2008 SASO Workshop on Business Applications and Potential of Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO-biz 2008)

Venice, Italy, 21 October 2008

This industry-oriented workshop is co-located with the SASO 2008 conference and sponsored by:

Cisco NetExpert

The aim of this workshop is to gather people from industry to exchange information about current and future business applications of self-managing, self-adaptive and self-organizing systems, and to strive to anticipate the implications of their large-scale use for industry (providers and customers). How can we turn a technological potential into a mass-market reality?

There will be no proceedings and no papers, just presentations and hopefully fruitful discussions. All speakers and panelists are invited by the Workshop Co-Chairs.


The main themes of this workshop are the following:


We expect to attract CTOs, VPs Engineering, Innovation Directors, Project Managers, Consultants and Senior Engineers from corporations, mid-sized enterprises and startups in diverse industrial sectors. This workshop should benefit:

We hope that attendees will make contacts for future business collaborations, but this is not a venue for VPs Sales to sell products to prospective customers. We will have a mix of presentations at this workshop, some of them more technical than others, but none of them will be sheer marketing.


Registrations for the main conference and all of its satellite workshops are handled by IEEE.

The registration fee is US$288 for IEEE/ACM members and US$384 for non-members. There is no discount for early registration for this workshop, but there is one for the SASO 2008 conference.

On page 2 of the registration procedure, in the menu labeled "Registration Type", select "Tutorial/Workshop Only" if you do not want to register for the main conference.


See the main conference website.


Please feel free to redistribute the Call for Participation to your contacts.

How to Get There?

See the main conference website.


If you have any questions about SASO-biz 2008, please contact the Workshop Co-Chairs by e-mail:


Time Speaker Presentation Title
9:00am Welcome
9:05am Keynote
9:05am Seraphin Calo
Manager, Policy Lifecycle Technologies Department, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Evolving Technologies for Autonomic Management: Virtualization, Ensembles, and Dynamic Communities
10:00am Session 1: IT Solution Providers' Interest in Self-* Systems (part 1)
10:00am Pierre Glize
Reducing Complexity and Increasing Adaptivity by Engineering Self-Organizing Large-Scale Systems
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Session 2: IT Solution Providers' Interest in Self-* Systems (part 2)
11:00am Talk initially scheduled:

David Breitgand
Research Staff Member, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel

Replaced by:

Mazin Yousif
CTO, Avirtec, USA

RESERVOIR: Integrating Virtualization and Grid Technologies for Federated Cloud Computing

Autonomic Computing in Next Generation Datacenters -- One Perspective
11:30am Joe M. Butler
EMEA Innovation Centre Technical Lead, Intel, Ireland
12:00pm Jerry Rolia
Principal Scientist, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Canada
Predictable, Longevous Application Services
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Session 3: Telecom Solution Providers' Interest in Self-* Systems
2:00pm Jose A. Lozano López
Autonomic Communications Division Head, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Self-Management: Beyond Business Processes Automation
2:30pm Geoffrey Canright
Senior Researcher, Telenor Research & Innovation, Norway
Connected Objects
3:00pm Fabrice Saffre
Principal Researcher, BT, UK
Energy-Aware Self-* Services
3:30pm Coffee Break
4:00pm Session 4: Customers' Interest in Self-* Systems
4:00pm Bernhard Sendhoff
CTO, Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany
Evolutionary System Design
4:30pm Christian Frei
Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
Smart Self-* Features in Power Utilities and Grids: Trends, Prospects and Risks
5:00pm Panel
5:00pm Panel Title: Self-* Technologies in Industry: Niche Market Today, Mass Market Tomorrow?
Panel Chair: J.P. Martin-Flatin, Senior Consultant, NetExpert, Switzerland


6:30pm SASO 2008 Welcome Reception