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The 2nd International Workshop on
Data-driven Self-regulating Systems (DSS 2016)

12 September 2016, Augsburg, Germany

In conjuction with 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)


DSS 2016 will be held along with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO). SASO is part of the Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*).

The emergence of pervasive and ubiquitous technologies together with social media has resulted in unprecedented opportunities to reason about the complexity of our society based on magnitudes of data. Embedded ICT technologies mandate the functionality and operations of several techno-socio-economic systems such as traffic systems, transportation systems, Smart Grids, power/gas/water networks, etc. It is estimated that over 50 billion connected smart devices will be online by the year 2020. Moreover, social media provide invaluable insights about the complexity of social interactions and how these interactions influence the sustainability of several ICT-enabled techno-socio-economic systems. These observations show that regulating online the complex systems of our nowadays digital society is a grand challenge. Regulation concerns trade-offs such as the alignment of technical requirements, e.g. robustness, fault-tolerance, safety and security, with social or environmental requirements, for instance, fairness in the utilization of energy resources. The scale of nowadays data cannot tackle the challenge by itself as data may convey ungrounded correlations and biased predictions. Smart, autonomic and selfregulating mechanisms are required for filtering data streams in real-time and transform them to valuable information based on which intelligent adaptive decisions can be made in a decentralized fashion under a plethora of operational scenarios.

The aim of the 2nd International Workshop on Data-driven Self-regulating Systems is to foster interactions between researchers of different disciplines working on challenges about the self- organization and self-adaptation of complex techno-socio-economic systems. It also aims to promote communication and exchange of ideas between academia and industry. The workshop will run for a full day and will include (i) keynote speakers, (ii) presentation of papers and (iii) a panel discussion. Panelist may include distinguished researchers who participate in the international research hubs of several large significant projects such as Nervousnet, SoBigData, ASSET, etc.


Topics and application domains may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • self-regulation
  • autonomic computing
  • pervasive/ubiquitous computing
  • nternet of Things
  • big data analytics
  • cloud computing
  • online policy-making
  • distributed systems
  • multi-agent systems
  • peer-to-peer systems
  • self-organization
  • adaptive mechanisms
  • complex systems & (social) networks
  • mechanism design
  • game theory
  • quality of experience
  • privacy & security
  • Smart Grids
  • power/gas/water networks
  • traffic systems
  • manufacturing systems
  • transportation systems
  • ambient-assisted living
  • social media/networks
  • mobile applications
  • disease spreading

Workshop Chairs

  • Evangelos Pournaras - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Akshay Uttama Nambi S.N. - TUDelft, The Netherlands
  • Nik Bessis - Edge Hill University, UK

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      Program Committee

      Ioanna Miliou, University of Pisa, Italy

      Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

      Marta Lenartowicz, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

      Wojtek Przepiorka, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

      Johannes Klinglmayr, Linz Center of Mechatronics, Austria

      Johannes Klinglmayr, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

      Luca Pappalardo, University of Pisa, Italy

      Salvatore Ruggieri, University of Pisa, Italy

      Iza Moise, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

      Alexei Sharpanskykh, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

      Tobias Kuhn, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      Ioannis Korkontzelos, Edge Hill University

      Catalin Leordeanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

      Christian Hinrichs, University of Oldenburg, Germany

      Viktoria Spaiser, University of Leeds, UK

      Alexandra Carpen-Amarie, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

      Mark Cote, King's College London, UK

      Takuto Sakamoto, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Japan

      Mirco Musolesi, University College London, UK

      Amineh Ghorbani, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

      George Lekakos, Athens University of Economis and Business, Greece

      Spyros Voulgaris, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      Huijuan Wang, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

      Important Dates

      • New Submission Deadline: July 8, 2016
      • Submission Deadline: July 4, 2016
      • Authors Notification: July 17, 2016
      • Final Manuscript Due: July 22, 2016

      Submission Instructions

      You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to self-regulating systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding authors and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Submissions have to be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and not exceeding 6 two-column pages. Papers are submitted as PDF files via the Easychair. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop. Workshop proceedings will be published in IEEE Computer Society’s Conference Publishing Services.

      Authors of distinguished workshop papers may be invited to extend their workshop papers for their possible publication in a special issue of an international journal.

      Final Program

      The workshop takes place on 12.09.2016 in room 2003T during the afternoon session: 14:00-17:00.

      14:00-14:05: Introduction [Slides]
      Evangelos Pournaras

      14:05-15:00: Keynote - The digital transformation is just the beginning [Video and Slides]
      Prof. Dirk Helbing

      15:00-15:30: Distributed Machine Learning with Self-Organizing Mobile Agents for Earthquake Monitoring [Slides]
      Stefan Bosse

      15:30-16:00: Break

      16:00-16:30: Logistic Regression Multinomial for Arrhythmia Detection [Slides]
      Omar Behadada, Marcello Trovati, M.A. Chikh, Nik Bessis, and Yannis Korkontzelos

      16:30-17:00: Sustainable Consumerism via Self-Regulation [Slides]
      Johannes Klinglmayr, Bernhard Bergmair, and Evangelos Pournaras

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