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Scope and Interests

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 addresses adaptability, robustness, and controlled emergence as well as nature-inspired concepts for self-organization.

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, Web applications and 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, accountable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable, persistent and secure.

A series of grand challenges exist to achieve practical autonomic or organic systems with truly trustworthy services. Started in 2005, the series of ATC conferences have been held at Nagasaki (Japan), Vienna (Austria), Three Gorges (China), Hong Kong (China), Oslo (Norway), Brisbane (Australia), Xi’An (China), Banff (Canada), Fukuoka (Japan), and Vietri sul Mare (Italy). ATC 2014 will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, panel discussions and keynote speeches. Established as a premier venue in the area of autonomic and trusted computing, ATC 2014 will offer a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in the most innovative research and development in these challenging areas and include all technical aspects related to autonomic/organic computing (AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC).

The ATC 2014 topics include but are not limited to the following:

  1. AC/OC Theory and Models
    • Models, negotiation, cooperation, competition, self-organization, emergence, verification, etc.

  2. AC/OC Architectures and Systems
    • Autonomic elements & their relationships, frameworks, middleware, observer/controller architectures, institutional architectures, etc.

  3. AC/OC Components and Modules
    • Multi-core CPU, memory, storage, database, device, server, proxy, software, OS, I/O, etc.

  4. AC/OC Communication and Services
    • Networks, self-organized net, web service, P2P, EaaS, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, cloud computing, SDN, mobile crowd sensing, etc.

  5. AC/OC Tools and Interfaces
    • Tools and interfaces for AC/OC system development, test, monitoring, assessment, supervision, etc.

  6. Trust Evaluation and Management
    • Models and evaluation of trust, distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat, risk, reputation, reliability, etc.

  7. Trust-related Security and Privacy
    • Trust-related secure architecture, framework, policy, protocols, trust-adaptive agents and communities, data protection, user privacy, access privacy, etc.

  8. Trusted Dependable Systems
    • Fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable systems, failure recovery, etc.

  9. Trustworthy Services and Applications
    • Trustworthy cloud services, mobile services, social networks, recommender systems, reputation systems, software defined networking, etc.

  10. Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues
    • Trust standards and issues related to personality, ethics, sociology, culture, psychology, economy, legal aspects, social networking etc.

Workshops

The ATC 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops associated with the conference, addressing research areas related to the conference. Accepted workshop papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE CPS. Click the following links for submission details/deadlines.

For workshop proposals, please refer to http://cse.stfx.ca/~atc2014/workshop.php


Paper Publications

Accepted conference papers will be published by Conference Publishing Service (proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL). From CPS: ["Content will be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. Indexing services are independent organizations, and we cannot guarantee that any particular abstract or index entry will be included in Ei Compendex or any other indexing service."]. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers. Selected papers, after further extensions and revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals.

More details can be found via http://cse.stfx.ca/~atc2014/special-issue.php


Important Dates

Regular Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014 UTC
August 15, 2014
Poster/Position Papers, Demo Papers, Late Breaking Abstracts Deadline: September 30, 2014 UTC
Author(s) Notification: October 15, 2014 UTC
Final Manuscript Due: November 7, 2014, 23:00 PST
October 31, 2014 UTC
Registration Deadline (for Authors): November 7, 2014, 23:30 JST
October 31, 2014, 23:30 JST
BASIC Registration Deadline: November 30, 2014, 23:30 UTC
Conference Date: December 9-12, 2014


Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF format. The material presented should be original and not published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should submit full papers of up to 8 pages, following strictly the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style, using two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font size. Figures and references must be included in the 8 pages. Oversized papers will be automatically rejected by the PC chairs.

Accepted Poster Papers (3 to 4 pages) will be printed in the conference proceedings and presented as posters in the conference. Accepted Position Papers (3 to 4 pages) and Late Breaking Abstracts (2 pages) will be printed in the conference proceedings and presented orally during the conference. Manuscripts for Poster/Position Papers and Late Breaking Abstracts must conform to IEEE CPS format.

Demo Papers (limited to 4 pages) should outline cutting-edge work in a demonstrable system, accompanied by a live or video demonstration.

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register early to attend the conference, in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

ATC-2014 paper submission site: http://cse.stfx.ca/~atc2014/sub/


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