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The Sixth International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications


May 25 - 29, 2014 - Venice, Italy

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ADAPTIVE 2014, The Sixth International Conference on Adaptive and Self-adaptive Systems and Applications, targets advanced system and application design paradigms driven by adaptiveness and self-adaptiveness. With the current tendencies in developing and deploying complex systems, and under the continuous changes of system and application requirements, adaptation is a key feature. Speed and scalability of changes require self-adaptation for special cases. How to build systems to be easily adaptive and self-adaptive, what constraints and what mechanisms must be used, and how to evaluate a stable state in such systems are challenging duties.  Context-aware and user-aware are major situations where environment and user feedback is considered for further adaptation.

ADAPTIVE 2014 is aimed at technical papers presenting research and practical results, industrial small- and large-scale systems, challenging applications, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific topics, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Fundamentals and design of adaptive systems
Fundamentals on adaptive and self-adapting systems
Frameworks and architectures for adaptive supporting platforms
Architectures for adaptive applications
Specification of adaptive behavior
Specification of adaptive structures and topologies
Design and implementation of adaptive components
Composition of adaptive behaviors and structures
Adaptive individual and collective behavior and structures
Adaptive deterministic and non-deterministic behavior
Semantic modeling

Adaptive entities
Adaptive environments
Adaptive hardware configurations
Adaptive software applications
Adaptive protocols
Adaptive algorithms
Adaptive and interactive interfaces
Adaptive filters
Adaptive clock speeds
Adaptive schedulers
Adaptive load balancers

Adaptive mechanisms
Adaptive real-time strategies
Learning-based adaptive strategies
Adaptive mechanisms (trees, ant algorithms, fuzzy-logic, etc. )
Agent based-adaptive mechanisms
Policy- based adaptation
Feedback-based adaptive systems 
Context-aware adaptation
User-aware adaptation 

Adaptive applications
Adaptive artificial intelligence in computer wargames
Intelligent complex adaptive systems
Adaptive virtualization
Adaptive social networks
Adaptive entertainment applications 
Adaptive disaster recovery systems
Anticipative adaptive systems
Fault-tolerant adaptive systems
Adaptive ad hoc networks
Application domains, e,g.,  building (AEC projects, simulation models, facility management), tourism, etc.
Adaptive economic applications (finance, stock exchange, regulatory decisions, etc.)
Adaptive vehicular traffic

Adaptivity in robot systems
Adaptive robot behavior
Self-organization and emergence
Flexible and reconfigurable robot structures
Adaptation in collective and swarm robotics

Theory of self-adaptation and control
Self-adaptive networks, systems, and applications
Self-adaptive services
Self-adaptive behavior and topology/structure
Specification of self-adaptive behavioral control  

Self-adaptation applications
Self-monitoring and self-management
Self-configuration, self-healing, self-management
Self-defense, self-protection, self-diagnosis
Self-adaptation of overlay networks
Self-adaptation in ad hoc sensor networks
Context-aware self-adaptation of networks and services 

Computational Trust for Self-Adaptive Systems
Trust models for adaptive systems
Trust models for self-organizing and autonomics systems
Agent-based trust models for cooperation
Privacy and Security in self-organizing and adaptive systems
Human and social factors involved in trust and adaptation
Applications of trust and security on adaptive systems, with a focus on web-based applications, social networks, social search
Trust models for self-organizing systems of information (wikis, forums, blogs.)
Trust and personalisation for enabling adaptation
Models for learning trust and the evolution of trust
Decentralised trust models
Case studies
Theoretical trust models for self-adaptation

Metrics for adaptive and self-adaptive systems
Stability and convergence
Optimal (self-) adaptation
Accuracy validation of (self-) adaptation
Real-time (self-) adaptive performance



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) December 28, 2013 January 30, 2014
Notification March 5 , 2014
Registration March 20, 2014
Camera ready April 23 May 1, 2014
(due to holidays)

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher 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.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/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 not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

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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