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The Second International Conference on Adaptive and Self-adaptive Systems and Applications

November 21-26, 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers

ADAPTIVE 2010, The Second 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 2010 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.

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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

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

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)
Submitted for indexing:
- ISI Thompson Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)
- Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index
- DBLP, IET INSPEC, and other relevant specialized indexes.
- Other indexes are being considered

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) June 20 , 2010 July 5, 2010
Notification July 31, 2010 August 3, 2010
Registration August 18, 2010 August 27, 2010
Camera ready August 23, 2010 August 31, 2010

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

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.

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.


Posters 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 poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

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

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 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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