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ATC 2013 : 10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing


Conference Series : Autonomic and Trusted Computing
When Dec 18, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013
Where Sorrento Peninsula, Italy
Submission Deadline Sep 21, 2013
Notification Due Oct 15, 2013
Final Version Due Nov 3, 2013

Call For Papers

*** Deadline extended - September 21, 2013 ***


10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing
Sorrento Peninsula, Italy - December 18-21, 2013
hosted by Second University of Naples - SUN

Computing systems including hardware, software, communication, and networks
are growing towards an ever-increasing scale and heterogeneity, becoming
overly complex. Such complexity is getting even more critical with the
ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices and other pervasive systems. To cope
with the growing and ubiquitous complexity, Autonomic Computing (AC) focuses
on self-manageable computing and communication systems that exhibit
self-awareness, self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing,
self-protection and other self-x operations to the maximum extent possible
without human intervention or guidance. Organic Computing (OC) additionally
addresses adaptivity, robustness, and controlled emergence as well as
nature-inspired concepts for self-organization.

Any autonomic or organic system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk of
losing control and retain confidence that the system will not fail. Trust
and/or distrust relationships in the Internet and in pervasive infrastructures
are key factors to enable dynamic interaction and cooperation of various
users, systems, and services. Trusted/Trustworthy Computing (TC) aims at
making computing and communication systems as well as services available,
predictable, traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable,
persistent, security/privacy protectable, etc.

A series of grand challenges exists to achieve practical autonomic or organic
systems with truly trustworthy services. Started in 2005, the series of ATC
conferences has been held at Nagasaki, Vienna, Three Gorges (China), Hong
Kong, Oslo, Brisbane, Xian, Banff, and Fukuoka. ATC 2013 will include a highly
selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, panel
discussions and keynote speeches. Established as a premier venue in the area
of autonomic and trusted computing, ATC 2013 will offer a forum for
researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in the most innovative research
and development in these challenging areas and includes all technical aspects
related to autonomic/organic computing (AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1- AC/OC Theory and Models
Models, negotiation, cooperation, competition, self-organization,
emergence, verification, etc.
2- AC/OC Architectures and Systems
Autonomic elements & their relationship, frameworks, middleware,
observer/controller architectures, institutional architectures, etc.
3- AC/OC Components and Modules
Multi-core CPU, memory, storage, database, device, server, proxy,
software, OS, I/O, etc.
4- AC/OC Communication and Services
Networks, self-organized net, web service, P2P, grid, EaaS,
IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, cloud computing, etc.
5- AC/OC Tools and Interfaces
Tools/interfaces for AC/OC system development, test, monitoring,
assessment, supervision, etc.
6- Trust Models and Specifications
Models and semantics of trust, distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat,
risk, reputation, reliability, etc.
7- Trust-related Security and Privacy
Trust-related secure architecture, framework, policy, intrusion
detection/awareness, protocols, trust-adaptive agents and communities,
data protection, users privacy, access privacy, etc.
8- Trusted Reliable and Dependable Systems
Fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable
systems, failure recovery, etc.
9- Trustworthy Services and Applications
Trustworthy Internet/web/P2P/grid/cloud services, secure mobile services,
secure wireless services, novel applications, etc.
10- Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues
Trust standards and issues related to personality, ethics, sociology,
culture, psychology, economy, legal aspects, social networking etc.

The ATC 2013 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops affiliated
with the conference and addressing research areas related to the conference.
Accepted workshop papers will be included in the proceedings published by
IEEE CPS Press. For submission details/deadlines:

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material
presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere.
Authors should submit full papers of up to 8 pages, following strictly the
IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style
(, using two-column,
single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be
included in the 8 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by
the PC chairs. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must
register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in
the conference proceedings.
Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at

Accepted main conference papers will be published by IEEE CPS
(IEEE-DL indexed). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will
not be included in the proceedings.

Paper Submission due: September 21, 2013 (23:59 American Samoa time) [extended]
Notification to authors: October 15, 2013
Camera ready due: November 03, 2013

Beniamino Di Martino, Second University of Naples, Italy
Antonino Mazzeo, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia

Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
V. Muthukkumarasamy, Griffith University, Australia
Duncan S. Wong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hartmut Schmeck (Chair), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Chunming Rong, Stavanger University, Norway
James J. Park, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea
Jurgen Branke, University of Warwick, UK
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany
Zhen Liu, Nokia Research Center, China
Zhong Chen, Peking University, China

Jianhua Ma (Chair), Hosei University, Japan
Laurence T. Yang (Chair), St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Christian Muller-Schloer, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Daqing Zhang, Institute Telecom SudParis, France
Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
Sumi Helal, University of Florida, USA

Salvatore Venticinque, Second University of Naples, Italy

Giovanni Livraga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Rocco Aversa, Second University of Naples, Italy
Salvatore Venticinque, Second University of Naples, Italy
Pasquale Cantiello, Second University of Naples, Italy
Giuseppina Cretella, Second University of Naples, Italy
Luca Tasquier, Second University of Naples, Italy
Alba Amato, Second University of Naples, Italy
Loredana Liccardo, Second University of Naples, Italy

Isaac Agudo Ruiz, University of Malaga, Spain
Carlo Blundo, Universita' degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Marco Cassassa Mont, HP Laboratories, UK
Frédéric Cuppens, Telecom Bretagne, France
Ruggero Donida Labati, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
M. Carmen Fernandez Gago, University of Malaga, Spain
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom SudParis, France
Félix Gòmez Màrmol, NEC Europe, Germany
Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
Luis Javier Garcia Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Maryline Laurent, Telecom SudParis, France
Kenji Leibnitz, NICT, Japan
Giovanni Livraga, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Christian Muller-Schloer, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Pedro Peris-Lopez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Ronald Petrlic, University of Paderborn, Germany
Dhiraj K.Pradhan, University of Bristol, UK
Kui Ren, University at Buffalo, USA
Ruben Rios del Pozo, University of Malaga, Spain
Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Christoph Sorge, University of Paderborn, Germany
Miguel Soriano, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Juan E. Tapiador, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Juergen Teich, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Theo Ungerer, University of Augsburg, Germany
Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan
Lingyu Wang, Concordia University, USA
Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universitat, Germany
Zheng Yan, Aalto University, Finland
Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Meng Yu, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Filip Zagorski, Wroclaw University of Tech, Poland
Guanfeng Liu, Macquarie University, Australia

If you have any question, please contact the organizers at

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