ICAC: International Conference on Autonomic Computing



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Event When Where Deadline
ICAC 2017 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 Columbus, OH, USA Feb 28, 2017 (Feb 14, 2017)
ICAC 2016 13th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016 Wuerzburg Jan 28, 2016 (Jan 21, 2016)
ICAC 2015 12th ACM/IEEE/USENIX International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015 Grenoble, France Jan 22, 2015 (Jan 15, 2015)
ICAC 2014 11th International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jun 18, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 Philadelphia, PA, United States Mar 5, 2014 (Feb 26, 2014)
ICAC 2013 10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jun 26, 2013 - Jun 28, 2013 San Jose, CA Mar 4, 2013 (Feb 25, 2013)
ICAC 2012 The 9th International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Sep 17, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012 San Jose, CA, USA Mar 9, 2012
ICAC 2011 International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jun 14, 2011 - Jun 17, 2011 Karlsruhe, Germany Jan 8, 2011
ICAC 2010 The 7th International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communications
Jun 7, 2010 - Jun 11, 2010 Washington, DC, USA Jan 18, 2010 (Jan 11, 2010)
ICAC 2009 The 6th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jun 15, 2009 - Jun 19, 2009 Barcelona, Spain Jan 19, 2009
ICAC 2008 The 5th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Jun 2, 2008 - Jun 6, 2008 Chicago, IL, USA Dec 14, 2007

Present CFP : 2017

Paper Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2017 (hard)
Author Notification April 19, 2017
Final Manuscript May 1, 2017

All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anytime on Earth)


ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing, its foundations, principles, engineering, technologies,
and applications. Nowadays, complex systems of all types, like large-scale data centers, cloud computing
infrastructures, cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, self-organizing systems, organic computing
systems, cognitive computing systems, or self-aware computing systems, involve many active, interconnected
components that require careful coordination. Being impossible for a human to manage such systems, the autonomic
computing paradigm with its support for self-management capabilities is increasingly indispensable for the
components of our IT world. ICAC 2017 seeks the latest research advances on science and engineering concerning
all aspects of autonomic computing, including but not limited to the following main research topics:

1. Foundations

a) Fundamental science and theory of autonomic computing systems and feedback control for software,
self-awareness and self-expression
b) Algorithms, such as AI, machine learning, control theory, operations research, probability and
stochastic processes, queueing theory, rule-based systems, biological-inspired techniques, and
socially-inspired techniques
c) Formal models and analysis of self-management, emergent behavior, uncertainty, self-organization,
self-awareness, trustworthiness

2. Resource Management in Data Centers

a) Hypervisors, operating systems, middleware, and platforms for self-managing data centers and cloud
b) Sensing, energy efficiency, and resource adaptation
c) Autonomic components, such as multi-core servers, storage, networking, and hardware accelerators
d) Applications and case studies of end-to-end design and implementation of systems for resource

3. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT)

a) System architectures OS, services, middleware, and protocols for CPS and IoT
b) Energy, real-time, and mobility management
c) Design principles, methodologies, and tools for CPS and IoT
d) Self-organization under severe resource constraints
e) Applications and case studies of autonomic CPS and IoT

4. Self-Organization and Organic Computing

a) Self-organization principles and organic computing principles borrowed from systems theory,
control theory, game theory, decision theory, social theories, biological theories, etc.
b) Self-organization, emergent behavior, decentralized control, individual and social/organizational
learning, scalability, robustness, goal- and norm-governed behavior, online self-integration for
trustworthy self-organizing and organic systems
c) Infrastructures and architectures for self-organizing systems and organic computing systems
d) Applications and case studies for self-organization and organic computing

5. Emerging Computing Paradigms: Cognitive Computing, Self-Aware Computing

a) Advanced learning for cognitive computing such as meta-cognitive learning, self-regulatory learning,
consciousness and cognition in learning, collaborative/competitive learning, and online/sequential
b) Architectures, control, algorithmic approaches, instrumentation, and infrastructure for cognitive
computing and self-aware systems
c) Cognitive computing and self-awareness in heterogeneous and decentralized systems
d) Applications and case studies for social networks, big data systems, deep learning systems, games,
and artificial assistants, cognitive robots, and systems with self-awareness and self-expression

6. Software Engineering for Autonomic Computing Systems: Architecture, Specifications, Assurances

a) Design methodology, frameworks, principles, infrastructures, and tools for development and
assurances for autonomic computing systems
b) System architectures, services, components and platforms broadly applicable for autonomic
computing system engineering
c) Goal specification and policies, modeling of service-level agreements, behavior enforcement,
IT governance, and business-driven IT management
d) Applications and case studies for software engineering approaches for autonomic computing systems

In addition to fundamental results ICAC is also interested in applications and experiences with prototyped or
deployed systems solving real-world problems in science, engineering, business, or society. Typical application
areas for ICAC are autonomous robotics, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, data centers, dependable
computing, industrial internet / industry 4.0, internet of things, mobile computing, service-oriented systems,
smart buildings, smart city, smart grid / energy management, smart factory, smart user interfaces, space
applications, and traffic management.


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Submissions are
required to mark at least one topic area. Papers will be reviewed by at least three PC members including at
least two having specific domain expertise concerning the indicated main research topics and judged on
originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. At least one
author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference.

Papers can be submitted in one of the following three categories with different acceptance criteria for each

a) Full research papers limited to 10 pages (double column, IEEE format)
b) Experience papers limited to 8 pages (double column, IEEE format)
c) Short papers limited to 6 pages (double column, IEEE format)

Full and experience research papers are strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user
studies, and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all possible. Short papers can either be work
in progress, or position and challenge papers that motivate the community to address new challenges. See
conference website for format instructions.

We will bestow the Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award to an excellent full-length research paper and it is planned
that a selection of the best papers of the full research paper category will be invited to submit an extended
version of their contribution for a ICAC 2017 special issue after the conference.

ICAC 2017 Call-for-Workshop-Papers


* 4th SISSY: Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration *

Paper Submission Deadline: March 31
Paper Acceptance Notification: April 14
Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: system integration, self-reflection,
runtime self-improvement, interwoven systems,
trustworthiness, organic computing

* 2nd SeAC: Workshop on Self-Aware Computing *

Paper Submission Deadline: March 24
Paper Acceptance Notification: April 14
Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: self-aware systems: architectures,
algorithms, methods, model-learning, reasoning,
applications and case studies

* 12th FC: Workshop on Feedback Computing *

Paper Submission Deadline: April 24
Paper Acceptance Notification: May 05
Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: adaptive, big data, cloud,
cyber-physical, feedback, models, theory

* 2nd SOSeMC: Self-Organizing Self-Managing Clouds Workshop *

Paper Submission Deadline: March 15
Paper Acceptance Notification: April 15
Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: self-organizing, self-management, heterogeneous clouds,
dynamic resource allocation, big data placement

* Models@Runtime *

Keywords: run-time models, self-aware, feedback



General Chair
Xiaorui Wang, The Ohio State University, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Christopher Stewart, The Ohio State University, USA
Hui Lei, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Workshop Chair
Ada Diaconescu, Telecom ParisTech, France

Publicity Co-Chairs
Anshul Gandhi, Stony Brook University, USA
Shaolei Ren, University of California, Riverside, USA
Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Christian Becker, University of Mannheim, Germany

Finance Chair
Ming Zhao, Arizona State University, USA

Proceedings Chair
Timothy Wood, George Washington University, USA

Poster and Demo Chair
Daniel Dean, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Zichen Xu, Nanchang University, China

Local Arrangements and Web Chair
Jian Tan, The Ohio State University, USA

Web Chair
Marco Brocanelli, The Ohio State University, USA

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