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ATC 2009 : The 6th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing


Conference Series : Autonomic and Trusted Computing
When Jul 7, 2009 - Jul 10, 2009
Where Brisbane, Australia
Submission Deadline Jan 19, 2009
Notification Due Mar 16, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 13, 2009
Categories    autonomic computing   trusted computing   organic computing

Call For Papers

The 6th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC-09)
- Bring Safe, Self-x and Organic Computing Systems into Reality -

Brisbane, Australia, 7-10 July, 2009

Technically Sponsored by IEEE TF on Autonomic and Trusted Computing

Conference papers published by LNCS
Workshop papers published by IEEE
Conference important dates:

Paper Submission: January 19, 2009
Authors Notification: March 16, 2009
Final Manuscript Due: April 13, 2009

Workshops important dates:
Workshop Proposals: 15 October
Workshop Notifications: 30 October

Workshop Paper Submissions: 15 February
Workshop Authors Notifications: 25 March
Workshop camera-ready due: 10 April


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, persistable, 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 and Oslo. ATC-09 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-09 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 include but are not limited to the following:

- AC/OC Theory and Model: Models, negotiation, cooperation, competition, self-organization, emergence, verification etc.

- AC/OC Architectures and Systems: Autonomic elements & their relationship, frameworks, middleware, observer/controller architectures, etc.

- AC/OC Components and Modules: Memory, storage, database, device, server, proxy, software, OS, I/O, etc.
- AC/OC Communication and Services: Networks, self-organized net, web service, grid, P2P, semantics, agent, transaction, etc.

- AC/OC Tools and Interfaces: Tools/interfaces for AC/OC system development, test, monitoring, assessment, supervision, etc.

- Trust Models and Specifications: Models and semantics of trust, distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat, risk, reputation, reliability, etc.

- Trust-related Security and Privacy: Trust-related secure architecture, framework, policy, intrusion detection/awareness, protocols, etc.

- Trusted Reliable and Dependable Systems: Fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable systems, failure recovery, etc.

- Trustworthy Services and Applications: Trustworthy Internet/web/grid/P2P e-services, secured mobile services, novel applications, etc.

- Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues: Trust standards and issues related to personality, ethics, sociology, culture, psychology, economy, etc.

Accepted main conference papers are planned to be published by Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, EI 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. Selected papers, after extension and further revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals. The information on how to submit papers will be soon given on the conference webpage:



The ATC 2009 workshops provide vibrant opportunities for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research experience, original research results and practical development experiences on specific new challenges and emerging issues in relation to either Autonomic/Organic Computing or Trusted/Trustworthy Computing.

The organizers of the workshop shall have full control and have responsible on the call for papers, forming program committee, review and selection of papers as well as planning the workshop program. The registration fee for workshops will be determined by the conference (not the workshop itself). The fees will be paid to the conference, and the conference will provide workshop facilities including the working notes printing, the meeting room, coffee break, lunch, proceedings and etc.

The proceedings of the ATC-09 workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press (Indexed by EI).

Prospective workshop organizers should send a proposal containing the following information to ATC-09 Workshop Chair.

- Title of the workshop (Full name and Abbreviation)
- Objectives, scope, and contribution to the main conference (up to 1 page)
- Short bio of the key organizers and their experience on conference/workshop organization
- A tentative list of program committee members
- A tentative website address
- Procedure for selecting papers, plans for dissemination (for example, how to advertise and special issues of journals), and the expected number of participants

Each workshop should identify one organizer as the point of contact. A brief advertisement plan should be included in the proposal.

A workshop proposal should be submitted before Oct 15. A workshop proposal will be reviewed and the result will be notified case by case and as soon as possible. Thus, interested organizers are encouraged to submit their ready proposals EARLY to avoid potential topic/theme conflict with approved workshops.

Approved workshops should strictly follow the important dates, particularly the paper status notification and camera-ready dates. Generally, each paper should receive 3 peer reviews.

We look forward to your interesting proposals and contributions to ATC-09 workshops. Submit workshop proposals to workshops co-chairs via email ( and by 15 October 2008.

== ATC-09 Organizing Committee ==

General Chairs

Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
Hartmut Schmeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Advisory Committee Chairs

Christian Muller-Schloer, University of Hannover, Germany
Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Steering Committee

Jianhua Ma (Chair), Hosei University, Japan
Laurence T. Yang (Chair), St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Theo Ungerer, University of Augsburg, Germany

Program Chairs

Juan Gonzalez Nieto, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany

Program Vice Chairs

Seng Loke, LaTrobe University, Australia
Jurgen Branke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dimitri Botvich, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Noria Foukia, Otago University of Otago, New Zealand

Workshops Chairs

Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA

Publicity Chairs

Xiaoyuan Gu, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Naixue Xiong, Georgia State University, USA
Zheng Yan, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Justin Zhan, Carnegie Mellon CyLab, Japan

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