2009 Systemics and Informatics World Network (SIWN 2009)


Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 March 2009


Co-located with SABRE 2009















The 3rd International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS 2009)


Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 March 2009



 Call for Papers (PDF   TXT)


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 situated 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.


The CODS 2009 conference aims at providing an international forum for the researchers and practitioners in the related subject areas to exchange research results, experiences, as well as the visions of the future and the scientific and practical problems that challenge the current technology development.


Important Dates

05 January 2009    Submission of manuscripts

31 January 2009        Notification of acceptance

15 February 2009      Camera-Ready Version (CRV) due

23-25 March 2009     Conferences

Submission & Publication

online submission CODS 2009


Instructions on Manuscripts & Publication

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 networks

- wireless 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) Internet-Scale Service-Oriented Computing

- cloud computing

- distributed problem solving environments

- distributed knowledge-based systems

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

- grid computing

- 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) Multi-Agent Systems

- autonomous agents

- collective/social intelligence

- distributed knowledge based systems

- distributed problem solving environments

- distributed intelligent systems

- knowledge grids

- multi-agent systems

- multi-robotic systems

- swarm intelligence


(8) Distributed Automation and Embedded Systems

- distributed manufacturing/production

- networked/wireless automation

- networked/distributed embedded systems

- networked/wireless robotics, swarm robotics

- supply chain collaboration and coordination


(9) Pervasive Systems

- ambient intelligence

- distributed power generation

- networked/wireless embedded systems

- pervasive computing / communications, pervasive services

- smart pervasive systems

- system-on-chip, MEMS, NEMS

- ubiquitous computing


(10) Security and Privacy in Distributed Systems


(11) Reliability and Dependability of Distributed Systems


Technical Program Chair


Professor Hong Zhu

School of Technology

Oxford Brookes University, UK



Publicity Chair


Professor Minjie Zhang

School of Information Technology and Computer Science

University of Wollongong, Australia



International Technical Committee