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SISSY 2017 : 4th International Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration


When Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017
Where Columbus, Ohio, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2017
Notification Due Apr 14, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 28, 2017
Categories    system integration   complex systems   artificial intelligence   self-organisation

Call For Papers

===================== Call for Paper =====================

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.

Important dates

* Paper Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2017
* Paper Acceptance Notification: April 14th, 2017
* Camera-Ready Papers due: April 28th, 2017

Paper submission

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.

Workshop Organisation

Kirstie Bellman
The Aerospace Corporation

Sven Tomforde
Universität Kassel, Intelligent Embedded Systems Group

Rolf P. Würtz
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institute for Neural Computation

Please contact Sven Tomforde for all enquiries.

Programme Committee

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

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