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


April 18, 2021 to April 22, 2021 - Porto, Portugal



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ADAPTIVE 2021 - The Thirteenth International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications

April 18, 2021 - April 22, 2021

Onsite and Online Options: In order to accommodate a large number of situations, we are offering the option for either physical presence or virtual participation (pdf slides or pre-recorded videos).

ISSN: 2308-4146
ISBN: 978-1-61208-848-8

ADAPTIVE 2021 is colocated with the following events as part of ComputationWorld 2021 Congress:

  • SERVICE COMPUTATION 2021, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advanced Service Computing
  • CLOUD COMPUTING 2021, The Twelfth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization
  • FUTURE COMPUTING 2021, The Thirteenth International Conference on Future Computational Technologies and Applications
  • COGNITIVE 2021, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications
  • ADAPTIVE 2021, The Thirteenth International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications
  • CONTENT 2021, The Thirteenth International Conference on Creative Content Technologies
  • PATTERNS 2021, The Thirteenth International Conference on Pervasive Patterns and Applications
  • COMPUTATION TOOLS 2021, The Twelfth International Conference on Computational Logics, Algebras, Programming, Tools, and Benchmarking
  • BUSTECH 2021, The Eleventh International Conference on Business Intelligence and Technology

ADAPTIVE 2021 General Chair


Jaime Lloret Mauri
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia




ADAPTIVE 2021 Steering Committee


Constantin Paleologu
University Politehnica of Bucharest


Marc Kurz
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Faculty for Informatics, Communications and Media


Sebastian Herold
Karlstad University, Department for Mathematics & Computer Science


Claudia Raibulet
University of Milano-Bicocca


Andreas Rausch
TU Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld


Valerie Camps
Paul Sabatier University - IRIT, Toulouse


Yukio Hayashi
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology



ADAPTIVE 2021 conference tracks:

Trends in adaptive and self-adaptive systems

Collective adaptation and self-adaptation; Adaptive mechanisms in social computing; Self-adaptive cloud architectures; Adapting workflows in networked clouds; Adaptive algorithms in 5G Cloud networks; Automatic cloud adaptation; Automated cloud brokerage; Context-aware adaptation and self-adaptation for Smart cities; Self-Protective multi-Cloud applications; Socially-driven and self-organizing cloud networking; SLA agreements optimization via autonomous agents; Self-adaptation in mobile environments; Adaptive mechanisms in Internet of Things (IoT) and IoD (Internet of Drones); Adaptation in data-centric control; Self-Society; Adaptation in large scale systems; Self-optimization in Software-Defined Networks (SDN); Self-aware adaptation for analyzing big data; Self-adaptation in high-speed signals processing; Self-adapting e-Health systems

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

Assurances and metrics for adaptive and self-adaptive systems

Quality assurance of (self-x) mechanisms; Stability and convergence; Optimal (self-) adaptation; Accuracy validation of (self-) adaptation; Verification; Testing real-time (self-) adaptive performance; Performance analysis of (self-x) mechanisms



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