SISSY 2017 : 4th International Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration
Call For Papers
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4th International Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (SISSY'17)
Held together with ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomic Computing (ICAC'17)
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Date: July 17 2017
Call for papers
Information and communication technology (ICT) pervades every aspect of our daily lives. This inclusion changes our communities and all of our human interactions. It also presents a significant set of challenges in correctly designing and integrating our resulting technical systems. For instance, the embedding of ICT functionality in more and more devices (such as household appliances or thermostats) leads to novel interconnections and a changing structure of the overall system. Not only technical systems are increasingly coupled, a variety of previously isolated natural and human systems have consolidated into a kind of overall system of systems - an interwoven system structure.
This change of structure is fundamental and affects the whole production cycle of technical systems – standard system integration and testing is not feasible any more. The increasingly complex challenges of developing the right type of modelling, analysis, and infrastructure for designing and maintaining ICT infrastructures has continued to motivate the self-organising, autonomic and organic computing systems community.
In this workshop, we intend to study novel approaches to system of system integration and testing by applying self-* principles; specifically we want approaches that allow for a continual process of self-integration among components and systems that is self-improving and evolving over time towards an optimised and stable solution.
Although research in self-organising systems – such as the Organic Computing (OC) and Autonomic Computing (AC) initiatives – has seen an exciting decade of development, in which there has been considerable success in building individual systems, OC/AC is faced with the difficult challenge of integrating multiple self-organising systems, and integrating self-organising systems with traditionally engineered ones as well as naturally occurring human organisations. Meanwhile, although there has been important development in system of systems methodologies (e.g., Service-oriented Architectures, clouds technology etc.), many of these developments lack scalable methods for rapidly proving that new configurations of components/subsystems are correctly used or their changes verified or that these frameworks have pulled together the best possible context-sensitive configuration of resources for a user or another system.
The SISSY workshop continues the successful predecessors held at IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Systems (SASO14) 2014 in London, UK, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC15) 2015 in Grenobles, France, and at IEEE/ACM International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC16) 2016 in Würzburg, Germany. The workshop intends to focus on the important work of applying self-X principles to the integration of “Interwoven Systems" (where an "Interwoven System" is a system cutting across several technical domains, combining traditionally engineered systems, systems making use of self-X properties and methods, and human systems). The goal of the workshop is to identify key challenges involved in creating self-integrating systems and consider methods to achieve continuous self-improvement for this integration process. The workshop specifically targets an interdisciplinary community of researchers (i.e. from systems engineering, complex adaptive systems, socio-technical systems, and the OC/AC domains) in the hope that collective expertise from a range of domains can be leveraged to drive forward research in the area.
* Paper Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2017
* Paper Acceptance Notification: April 14th, 2017
* Camera-Ready Papers due: April 28th, 2017
All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. Papers are strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user studies, and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all possible.
The proceedings of all ICAC workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and made available as a part of the IEEE digital library. In addition, papers will be part of the conference proceedings with ISBN number. Indexing by IEEE explore and DBPL is expected.
Submissions should not exceed 8 pages and formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and submitted electronically in pdf format. Please submit your papers using the conference management system:
The conference management system is also linked on the website. One of the authors has to register for the conference and workshop.
The Aerospace Corporation
Universität Kassel, Intelligent Embedded Systems Group
Rolf P. Würtz
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institute for Neural Computation
Please contact Sven Tomforde for all enquiries.
Jean Botev, University of Luxembourg
Uwe Brinkschulte, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Kurt Geihs, Universität Kassel, Germany
Joerg Haehner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Martin Hoffmann, Volavis GmbH, Germany
Wolfgang Karl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Paul Kaufmann, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Chris Landauer, Topcy House Consulting, USA
Erik Maehle, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Sebastian von Mammen, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Sanaz Mostaghim, Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Gero Mühl, Universität Rostock, Germany
Christian Müller-Schloer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Wolfgang Reif, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Stefan Rudolph, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Hella Seebach, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Bernhard Sick, Universität Kassel, Germany
Anthony Stein, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Claudio Juan Tessone, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Theo Ungerer, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Arno Wacker, Universität Kassel, Germany
Stefan Wildermann, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany