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ACPROSS 2017 : International Workshop on Autonomous Control for Performance and Reliability Trade-offs in Internet of Services


When Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017
Where L'Aquila, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 17, 2017
Notification Due Feb 10, 2017
Final Version Due Feb 17, 2017
Categories    computer science   performance   modeling   reliability

Call For Papers

===================== Call for Papers =====================

International Workshop on Autonomous Control for Performance and Reliability Trade-offs in Internet of Services (ACPROSS 2017)

April 22, 2017, L’Aquila, Italy

Co-located with the 8th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2017)


The paradigm shift from an information-oriented Internet into an Internet of Services (IoS) has opened up virtually unbounded possibilities for creating and deploying new services. In this reshaped ICT landscape, critical software systems, which include IoT, cloud services, softwarized networks, etc., essentially consist of large-scale service chains, combining and integrating the functionalities of (possibly huge) numbers of other services offered by third parties.
In this context, one of the most challenging problems is the provision of service chains which offer an adequate level of performance, reliability and quality perceived by the end users, based on a large offering of multiple functionally equivalent services that not only differ in terms of performance and reliability characteristics, but might also exhibit a churn rate and time varying behavior. Motivated by this, the aim of this workshop is to create a follow-up of European network of experts, from both academia and industry, aiming at the development of autonomous control methods and algorithms for discussing a high quality, well-performing and reliable IoS.

Some keywords of the workshop include: autonomous control, performance, Quality of Experience, Quality of Service, reliability, elasticity, softwarized networks and pricing.

The workshop is supposed to share new findings, exchange ideas, discuss research challenges and report latest research efforts that cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
- Autonomous control in Internet of Things, distributed clouds, multi-clouds and softwarized networks
- Cross-layer Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS) management
- Methods and models for resilient Internet of Services
- Modeling and performance tools for the Internet of Services
- QoS and QoE modeling and monitoring for the Internet of Services
- User-centric, context-aware QoE monitoring and network management for the Internet of Services
- QoE in the context of time-aware applications, computers and communication systems of the Internet of Services
- QoS-, elasticity-, energy- and price-aware resource selection for the Internet of Services
- Scheduling, resource management, admission control for the Internet of Services
- Autonomous control, modeling, resilience, resource management, and admission control for software performance and reliability trade-offs

Submission Guidelines

We call for original and unpublished papers describing research results, experience, visions, or new initiatives. Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages double column, including figures, tables, references and appendices, and should be in the standard ACM format for conference proceedings (see formatting templates for details:

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via Easychair at

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Presented papers will be included in the ICPE 2017 proceedings companion volume that will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: January 17, 2017 (firm deadline)
Notification of acceptance: February 10, 2017
Camera-ready submission: February 17, 2017
Workshop date: April 22, 2017

Organization Committee

Program Co-Chairs
Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Francesco Lo Presti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Peter Pocta, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic

Publicity and Web Chair
Matteo Nardelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Technical Program Committee
Hans van den Berg, University of Twente, Netherlands
Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Valerio Di Valerio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Tihana Galinac Grbac, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Yoram Haddad, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
Stefano Iannucci, Mississippi State University
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Steven Latre, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Pasi Lassila, Aalto University, Finland
Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Hugh Melvin, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico of Milan, Italy
Raimund Schatz, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Martin Varela, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Andrej Zgank, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Thomas Zinner, University of Wurzburg, Germany

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