ATC 2013: 10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing 2013

December 18, 2013-December 21, 2013 in Sorrento peninsula, Italy

Call for Papers

*** Deadline extended - September 21, 2013 ***

10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing ATC-2013 Sorrento Peninsula, Italy - December 18-21, 2013 hosted by Second University of Naples - SUN ******************************************************************************

Computing systems including hardware, software, communication, and networks are growing towards an ever-increasing scale and heterogeneity, becoming overly complex. Such complexity is getting even more critical with the ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices and other pervasive systems. To cope with the growing and ubiquitous complexity, Autonomic Computing (AC) focuses on self-manageable computing and communication systems that exhibit self-awareness, self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing, self-protection and other self-x operations to the maximum extent possible without human intervention or guidance. Organic Computing (OC) additionally addresses adaptivity, robustness, and controlled emergence as well as nature-inspired concepts for self-organization.

Any autonomic or organic system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk of losing control and retain confidence that the system will not fail. Trust and/or distrust relationships in the Internet and in pervasive infrastructures are key factors to enable dynamic interaction and cooperation of various users, systems, and services. Trusted/Trustworthy Computing (TC) aims at making computing and communication systems as well as services available, predictable, traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable, persistent, security/privacy protectable, etc.

A series of grand challenges exists to achieve practical autonomic or organic systems with truly trustworthy services. Started in 2005, the series of ATC conferences has been held at Nagasaki, Vienna, Three Gorges (China), Hong Kong, Oslo, Brisbane, Xian, Banff, and Fukuoka. ATC 2013 will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches. Established as a premier venue in the area of autonomic and trusted computing, ATC 2013 will offer a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in the most innovative research and development in these challenging areas and includes all technical aspects related to autonomic/organic computing (AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1- AC/OC Theory and Models Models, negotiation, cooperation, competition, self-organization, emergence, verification, etc. 2- AC/OC Architectures and Systems Autonomic elements & their relationship, frameworks, middleware, observer/controller architectures, institutional architectures, etc. 3- AC/OC Components and Modules Multi-core CPU, memory, storage, database, device, server, proxy, software, OS, I/O, etc. 4- AC/OC Communication and Services Networks, self-organized net, web service, P2P, grid, EaaS, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, cloud computing, etc. 5- AC/OC Tools and Interfaces Tools/interfaces for AC/OC system development, test, monitoring, assessment, supervision, etc. 6- Trust Models and Specifications Models and semantics of trust, distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat, risk, reputation, reliability, etc. 7- Trust-related Security and Privacy Trust-related secure architecture, framework, policy, intrusion detection/awareness, protocols, trust-adaptive agents and communities, data protection, users privacy, access privacy, etc. 8- Trusted Reliable and Dependable Systems Fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable systems, failure recovery, etc. 9- Trustworthy Services and Applications Trustworthy Internet/web/P2P/grid/cloud services, secure mobile services, secure wireless services, novel applications, etc. 10- Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues Trust standards and issues related to personality, ethics, sociology, culture, psychology, economy, legal aspects, social networking etc.


The ATC 2013 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops affiliated with the conference and addressing research areas related to the conference. Accepted workshop papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE CPS Press. For submission details/deadlines:


All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 8 pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style (, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 8 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by the PC chairs. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings. Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at


Accepted main conference papers will be published by IEEE CPS (IEEE-DL indexed). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.


  • Paper Submission due: September 21, 2013 (23:59 American Samoa time) [extended]
  • Notification to authors: October 15, 2013
  • Camera ready due: November 03, 2013


  • Beniamino Di Martino, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Antonino Mazzeo, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
  • Yan Wang, Macquarie University, Australia


  • Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • V. Muthukkumarasamy, Griffith University, Australia
  • Duncan S. Wong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


  • Hartmut Schmeck (Chair), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Chunming Rong, Stavanger University, Norway
  • James J. Park, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea
  • Jurgen Branke, University of Warwick, UK
  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
  • Qun Jin, Waseda University, Japan
  • Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA
  • Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Zhen Liu, Nokia Research Center, China
  • Zhong Chen, Peking University, China


  • Jianhua Ma (Chair), Hosei University, Japan
  • Laurence T. Yang (Chair), St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Christian Muller-Schloer, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
  • Daqing Zhang, Institute Telecom SudParis, France
  • Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Sumi Helal, University of Florida, USA


  • Salvatore Venticinque, Second University of Naples, Italy


  • Giovanni Livraga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


  • Rocco Aversa, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Salvatore Venticinque, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Pasquale Cantiello, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Giuseppina Cretella, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Luca Tasquier, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Alba Amato, Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Loredana Liccardo, Second University of Naples, Italy


  • Isaac Agudo Ruiz, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Carlo Blundo, Universita’ degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • Marco Cassassa Mont, HP Laboratories, UK
  • Frédéric Cuppens, Telecom Bretagne, France
  • Ruggero Donida Labati, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • M. Carmen Fernandez Gago, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Félix Gòmez Màrmol, NEC Europe, Germany
  • Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
  • Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Luis Javier Garcia Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Maryline Laurent, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Kenji Leibnitz, NICT, Japan
  • Giovanni Livraga, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
  • Christian Muller-Schloer, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
  • Pedro Peris-Lopez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
  • Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Ronald Petrlic, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Dhiraj K.Pradhan, University of Bristol, UK
  • Kui Ren, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Ruben Rios del Pozo, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Christoph Sorge, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Miguel Soriano, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Juan E. Tapiador, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
  • Juergen Teich, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Theo Ungerer, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan
  • Lingyu Wang, Concordia University, USA
  • Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
  • Katinka Wolter, Freie Universitat, Germany
  • Zheng Yan, Aalto University, Finland
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Meng Yu, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Filip Zagorski, Wroclaw University of Tech, Poland
  • Guanfeng Liu, Macquarie University, Australia

If you have any question, please contact the organizers at