SocioAware 2011

First International Workshop on
Socio-Aware Networked Computing Systems
at 5th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SaSo)
Ann Arbor, MI, USA, October 3rd, 2011

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Submission Deadline: July 4th, 2011 July 11th, 2011

Social services and utilities pervade more and more aspects of our daily lives and will conceivably become an integral part of future software systems. While it is common and important to investigate how the associated gradual convergence of social and technical systems influences individuals and society, the fact that this influence is mutual is far less explored. Networked computing infrastructures involving cloud computing, virtualization techniques, Peer-to-Peer technologies or other Internet-based applications are shaped not only by technological considerations but, increasingly, also by the social structures and processes into which they are embedded. The growing interconnectedness of users leads to highly correlated behavior and the emergence of collective phenomena which naturally retroact on the technical systems by which they are mediated.

The workshop seeks to shed light on the question how the increasing pervasion of technical infrastructures with social aspects affects the engineering of reliable and scalable networked computing systems. A particular focus will be laid upon the question how the ongoing trend towards a rigorous mathematical modeling of self-organization processes in social systems (for instance in the language of complex networks, dynamical systems and random matrix theory) can influence and inspire the design of distributed algorithms, network topologies and communication protocols, resulting in what may be called socio-aware networked computing systems.

Important Dates

Submission DeadlineJuly 4th, 2011 July 11th, 2011
Notification of AcceptanceAugust 5th, 2011
Camera-ready DeadlineAugust 25th, 2011
Workshop DateOctober 3rd, 2011