33rd Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Toggle

Vitória, ES, May 18 – 22, 2015

5th Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Systems  (WoSiDA2015)

Co-located with SBRC 2015 – Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

Call for papers

Distributed systems and applications are becoming increasingly large, complex and hard to manage, especially when they provide services that need to be scalable, secure and continuously available. Run time adaptation of system aspects is one of the possible  solutions to cope with dynamic changes in resource availability or user requirements, or to deal with events affecting the system operation, such as intrusions or faults. However, due to the size and complexity of these distributed systems, the adaptation procedures must be done in an automated way. Therefore, these systems must be self-manageable and able to continually reconfiguring and tuning themselves to attain certain goals while keeping its complexity hidden from the users.

The study of such self-managing systems is not confined to the distributed systems arena. A great deal of attention to self-management problems is found in various research areas, from robotics to software engineering, including network management, automation and control systems, fault-tolerant and dependable computing, and biological computing. Among the efforts to study and understand self-managing systems, the autonomic computing paradigm, inspired by the human autonomic nervous system, is being adopted by many for the design of systems and applications that must work in accordance with high-level guidance from humans. Autonomic applications are characterized by the so-called self-* properties (such as self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection, etc.). This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the distributed systems community to discuss the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-managing or autonomic distributed systems. The workshop not only focuses on distributed system models and algorithms, but also on the related software engineering aspects, tools, and technologies, which can be used to support self-managing behavior in distributed systems.

Interest Topics

  • distributed system models and algorithms
  • programming, design, middleware and language support for autonomic
  • distributed systems
  • modeling and analysis of autonomic distributed systems
  • verification and validation
  • dependability aspects of autonomic distributed systems
  • self-organizing aspects as a support to autonomic behavior in Grids,
  • P2P systems, and sensor networks
  • bio-inspired algorithms and techniques
  • autonomic networking

Submissions

Authors are invited to submit position papers of a maximum 4 page length in the SBC format (written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish). Paper submission will be electronic, using the JEMS system. The program committee will favor papers that are likely to generate discussions at the workshop and those that are supported by some form of experimental validation, including but not limited to implementations.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the symposium and present the paper at the workshop.

Announcements

This year, WOSIDA presents an invited web talk with prof. Ozalp Babaoglu (Bologna University).

Important Dates

  • Paper submissions due: March 16, 2015  EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 30th, 2015 (FIRM DATE)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2015
  • Final papers due: April 22, 2015
  • Held in: May 18, 2015

Organizing Committee

Antonio Casimiro Costa, casim@ciencias.ulisboa.pt, University of Lisbon (UL / Portugal) – Co-Chair;
Allan Edgard Silva Freitas, allan@ifba.edu.br , Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA / Brazil) – Co-Chair;

Program Committee

  • Allan Edgard Silva Freitas, Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA / Brazil) – Co-Chair;
  • Antonio Casimiro Costa, University of Lisbon (UL / Portugal) – Co-Chair;
  • Alirio Santos de Sá, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil)
  • Alysson Bessani, University of Lisbon (UL / Portugal);
  • Edison Pignaton de Freitas, University of Brasília (UNB / Brazil);
  • Edmundo Madeira, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP / Brazil);
  • Fabio Moreira Costa, Federal University of Goiás (UFG / Brazil);
  • Flávio Assis Silva, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
  • Franz Rammig, University of Paderborn (UPB / Germany);
  • Luís E. T. Rodrigues, University of Lisbon (UL / Portugal);
  • Marcos Barreto, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
  • Raimundo J.  A. Macêdo, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA/ Brazil);
  • Renato Cerqueira, IBM Research Brazil and Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio / Brazil);
  • Romildo Bezerra, Federal Institute of Bahia (IFBA / Brazil);
  • Rui Oliveira, University of Minho (UMINHO / Portugal);
  • Sand Luz Corrêa, Federal University of Goiás (UFG / Brazil);
  • Sérgio Gorender, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
  • Tales Heimfarth, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA / Brazil);

Steering Committee

  • Raimundo J. A. Macêdo, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
  • Alirio Santos de Sá, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
  • Sand Luz Corrêa, Federal University of Goiás (UFG / Brazil);
  • Sérgio Gorender, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
  • Tales Heimfarth, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA / Brazil)