The 2nd IEEE International Conference on
Autonomic Computing (ICAC-05)








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 Seattle, Washington
13 – 16 June, 2005


Manish Parashar, Rutgers Univ., USA 

Jeffrey Kephart, IBM Research, USA


Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech, USA 

Yi-Min Wang, Microsoft Research, USA




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Title/Abstracts due:17:00 EST, Jan 17, 2005
Full papers due:17:00 EST, Jan 24, 2005

Author notification: Feb 28, 2005
Poster submissions: Mar 03, 2005
Tutorial submissions: Mar 03, 2005
Workshop submissions: Mar 03, 2005
Demo/Exhibit submission: Mar 03, 2005
Final manuscripts due: Apr 01, 2005
Conference: Jun 13-16, 2005



Sponsored by:

IEEE & IEEE Computer Society
National Science Foundation

Corporate support from:


  1. Keynotes
    - Rick Rashid, Microsoft
    - Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna
    - Alan Ganek, IBM

  2. Panel: Grand Challenges of Autonomic Computing

  3. Industry Session

  4. Technical Program (25 Papers)

  5. Poster Session

  6. Tutorials

  7. Demonstrations


  1. Travel Grants for Student Authors

  2. Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions

  3. Poster Presentation Instructions

  4. ICAC 2005 Registration Available ((ONLINE) (DOC) (PDF))

To deal with the increasing complexity of large-scale computer and software systems, they must manage themselves, in accordance with high-level guidance from humans – a vision that has been referred to as autonomic computing.  Meeting the grand challenges of autonomic computing requires scientific and technological advances in a wide variety of fields, as well as new software and system architectures that support the effective integration of the constituent technologies.

   The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomic Computing is to bring together researchers from different fields of research who are addressing aspects of self-management in computing systems. In doing so, we hope to develop and nurture a community that can work together to realize the vision of large-scale self-managing systems. Papers are solicited on a broad array of topics of relevance to autonomic computing; particularly those that bear on connections and relationships among different areas of research or report on prototype systems or experiences. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Autonomic computing systems or prototype systems that exhibit self-monitoring, self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing, and/or self-protection.

  • Software architectures for self-managing systems, based on Open Grid Services, Web Services, or novel paradigms based on biological, economic, social, or other analogies.

  • Specific self-managing components, such as server, client, database, storage, or network elements. Emphasis should be placed on interactions with other components, or techniques or lessons that may generalize to other components.

  • Toolkits, environments, models, languages, runtime and compiler technologies for building self-managing components, systems or applications.

  • New technologies supporting system management, such as service-level agreements, negotiation or conversation support, and behavior enforcement.

  • System-level technologies, middleware or services that entail interactions among two or more components of self-managing systems, such as health monitoring, dependency analysis, problem localization or remediation, workload management, and provisioning.

  • Interfaces to autonomic systems, including user interfaces, interfaces for monitoring and controlling behavior, and techniques for defining, distributing, and understanding policies.

  • Fundamental science of self-managing systems: understanding, controlling, or exploiting emergent behavior, theoretical investigations of coupled feedback loops, predictive methods, robustness, and related topics.

  • Experiences with autonomic system or component prototypes: measurements, evaluations, or analyses of system behavior, user studies, or experiences with large-scale deployments of self-managing systems or applications.

Accepted papers and posters will appear in proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press, which will be distributed at the conference.


A student best paper award will be presented. The award will consist of a plaque, complementary student registration to the conference and an honorarium that will partially cover travel and hotel costs.  A student paper is defined as one in which the principal (not sole) author is a student. The student will be required attend the conference to present the paper and receive the award. Limited Student Travel Awards are also available. Details available here.



ICAC 2005 will feature a demo and exhibit session consisting of posters and technology artifacts (e.g., machines running autonomic software or demonstrations of autonomic computing principles). Entries will be solicited via a separate call for demonstrations and exhibits and entries will be judged by a separate subcommittee, headed by the exhibit chair. Please see the conference web site for more information.


ICAC 2005 will feature tutorials on topics related to autonomic computing. Proposals for half-day (three hours) and full day tutorials are solicited. Entries will be judged by a separate subcommittee, headed by the tutorial chair. Please see the conference web site for more information.


ICAC 2005 will feature workshops on topics related to autonomic computing. The objectives of the workshops are to promote the presentation of ongoing work in the area of autonomic computing, provide a less formal forum for discussion of ideas and  extend the scope of the main conference. Proposals for half-day and full day workshops are solicited. Entries will be judged by a separate subcommittee, headed by the workshop chair. Please see the conference web site for more information.

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