Call for Papers

The 9th IEEE International Conference on
Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC 2012)
- Bring Safe, Self-x and Organic Computing Systems into Reality -
Fukuoka, Japan, September 04-07, 2012
Co-located with UIC 2012 and ICA3PP-12

Sponsored by:
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Technical Commitee on Scalable Computing
Fukuoka Convention and Visitors Bureau(Pending)

In-cooperation with:
The Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)
The IPSJ Special Interest Group on Distributed Processing Systems (IPSJ SIG-DPS)
The IPSJ Special Interest Group on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Communication (IPSJ SIG-MBL)
The IEICE Special Interest Group on Dependable Computing (IEICE SIG-DC)

  Computing systems including hardware, software, communication, and networks are growing towards an ever-increasing scale and heterogeneity, becoming overly complex. Such complexity is getting even more critical with the ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices and other pervasive systems. To cope with the growing and ubiquitous complexity, Autonomic Computing (AC) focuses on self-manageable computing and communication systems that exhibit self-awareness, self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing, self-protection and other self-x operations to the maximum extent possible without human intervention or guidance. Organic Computing (OC) additionally addresses adaptivity, robustness, and controlled emergence as well as nature-inspired concepts for self-organization.

  Any autonomic or organic system must be trustworthy to avoid the risk of losing control and retain confidence that the system will not fail. Trust and/or distrust relationships in the Internet and in pervasive infrastructures are key factors to enable dynamic interaction and cooperation of various users, systems, and services. Trusted/Trustworthy Computing (TC) aims at making computing and communication systems as well as services available, predictable, traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable, persistent, security/privacy protectable, etc.

  1. AC/OC Theory and Models

        Models, negotiation, cooperation, competition, self-organization, emergence,
        verification, etc.

  2. AC/OC Architectures and Systems

        Autonomic elements & their relationship, frameworks, middleware, observer/controller
        architectures, institutional architectures , etc.

  3. AC/OC Components and Modules

        Multi-core CPU, memory, storage, database, device, server, proxy, software, OS, I/O, etc.

  4. AC/OC Communication and Services

        Networks, self-organized net, web service, P2P, grid, EaaS, cloud, etc.

  5. AC/OC Tools and Interfaces

        Tools/interfaces for AC/OC system development, test, monitoring,
        assessment, supervision, etc.

  6. Trust Models and Specifications

        Models and semantics of trust, distrust, mistrust, over-trust, cheat, risk,
        reputation, reliability, etc.

  7. Trust-related Security and Privacy

        Trust-related secure architecture, framework, policy, Intrusion detection/awareness,
        protocols, trust-adaptive agents and communities, etc.

  8. Trusted Reliable and Dependable Systems

        Fault-tolerant systems, hardware redundancy, robustness, survivable systems,
        failure recovery, etc.

  9. Trustworthy Services and Applications

        Trustworthy Internet/web/P2P/grid/cloud services, secure mobile services,
        novel applications, etc.

  10. Trust Standards and Non-Technical Issues

        Trust standards and issues related to personality, ethics, sociology,
        culture, psychology, economy, etc.


                Workshop Proposals Due/Notification: Ongoing as recieved               
                Papers Submission Deadline: May 15, 2012 (HARD DEADLINE)                
                Authors Notification: June 15, 2012                
                Final Manuscript Due: June 28, 2012                


The ATC 2012 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops/demos/exhibits affiliated with the conference and addressing research areas related to the conference. Accepted workshop/demo papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE CPS Press. Click the following links for submission details/deadlines.

For workshop proposals:
For demo/exhibit proposals:


Main conference papers need to be prepared according to the IEEE CPS format, 7 to 8 pages, and submitted in PDF format via the ATC 2012 submission site:


Accepted main conference papers will be published by IEEE CPS (IEEE-DL indexed). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.

Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers. Selected papers, after further extensions and revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals (Computing (Springer), IJAC (Inderscience), IJARAS (IGI)).