The Third International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems

ICAS 2007

June 19-25, 2007 - Athens, Greece

Call for Papers

The ICAS 2007 (International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems) is a multi-track event covering related topics on theory and practice on systems automation, autonomous systems and autonomic computing.

The main tracks refer to the general concepts of systems automation, and methodologies and techniques for designing, implementing and deploying autonomous systems. Next tracks develop around design and deployment of context-aware networks, services and applications, and the design and management of self-behavioral networks and services. It is also considering monitoring, control, and management of autonomous self-aware and context-aware systems and topics dedicated to specific autonomous entities, namely, satellite systems, nomadic code systems, mobile networks, and robots. It has been recognized that modeling (in all forms this activity is known) is the fundamental for autonomous subsystems, as both managed and management entities must communicate and understand each other. Small-scale and large-scale virtualization and model-driven architecture, as well as management challenges in such architectures are considered. Autonomic features and autonomy requires a fundamental theory behind and solid control mechanisms. These topics give credit to specific advanced practical and theoretical aspects that allow subsystem to expose complex behavior. It is aimed to expose specific advancements on theory and tool in supporting advanced autonomous systems.  Domain case studies (policy, mobility, survivability, privacy, etc.) and specific technology (wireless, wireline, optical, e-commerce, banking, etc.) case studies are targeted. A special track on mobile environments is indented to cover examples and aspects from mobile systems, networks, codes, and robotics.


Advances in system automation


Theory and Practice of Autonomous Systems


Design and Deployment of Context-awareness Networks, Services and Applications


Autonomic Computing: Design and Management of Self-behavioral Networks and Services


Monitoring, Control, and Management of Autonomous Self-aware


Automation in specialized mobile environments


Algorithms and theory for control and computation


Modeling, virtualization, any-on-demand, MDA, SOA

The call for regular submissions covers both theoretical and experimental topics. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas. Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

SYSAT: Advances in system automation

Methods, techniques ant tools for automation features
Methodologies for automating of design systems
Industrial automation for production chains 
Nonlinear optimization and automation control
Nonlinearities and system stabilization
Automation in safety systems
Structured uncertainty
Open and closed automation loops
Test systems automation
Theory on systems robustness
Fault-tolerant systems 

AUTSY: Theory and Practice of Autonomous Systems

Design, implementation and deployment of autonomous systems
Frameworks and architectures for component and system autonomy
Design methodologies for autonomous systems
Composing autonomous systems
Formalisms and languages for autonomous systems
Logics and paradigms for autonomous systems
Ambient and real-time paradigms for autonomous systems
Delegation and trust in autonomous systems
Centralized and distributed autonomous systems
Collocation and interaction between autonomous and non-autonomous systems
Dependability in autonomous systems
Survivability and recovery in autonomous systems
Monitoring and control in autonomous systems
Performance and security in autonomous systems
Management of autonomous systems
Testing autonomous systems
Maintainability of autonomous systems

AWARE: Design and Deployment of Context-awareness Networks, Services and Applications

Context-aware fundamental concepts, mechanisms, and applications
Modeling context-aware systems
Specification and implementation of awareness behavioral contexts
Development and deployment of large-scale context-aware systems and subsystems
User awareness requirements and design techniques for interfaces and systems
Methodologies, metrics, tools, and experiments for specifying context-aware systems
Tools evaluations, Experiment evaluations 

AUTONOMIC: Autonomic Computing: Design and Management of Self-behavioral Networks and Services

Theory, architectures, frameworks and practice of self-adaptive management mechanisms
Modeling and techniques for specifying self-ilities
Self-stabilization and dynamic stability criteria and mechanisms
Tools, languages and platforms for designing self-driven systems
Autonomic computing and GRID networking
Autonomic computing and proactive computing for autonomous systems
Practices, criteria and methods to implement, test, and evaluate industrial autonomic systems
Experiences with autonomic computing systems 

MCMAC: Monitoring, Control, and Management of Autonomous Self-aware and Context-aware Systems

Agent-based autonomous systems
Policy-driven self-awareness mechanisms and their applicability in autonomic systems
Autonomy in GRID networking and utility computing 
Studies on autonomous industrial applications, services, and their developing environment
Prototypes, experimental systems, tools for autonomous systems, GRID middleware 

CASES: Automation in specialized mobile environments

Theory, frameworks, mechanisms and case studies for satellite systems,
Spatial/temporal constraints in satellites systems
Trajectory corrections, speed, and path accuracy in satellite systems
Mechanisms and case studies for nomadic code systems
Platforms for mobile agents and active mobile code
Performance in nomadic code systems
Case studies systems for mobile robot systems
Guidance in an a priori unknown environment
Coaching/learning techniques,
Pose maintenance, and mapping
Sensing for autonomous vehicles
Planning for autonomous vehicles
Mobile networks, Ad hoc networks and self-reconfigurable networks,           

ALCOC: Algorithms and theory for control and computation

Control theory and specific characteristics
Types of computation theories
Tools for computation and control
Algorithms and data structures
Special algorithmic techniques
Algorithmic applications
Domain case studies
Technologies case studies for computation and control
Application-aware networking

MODEL: Modeling, virtualization, any-on-demand, MDA, SOA

Modeling techniques, tools, methodologies, languages
Model-driven architectures (MDA)
Service-oriented architectures (SOA)
Utility computing frameworks and fundamentals
Enabled applications through virtualization
Small-scale virtualization methodologies and techniques
Resource containers, physical resource multiplexing, and segmentation
Large-scale virtualization methodologies and techniques
Management of virtualized systems
Platforms, tools, environments, and case studies
Making virtualization real
On-demand utilities
Adaptive enterprise
Managing utility-based systems 
Development environments, tools, prototypes 


The ICAS 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important dates:

Submission deadline December 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 13, 2007
Registration and camera ready March 30 , 2007

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

The files should be sent via

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

2. Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations:

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to

3. Tutorials:

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be half or full day tutorials. Send your proposals to

4. Panels:

Proposals on controversial and challenging topics are expected. Send your proposals to

5. Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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