SelfMan 2005

IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on
Self-Managed Systems & Services

Nice, France, 19 May 2005

co-located with
IM 2005

As the distributed systems and services that sustain our day-to-day IT and communication infrastructures become increasingly complex, traditional solutions to manage and control them seem to have reached their limits. Researchers are thus testing alternate paradigms to organize and structure them. In recent years, self-managed systems and services have raised much interest in integrated management, distributed systems and software engineering. This interest builds on the success already encountered by self-organized and self-stabilizing systems in distributed artificial intelligence, material science, thermodynamics, etc.

During this workshop, we wish to gather people with different backgrounds to analyze and discuss the potential of self-* technologies for managing and controlling distributed systems and services. Areas of interest include self-management, self-organization, self-adaptability, self-monitoring, self-tuning, self-repair and self-configuration. For instance, workshop contributions could describe success stories in a specific field, while others could make analogies between several fields, and yet others could propose new ideas or thought-provoking solutions to old/new problems.

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • self-managed distributed systems and networks
  • context awareness and self-adaptation
  • self-organization in P2P applications
  • self-organized MANETs and sensor networks
  • self-adaptive systems
  • self-repairing distributed systems
  • self-configured networks
  • self-organized service deployment
  • self-adaptive e-business services
  • autonomic systems
  • goals and policies for self-managed systems
  • decision making in self-* systems

The structure of this workshop will encourage discussions and foster future collaborations. Attendance will be limited to 50 participants. Selected papers will be available on the workshop website (no transfer of copyright). Enhanced versions of the best papers will be published in 2006 in a special issue of Communications of the ACM on "Self-Managed Systems and Services".



This workshop is sponsored by:

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in cooperation with:


Business sponsors (patrons):

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