submission Site”.
  • Follow the instructions in the IEEE “Author Submission Site” to properly fill-out, and submit the IEEE Copyright-release Form (eCF), including:
    1. Paper’s full title
    2. All authors names
    3. Conference title: 2024 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems Companion (ACSOS-C)
    4. Signature (on appropriate line)
  • The signed IEEE Copyright-release Form (eCF) should be submitted together with your camera-ready manuscripts on August 2, 2024.

If you have any questions about the above procedures, please contact the Proceedings Chair Elsy Kaddoum (elsy.kaddoum@irit.fr).

Note: Extra pages are not allowed. Please complete each of the above steps - the conference organizers will not be responsible if your paper is omitted from the proceedings, is not available online on IEEE Xplore, or is subject to additional processing costs, if these steps are not performed.

List of Workshops

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS 2024) will be accompanied by the following workshops:


11th Workshop on Self-Improving Systems Integration (SISSY)

Information and communication technology (ICT) pervades every aspect of our daily lives. This inclusion changes our communities and all of our human interactions. It also presents a significant set of challenges in correctly designing and integrating our resulting technical systems. For instance, the embedding of ICT functionality in more and more devices (such as household appliances or thermostats) leads to novel interconnections and a changing structure of the overall system. Not only are technical systems increasingly coupled, but also numerous previously isolated natural and human systems have merged into a kind of overall system-of-systems – an interwoven system structure.

This change of structure is fundamental and affects the whole production cycle of technical systems; standard system integration and testing is not feasible any more. The increasingly complex challenges of developing the right type of modelling, analysis, and infrastructure for designing and maintaining ICT infrastructures has continued to motivate the self-organising, autonomic and organic computing systems community.

Integration is more than just putting things together. Consequently, this workshop intends to study novel approaches to system-of-systems integration, maintenance and testing by applying self-* principles. Specifically, we seek approaches that allow for a continual process of self-integration among components and systems that are self-improving and evolving over time towards an optimised and stable solution.

Workshop organizers:

  • Kirstie Bellman
  • Sven Tomforde
  • Ada Diaconescu
  • Lukas Esterle

More information can be found on the workshop’s website: https://sissy.telecom-paristech.fr/


2nd International Workshop on Sustainable and Scalable Self-Organisation (SaSSO-2)

The goal of this inter-disciplinary workshop is to address two contrasting pairs of inter-related research questions:

  • firstly, the sustainability of self-organisation, given the features of path dependency (where prior decisions significantly constrain present choices); the iron law of oligarchy which identifies the tendency of self-organisation to slide into oligarchy; and the avoidance of tyranny at the core of Ober’s Basic Democracy;
  • secondly, and conversely, self-organisation for sustainability, building on the pioneering work of Ostrom’s self-governing institutions for common-pool resource management, but also considering self-sustainability, e.g. in the form of cooperative survival dilemmas;
  • thirdly, scalability of self-organisation, for example as the number of components in a system changes over time, how are structures and processes for decision-making, dispute resolution and monitoring affected by such changes, even with new ‘generations’; and
  • fourthly, and conversely, self-organisation for scalability, both for pro-active management of anticipated growth or contraction, but also how the values or incentives implied by self-organised rules change over time (the rule-based equivalent of concept drift).

Workshop organizers:

  • Ada Diaconescu
  • Peter Lewis
  • Jeremy Pitt

More information can be found on the workshop’s website: https://mattsscott.github.io/SASSO2024/


2nd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous computing Systems (AI4AS)

Modern computing systems are large and heterogeneous. Their complexity is hardly manageable by a human being, especially when it comes to take timely decisions in highly dynamic environments or to guarantee strict Quality-of-Service requirements. Not surprisingly, recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) significantly impacted and fostered the development of autonomous computing systems, providing new or enhanced methodologies to cope with system complexity and uncertainty. AI and ML techniques are increasingly adopted to assist or guide system self-adaptation, as they are used, e.g., to extract relevant information from highly-dimensional and noisy monitoring data, to predict internal or external dynamics, to automatically plan adaptation actions.

However, there are still several challenges to face for researchers and practitioners aiming to take advantage of these methodologies and incorporate them in their systems. Fundamental issues towards the applicability of AI and ML techniques across diverse domains must be investigated, especially as regards the accuracy, robustness, explainability, safety, security, performance and sustainability of AI-driven autonomous computing systems.

Workshop organizers:

  • Gabriele Russo Russo
  • Valeria Cardellini
  • Paolo Romano

More information can be found on the workshop’s website: https://ai4as.github.io


Call for Workshops

The workshops at ACSOS 2024 provide a forum for groups of 20-50 participants to present and discuss novel research ideas on autonomic computing, self-adaptive, and self-organizing systems. Workshops can be organized around emerging research areas, challenging problems, and industrial applications.


Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission deadline:  April 8th, 2024 (extended)
Workshop acceptance notification:       April 15th, 2024 (extended)
Workshop call for papers online:        April 29th, 2024

The preliminary dates for the workshops are September 16th, 2024 and September 20th, 2024.


Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops should be organized as a preliminary call for papers or call for participation, depending on the intended format of the workshop, with a maximum of two pages and contain the following information:

  • Title of the workshop.
  • A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of the workshop to the main conference.
  • The names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. We strongly encourage the organizing committee to consist of at least two people coming from multiple institutions knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed.
  • The primary email address(es) for contacting the organizing committee of the workshop.
  • Expected duration of the workshop (half or full day).
  • A brief description of the workshop format.
  • The workshop deadlines, both internal and external, aligned with the ACSOS timeline.
  • Description of the paper review process and acceptance standards in order to keep the workshop high in quality. Accepted workshop papers will be published in the proceedings. Papers must thus be in the same format as the conference proceedings and may not be more than 6 pages in length. Workshop organizers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been taken. All papers must be reviewed by an international technical program committee with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper.
  • List of potential program committee members, including their titles and affiliations.
  • List of potential invited speakers, panelists, or disputants.

Please also provide the following information (not restricted to the two pages for the above proposal):

  • Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop: when and where it has been offered in the past, names and affiliations of organizers, number of submissions, acceptances, and number of registered and present attendees. Note: This is for workshops that are in their second edition or later.
  • Expected number of submissions, accepted papers, and attendees (for all workshops).

For new workshops, which would be in the first edition if accepted, please also provide the following (not restricted to the two pages for the above proposal):

  • List of researchers/practitioners who would be likely to submit a paper to the workshop.

Workshop proposals should be sent as a pdf via email to workshops@acsos.org