autonomic computing
The 5th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing
Chicago, IL, USA   June 2-6, 2008
 General Chairs:
Univ. of Florida, USA
HP Labs, USA
 Program Chairs:
Motorola Labs, USA
UCD Dublin, IE
 Call for Papers: [PDF] [TXT]
 Doctoral Consortium CFA: [PDF]
 Important Dates:
08:00 GMT, Dec 1, 2007
Full paper:
08:00 GMT, Dec 14, 2007
Workshop proposals: Mar 3, 2008
Demo/Exhibit proposals:
Mar 10, 2008
Doctoral consortium: Mar 28, 2007
Author notification: Feb 25, 2008
Final manuscripts: April 4, 2008
Conference: Jun 2-6, 2008
 Further Information:
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9:00am - 5:00pm:
Workshop: 3rd Hot Topics in Autonomic Computing (HotAC III)

1:00pm - 5:00pm:
Tutorial: Model-based Autonomic Computing

2:00pm - 5:00pm:
Doctoral colloquium [Program]
8:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:15AM
Opening and welcome
9:15AM - 10:30AM
Keynote: Scalable management for global services [Abstract] [Slides] [Demo]
Ken Birman, Cornell University US
10:30AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM – 12:30PM
Technical session: Virtualisation and data centers (1)
Chair: Manish Parashar, Rutgers University US

Power and performance management of virtualized computing environments via lookahead control [Slides]
Dara Kusic (Drexel University US), Jeffery Kephart, James Hanson (IBM US), Nagarajan Kandasamy (Drexel University US) and Guofei Jiang (NEC Labs US)

PQR: predicting query execution times for autonomous workload management
Chetan Gupta (HP Labs US)

Generating adaptation policies for multi-tier applications in consolidated server environments [Slides]
Gueyoung Jung (Georgia Institute of Technology US), Kaustubh Joshi, Matti Hiltunen, Richard Schlichting (AT&T Labs US), Carlton Pu (Georgia Institute of Technology US)
12:30PM - 2:00PM
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Technical session: Fault management
Chair: Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech US

Semantic-driven model composition for accurate anomaly detection
Saeed Ghanbari, Cristiana Amza (University of Toronto CA)

Guided problem diagnosis through active learning
Songyun Duan and Shivnath Babu (Duke University US)

Clustering analysis for the management of self-monitoring device networks
Andres Quiroz, Manish Parashar (Rutgers University US), Nathan Gnanasambandam, Naveen Sharma (Xerox Corporation US)
3:30PM - 4:00PM
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Poster presentations (6 minute madness)
Chair: Jeffery Kephart, IBM US

Towards a self-configurable weather research and forecasting system
S. Masoud Sadjadi (Florida International University US)

Tailoring resources: the energy-efficient consolidation strategy, goes beyond virtualization
Jordi Torres, David Carrera, Vicenc Beltran, Nicholas Poggi, Kevin Hogan, Josep Lluis Berral, Richard Gavaldà, Eduard Ayguade, Toni Moreno and Jordi Guitart (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya ES)

Enabling autonomic meta-scheduling in grid environments
S. Masoud Sadjadi (Florida International University US)

Runtime fault-handling for job-flow management in grid environments
S. Masoud Sadjadi (Florida International University US)

An autonomic software development methodology based on Darwinian evolution
Benjamin Beckmann, Laura Grabowski, Philip McKinley and Charles Orfia (Michigan State University US)

Utility-based reinforcement learning for reactive grids
Julien Perez (LRI-CNRS FR), Cécile Germain-Renaud (LRI/LAL FR), Balázs Kégi (Université de Paris-Sud FR) and Charles Loomis (LAL-CNRS FR)

Autocorrelation-driven load control in autonomic systems
Ningfang Mi, Giuliano Casale, Qi Zhang (College of William and Mary US), Alma Riska (Seagate Research US) and Evgenia Smimi (College of William and Mary US)

A run-time configurable software architecture for self-managing systems
Richard Anthony, Mariusz Pelc, Paul Ward, James Hawthorne and Kaveesh Pulnah (University of Greenwich UK)

