Workshop on Coordination in Complex Software Intensive Systems (COCOSS-2009)

In conjunction with “The 3rd International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2009)”

March, 16th – 19th 2009, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan
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Due to numerous requests, the COCOSS-2009 dealine has been extended until October 24th, 2008!

Theme and Goals

Today’s networks and systems are going through a rapid evolution. Different kinds of systems with different characteristics are emerging and integrating in heterogeneous networks. The focus of this development has shifted from developing algorithms to the complexity of structuring large systems, and furthermore to overcome the additional complexity in building distributed, concurrent systems. Complex systems highly depend on software that controls the behavior of individual components and the interaction between components, and on software which interacts with other software, systems, devices, sensors and with people. Extremely complex coordination requirements to keep up effectiveness, performance and quality of the complex system have to be accomplished. An example for these complexity issues is the production automation domain. Software agents representing the functionality of production machines need to coordinate themselves in order to achieve a common goal like an efficient and effective production system.

The workshop aims at to investigating the many approaches for collaboration and coordination of autonomous communication entities in complex software intensive systems. The workshop intends to put together researchers and practitioners of the aforementioned fields, to share and identify common problems, and to devise general solutions.

Topics of interest in the workshop include, but are not restricted to:

  • Autonomous systems
  • Multi-agent systems and architectures
  • Distributed problem solving
  • Collaboration and negotiation protocols
  • Semantics as coordination support
  • Self-adapting and self-healing systems
  • Middleware architectures for coordination: shared spaces, publish-subscribe, and event-based systems
  • Programming abstractions and languages: techniques that support coordination, collaboration, orchestration, and control of distributed and concurrent interaction
  • Case studies: application of coordination techniques

Submission Guidelines

Submit a full paper of at most 8 pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced), including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

Contact author must provide the following information to the workshop chairs: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords. Prepare your paper in PDF file and send it to the workshop chairs.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: September, 30th 2008 Deadline extended to October, 24th 2008
  • Author Notification: November, 20th 2008
  • Camera-ready Version: December, 15th 2008
  • Author Registration: November, 30th 2008
  • Workshop Dates: March 16-19, 2009

Papers must describe original work, and must not have been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. Proceedings of the CISIS 2009 workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Workshop Organizers and Co-Chairs

Richard Mordinyi
Vienna University of Technology

eva Kühn
Vienna University of Technology

Program Committee

Karl M. Göschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jean-Marie Jacquet, University of Namur, Belgium
Jens Knoop, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Satoshi Kurihara, Osaka University, Japan
Ronaldo Menezes, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Thomas Moser, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna, Italy
Ei-ichi Osawa, Future University, Japan
Alessandro Ricci, University of Bologna, Italy
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University, Japan
Mirko Viroli, University of Bologna, Italy
Kurt C. Wallnau, Carnegie Mellon University, USA