IWSOS 2013
7th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems
Palma de Mallorca, 9-10th of May, 2013
Call for papers

Paper submission is now closed.

The main themes of IWSOS 2013 are from the fields of techno-social systems and networks-of-networks with their unique and complex blend of cognitive, social, and technological aspects. We will analyse how these systems self-organize, acquire their structure, and evolve. Thus, we aim to advance our understanding of such key infrastructures in our societies and, more generally, of these sorts of self-organizational processes in nature.
We are further interested in learning how to engineer such self-organizing networked systems to have desirable properties including dependability, predictability, and resilience in the face of the inevitable challenges that they face.
Building on the success of its predecessors, this multi-disciplinary workshop aims to bring together leading international researchers from complex systems, distributed systems, and communication networks to create a visionary forum for discussing the future of self-organization in networked systems. We invite the submission of manuscripts that present original research results on the themes of self-organization in techno-social systems and networks-of-networks.

Key Topics:
The workshop scope includes, but is not limited to, the following topical areas of self-organizing systems:

Important dates:

IWSOS 2013 invites the submission of manuscripts that present original research results which have not been previously published and are not currently under review by another conference or journal. Any previous or simultaneous publication of related material should be explicitly noted in the submission. All papers must be submitted in PDF format. Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the international technical program committee and judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness.
The Springer “LNCS Proceedings” style should be used for submission. Templates for LaTeX and Word are available at http://tiny.cc/qiohy.
Full papers should describe original research results. Submissions should be full-length papers up to 12 pages using the LNCS style (including figures, references, and a short abstract).
Short Papers should be position papers, challenging papers, and papers presenting first results. Short papers are up to 6 pages using the LNCS style (including figures, references, and a short abstract).

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must attend IWSOS 2013 to present the paper.


IWSOS 2013 invites the submission of research posters, both from academia and industry, describing research, extending new research projects and encouraging preliminary results in self-organizing systems.

The submission should be an extended abstract of two pages in two-column format. All submitted abstracts will undergo a peer review process. Accepted posters must be presented at the conference and will be published electronically in a book (ISBN-indexed) entitled "Emerging Ideas on Self-Organizing Systems".

Poster abstracts should use the format avalilable at http://tiny.cc/bar5sw

Poster abstracts can be sudmitted via https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=13239&track=31695

Technical co-sponsors: IFIP TC6 WG6.2, EU FP7 NoE on Internet Science (EINS)

Download and Print the Call for Papers document here.