2008 Systemics and Informatics World Network (SIWN 2008)

Glasgow, UK, 22-24 July 2008



Call for Papers




Travel & Accommodation



2nd International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS 2008)


Glasgow, UK, 22-24 July 2008


Call for Papers (PDF)


Previous Editions: CODS’07 (Chengdu), AAC-GEVO’04 (Wuhan), MALCEB’02 (Erfurt), TESADI’01 (Tucson), MAMA’00 (Wollongong)


Online Submission extended to 15 April 2008


Online submission links: CODS 2008     http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cods08

Co-located Events:

2008 Sinoeuropean Engineering Research Forum

SERF 2008   Call for Papers opens to 15 May 2008


One of the most distinguishing requirements upon Information and Communication Technologies  is today's ever-changing, highly open dynamic environments in which large-scale ICT systems are placed to operate. Challenges for ICT systems engineering immediately arise including, e.g., systems scalability, systems ultra-dependability, systems convergence against uncertainty and emergence, and so forth. In recent years, emergence, adaptation, self-organization, self-management, etc. have received extensive interests in both academics and industries of software, computing and  communications.


Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.


(1) Autonomic Networking and the Internet

- intelligent networks control/management

- next generation internet


(2) Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications

- 4G mobile communications and beyond

- wireless ad hoc/sensor networks


(3) Distributed Collaborative Systems

- collaborative computing

- distributed computing

- distributed data storage

- distributed multimedia systems

- distributed resource management

- distributed workflow management

- high performance computing

- middleware technology

- parallel and distributed processing

- utility computing


(4) Grid Computing

- e-science, e-commerce, e-healthcare

- grid resource management

- knowledge/semantic grids

- open grid service architectures

- virtual organization systems

- virtualized computing


(5) System-of-Systems Architectures

- complex distributed systems

- emergence in distributed systems

- large-scale complex systems

- large-scale distributed/networked systems

- open complex giant systems

- system-of-systems engineering


(6) Service-Oriented Architectures and Web Services

- peer-to-peer systems

- semantic grids

- semantic webs

- sensor webs

- service programming

- service virtualization

- service-oriented architectures in converging networked environments

- service-oriented architectures in networking and communications

- service-oriented computing

- service-oriented software and systems engineering

- social network

- web based distributed systems

- web programming

- web service protocols


(7) Distributed Intelligence

- autonomous agents

- distributed knowledge based systems

- distributed problem solving environments

- knowledge grids

- multi-agent systems

- multi-robotic systems

- swarm intelligence


(8) Distributed Automation

- distributed manufacturing/production

- networked/wireless robotics/automation

- supply chain collaboration and coordination


(9) Distributed Embedded Systems

- ambient intelligence

- distributed power generation

- networked/wireless embedded systems

- smart pervasive systems

- system-on-chip, MEMS


(10) Security and Privacy in Distributed Systems


(11) Reliability and Dependability of Distributed Systems