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ICAC 2012 : The 9th International Conference on Autonomic Computing


Conference Series : International Conference on Autonomic Computing
When Sep 17, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012
Where San Jose, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 9, 2012
Notification Due May 18, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 8, 2012
Categories    autonomic computing

Call For Papers


The 9th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2012)

September 17-21, 2012. San Jose, CA, USA


Paper and Poster Submission: March 9, 2012, 11:59pm PST
Notification: May 18, 2012
Camera-ready Due: June 8, 2012
Workshop Proposal Submission: February 10, 2012

ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques,
foundations, and applications. Autonomic computing refers to
methods and means for automated management of performance, fault,
security, and configuration with little involvement of users or
administrators. Systems introducing new autonomic features are
becoming increasingly prevalent, motivating research that spans
a variety of areas, from computer systems, networking, software
engineering, and data management to machine learning, control
theory, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together
researchers and practitioners across these disciplines to
address multiple facets of adaptation and self-management in
computing systems and applications from different perspectives.
Autonomic computing solutions are sought for clouds, grids,
data centers, enterprise software, internet services, data
services, smart phones, embedded systems, and sensor networks.
In these environments, resources and applications must be managed
to maximize performance and minimize cost, while maintaining
predictable and reliable behavior in the face of varying
workloads, failures, and malicious threats. Papers are solicited
from all areas of autonomic computing, including (but not limited

* End-to-end techniques for management of resources, workloads,
performance, faults, power/cooling, security, and others.

* Self-managing components, such as server, storage, network
protocols, or specific application elements, and embedded and
mobile end systems such as smart phones.

* Decision and analysis techniques and their use, such as machine
learning, control theory, predictive methods, probability and
stochastic processes, queuing theory methodologies, emergent
behavior, rule-based systems, and bio-inspired techniques.

* Monitoring systems for autonomic computing.

* Hypervisor, operating systems, hardware, or application support
for autonomic computing.

* Novel human interfaces for monitoring and controlling autonomic

* Management topics, such as specification and modeling of
service-level agreements, behavior enforcement and tie-in with
IT governance.

* Toolkits, frameworks, principles and architectures, from
software engineering practices and experimental methodologies
to agent-based techniques and virtualization.

* Fundamental science and theory of self-managing systems:
understanding, controlling or exploiting system behaviors to
enforce autonomic properties.

* Applications of autonomic computing and experiences with
prototyped or deployed systems solving real-world problems in
science, engineering, business and society.

Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest,
correctness, clarity and relevance to the broader community.
Papers should report on experiences, measurements, user studies,
or other evaluations, as appropriate. Evaluations of a prototype
or large-scale deployment of systems and applications is expected.

Full papers (a maximum of 10 pages in the two-column ACM proceedings
format) and posters (2 pages) are invited on a wide variety of
topics relating to autonomic computing. Submitted papers must be
original work, and may not be under consideration for another
conference or journal. Complete formatting and submission
instructions can be found on the conference web site. Accepted
papers and posters will appear in proceedings distributed at the
conference and available electronically. Relevant top ICAC'12
papers will be invited for "fast-track" submissions to the
ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).

ICAC'12 welcomes proposals for co-located workshops on topics of
interest to the autonomic computing community. Workshop proposals
should be submitted to the Workshop Chair, Fred Douglis
( by February 10, 2012. Workshops are
expected to publish proceedings, and should cover areas that
complement the main program. ICAC'12 will also feature a
demonstration and exhibition session consisting of prototypes and
technology artifacts such as demonstrating autonomic software or
autonomic computing principles. Entries will be judged by a
separate committee led by the demo/exhibit chair.

One of ICAC's important roles is to bring together researchers
and practitioners from academia and industry. In its industry
session, ICAC helps fulfill this role by presenting an industry
viewpoint on technologies, products, and market needs. The
industry session also addresses current challenges, and
opportunities for academic and corporate research collaborations.
We encourage industry leaders, including entrepreneurs, product
developers, architects, managers, marketers and end users,
to submit their papers and posters reflecting such industry
perspectives as part of the regular submission process.


Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs

Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
Vanish Talwar, HP Labs

Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware

Fred Douglis, EMC

Eno Thereska, Microsoft Research

Michael Kozuch, Intel

Jessica Blaine

Daniel Batista, University of S鉶 Paulo
Vartan Padaryan, ISP/Russian Academy of Sci.
Ioan Raicu, Illinois Inst. of Technology
Jianfeng Zhan, ICT/Chinese Academy of Sci.
Ming Zhao, Florida Intl. University

Tarek Abdelzaher, UIUC
Umesh Bellur, IIT, Bombay
Ken Birman, Cornell University
Rajkumar Buyya, Univ. of Melbourne
Rocky Chang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Yuan Chen, HP Labs
Alva Couch, Tufts University
Peter Dinda, Northwestern University
Fred Douglis, EMC
Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida
Mohamed Hefeeda, QCRI
Joe Hellerstein, Google
Geoff Jiang, NEC Labs
Jeff Kephart, IBM Research
Emre Kiciman, Microsoft Research
Fabio Kon, University of S鉶 Paulo
Mike Kozuch, Intel Labs
Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs
Klara Nahrstedt, UIUC
Priya Narasimhan, CMU
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University
Ioan Raicu, Illinois Inst. of Technology
Omer Rana, Cardiff University
Masoud Sadjadi, Florida Intl. University
Richard Schlichting, AT&T Labs
Hartmut Schmeck, KIT
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
Onn Shehory, IBM Research
Eno Thereska, Microsoft Research
Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware

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