SASO 2012

Sixth IEEE International Conference
on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

Lyon, France; 10-14 September 2012





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Important Dates

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM West Samoa Time (GMT-11).

Deadline for submission:May 30, 2012 (passed)
Notification of acceptance or rejection:June 20, 2012 (passed)
Camera ready poster abstract due:July 18, 2012 (passed)
Poster session date:September 12, 2012 (passed)

Call for Posters


The sixth SASO conference continues its tradition of offering poster sessions, a great opportunity for interactive presentation of diverse research. Poster sessions are informal and highly interactive, and allow authors and participants to engage in in-depth discussions about the presented work. Posters are an ideal format in which to present late-breaking results, innovations in their initial stages, and speculative/provocative ideas.

Posters should cover the same key areas as Research Papers. Submissions in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Theories, frameworks and methods for self-* systems
  • Robustness and dependability of self-* systems
  • Control of emergent properties in self-* systems
  • Biologically, socially, and physically inspired self-* systems
  • Management and control of self-* systems
  • Design and engineering for self-* systems (self-organization, self-adaptation, self-management, self-monitoring, self-tuning, self-repair, self-configuration, etc.)
  • Applications and experiences with self-* systems

Submission Process

For evaluation and selection, authors should submit a two-page extended abstract of their poster. The format of this extended abstract must comply with the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and it shall be submitted electronically in PDF format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available here. Please register as authors and submit your papers using the SASO 2012 conference management system. Poster authors should use the poster track for their submissions.

Accepted Posters

If selected, authors shall prepare a final, camera ready version of the extended abstract, taking into account all feedback from reviewers, and formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide. Posters will be advertised in the final program, and authors' two-page extended abstracts will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press as part of the conference proceedings. Abstracts will also be available as part of the IEEE Digital Library.

Poster Content

All posters should include the following information:

  • The purpose and goals of the work.
  • Any background and motivation needed to understand the work.
  • Any critical hypotheses and assumptions that underlie the work.
  • A clear summary of the contribution and/or results, in sufficient detail for a (re)viewer to understand the work and its relevance. If the work is at an initial stage, it is especially important to state clearly the anticipated contributions and any early results towards them.
  • The relationship to other related efforts, where appropriate. Authors of accepted posters may be asked to point out relationships to work represented by other accepted posters.
  • Where to find additional information. This should include but is not restricted to: a web site where viewers can go to find additional information about the work how to contact the authors, including email addresses citations for any papers, books, or other materials that provide additional information.

Poster Layout Guidelines

The format of posters and the nature of poster sessions require authors to capture the viewers' attention effectively, and present core concepts so as to clearly position the context of their research work. For this reason, graphic representations, figures, and screen shots are typically the main medium of communication in successful posters. Few attendees will stop to read a large poster with dense text. If screen shots are used, please ensure that they print legibly and that the fonts are large enough to be read easily once printed. Though left to the authors' discretion, we recommend that authors bring laminated A0 or A1-sized posters with them to the conference. Facilities for printing posters are available in Ann Arbor, but may not be conveniently located to the conference venue.


At least one of the poster authors is required to register at the conference and will be required to give a brief presentation of the poster in the interactive poster session, as well as staying with the poster to discuss the work with conference attendees for the duration of the scheduled poster sessions.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the Poster Chair.

Poster Chair

Stefan Dulman, Univ. Delft, Netherlands