ACSOS 2022
Mon 19 - Fri 23 September 2022 virtual

The third IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS) provides a forum to share the latest research results, ideas and experiences in autonomic, self-adaptive, and self-organizing systems. ACSOS was founded in 2020 as a merging of the two long-running IEEE ICAC and SASO conferences, bringing together the two leading communities in this research space.

The ACSOS Doctoral Symposium provides an international forum for PhD students working in ACSOS-related research fields. A description of these research fields can be found in the ACSOS Call for Papers ( Participants gain the invaluable experience of presenting their work to and connecting with a diverse audience of leading experts in the field. The symposium has a strong history, though the ICAC and SASO conferences, of connecting young researchers with members of the community, providing both insightful feedback and discussion points around their research.

PhD students are invited to submit a two-page abstract, with another page for references, using the format in the submission section below. The abstract should describe the key motivation of their research, the major contribution (either actual or expected, depending on the research stage), the research methodology, and the current status of the work. Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present their work both at the doctoral symposium and in brief at the main conference itself, offering a very wide audience for their research.

Students at any stage of their PhD are welcome to submit. Reviews, feedback, and expectations will be adapted appropriately to the relative stage of each submission.

Mentoring Program

As in prior years, the Doctoral Symposium will employ a mentoring program in which every author of an accepted paper will be paired with an experienced mentor from the community. Mentors will help introduce the student to the community, offer extended discussion of their research objectives and career opportunities, and will host their student throughout the event to help gain the best experience from an international conference. In addition, presentations during the symposium will include topics such as how to write a good paper and how to prepare for jobs in academia or industry.

“Travel” grants

The organizing committee is considering several options for providing partial or complete support of registration costs for accepted doctoral symposium presenters. Updates will be posted to the symposium website.

Symposium Organisers

Evangelos Pournaras, University of Leeds, UK -
Phyllis R. Nelson, California State Polytechnic University, US -

Review Committee

  • Jean Botev, University of Luxemburg
  • Lukas Esterle, Aarhus University
  • Christopher Landauer - Topcy House Consulting
  • Phyllis Nelson - California State Polytechnic University Pomona
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Call for Contributions

Important Dates

Submission deadline:  	  August 9, 2022 (extended)
Notification to authors:  August 12, 2022 (extended)
Registration Deadline:    August 15, 2022
Camera Ready deadline:    August 18, 2022 (extended)
ACSOS conference:  	  September 19 - 23, 2022

Submission Instructions

Submissions should use the IEEE Computer Society Press format ( and should be a maximum of 2 pages long, with an extra page permitted for references.

Authors should submit their abstracts to EasyChair at

Because the doctoral symposium focuses on the work of a specific PhD student, please note that only single-author submissions are permitted, with the name of the PhD supervisor(s) included below that of the author.

All submissions should have the following specific structure:

Motivation and challenges: explain why this research is important, and identify the key research question and challenges that have yet to be addressed by the community - including limitations of current approaches

Contribution and objectives: present the main contribution of the research in a way that a non-expert could clearly understand, then present the detailed objectives of your research, highlighting why your work is novel in comparison to existing research

Methodology and preliminary results: present the methodology of your approach, discussing why it is suitable to your contribution, and also present any preliminary results if you have them, including a statement about the current status of your work

Future work and research plan: summarise your intended future work and provide a schedule of milestones with a discussion of their feasibility

Authors of accepted submissions will prepare a final (camera-ready) version of their abstract, taking into account reviewers’ feedback. Doctoral symposium papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore as part of the ACSOS proceedings and will be made available in the IEEE Digital Library.

Camera Ready Submissions

Camera Ready Submission for Companion Proceedings


STEP 1: Important Dates

  • At least one author per paper must early pay the registration fee by August 5, 2022.
  • Failure to register will result in your paper not being included in the proceedings.
  • Final camera-ready manuscripts must be submitted by August 5, 2022 August 18, 2022.


STEP 2: Page Limits

Your final paper must follow the page limits listed in the following table:


Paper Type

ID prefix

Page Limit

(including References)

Workshop Papers





Doctoral Symposium Abstracts


2 for Text + 1 for Refs

ACSOS-in-Practice Extended Abstracts



Poster/Demo Extended Abstracts



Tutorial/Dialogue Extended Abstracts



Special Event Extended Abstracts



Artifact Papers



Artifact Extended Abstracts




Please note: Extra pages are not accepted.


STEP 3: Formatting Your Paper

  • Submitted abstracts should not exceed 200 words.
  • Final submissions to ACSOS 2022 must be formatted in US-LETTER page size, must use the two-column IEEE conference proceedings format, and must be prepared in PDF format. Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates are available at the IEEE “Author Submission Site” HERE. The templates are available on the left-hand-side tab “Formatting Your Paper”.
  • Please, DO NOT include headers/footers or page numbers in the final submission.


STEP 4: Submitting Your Final Version

  • Once the format of your paper has been verified and validated, you may submit your final version.
  • All papers should be submitted using the submission system provided by IEEE “Author Submission Site” HERE.
  • After you login to the IEEE “Author Submission Site”, please, follow the instructions as you click the “Next” button on the top right corner of the site. Please, enter the following information exactly as appeared on your paper:

1)    Paper ID (ID Code from the above table + Paper ID from EasyChair, e.g., W_eCAS_1234, D_1234, AIP_1234, P_1234, T_1234, SPE_1234, A_1234),

2)    Names of authors, affiliations, countries, E-mail addresses,

3)    Titles, and abstracts.


STEP 5: Submitting a Signed Copyright Release Form

1)    Paper's full title

2)    All authors names

3)    Conference title: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems Companion (ACSOS-C)

4)    Signature (on appropriate line)

  • The signed IEEE Copyright-release Form (eCF) should be submitted together with your camera-ready manuscripts on August 18, 2022.


If you have any questions about the above procedures, please contact the Proceedings Chair Roberto Casadei ( and Gianluca Aguzzi (


Note: Please complete each of the above steps - the conference organizers will not be responsible if your paper is omitted from the proceedings, is not available online on IEEE Xplore, or is subject to additional processing costs, if these steps are not performed.