Policy-based automation in the autonomic data center
David Kaminsky, Brent Miller, Abdi Salahshour and Jim Whitmore (IBM US)

Self-Configuration in Autonomic Systems using Clustered CBR Approach
Malik Jahan Khan, Mian Mihammed Awais and Shafey Shamail (LUMS PK)
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Poster session and drinks reception
8:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:15AM
9:15AM - 10:30AM
Keynote: Data aggregation over networks via integration [Abstract] [Slides]
Robert Ghrist, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US
10:30AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM – 12:30PM
Technical session: Intelligent systems
Chair: Kumar Goswami, HP Labs US

Automatic configuration of an autonomic controller: an experimental study [Slides]
Thomas Heinis and Cesare Pautasso, ETH Zurich CH)

Dealing with quality trade-offs during service selection [Slides]
Caroline Herssens (Université catholique de Louvain BE), Ivan Jureta and Stéphane Faulkner (Université de Namur BE)

Digital evolution of behavioural models for autonomic systems [Slides]
Heather J. Goldsby, Betty H.C. Cheng, Philip K. McKinley, David B. Knoester, and Charles Ofria (Michigan State University US)
12:30PM - 2:00PM
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Technical session: Middleware
Chair: Simon Dobson, UCD Dublin IE

An adaptive middleware for supporting time-critical event response
Qian Zhu, Gagan Agrawal (Ohio State University US)

Tracking transaction footprints for non-intrusive end-to-end monitoring
Bikram Sengupta, Nilanjan Banerjee (IBM US)

The design of a new context-aware policy model for autonomic networking
John Strassner, Srini Samudrala, Greg Cox, Yan Liu, Michael Jiang, Jing Zhang (Motorola Labs US), Sven van der Meer, Micheal Ó Foghlu, Willie Donnellu (Waterford Institute of Technology IE)
3:30PM - 4:00PM
4:00PM – 4:30PM
Discussion: "Hot topics"
Chair: Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern University US
4:30PM – 5:30PM
Panel: “Next Generation Management Challenges”
Chair: John Strassner, Motorola US
        Prof. Mark Burgess, Oslo University College, Norway
        Dr. Mark Ellis, Vice President of Autonomic Computing, IBM, USA
        Dr. Simon Dobson, University College Dublin, Ireland
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Conference dinner
8:30AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:15AM
9:15AM - 10:45AM
Technical session: Intrusion management
Richard Anthony, University of Greenwich UK

Multi-level intrusion detection system (ML-IDS)
Youssif Al-Nashif, Aathi Arun Kumar, Salim Hariri, Yi Luo, Ferenc Szidarovsky (University of Arizona US), Guangzhi Qu (Oakland University US)

Automating ITSM incident management process
Rajeev Gupta, Hima K and Mukesh Mohania (IBM India Research IN)

Anatomy of a real-time intrusion prevention system
Ricardo Koller, Raju Rangaswami, Joseph Marrero, Igor Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith, Mandy Barsilai, Silviu Necula, S. Masoud Sadjadi, Tao Li and Krista Merrill (Florida International University US)
10:45AM - 11:30AM
11:30AM - 12:45PM
Keynote: The promise of self-adapting equilibrium
Mark Burgess, University College Oslo, NO [Abstract]
12:45PM - 2:00PM
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Technical session: Virtualisation and data centres (2)
Chair: Jose Fortes, University of Florida US

Just-in-time server provisioning using virtual machine standby and request prediction
Fumio Machida, Masahiro Kawato and Yoshiharu Maeno (NEC Corporation, JP)

1000 Islands: integrated capacity and workload management for the next generation data center
Xiaoyun Zhu, Donald Young, Brian Watson, Zhikui Wang, Sharad Sighal, Jerry Rolia, Bret McKee, Chris Heyser (HP Labs US), Daniel Gmach (Technical University of Munich DE), Thomas Christian and Lucy Cherkasova (HP Labs US)

CARVE: a cognitive agent for resource value estimation
Jonathan Wildstrom, Peter Stone and Emmett Witchel (University of Texas at Austin US)
3:30PM - 4:00PM
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Social session
9:00AM - 5:15PM
Workshop: Agents for Autonomic Computing (AAC 2008)
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