Call for Workshops and Tutorials

The FAS* 2018 – Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems – Steering Committee invites proposals for the Workshop and Tutorial Program to be held along with the 15th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2018) and the 12th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2018).
FAS*WT workshops will provide a meeting for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conferences themselves. Their aim is to stimulate and facilitate active exchange, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas. To motivate the discussion and participation of all the workshop attendants, we encourage organizers to get away of the typical “mini-conference” format of a workshop, and include more discussion sessions, panels, etc.
Tutorials will be half a day lectures aiming at offering to students and researchers the possibility to get an in-depth overview of a topic relevant to FAS*.
Topics of interest for workshop and tutorial proposals are related (but not limited) to all aspects of self-managing systems, e.g., performance, dependability, energy-efficiency, security, self-organisation, self-adaptation, self-aware, and cognitive computing, and their applications, e.g., software design, data centers, cloud, mobile, IoT, automobiles, smart houses/buildings, cities, and electric grids.

We seek proposals from individuals and teams interested in organizing strong workshops and tutorials. Each workshop/tutorial will be a half day or full day. All workshop papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Workshop/Tutorial proposal submission deadline March 16, 2018*
Workshop/Tutorial acceptance notification March 23, 2018*
CfP submission deadline March 30, 2018
Workshop paper submission deadline June 25, 2018
Workshop paper acceptance notification July 9, 2018
Early registration deadline TBD
Workshop Camera-ready papers due July 15, 2018
Workshop notes submission to workshop chairs/Tutorial summary July 20, 2018
Workshops/Tutorials dates September 3&7, 2018

* Please submit your workshop/tutorial proposals as soon as possible (i.e. before March 16)! We will try to decide earlier on workshop/tutorial acceptance in order to give the organizers more time to solicit papers.

FAS*WT 2018 Workshops – Requirements for Submission

Proposals for workshops should be organized as preliminary call for papers or call for participation, depending on the intended format of the workshop, with a maximum of two pages in the IEEE format and contain the following information:

  • Title of the workshop/tutorial.
  • A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of the workshop to the main conferences. Please specify, which of the two main conferences the workshop is assigned to (if any)!
  • Description of paper review process (if any) and acceptance standards in order to keep the workshop high in quality. Note that papers must be in the same IEEE format as the conference papers and must be no more than 6 pages in length.
  • The names, affiliations, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee should consist of three or four people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed. The organizing committee should include individuals from multiple institutions.
  • The primary email address for contacting the organizing committee.
  • Expected duration of the workshop (half or full day).
  • A brief description of the workshop format.
  • List of potential program committee members (if applicable), including their title and affiliations.
    List of potential invited speakers, panelists, or disputants (if applicable).

Additionally, the organisers should give further information not suitable for a Call for Papers, including:

  • Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop: when and where it has been offered in the past, organizers names and affiliations, number of submissions, acceptances and registered attendees.
  • An indication of the envisaged acceptance rate (if applicable).

The selection of the workshops to be included in the final FAS* 2018 Workshop and Tutorial program will be based upon multiple factors, including:

  • the scientific/technical interest of the topics,
  • the quality of the proposal,
  • complementarity with the conference topics,
  • balance and distinctness of workshop topics, and
  • the capacity of the conference workshop program.

Note that authors of proposals addressing similar and/or overlapping content areas and/or audiences may be requested to merge their proposals.

FAS*WT 2018 Tutorials – Requirements for Submission

Proposals for tutorials should be submitted in a pdf format and should include:

  • Title of the tutorial (one line)
  • Presenter(s): Name and affiliation
  • Summary: 350 words (max), suitable for posting on the conference web site
  • Intended audience: Who is the ideal target for this tutorial? Why the topic would be of interest to a broad section of the ICAC/SASO community?
  • Format: Lecture, hands on exercise, facilitated discussion, group activity, role playing, game, etc.
    Special requirements (e.g., paperboard, multiple projectors, table layout)
  • Key message: What are the 2 or 3 key take-away messages the audience should leave with?
  • Outline: What is the general structure of the tutorial, topics covered with some indication of timing. Include enough detail to provide reviewers with a sense of depth and breadth of the material covered.
  • Presenter’s bio: 250 word bio of the presenter(s), stressing their qualification with respect to the tutorial topic.
  • Tutorial history: Where and when was this tutorial presented before; how many people attended?
    Slide samples (optional): Attach a few sample of slides.

Responsibilities of FAS* 2018 Workshop and Tutorial Organizers

For all accepted proposals, FAS* 2018 will be responsible for:

  • Providing publicity for the workshop and tutorial series as a whole.
  • Providing logistical support and a meeting place for the workshops and tutorials.
  • Together with the organizers, determining the workshop/tutorial date and time.
  • Liaising and coordinating between the workshop/tutorial chairs and the finance chair, publicity chair, registration chair, and web chair for FAS*.
  • Arranging for publication of proceedings (if applicable)

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

  • Setting up a web site for the workshop
  • Issuing a call for papers and a call for participation.
  • Collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection on a timely basis, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process. All workshop organizers commit themselves to adopt the deadlines set by the committee.
  • Making the pdf of the whole workshop notes available to the workshop chair, as well as a list of audio-visual requirements and any special room requirements.
  • Writing a 1-page organizers’ introduction for the workshop proceedings (if applicable).
  • Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants register for the workshop (at least one author must register for the paper to appear in the proceedings).

FAS* reserves the right to cancel any workshop/tutorial if the above responsibilities are not fulfilled, or if too few attendees register for the workshop/tutorial to support its running costs.

Submissions and Inquiries

Submission of a workshop/tutorial proposal has to be done via EasyChair:
For any inquiry please mail to: Maite Lopez-Sanchez ( / Dana Petcu ( / Danilo Pianini ( / Lukas Esterle (