Advance Program




Sunday, July 8, 2007


Time Speakers Tutorial Title
  Room 32-124: Tutorial 1
9:00am -
Radhika Nagpal, Daniel Yamins (Harvard University, USA) Global-to-Local Programming: Design and Analysis for Amorphous Computers
  Room 32-144: Tutorial 2
Yaneer Bar-Yam (New England Complex Systems Institute, USA) Introduction to Complex Systems and Applications to Engineering
  Room 32-124: Tutorial 3
2:00pm -
Sven A. Brueckner and H. Van Dyke Parunak (NewVectors LLC, USA) Engineering Self-Organizing Applications
  Room 32-144: Tutorial 4
2:00pm -
Mark Jelasity (Hungarian Academy of Science and University of Szeged, Hungary) Peer-to-Peer Systems and Gossip Algorithms


Monday, July 9, 2007


Time Authors Paper Title
8:30am Room 32-123: Welcome
8:35am Room 32-123: Plenary Keynote 1
8:35am Michael G. Hinchey, NASA, USA 99% (Biological) Inspiration
10:00am Coffee Break
10:30am Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 1:
Design Methodology, Foundations
10:30am Steve Ko, Indranil Gupta (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA), Yookyung Jo (Cornell University, USA) Novel Mathematics-Inspired Algorithms for Self-Adaptive Peer-to-Peer Computing
11:00am Klaus Herrmann (University of Stuttgart, Germany) Self-Organizing Replica Placement -- A Case Study on Emergence
11:30am Heiko Hamann, Heinz Woern (University of Karlsruhe, Germany) A Space- and Time-Continuous Model of Self-Organizing Robot Swarms for Design Support
12:00pm Rodolphe Charrier, Francois Charpillet, Christine Bourjot (LORIA and Nancy University, France) A Nonlinear Multiagent System Designed for Swarm Intelligence: The Logistic MAS
12:30 pm Lunch
 1:30pm Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 2:
Provocative Ideas
1:30pm William Butera (Intel, USA) Text and Graphics Control on a Paintable Computer
2:00pm Vishwanathan Mohan, Pietro Morasso (University of Genova, Italy) Neural Network of a Cognitive Crow: An Interacting Map Based Architecture
2:30pm Benjamin Beckmann, Philip McKinley, David Knoester, Charles Ofria (Michigan State University, USA) Evolution of Cooperative Information Gathering in Self-Replicating Digital Organisms
3:00pm Coffee Break
3:30pm Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 3:
3:30pm Ozalp Babaoglu, Toni Binci (University of Bologna, Italy), Mark Jelasity (Hungarian Academy of Science and University of Szeged, Hungary), Alberto Montresor (University of Trento, Italy) Firefly-Inspired Heartbeat Synchronization in Overlay Networks
4:00pm Ankit Patel, Julius Degesys, Radhika Nagpal (Harvard University, USA) Desynchronization: The Theory of Self-Organizing Algorithms for Round-Robin Scheduling
4:30pm Elth Ogston (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Astrid Zeman, Mikhail Prokopenko, Geoffrey James (CSIRO ICT Center, Australia) Clustering Distributed Energy Resources for Large-Scale Demand Management
5:00pm Room 32-123: Plenary Panel 1:
An Industrial Perspective on Self-Adaptive
and Self-Organizing Systems
5:00pm Panel Chair: Robert Laddaga, BBN Technologies, USA


  • Bruno Klauser, Cisco, Switzerland
  • Ashvin Sanghvi, Microsoft, USA
  • Fabrice Saffre, BT, UK
  • Mark Berman, BBN Technologies, USA
  • Gregory T. Sullivan, BAE Systems, USA
  • Scott Alexander, Telcordia, USA
6:50pm Break
7:30pm Social Event


Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Time Authors Paper Title
8:30am Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 4:
P2P Systems
8:30am Anwitaman Datta (National Technical University, Singapore) Merging Intra-Planetary Index Structures: Decentralized Bootstrapping of Overlays
9:00am Pawel Garbacki, Dick Epema (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Maarten van Steen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) An Amortized Tit-for-Tat Protocol for Exchanging Bandwidth instead of Content in P2P Networks
9:30am Pietro Michiardi (Institut Eurecom, France), Paul Marrow, Richard Tateson, Fabrice Saffre (BT, UK) Aggregation Dynamics in Service Overlay Networks
10:00am Coffee Break
10:30am Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 5:
Data Collection and Aggregation
10:30am Praveen Yalagandula (HP Labs, USA), Mike Dahlin (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Shruti: A Self-Tuning Hierarchical Aggregation System
11:00am Bo Yang (Jilin University, P.R. China), Jiming Liu (University of Windsor, Canada) An Autonomy Oriented Computing (AOC) Approach to Distributed Network Community Mining
11:30am Yuichi Kiri, Masashi Sugano, Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan) Self-Organized Data-Gathering Scheme for Multi-Sink Sensor Networks Inspired by Swarm Intelligence
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Room 32-123: Plenary Panel 2: Engineering Emergence
1:00pm Panel Chair: Karen Haigh, BBN Technologies


  • TBA
 2:30pm Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 6:
Combinatorial Optimization
2:30pm Rajesh Karmani, Timo Latvala, Gul Agha (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) On Scaling Multi-Agent Task Reallocation Using Market-Based Approach
3:00pm Gauthier Picard, Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Pierre Glize (IRIT Toulouse, France) Distributed Frequency Assignment Using Cooperative Self-Organization
3:30pm Ka-Man Lam, Ho-Fung Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) An Adaptive Strategy for Resource Allocation Modeled as Minority Game
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:30pm Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 7:
Management and Control
4:30pm Erol Gelenbe, Georgia Sakellari (Imperial College London, UK), Maurizio D'Arienzo (University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy) Controlling Access to Preserve QoS in a Self-Aware Network
5:00pm Vahe Poladian, David Garlan, Mary Shaw, Bradley Schmerl (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Joao Sousa (George Mason University, USA) Leveraging Resource Prediction for Anticipatory Dynamic Configuration
5:30pm Alberto Schaeffer-Filho, Emil Lupu, Naranker Dulay, Sye Loong Keoh, Morris Sloman (Imperial College London, UK), Steven Heeps, Stephen Strowes, Joe Sventek (University of Glasgow, UK) Towards Supporting Interactions between Self-Managed Cells
6:00pm Steering Committee Meeting
6:30pm Technical Meeting Committee (OC + PC) Meeting


Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Time Authors Paper Title
8:30am Room 32-123: Plenary Panel 3: Self-Organizing and Self-Adaptive Networks
8:30am Panel Chair: Scott Alexander, Telcordia


