Special Track on Organic Computing

at the 35th GI / ITG International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2022)

Heilbronn, Germany September 13 – 15, 2022

As a special track at the GI/ITG ARCS 2022 conference: https://arcs-conference.org/

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Aims and Scope

Organic Computing postulates to equip technical systems with `lifelike’ properties. Technically, this means to move traditional design-time decisions to runtime and into the responsibility of systems themselves. As a result, systems have a dramatically increased decision freedom that leads to highly autonomous behaviour. The goal of this process is to allow for self-adaptation and self-improvement of system behaviour at runtime. Especially since conditions that occur at runtime can only be anticipated to a certain degree, efficient mechanisms are needed that guide the system’s behaviour even in cases of missing knowledge or uncertain environmental states. Consequently, the research field of Organic Computing investigates fundamental principles, discusses essential aspects and researches novel methods that are needed to finally build self-adaptive and self-organising systems that are capable of reliable operation in complex real world environments.

The ARCS conferences series has over 30 years of tradition reporting leading edge research in computer architecture and operating systems. The focus of the 2022 conference will be on quantum computing and its impact on the whole system stack spanning from hardware layer to the software layer. Within the scope of the ARCS main conference, the special track on `Organic Computing’ focusses on developments and open challenges in the field of self-adaptive and self-organising systems embedded in real-world environments.

Contributions will be part of the conference proceedings. The proceedings of ARCS 2022 are planned to be published in the Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series. This year the conference will be again a physical meeting with a social program. To ensure a safest possible meeting for all participants, the organisation committee of ARCS will monitor the Corona situation closely and will take all necessary protection steps following government guidelines as well as extra measures as needed.

Topics of interest

... are on a wide range of aspects of “Organic Computing”, including (but not limited to):

A: Principles of OC Systems

  • System and Agent Architectures

  • Systems Engineering

  • Design Techniques and Processes

  • Nature-Inspiration to Deal with System Complexity

  • Self-x Properties and Lifelike Qualities

  • Self-Organisation Schemes for Highly Decentralised Systems

B: Autonomous Learning Behaviour in Technical Systems

  • Reinforcement Learning from Interaction

  • Active Learning

  • Transfer Learning

  • Online Concept Drift/Shift and Novelty/Obsoleteness Detection

  • Transductive Inference for Efficient Model Building

  • Self-Awareness and Self-Reflection

C: Self-Adaptation@Runtime

  • Adaptive Monitoring and Control

  • Mechanisms to deal with Continual Change

  • Robustness and Flexibility

  • Automated Algorithm (Re-)Configuration & Selection

  • Context-awareness and Transient Interfaces

D: Metrics and Quantification

  • System Validation

  • Guaranteeing

  • Understanding and Explanation

  • Computational Trust

  • Testbeds and Performance Analysis

E: Hardware Solutions

  • Adaptive Hardware

  • Reconfigurable Hardware

  • Embedded AI

  • Self-Adaptive, Self-Optimising, Self-Healing Hardware

  • Evolvable Hardware

  • Prototypes and Demonstrators

F: Applications of OC Technology

  • Novel Use Cases

  • Case Study Reports

  • Experience Reports

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: July 10, 2022

  • Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2022

  • Camera-ready papers: September 4, 2022

  • Conference: September 13 – 15, 2022

Submission Information

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and application papers via EasyChair using the special track on `Organic Computing’: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=arcs2022

ARCS 2022 uses a double-blind reviewing system. Manuscripts must not identify authors or their affiliation. When citing own work, it must be done in a neutral form (i.e. avoiding ‘our’, ‘we’, ‘previous work’ etc.). Papers must be submitted in PDF format, formatted according to Springer LNCS style (see: https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference- proceedings-guidelines) and must not exceed 15 pages, including references, appendices and figures.

Special Track Co-Chairs

Anthony Stein

University of Hohenheim (DE)

Sven Tomforde

Kiel University (DE)

Stefan Wildermann

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE)

Tentative Program Committee (tbc)

  • Jacob Beal, BBN Technologies

  • Kirstie Bellman, Topcy House Consulting

  • Jean Botev, University of Luxembourg

  • Uwe Brinkschulte, University of Frankfurt

  • Ada Diaconescu, Telecom ParisTech

  • Lukas Esterle, Aston University

  • Jörg Hähner, University of Augsburg

  • Heiko Hamann, University of Lübeck

  • Christian Krupitzer, University of Hohenheim

  • Chris Landauer, Topcy House Consulting

  • Peter Lewis, Ontario Tech University

  • Erik Maehle, University of Lübeck

  • Christian Müller-Schloer, Leibniz University Hannover

  • Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg

  • Bernhard Sick, University of Kassel

  • Anthony Stein, University of Hohenheim

  • Sven Tomforde, Kiel University

  • Sebastian von Mammen, University of Würzburg

  • Torben Weis, University of Duisburg-Essen

Organized by:

German Informatics Society (GI)

SIG Organic Computing