ACSOS 2022
Mon 19 - Fri 23 September 2022 virtual

The IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS) is the premier forum for sharing the latest research results, ideas and experiences in autonomic computing, self-adaptation and self-organization. The mission of ACSOS is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and industry practitioners to address these challenges to make resources, applications, and systems more autonomic, self-adaptive, and self-organizing. ACSOS provides a venue to share and present their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research. The conference program will include technical research papers, in-practice experience reports, vision papers, posters, demos, and a doctoral symposium.

ACSOS is now seeking proposals for workshops in the areas of autonomous and self-adaptive systems to run alongside the main conference. We seek workshop proposals on a very broad set of topics within these fields, including

  • Autonomic and Self-* system properties, theory, engineering, and practice
  • Data-driven management
  • Mechanisms and principles for self-organisation and self-adaptation
  • Socio-technical self-* systems
  • Autonomic and self-* concepts applied to hardware systems
  • Convergence of artificial intelligence, cloud, and Internet of Things
  • Self-adaptive cybersecurity
  • Cross disciplinary research

More detail on these topics can be found in the main ACSOS CFP at

List of Workshops

The ACSOS will be accompanied by a diverse set of workshops. ACSOS features the following Workshops.

4th International Workshop on Self-Protecting Systems (SPS)

Modern computer systems are large and heterogeneous. Their complexity is hardly manageable by a human being, especially when it comes to take timely decisions to protect them from an ongoing cyber-attack. In the last decade, the research community has explored the field of cyber-defense from several points of view, which range, among the others, from static analysis of the code and dynamic analysis of the behavior of the executables, to the design of algorithms for intrusion detection and response. However, despite the advancements in each one of the aforementioned fields, the vision of an autonomic self-protecting system is still far from being realized. Indeed, automatically defending a computer system at run-time encompasses a large number of complex activities, that range from data capture, management and analysis, to automated decision making and automated systems operations. In this workshop, we solicit high quality contributions that fit with the overarching idea of creating a fully automated protection system.

More information can be found at

Self-Improving Systems Integration (SISSY)

More information can be found at

Engineering Collective Adaptive Systems (eCAS)

Details to follow.

Call for Workshops

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission deadline:	March 15th, 2022
Workshop acceptance notification:	April 15th, 2022
Workshop call for papers online: 	April 30th, 2022
Workshops dates:			Sept 19th or Sept 23rd, 2022

Workshop Proposals

Proposals for workshops should be organized as a preliminary call for papers or call for participation, depending on the intended format of the workshop, with a maximum of two pages and contain the following information:

  • Title of the workshop.
  • A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of the workshop to the main conference. The names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. We strongly encourage the organizing committee to consist of at least two people coming from multiple institutions knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed.
  • The primary email address(es) for contacting the organizing committee.
  • Expected duration of the workshop (half or full-day).
  • A brief description of the workshop format.
  • The workshop deadlines, both internal and external, aligned with the ACSOS timeline.
  • Description of the paper review process and acceptance standards in order to keep the workshop high in quality. Accepted workshop papers will be published in the proceedings and submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. Papers must thus be in the same format as the conference proceedings and may not be more than 6 pages in length. Workshop organizers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been taken. All papers must be reviewed by an International Technical Program Committee with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper.
  • List of potential program committee members, including their title and affiliations.
  • List of potential invited speakers, panelists, or disputants.

For workshops which are in their second edition or later, please also provide the following (not restricted to the two pages for the above proposal):

  • Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop: when and where it has been offered in the past, organizers’ names and affiliations, number of submissions, acceptances, and number of registered attendees.
  • An expected number of submissions, accepted papers, and attendees (if applicable).

For new workshops, which would be in first edition if accepted, please also provide the following (not restricted to the two pages for the above proposal):

  • List of researchers and / practitioners who would be likely to submit a paper to the workshop

Workshop proposals should be sent as a pdf via email to Please note that for 2022 the conference and workshops will be held virtually.