The technical track on Cooperative Systems (COSYS)
of the ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing
will be held in April 9-13, 2018, in Pau, France.
Modern distributed systems are governed by cooperative schemes; they
leverage intelligent mechanisms to manage deployment, operation, coordination,
and evolution over time. These systems are characterised by dynamic and
adaptive interactions between various entities and their environments,
in order provide services that help achieve specific goals. Cooperative systems
are characterised by their level of distribution, the underlying mode
of interaction and the degree of autonomy of the entities.
Resources are also harnessed and marshalled across dynamic and
heterogeneous environments in order to realise synergies between humans and systems.
In pervasive environments, for example, symbiotic relationships
and seamless transitions are initiated and maintained, within secure
and trusted environments. Effective cooperation requires that autonomous systems
and their components overcome environmental heterogeneity and resolve semantic differences.
Adherence to common abstractions and models facilitates the unfolding of processes
such as data and system integration, coordination of behaviour, resource access and sharing,
and participation in complex activities. In managing the differences between entities,
systems and environments, a range of methods and techniques are called upon to support
interoperation and facilitate semantic interoperability. Resource and process management,
configuration, adaptation and negotiation define a wide spectrum of cooperation,
from reactive behaviour to proactive intervention. These tasks are being enhanced
by ontologies, context awareness and self-configuration.
Cooperative systems find their full expression in foundational systems such as the Internet,
the Web, Cloud-assisted systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems
and social networks. They rely on different forms of cooperative behaviour and
are supported by different architectural models such as Client-server architectures,
P2P, GRID and multi-agent systems (MAS).
Topics of Interest
The aim of this track is to provide a forum for the presentation of
original research on the design and deployment of cooperative
systems from academia and industry. The track seeks contributions on
cooperative behaviour and cooperative systems related but not limited to
the following topics:
Requirements for cooperative systems
Architectures for cooperative systems
Context-awareness in cooperative systems
Managing trade-offs in cooperative systems
Engineering frameworks for cooperative systems
Resource management and brokering in cooperative systems
Ontologies and knowledge representation in cooperative systems
Autonomous and emergent behaviour in cooperative systems
Arbitration, argumentation and negotiation in cooperative systems
Self-configuration, self-optimisation, self-protection and self-healing in cooperative systems
Adaptation models in cooperative systems
Security and privacy in cooperative systems
Trust and reputation in cooperative systems
Mediation and conflict management in cooperative and autonomous systems
QOS and policy management in cooperative systems
Cooperative systems for service provision and management
Cooperative systems for resource management
Cooperation in ubiquitous and pervasive environments
Cooperation in social networks and P2P community systems
Aggregation and composition of cooperative services
Dependability in cooperative systems
Scalability and efficiency issues cooperative systems
Tools and environments for engineering cooperative systems
Middleware support for cooperative systems
Personalisation an recommendations systems in human-system cooperation
Symbiotic relationships in cooperative systems
Cooperative systems in e-science, e-commerce, e-government and e-learning
Case studies and experiences of cooperative systems
- Submission deadline: September 25, 2017
- Author notification: November 10, 2017
- Camera-ready copies: November 25, 2017
- Author Registration: December 10, 2017
- Symposium/Track dates: April 9-13, 2018
Authors are invited to submit research and application papers
and follow the template provided.The template can be downloaded from the
ACM SAC formatting web page.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the
SAC 2018 website.
A paper cannot be submitted to more than one track.
Papers submitted to the track will be subjected to a blind review process.
The name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) must NOT appear in the body of the paper,
and self-reference should be in the third person.
Only the title should be shown on the first page without the authors' information.
This is to facilitate blind review.
Papers will be carefully evaluated based
on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of exposition.
The proceedings of the symposium will be published by ACM
and will be available through the
ACM Digital Library.
The length of the papers should conform to the following:
- Regular papers are limited to 8 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee.
Authors have the option to include up to two (2) extra pages at additional fee of US$80 per page.
- Posters are limited to 3 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee.
Authors have the option to include only one (1) extra page at additional fee of US$80.
(No change from previous years)
- SRC Abstracts are limited to 2 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the registration fee.
No extra pages allowed. (No change from previous years)
The conference registration will be via the ACM SAC 2018 web site.
At least one author of an accepted paper/poster must register before the paper is included in the proceedings.
For its inclusion in the ACM digital library, each accepted paper/poster must be presented
by an author or a proxy.
Student Research Competition (SRC) Program
Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts
following the instructions published at SAC 2018 website.
Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Centre, Norway
Carina Frota Alves, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Richard Anthony, University of Greenwich, UK
Rabih Bashroush, University of East London, UK
Coral Calero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Radu Calinescu, University of York, UK
Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK
Tao Chen, University of Birmingham, UK
Elton Domnori, Epoka University, Albania
Abdessalam Elhabbash, Lancaster University, UK
Yehia Elkhatib, Lancaster University, UK
Wei Fang, Jiangnan University, China,
Fahimeh Farahnakian, University of Turku, Finland
Alfredo Goldman, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Elisa Huzita, State University of Maringa, Brazil,
Chrisina Jayne, Oxford Brookes University, UK
M. Antonia Martinez-Carreras, University of Murcia, Spain
Massimo Mecella, University of Rome, Italy
Leandro L. Minku, University of Leicester, UK
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Vivek Nallur, University College Dublin, Ireland
Genaina Nunes Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Viktor Pekar, University of Birmingham, UK
Chris Peters, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Nazaraf Shah, Coventry University, UK
Damian A. Tamburri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
John Thomson, University of St Andrews, UK
Yuqun Zhang, SUSTC, China
For any inquiries please contact the track organiser(s):
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Coventry University, UK
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham, UK