DAS @ ICAC 2016

2nd Workshop on Distributed Adaptive Systems at ICAC 2016
Würzburg, Germany, July 19 2016

21-07-2016 The summary of the workshop presented at ICAC is available
20-07-2016 Pictures of the workshop are available at https://goo.gl/photos/ep2uNpv8Q2pU1xPq7
08-07-2016 All workshop participants are invited to the ICAC Welcome reception
06-06-2016 The program is online
13-05-2016 The list of accepted papers is available
This workshop has been supported by the AMBIT project

co-funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena (SIME 2013.0660)

The workshop will take place on July 19, with the following program:

09:00- Joint ICAC 2016 Keynote
10:00- Break
10:30- Giacomo Cabri - Workshop opening
10:40- Lazlso Zsolt Varga. Benefit of Online Real-time Data in the Braess Paradox with Anticipatory Routing
11:05- Vidyasagar Sadhu, Gabriel Salles-Loustau, Dario Pompili, Saman Zonouz, Vincent Sritapan. Argus: Smartphone-enabled Human Cooperation via Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Disaster Situational Awareness
11:30- Hariharasudhan Viswanathan, Parul Pandey, and Dario Pompili. Maestro: Orchestrating Concurrent Application Workflows in Mobile Device Clouds
11:55- Thomas Preisler, Tim Dethlefs and Wolfgang Renz. Structural Adaptations of Decentralized Coordination Processes in Self-Organizing Systems
12:20- Giacomo Cabri - Workshop discussion and closing
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
On the account of the recent advances in technology, computational systems have to be thought as ever growing distributed artificial environments in which requirements, constituent components and user needs dynamically change in unpredictable ways. Coping with such uncertainties represents an interesting challenge for the designer of these systems, specifically regarding how to guarantee adaptivity towards both functional and non-functional requirements, as well as autonomously handling coordination and collaboration aspects among constituent units that have to act as autonomous and heterogeneous agents. These agents more often rely on incomplete information regarding the whole system in which they are integrated, but yet, in order to foster their Self-* properties, they need to discover, learn and evolve their behavior by taking into account how other agents are performing within the considered environment. The purpose of this workshop is therefore to create an useful forum of discussion on how Self-* properties and design & implementation concepts that are nowadays considered in Autonomic Computing literature can be extended and exploited in case of distributed autonomous systems , hence how to create adaptivity as a whole by starting from single autonomous units. Practitioners and researchers are therefore invited to submit interesting contributions both in theoretical work and real world applications so to create a fruitful discussion regarding the presented challenges and the following related topics:
Paper Submission March 20, 2016
Notification April 30, 2016
Camera Ready May 8, 2016
Workshop date July 19, 2016
All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. Papers are strongly encouraged to report on experiences, measurements, user studies, and provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation if at all possible.

The maximum number of allowed pages is 6.

Submission instruction will follow.

Author Kit/Submission Instructions can be found at:

The submission of paper can be done by EasyChair at:

Accepted papers will be included in the ICAC Workshop 2016 Proceedings, which will be published in IEEE Xplore.

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

Program Chairs

Antonio Bucchiarone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy bucchiarone@fbk.eu
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy giacomo.cabri@unimore.it
Nicola Capodieci, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy nicola.capodieci@unimore.it
Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada haibinz@nipissingu.ca

Kurt Geihs, Universitaet Kassel, Germany
Annabelle Klarl, LMU Munchen, DE
Alberto Lluch Lafuente, DIT, Denmark
Marco Mamei, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Annapaola Marconi, FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy
Carlo Pinciroli, IRIDIA-CoDE, University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London, UK
Giuseppe Valetto, FBK, Trento, Italy
Mirko Viroli, Università di Bologna, Italy