icac 2017: 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing 2017

July 17, 2017-July 21, 2017 in Columbus, OH, USA

Call for Papers

IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2017 (hard) Author Notification April 19, 2017 Final Manuscript May 1, 2017

All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anytime on Earth)


ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing, its foundations, principles, engineering, technologies, and applications. Nowadays, complex systems of all types, like large-scale data centers, cloud computing infrastructures, cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, self-organizing systems, organic computing systems, cognitive computing systems, or self-aware computing systems, involve many active, interconnected components that require careful coordination. Being impossible for a human to manage such systems, the autonomic computing paradigm with its support for self-management capabilities is increasingly indispensable for the components of our IT world. ICAC 2017 seeks the latest research advances on science and engineering concerning all aspects of autonomic computing, including but not limited to the following main research topics:

  1. Foundations

a) Fundamental science and theory of autonomic computing systems and feedback control for software, self-awareness and self-expression b) Algorithms, such as AI, machine learning, control theory, operations research, probability and stochastic processes, queueing theory, rule-based systems, biological-inspired techniques, and socially-inspired techniques c) Formal models and analysis of self-management, emergent behavior, uncertainty, self-organization, self-awareness, trustworthiness

  1. Resource Management in Data Centers

a) Hypervisors, operating systems, middleware, and platforms for self-managing data centers and cloud infrastructures b) Sensing, energy efficiency, and resource adaptation c) Autonomic components, such as multi-core servers, storage, networking, and hardware accelerators d) Applications and case studies of end-to-end design and implementation of systems for resource management

  1. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT)

a) System architectures OS, services, middleware, and protocols for CPS and IoT b) Energy, real-time, and mobility management c) Design principles, methodologies, and tools for CPS and IoT d) Self-organization under severe resource constraints e) Applications and case studies of autonomic CPS and IoT

  1. Self-Organization and Organic Computing

a) Self-organization principles and organic computing principles borrowed from systems theory, control theory, game theory, decision theory, social theories, biological theories, etc. b) Self-organization, emergent behavior, decentralized control, individual and social/organizational learning, scalability, robustness, goal- and norm-governed behavior, online self-integration for trustworthy self-organizing and organic systems c) Infrastructures and architectures for self-organizing systems and organic computing systems d) Applications and case studies for self-organization and organic computing

  1. Emerging Computing Paradigms: Cognitive Computing, Self-Aware Computing

a) Advanced learning for cognitive computing such as meta-cognitive learning, self-regulatory learning, consciousness and cognition in learning, collaborative/competitive learning, and online/sequential learning b) Architectures, control, algorithmic approaches, instrumentation, and infrastructure for cognitive computing and self-aware systems c) Cognitive computing and self-awareness in heterogeneous and decentralized systems d) Applications and case studies for social networks, big data systems, deep learning systems, games, and artificial assistants, cognitive robots, and systems with self-awareness and self-expression

  1. Software Engineering for Autonomic Computing Systems: Architecture, Specifications, Assurances

a) Design methodology, frameworks, principles, infrastructures, and tools for development and assurances for autonomic computing systems b) System architectures, services, components and platforms broadly applicable for autonomic computing system engineering c) Goal specification and policies, modeling of service-level agreements, behavior enforcement, IT governance, and business-driven IT management d) Applications and case studies for software engineering approaches for autonomic computing systems

In addition to fundamental results ICAC is also interested in applications and experiences with prototyped or deployed systems solving real-world problems in science, engineering, business, or society. Typical application areas for ICAC are autonomous robotics, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, data centers, dependable computing, industrial internet / industry 4.0, internet of things, mobile computing, service-oriented systems, smart buildings, smart city, smart grid / energy management, smart factory, smart user interfaces, space applications, and traffic management.


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Submissions are required to mark at least one topic area. Papers will be reviewed by at least three PC members including at least two having specific domain expertise concerning the indicated main research topics and judged on originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference.

Papers can be submitted in one of the following three categories with different acceptance criteria for each category:

a) Full research papers limited to 10 pages (double column, IEEE format) b) Experience papers limited to 8 pages (double column, IEEE format) c) Short papers limited to 6 pages (double column, IEEE format)

Full and experience research papers are strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user studies, and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all possible. Short papers can either be work in progress, or position and challenge papers that motivate the community to address new challenges. See conference website for format instructions.

We will bestow the Karsten Schwan Best Paper Award to an excellent full-length research paper and it is planned that a selection of the best papers of the full research paper category will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution for a ICAC 2017 special issue after the conference. ____________________________________________________

ICAC 2017 Call-for-Workshop-Papers http://icac2017.ece.ohio-state.edu/workshops/ ____________________________________________________


Paper Submission Deadline: March 31 Paper Acceptance Notification: April 14 Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: system integration, self-reflection, runtime self-improvement, interwoven systems, trustworthiness, organic computing _____

Paper Submission Deadline: March 24 Paper Acceptance Notification: April 14 Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: self-aware systems: architectures, algorithms, methods, model-learning, reasoning, applications and case studies _____

Paper Submission Deadline: April 24 Paper Acceptance Notification: May 05 Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: adaptive, big data, cloud, cyber-physical, feedback, models, theory _____

Paper Submission Deadline: March 15 Paper Acceptance Notification: April 15 Workshop Date: July 17

Keywords: self-organizing, self-management, heterogeneous clouds, dynamic resource allocation, big data placement _____

Keywords: run-time models, self-aware, feedback


General Chair Xiaorui Wang, The Ohio State University, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairs Christopher Stewart, The Ohio State University, USA Hui Lei, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Workshop Chair Ada Diaconescu, Telecom ParisTech, France

Publicity Co-Chairs
Anshul Gandhi, Stony Brook University, USA Shaolei Ren, University of California, Riverside, USA Shangguang Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China Christian Becker, University of Mannheim, Germany

Finance Chair Ming Zhao, Arizona State University, USA

Proceedings Chair Timothy Wood, George Washington University, USA

Poster and Demo Chair
Daniel Dean, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA Zichen Xu, Nanchang University, China

Local Arrangements and Web Chair Jian Tan, The Ohio State University, USA

Web Chair Marco Brocanelli, The Ohio State University, USA