The 6th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted 
                  Computing (ATC-09)
- Bring Safe, Self-x and Organic Computing Systems into Reality -

              Brisbane, Australia, 7-10 July, 2009


   Technically Sponsored by IEEE TF on Autonomic and Trusted 
               Conference papers published by LNCS
               Workshop papers published by IEEE
Conference important dates:

      Paper Submission:       January  19,  2009
      Authors Notification:   March    16,  2009
      Final Manuscript Due:   April    13,  2009

Workshops important dates: 
      Workshop Proposals:     15 October, 2009
      Workshop Notifications: 30 October, 2009

      Workshop Paper Submissions:     15 February, 2009
      Workshop Authors Notifications: 25 March, 2009
      Workshop camera-ready due:      10 April, 2009

Computing systems including hardware, software, communication, and
networks are growing towards an ever increasing scale and
heterogeneity, becoming overly complex. Such complexity is getting
even more critical with the ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices
and other pervasive systems. To cope with the growing and ubiquitous
complexity, Autonomic Computing (AC) focuses on self-manageable
computing and communication systems that exhibit self-awareness,
self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing, self-protection
and other self-x operations to the maximum extent possible without
human intervention or guidance. Organic Computing (OC) additionally
addresses adaptivity, robustness, and controlled emergence as well as
nature-inspired concepts for self-organization.

Any autonomic or organic system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk
of losing control and retain confidence that the system will not
fail. Trust and/or distrust relationships in the Internet and in
pervasive infrastructures are key factors to enable dynamic
interaction and cooperation of various users, systems, and
services. Trusted/Trustworthy Computing (TC) aims at making computing
and communication systems as well as services available, predictable,
traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable,
persistable, security/privacy protectable, etc.

A series of grand challenges exists to achieve practical autonomic or
organic systems with truly trustworthy services. Started in 2005, the
series of ATC conferences has been held at Nagasaki, Vienna, Three
Gorges (China), Hong Kong and Oslo. ATC-09 will include a highly
selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, panel
discussions and keynote speeches. Established as a premier venue in
the area of autonomic and trusted computing, ATC-09 will offer a forum
for researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in the most
innovative research and development in these challenging areas and
includes all technical aspects related to autonomic/organic computing
(AC/OC) and trusted computing (TC). Topics include but are not limited
to the following:

- AC/OC Theory and Model: Models, negotiation, cooperation,
  competition, self-organization, emergence, verification etc.

- AC/OC Architectures and Systems: Autonomic elements & their
  relationship, frameworks, middleware, observer/controller
  architectures, etc.

- AC/OC Components and Modules: Memory, storage, database, device,
  server, proxy, software, OS, I/O, etc.

- AC/OC Communication and Services: Networks, self-organized net, web
  service, grid, P2P, semantics, agent, transaction, etc.

- AC/OC Tools and Interfaces: Tools/interfaces for AC/OC system
  development, test, monitoring, assessment, supervision, etc.

- Trust Models and Specifications: Models and semantics of trust,
  distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat, risk, reputation, reliability,

- Trust-related Security and Privacy: Trust-related secure
  architecture, framework, policy, intrusion detection/awareness,
  protocols, etc.

- Trusted Reliable and Dependable Systems: Fault-tolerant systems,
  hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable systems, failure recovery,

- Trustworthy Services and Applications: Trustworthy
  Internet/web/grid/P2P e-services, secured mobile services, novel
  applications, etc.

- Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues: Trust standards and issues
  related to personality, ethics, sociology, culture, psychology,
  economy, etc.


Accepted main conference papers are planned to be published by Lecture
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, EI indexed). At least one author of
each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at
the conference, otherwise the paper will not be included in the
proceedings. Selected papers, after extension and further revisions,
will be published in special issues of prestigious journals. The
information on how to submit papers will be soon given on the
conference webpage:



The ATC 2009 workshops provide vibrant opportunities for researchers
and industry practitioners to share their research experience,
original research results and practical development experiences on
specific new challenges and emerging issues in relation to either
Autonomic/Organic Computing or Trusted/Trustworthy Computing.

The organizers of the workshop shall have full control and have
responsible on the call for papers, forming program committee, review
and selection of papers as well as planning the workshop program.  The
registration fee for workshops will be determined by the conference
(not the workshop itself). The fees will be paid to the conference,
and the conference will provide workshop facilities including the
working notes printing, the meeting room, coffee break, lunch,
proceedings and etc.

The proceedings of the ATC-09 workshops will be published by IEEE
Computer Society Press (Indexed by EI).

Prospective workshop organizers should send a proposal containing the
following information to ATC-09 Workshop Chair.

 - Title of the workshop (Full name and Abbreviation)
 - Objectives, scope, and contribution to the main conference (up to 1 page)
 - Short bio of the key organizers and their experience on
   conference/workshop organization
 - A tentative list of program committee members
 - A tentative website address
 - Procedure for selecting papers, plans for dissemination (for
   example, how to advertise and special issues of journals), and the
   expected number of participants

Each workshop should identify one organizer as the point of contact. A
brief advertisement plan should be included in the proposal.

A workshop proposal should be submitted before Oct 15.  A workshop
proposal will be reviewed and the result will be notified case by case
and as soon as possible.  Thus, interested organizers are encouraged
to submit their ready proposals EARLY to avoid potential topic/theme
conflict with approved workshops.

Approved workshops should strictly follow the important dates, particularly the paper status notification and camera-ready dates.  Generally, each paper should receive 3 peer reviews. 

We look forward to your interesting proposals and contributions to
ATC-09 workshops.  Submit workshop proposals to workshops co-chairs
via email ( and by 15 October

== ATC-09 Organizing Committee ==

General Chairs

Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia 
Hartmut Schmeck, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany 

Advisory Committee Chairs

Christian Muller-Schloer, University of Hannover, Germany 
Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan 

Steering Committee

Jianhua Ma (Chair), Hosei University, Japan 
Laurence T. Yang (Chair), St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China 
Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 
Theo Ungerer, University of Augsburg, Germany

Program Chairs

Juan Gonzalez Nieto, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China
Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany

Program Vice Chairs

Seng Loke, LaTrobe University, Australia
Jurgen Branke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dimitri Botvich, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Noria Foukia, Otago University of Otago, New Zealand  

Workshops Chairs

Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA

Publicity Chairs

Xiaoyuan Gu, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Naixue Xiong, Georgia State University, USA 
Zheng Yan, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Justin Zhan, Carnegie Mellon CyLab, Japan