We have a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the ADiS 2016, Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Systems, held in conjunction with CISIS 2016, July 6th – July 8th, 2016, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan.



ADiS workshop is dedicated to dissemination and evaluation of current advance solutions for autonomic computing in Large Scale Distributed Systems (LSDS). Autonomic Computing is based on the self-management capability of LSDS, more specific on the self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-protection properties. In LSDS, one of the most important aspects is the dependability, which means to increase the reliability, availability, safety and security of the system. The models used in the development of systems with such capabilities combine monitoring, scheduling, data management, security, and fault tolerance. This is a challenge of today research, due to the strong requirements imposed by the dynamic behavior of the user and resource communities. Autonomic computing represent also a greatest challenge faced by the IT industry: conquering the growing complexity of large-scale systems.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an open forum for researchers from academia and other research community to present, discusses, and exchange related ideas, results, and experiences in this area. The workshop also aims at stimulating synergies between these new approaches, autonomic computing for LSDS and self-organizing distributed systems, and the traditional models in this domain.


We cordially invite you to submit your contribution to the Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Systems (ADiS 2016).

The scope of the workshop includes, but is not limited to:

  • Dependable Large Scale Distributed Systems (Cloud, Grid, P2P, Virtualization)
  • Autonomic Computing (Architectures and Systems, Theory and Models)
  • Autonomic Grid Systems, Middleware, and Services
  • Autonomic computing and proactive computing for autonomous systems
  • Monitoring and Control in Large Scale distributed System
  • Distributed resource management systems
  • Scheduling, Load balancing and Load sharing
  • Fault-tolerant Systems
  • Autonomous systems: Dependability; Survivability and recovery; Monitoring and control; Performance and security
  • Autonomous systems: Management; Testing; Maintainability
  • Modeling, simulation and evaluation techniques; Modeling and techniques for specifying self-ilities
  • Workflow management
  • Applications (communications, process control, networked systems)
  • Self-optimizing software systems
  • Adaptive parallel applications
  • Autonomous systems: Design, implementation and deployment; Frameworks and architectures
  • Theory, architectures, frameworks and practice of self-adaptive management mechanisms
  • Self-stabilization and dynamic stability criteria and mechanisms
  • Tools, languages and platforms for designing self-driven systems
  • Autonomic computing and proactive computing for autonomous systems
  • Practices, criteria and methods to implement, test, and evaluate industrial autonomic systems, and experiences with autonomic computing systems
  • Policy-driven self-awareness mechanisms and their applicability in autonomic systems
  • Novel approaches to modelling and representing context adaptability, self-adaptability, and self-manageability
  • Models of computation for self-management context-aware systems



General Chairs

  • Elena Apostol, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, Email: elena.apostol {at} cs.pub.ro
  • Mariana Mocanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, Email: mariana.mocanu {at} cs.pub.ro
  • Valentin Cristea, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, Email: valentin.cristea {at} cs.pub.ro


Important Dates

The schedule of ADiS is as follow:

  • Paper Submission Deadline : March 15, 2016. April 5, 2016
  • Author Notification : March 21, 2016 April 11, 2016
  • Final Manuscript Due: April 8, 2016.  April 24, 2016
  • Workshop: 06-08 July-2016, Fukuoka, Japan.


Paper Submission

The full paper in PDF format will be submitted via EDAS system. Papers are to be submitted electronically, following the guidelines available on the CISIS conference web page. Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chairs to receive instructions.

Each submission must be in English, in PDF format, and begin with a cover page including: (1) the title, (2) the names and affiliations of all authors, (3) contact author’s email, address and telephone number, (4) a brief, one paragraph abstract of the paper. A regular submission must not exceed 15 single-column pages (excluding cover page and references). Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

The program committee, potentially assisted by outside referees in limited cases, will do reviewing of full papers. We will assign in the first step two reviewers for a submission and, if we not have a clear decision we will designate an advocate.  The evaluation will be based on originality, scientific significance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers will be shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the program committee.

Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication in a special issue for an international journal. The special issue will be announced before the workshop. Rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

By submitting a paper, the authors agree that at least one of them will attend the workshop to present it. This is the strong condition for a submission to be considered for publication in the special issue.


The registration for ADiS will follow CISIS registration rules.