The 4th International Conference on
Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC-07)
- Bring Safe, Self-x and Organic Computing Systems into Reality -
Organized by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
In Cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society
Hong Kong, China, July 11-13, 2007
Computing systems including hardware, software, communication and networks are growing towards an ever increasing scale and heterogeneity, becoming overly complex. Such complexity is getting even more critical with the ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices and other pervasive systems. To cope with the growing and ubiquitous complexity, Autonomic Computing (AC) focuses on self-manageable computing and communication systems that exhibit self-awareness, self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing, self-protection and other self-x operations to the maximum extent possible without human intervention or guidance. Organic Computing (OC) additionally emphasizes natural-analogue concepts like self-organization and controlled emergence.
Any autonomic or organic system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk of losing control and retain confidence that the system will not fail. Trust and/or distrust relationships in the Internet and in pervasive infrastructures are key factors to enable dynamic interaction and cooperation of various users, systems and services. Trusted/Trustworthy Computing (TC) aims at making computing and communication systems as well as services available, predictable, traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable, persist-able, security/privacy protect-able, etc.
A series of grand challenges exist to achieve practical self-manageable autonomic systems with truly trustworthy services. ATC-07 addresses the most innovative research and development in these challenging areas and includes all technical aspects related to autonomic/organic computing (AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC). ATC-07 is a successor of the First Int'l Workshop on Trusted and Autonomic Ubiquitous and Embedded Systems (TAUES-05, Japan, Dec.), the Int'l Workshop on Trusted and Autonomic Computing Systems (TACS-06, Austria, Apr.), and the 3rd International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC-06, Three Gorges, China, Sep.).
Topics include but are not limited to the following
AC/OC Theory and Models
Nervous/organic models, negotiation, cooperation, competition, self-organization, emergence, etc.
AC/OC Architectures and Systems
Autonomic elements & their relationship, frameworks, middleware, observer/controller architectures, etc.
AC/OC Components and Modules
Memory, storage, database, device, server, proxy, software, OS, I/O, etc.
AC/OC Communication and Services
Networks, self-organized net, web service, grid, P2P, semantics, agent, transaction, etc..
AC/OC Tools and Interfaces
Tools/interfaces for AC/OC system development, test, monitoring, assessment, supervision, etc..
Trust Models and Specifications
Models and semantics of trust, distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat, risk, reputation, reliability, etc.
Trust-related Security and Privacy
Trust-related secure architecture, framework, policy, intrusion detection/awareness, protocols, etc.
Trusted Reliable and Dependable Systems
Fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable systems, failure recovery, etc.
Trustworthy Services and Applications
Trustworthy Internet/web/grid/P2P e-services, mobile/pervasive services, novel applications, etc.
Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues
Trust standards and issues related to personality, ethics, sociology, culture, psychology, economy, etc.
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