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eCAS@SASO 2017 : 2nd eCAS Workshop on Engineering Collective Adaptive Systems


When Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017
Where Tucson, Arizona, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 3, 2017
Notification Due Jul 21, 2017
Final Version Due Jul 26, 2017
Categories    software engineering   self-adaptation   collective adaptive systems   decision-making

Call For Papers

Modern software systems are becoming more and more collective, composed of many distributed and heterogeneous entities. These systems operate under continuous perturbations making manual adjustments infeasible. For a collective system to be resilient, adaptation must be collective, that is multiple entities must adapt in a way that addresses critical runtime conditions while preserving the benefits of the collaborative interdependencies. Decision-making in such systems is distributed and possibly highly dispersed, and interaction between the entities may lead to the emergence of unexpected phenomena. In such systems, a new approach for adaptation is needed to allow (i) multiple entities to collectively adapt with (ii) negotiations to decide which collective changes are best. Collective adaptation also raises a second important challenge: which parts of the system (things, services, people) should be engaged in an adaptation? This is not trivial, since multiple solutions to the same problem may be generated at different levels. The challenge here is to understand these levels and create mechanisms to decide the right scope for an adaptation for a given problem. This workshop solicits papers that address new methodologies, theories and principles that can be used in order to develop a better understanding of the fundamental factors underpinning the operation of such systems, so that we can better design, build, and analyze them, as well as case studies and applications showing such approaches in action Interdisciplinary work is particularly welcomed.

Suggested Topics (but not limited to):

- Novel theories relating to operating principles of CAS
- Novel design principles for building CAS systems
- Insights into the short and long term adaptation of CAS systems
- Insights into emergent properties of CAS
- Insights into general properties of large scale, distributed CAS
- Decision-making approaches in CAS
- Methodologies for studying, analyzing, and building CAS
- Frameworks for analyzing or developing CAS case studies
- Languages, platforms, APIs and other tools for CAS
- Scenarios, case studies, and experience reports of CAS in different contexts (e.g., Smart Mobility, Smart Energy/Smart Grid, Smart Buildings, traffic management, emergency response, etc.)

Workshop Chairs

Antonio Bucchiarone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Kyle Usbeck, Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA


The length of a workshop paper may not exceed 6 pages including references and follow the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format using this Easychair login page.

By submitting a paper, the authors confirm that in case of acceptance, at least one author will attend the workshop to present the work.

Papers will be peer reviewed on the basis of originality, readability, relevance to themes, soundness, and overall quality. Workshop proceedings will be published on IEEE Xplore in parallel with the main conference proceedings.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline (strict): July 3, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 21, 2017
Camera-Ready Version: July 26, 2017


All attendees at the workshop must register for SASO through the conference website:

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