[GHPN-WG] MACE 2007 - 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Modelling Autonomic Communications Environments

Sumit Naiksatam snaiksatam at scu.edu
Thu Apr 26 02:02:57 CDT 2007

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2nd IEEE International Workshop on Modelling Autonomic Communications
Environments (MACE 2007)
                                        San Jose, California, USA
                                            October 29-30th 2007
                  (Held as part of Manweek 2007 -
                                              CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Modelling Autonomic
Communications Environments (MACE 2007) will be held from October
29-30th 2007 in San Jose, California, USA. The workshop will be
technically sponsored (confirmation pending) by the IEEE Communications
Society Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).

As part of Manweek 2007 MACE will be co-located with four other events:
the 10th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia
and Mobile Networks and Services (MMNS 2007); the 7th IEEE Workshop on
IP Operations and Management (IPOM 2007); the 18th IFIP/IEEE
International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management
(DSOM 2007); and the 1st IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on
Virtualization Grid Networking and Management (EVGM 2007).

The MACE workshop aims to promote the realisation of Autonomic
Communications Environments (ACEs) Â* service-centric environments
exhibiting self-governing behaviour. Within an ACE, services will be
created that are self-aware and self-healing. In their deployment, they
will be self-adapting, self-optimising and self-configuring; and in
operation they will be self-protecting, self-managing and
self-composing. These features will enable ACE services to adapt to
changing business needs and environmental conditions without manual
intervention. Realisation of this vision represents a significant
challenge for the networking and computer science research communities,
requiring advances in disparate areas ranging, for example, from
software modeling to network security, and from machine learning to
performance optimisation. M ACE 2007 will bring together researchers
from academia and industry in a workshop setting in which research
challenges can be identified, ideas for potential solutions exchanged,
and research results discussed.

Topics of interest for paper submission include, but are not limited
- Advances in Modelling and Meta-Modelling;
- Governance Models (incl. Policy-based Management);
- Methodologies (incl. Lifecycle, Behaviour, Design by Contract);
- Mathematical Models of Autonomic Systems and ACEs;
- Biology-inspired Techniques and Algorithms;
- Sociology-inspired Techniques and Algorithms;
- Model and Language Driven Development (incl. UML and code generation
- Intelligent Service Negotiation, Composition, and Security;
- Tool, Simulation and Testbed support for Autonomic Systems and ACEs;
- Testing and Validation Processes;
- Managing and Handling Context: Sensing, Inferring, and Application;
- Autonomic Wireless Access and Seamless Mobility;
- Machine Learning, Reasoning, and Inference Techniques;
- Algorithms and Processes for Network Robustness and Performance;
- Evolving industry standards to facilitate ACEs.


Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or
experiences. Submission of late-breaking results and work-in-progress
reports from ongoing research is encouraged. Papers that are published,
or concurrently submitted to another journal, conference, or book should
not be submitted. The Proceedings will be published in the Multicon
Lecture Notes series. Papers should be formatted according to the LNCS
guidelines available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs, and should not
exceed 15 pages in length. Papers must be submitted in PDF format via


Submission: 	May 13th 2007;
Notification: 	July 6th 2007;
Camera ready: 	August 2nd 2007;
Workshop: 	October 29 - 30th 2007.


Brendan Jennings, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Joan Serrat, Universitat Polità cnica de Catalunya, Spain
John Strassner, Motorola Labs, USA


Nazim Agoulmine, UniversitÃ* d'Evry, France
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Mark Burgess, University College Oslo, Norway
Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies, Switzerland
Greg Cox, Motorola Labs, USA
Spyros Denazis, Hitachi Europe, France
Joel Fleck, Hewlett Packard, USA
Tao Gu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Salim Harari, University of Arizona, USA
Dave Lewis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Conor McArdle, Dublin City University, Ireland
Tadashi Nakano, University of California, Irvine, USA
JosÃ* Neuman de Souza, Federal University of Caera, Brazil
Giorgio Nunzi, NEC Europe, Germany
Declan O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Omer Rana, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Mikhail Smirnov, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Radu State, INRIA-LORIA, France
Roy Sterritt, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Tatsuya Suda, University of California, Irvine, USA
P. N. Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sven van der Meer, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
James Won-Ki Hong, POSTECH, Korea
Mazin Yousif, Intel, USA

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