Conf/CfP - SASO Doctoral Symposium - Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 21 - 25 September 2015, USA

Publish Date: May 27, 2015

Deadline: Jun 01, 2015

Event Dates: from Sep 21, 2015 12:00 to Sep 25, 2015 12:00

The aim of FAS* Doctoral Symposium is to provide an international forum for PhD Students working in any of the areas addressed by FAS*. PhD students have the opportunity to discuss their research in an international forum, and with a panel of well-known experts in the field.

PhD students working in any area addressed by the FAS* conferences can submit a paper describing the core problem of their PhD research and its relevance by providing a clear statement of the problem they intend to address, the motivation of the interest and novelty of the underlying research challenges, the explanation of the main ideas by examples, and a description of the proposed research plan and expected results.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-* systems theory;
  • Self-* systems engineering;
  • Self-* system properties;
  • Self-* cyber-physical and socio-technical systems;
  • Applications and experiences of self-* systems;
  • Autonomic Cloud Computing;
  • Autonomics for Extreme Scales;
  • Autonomic Computing Foundations and Design Methods;
  • Autonomic Computing Systems, Tools and Applications;
  • P2P techniques and algorithms;
  • Experience with widely-deployed and commercial systems and applications;
  • Measurement and modeling of P2P systems, cloud systems, and large-scale distributed systems;
  • P2P applications and systems running in the Internet, in clouds, and in mobile systems;
  • Semantic overlay networks and semantic query routing;
  • Information retrieval and query support;
  • Security, privacy, anonymity, and anti-censorship;
  • P2P economics, participation incentives, trust, reputation, incentives, fairness, policy enforcement;
  • Overlay architectures and technologies;
  • Performance, availability, robustness, and scalability;
  • New applications of P2P technologies;


All submissions should be 6 pages and formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and submitted electronically in PDF format. Please register as authors and submit your papers using the FAS* 2015 PhD  Symposium management system, which is located at:

Submissions must be single-author, on the topic of the doctoral work. The name of the supervisor must be clearly marked (« supervised by … ») on the paper, under the author’s name.

Submissions should be written using the following structure:

  • Problem: describe the problem that must be solved by the PhD student and motivate its relevance.
  • Motivating Scenario and Research Challenges: present a simple scenario in a specific application domain to motivate the research and highlight its challenges.
  • State of the art: position the work with respects to relevant related work.
  • Methodology: present the methodology that will be adopted.
  • Current Status: describe the current status of the work and the preliminary results that have been already reached.
  • Research Plan: conclude specifying the plan for the overall PhD.


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Notifications of Acceptance: July 3, 2015
  • Camera ready copy due: July 17, 2015
  • Conference: September 21-25, 2015



Each submission will be reviewed by at least two experts of the PhD Symposium organization and will be evaluated in terms of their relevance to the FAS* topics, motivation and research challenges, soundness of the methodology proposed and feasibility of the research plan.

Each accepted paper will have two different opportunities to be presented. Besides the full presentation during the PhD Symposium session, during the main conference, a “PhD Elevator Pitch Session” will be organized where each PhD student will showcase his/her research shortly.

The Best Doctoral Symposium paper will be selected and the award will be presented during the main conference.


FoCAS sponsor travel bursaries for SASO Doctoral Symposium

FoCAS is pleased to sponsor two travel bursaries for the SASO Doctoral Symposium held September 2015 in Cambridge, MA.

Applications will be selected from successful entrants to the SASO Doctoral Symposium, with winners decided by the co-chairs and announced by mid July. Travel reimbursement up to a maximum value of 400 EUR or equivalent will be paid retrospectively after the event by FoCAS.

To be eligible an applicant must:

  • be registered as a full-time student at a higher education institution (e.g. University);
  • have successfully applied for the SASO 2015 Doctoral Symposium;
  • do research in the field of collective adaptive systems;
  • preference will go to students who are part of one of the FoCAS projects.

To apply please refer to http:// for applying for the SASO 2015 Doctoral Symposium.

Important dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015
Notifications of Acceptance: July 3, 2015
FoCAS bursary award notification: July 15, 2015
Camera ready copy due: July 17, 2015
Conference: September 21-25, 2015

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