Held in conjunction with the 4th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC-07)
This year also hosting the First International Workshop on Policy-Based Autonomic Computing (PBAC)
- Papers are now available through the program page!
- The program is available.
- Information on the venue for HotAC II has been posted.
The Second Workshop on Hot Topics in Autonomic Computing will bring together a broad range of researchers in the computer systems, networks, and autonomic computing communities to discuss new ideas and developments in conquering the challenges of managing ever-more complex large-scale systems. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion of potentially high-impact ideas that will influence and foster continued research in improving the manageability and reliability of large-scale systems.
We request submissions of position papers of five or fewer pages from researchers or practitioners that propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old (or new) challenges, or report on experiences with real systems that may stir up new problems or suggest new solutions. Topics that are likely to provoke fruitful controversy are strongly encouraged.
The topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to:
- Novel approaches to large-scale systems management from control theory, economics and machine learning approaches to biologically-inspired ideas, social organizations and others.
- Experience reports on managing reliable, large-scale systems.
- Autonomic properties in emergent and self-organizing systems.
- Human-computer interaction issues in systems management.
- Manageability and reliability of overlay-based and peer-to-peer systems.
- Techniques for detection, diagnosis and recovery from failures.
- Self-organization in pervasive computing and ad-hoc networking.
Papers will be selected based on their originality, technical merit, topical relevance, and the likelihood that their presentations will lead to insightful technical discussions at the workshop. In addition, we will favor papers with a potential to influence future research, including papers likely to lead to eventual high-quality publication in ICAC, SOSP, SIGCOMM or other high-quality conferences.
Online copies of the position papers will be made available via the web prior to the workshop. The Program Committee will write short New York Times Book Review-style public reviews of accepted papers, for inclusion in the proceedings, to provide the broader community with additional perspectives on future directions in the field.
Friday March 2nd, Monday April 2nd, 2007 (11:59 EST)
Notification of acceptance: Thursday April 26th, 2007
Camera-ready copy due: Friday May 11th, 2007
Workshop (full day): June 15th, 2007