First International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems
28-30 October 2007, Rome (Italy)

In recent years, a plethora of electronic devices 
embedded into everyday objects and able to interface with the
surrounding environment have emerged, 
foreshadowing the deployment of pervasive context-aware services.
Similar to the Internet, these trends will 
revolutionize existing paradigms of communication, networking, and
computing. In particular, the complexity hidden 
in such dynamic large-scale networks and services calls for
self-management and autonomicity as a necessary 
condition for obtaining purposeful systems.
The challenges posed by such a vision cover a 
wide range of disciplines and sciences, including computing,
communication, distributed systems, and control 
systems. Further, these challenges call for a new, integrated
and multidisciplinary approach to pervasive 
computing and communication environments, giving rise to a new
converged science, able to work at the junction 
of systems, computing and communication sciences. The
AUTONOMICS conference provides an international 
forum driving the emergent science of autonomic
systems, bringing together research communities 
in communication and computing, promoting cross-fertilization
among the different disciplines involved.

Scope: The primary research challenges faced are 
the communication, design, programming, deployment,
use, and fundamental limits of autonomic, 
pervasive, context-aware systems running on top of dynamic,
possibly large-scale, distributed systems. 
Authors are invited to submit papers to Autonomics?7 reporting on
original research related to the design, 
implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of autonomic
systems. The conference intends to attract 
attendees with diverse backgrounds. We solicit papers in
autonomic, pervasive, and context-aware systems. 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theoretical foundations of autonomic systems
- Models and metrics
- Energy-efficient algorithms
- Programming paradigms
- Middleware for pervasive systems
- Software architectures and toolkits
- Positioning and tracking technologies
- Architectures & algorithms for self-* systems
- Privacy, security, dynamic trust and social issues
- Location- and context-awareness
- Tools, languages and platforms
- Applications and systems
- Resource, network and service (self) management
- Enabling technologies for pervasive environments

Submissions will be judged on originality, 
significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness.
Full paper due:                 April 18, 2007
Notification of acceptance:     July 22, 2007
Final version due:              September 5, 2007

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit full papers of up 
to 10 pages in ACM conference proceedings format through

General Chair:
F. Davide (Telecom Italia, Italy)

Vice Chair:
D. Miorandi (CREATE-NET, Italy)

TechnicalProgram Co-Chairs:
R. Baldoni (Univ. of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)
V. R. Syrotiuk (Arizona State University, US)

Steering Committee Chair:
I. Chlamtac (CREATE-NET, Italy)

Workshop Chair:
A. Manzalini (Telecom Italia, Italy.)

Publicity Co-Chairs:
J. Tang (Montana State Univ., US)
P. Bellavista (Univ. of Bologna, Italy)
M. Takizawa (Tokyo Denki Univ., Japan)

Industry Chair
F. Morabito (Telecom Italia, IT)

Finance Chair:
K. Decker (ICST, US) Conference

Zs. Kaszab (ICST, US)

S. Scipioni (Univ. of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)