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WoSiDA 2012 – 2nd Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Systems

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
April 30th, 2012
Co-located with SBRC 2012 - the 30th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (

Advances in network and computing technologies are resulting in increasingly complex distributed systems and applications that are hard to manage, Advances in network and computing technologies are resulting in increasingly complex distributed systems and applications that are hard to manage, especially when the related services are required to be scalable, secure, and continuously available. Adapting at run time is required to cope with challenges such as resource variability, changing user requirements, and system intrusions or faults

As a consequence, these systems need the ability to be self-manageable, continually reconfiguring and tuning themselves to attain certain goals while keeping its complexity hidden from the users. Therefore, the study of such self-managing systems has received a great deal of attention in many computing areas, such as robotics, software engineering, network management, automation and control systems, fault-tolerant and dependable computing, and biological computing.

Among the efforts to study and understand self-managing systems, the autonomic computing paradigm, inspired by the human autonomic nervous system, is being adopted by many for the design of systems and applications that must work in accordance with high-level guidance from humans, and are characterized by the so-called self-* properties (such as self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection, etc.).

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the distributed systems community to discuss the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-managing or autonomic distributed systems. The workshop not only focuses on distributed system models and algorithms, but also on the related software engineering aspects, tools, and technologies, that can be used to support self-managing behavior in distributed systems.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • distributed system models and algorithms;
  • programming, design, middleware and language support for autonomic distributed systems;
  • modeling and analysis of autonomic distributed systems;
  • verification and validation;
  • dependability aspects of autonomic distributed systems;
  • self-organizing aspects as a support to autonomic behavior in Grids, P2P systems, and sensor networks;
  • bio-inspired algorithms and techniques;
  • autonomic networking.

Submission of papers

Authors are invited to submit position papers of a maximum 4 page length in the SBC format (written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish). The program committee will favor papers that are likely to generate discussions at the workshop and those that are supported by some form of experimental validation, including but not limited to implementations.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the symposium and present the paper at the workshop.

Paper submission link:

Important Dates

  • Paper submissions deadline: March 05, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: March 27, 2012
  • Final papers due: April 02, 2012
  • Workshop date: April 30, 2012

Workshop Organizers

  • Renato Cerqueira (IBM Research Brazil and DI/PUC-Rio)
  • Raimundo Macêdo (UFBA, Brazil)
  • Renato Maia (Tecgraf/PUC-Rio, Brazil)

Workshop Chairs

Renato Cerqueira (IBM Research Brazil and DI/PUC-Rio)
Renato Maia (Tecgraf/PUC-Rio, Brazil) 

Program Committee

  • Alirio Sá, UFBA, Brazil

  • Antonio Alfredo Ferreira Loureiro, UFMG, Brazil
  • Antonio Casimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Antonio Tadeu Azevedo Gomes, LNCC, Brazil
  • Carlos Ferraz, UFPE, Brazil
  • Dilma Silva, IBM Research T.J. Watson, USA
  • Edmundo Madeira, UNICAMP, Brazil
  • Joberto Martins, Salvador University - UNIFACS, Brazil
  • José Neuman de Souza, UFC, Brazil
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil
  • Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil
  • Luís Lamb, UFRGS, Brazil
  • Luís Rodrigues, INESC-ID/IST, Portugal
  • Raimundo José de Araújo Macêdo, UFBA, Brazil
  • Renato Cerqueira, IBM Research Brazil e PUC-Rio, Brazil
  • Renato Maia, Tecgraf/PUC-Rio, Brazil
  • Rodrigo Mello, ICMC-USP, Brazil
  • Rui Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal
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