  • TBA
10:00am Coffee Break
10:30am Room 32-123: Research Track, Session 8:
10:30am Gian Paolo Jesi, David Hales (University of Bologna), Maarten van Steen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Identifying Malicious Peers Before It's Too Late: A Decentralized Secure Peer Sampling Service
11:00am Aina Ravoaja, Emmanuelle Anceaume (IRISA, France) Storm: A Secure Overlay for P2P Reputation Management
11:30am Sandip Agarwala, Arnab Paul, Umakishore Ramachandran, Karsten Schwan (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) e-SAFE: An Extensible, Secure and Fault Tolerant Storage System
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Room 32-123: Plenary Keynote 2
1:00pm Gerald Jay Sussman, MIT, USA Designing for Applications Unanticipated by the Designer
2:25pm Room 32-123: Closing of Research Track
2:30pm Opening of WIP and Applications Tracks
2:30pm Room 32-141: Work-in-Progress Track, Session 1:
Software Engineering and Multiagent Systems
2:30pm T. De Wolf, T. Holvoet (Univ. of Leuven, Belgium) Designing Self-Organising Emergent Systems Based on Information Flows and Feedback Loops
2:45pm J. Seudeikat, W. Renz (Univ. of Hamburg, Germany) Toward Requirements Engineering for Self-Organizing Multi-Agent Systems
3:00pm R. Menezes (Florida Institute of Tech., USA), M. Casadei, M. Viroli (Univ. of Bologna, Italy), R. Tolksdorf (Freie Univ. of Berlin, Germany) On the Problem of Over-Clustering in Tuple-Based Coordination Systems
3:15pm P. Dasgupta, M. Hoeing (Univ. of Nebraska, USA) Task Selection in Multi-Agent Swarms Using Adaptive Bid Auctions
3:30pm N. Jamali, X. Zhao (Univ. of Saskatechwan, Canada) Self-Adapting Resource Bounded Distributed Computations
3:45pm J. Bachrach, J. Beal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) Continuous Space-Time Semantics Allow Adaptive Program Execution
2:30pm Room 32-155: Applications Track
2:30pm B. Duran, G. Sandini, G. Metta (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy) Emergence of Smooth Pursuit Using Chaos
2:45pm C. Wang, B. B. Zhou, F. Brites, B. Liu, A. Zomaya (Univ. of Sidney, Australia) Distributing Genome Sequence Databases with a Publish/Subscribe Middleware
3:00pm R. Hilscher, S. Brueckner, T. Belding, V. Parunak (NewVectors LLC, USA) Self-Organizing Information Matching in InformANTS
3:15pm D. Weyns, N. Boucke, T. Holvoet, B. Demarsin (Univ. of Leuven, Belgium) DynCNET: A Protocol for Dynamic Task Assignment in Multiagent Systems
3:30pm J. Dowling, S. Haridi (SICS, Sweden), J. Sacha (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) Improving ICE Service Selection in a P2P System Using the Gradient Topology
3:45pm C. Lamprecht, A. Van Moorsel (Univ. of Newcastle, UK) Adaptive SSL: Design, Implementation and Overhead Analysis
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:30pm Room 32-141: Work-in-Progress Track, Session 2:
4:30pm W. Trumier, A. Pietzowski, B. Satzgerg (Univ. of Augsburg, Germany) Adaptive Self-Optimization in Distributed Dynamic Environments
4:45pm U. Bellur, A, Agrawal (IIT Bombay, India) Root Cause Isolation for Self Healing in J2EE Environments
5:00pm M. Salehie, L. Tahvildari (Univ. of Waterloo, Canada) A Weighted Voting Mechanism for Action Selection Problem in Self-Adaptive Software
5:15pm H. Shrobe, R. Laddaga (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), R. Balzer, N. Goldman, D. Wilie, M. Tallis (Teknowledge, USA) Self-Adaptive Systems for Information Survivability: PMOP and AWDRAT
5:30pm N. O'Connor, R. Cunningham, V. Cahill (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) Self-Adapting Context Definition
5:45pm S. Ghosh (Univ. of Iowa, USA) Self-Optimizing Peer-to-Peer Networks with Selfish Processes
6:00pm L. Bauer, M. Shafique, J. Henkel (Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany) A Self-Adaptive Extensible Embedded Processor
4:30pm Room 32-155: Work-in-Progress Track, Session 3:
4:30pm M. Breza, J. Mc Cann (Imperial College London, UK), R. Anthony (Greenwich Univ., UK) Scalable and Efficient Sensor Network Self-Configuration in BioANS
4:45pm N. Bicocchi, M. Mamei, F. Zambonelli (Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy) Towards Self-Organizing Virtual Macro Sensors
5:00pm M. Valvassori (Univ. Paris 8, France) Biologically Inspired Self-Organized Blob Structures on Amorphous Computers
5:15pm J. Werfel (Harvard Univ., USA) Robot Search in 3D Swarm Construction
5:30pm D. Hales, A. Marcozzi (Univ. of Bologna, Italy), G. Cortese (Univ. of Rome, Italy) Towards Cooperative, Self-Organised Replica Management
5:45pm M. Ripeanu (Univ. of British Columbia, Canada), A. Iamnitchi (Univ. of South Florida, USA), I. Foster (Argonne National Lab., USA), A. Rogers (Univ. of Chicago, USA) In Search of Simplicity: A Self-Organizing Group Communication Overlay
6:00pm D. McClary, V. Syrotiuk, M. Kulhaci (Arizona State University, USA) Meta-Regression: A Framework for Robust Reactive Optimization
6:15pm End of Conference