The 12th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2015)

The 12th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2015)

July 7-10, 2015

Grenoble, France

Scope and Topics

ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques, foundations, and applications. Large-scale systems of all types, such as data centers, compute clouds, smart cities, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks, and embedded or pervasive environments, are becoming increasingly complex and burdensome for people to manage. Autonomic computing systems reduce this burden by managing their own behavior in accordance with high-level goals. In autonomic systems, resources and applications are managed to maximize performance and minimize cost, while maintaining predictable and reliable behavior in the face of varying workloads, failures, and malicious threats. Achieving self-management requires and motivates research that spans a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, including distributed systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, modeling, control theory, optimization, planning, decision theory, user interface design, data management, software engineering, emergent behavior analysis, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together researchers and practitioners from disparate disciplines, application domains and perspectives, enabling them to discover and share underlying commonalities in their approaches to making resources, applications and systems more autonomic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-managing components, such as compute, storage, networking devices, embedded and real time systems, and mobile devices.
  • AI and mathematical techniques, such as machine learning, control theory, operations research, probability and stochastic processes, queueing theory, rule-based systems, bio-inspired techniques, and their use in autonomic computing.
  • End-to-end design and implementation of systems for management of resources, workloads, scalability, availability, performance, reliability, power/cooling, and security.
  • Monitoring components and platforms for autonomic systems in IT or cyber-physical environments.
  • Hypervisors, operating systems, middleware, and application support for autonomic computing.
  • Novel human interfaces for monitoring and controlling autonomic systems.
  • Goal specification and policies, modeling of service-level agreements, behavior enforcement, IT governance, and business-driven IT management.
  • Frameworks, principles, architectures, toolkits (from software engineering practices and experimental methodologies to agent-based techniques).
  • Automated management techniques for emerging applications, systems, and platforms, including social networks, cloud computing, big data systems, multi-core servers, smart cities, and cyber-physical systems.
  • Fundamental science and theory of self-managing systems for understanding, controlling or exploiting emergent system behaviors to enforce autonomic properties.
  • Self-organization and emergent behavior in technical systems trustworthy self-organizing systems.
  • Infrastructures and architectures for organic computing systems.
  • Online self-integration of complex systems.
  • Applications of autonomic computing and experiences with prototyped or deployed systems solving real-world problems in science, engineering, business, or society.

Important Dates

Paper Submission January 29, 2015
Author Notification April 15, 2015
Final Manuscript May 1, 2015

Paper Submission

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.

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

Papers can be submitted in one of the following three categories with different acceptance criteria for each category:

  • Full research papers limited to 10 pages (double column) plus 1 additional page for references
  • Experience papers limited to 8 pages (double column) plus 1 additional page for references
  • Short papers limited to 6 pages (double column) plus 1 additional page for references

Accepted papers will be included in the ICAC 2015 Proceedings, which will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format through the ICAC 2015 submission site:


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General Chairs

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Workshops Chair

Publicity Co-Chairs

Finance Chair

Proceedings Chair

Poster chair

Local Arrangements Chair

Web Chair

Program Committee

  • Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Artur Andrzejak, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Novella Bartolini, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy
  • Christian Becker, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Kirstie Bellman, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
  • Sonia BenMokhtar, LIRIS-CNRS, France
  • André Bottaro, Orange Labs, France
  • Giacomo Cabri, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • David Carerra, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
  • Claris Castillo, Renaissance Computing Institute , USA
  • Lydia Chen, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
  • Yuxin Diao, IBM Research, USA
  • Elisabetta DiNitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Jose Fortes, University of Florida, USA
  • Daniel Gmach, HP Labs, USA
  • Ashvin Goel, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Rean Griffith, VMware, USA
  • Xiaohui Gu, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Indranil Gupta, UIUC, USA
  • Yuxiong He, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Alex Iosup, Delft University of Technology, TheNetherlands
  • Jayaram K.R., IBM Research, USA
  • Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Evangelia Kalyvianaki, City University London, UK
  • Fabio Kon, University of Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • Michael Kozuch, Intel, USA
  • Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
  • Julie McCann, Imperial College London, UK
  • Arif Merchant, Google, USA
  • Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, USA
  • Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs, USA
  • Christian Plessl, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Shaolei Ren, Florida International University, USA
  • Eric Rutten, INRIA, France
  • Kai Sachs, SAP AG, Germany
  • Hartmut Schmeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Onn Shehory, IBM Research Haifa, Israel
  • Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA
  • Christopher Stewart, Ohio State University, USA
  • Vanish Talwar, HP Labs, USA
  • Sven Tomforde, Universitat Augsburg, Germany
  • Jordi Torres, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Jim Torresen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Timothy Wood, George Washington University, USA
  • Rolf Wuertz, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany
  • Dongyan Xu, Purdue University, USA
  • Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Ming Zhao, Florida International University, USA
  • Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado, USA
  • Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware, USA