Call for Demos


The demonstration track at SASO 2015 aims at providing an opportunity to participants from academia and industry to present their latest applications and systems to fellow researchers and practitioners in the field.

Submissions will be evaluated based on their overall self-* characteristics, originality and maturity. The committee will particularly consider system robustness, resilience and scaling abilities in addition to the self-* functions of the contributions. Interactivity of the demos will be considered a further asset.

Demonstrations may target:

  • virtual systems, such as software applications;
  • physical systems, such as robots or sensor networks;
  • cyber-physical systems, combining the above;

where physical systems might be presented either with real equipment, by simulation, or hybrid demos using both simulations and real platforms.

We particularly solicit authors to highlight the utility and general applicability of their contributions, whether for the short, medium or long term.

This call is open to the full range of conference topics, however we encourage authors to also consider socio-inspired and normative systems as focus issue. These comprise self-adaptive and self-organizing algorithms, platforms and coordination mechanisms which are influenced by the design or modeling of social and normative systems.


Demonstration submissions must include:

  • a short paper (2 pages, conference format) describing the system and its self-* capabilities; if accepted, papers will be published in the official proceedings;
  • a URL of a website providing a self-explanatory video showing the system at work; and (optionally) allowing viewers to interact with the real system or with an emulator.

Electronic submission: Available here.

At the conference, software applications will be presented on computers. For cyber-physical systems, if possible, authors are invited to bring their equipment (smart devices, sensors, actuators, robots, et cetera). Software simulations or video recordings can be accepted as an alternative. Additionally, authors must bring a poster summarizing their system and demo.

Important Dates

Deadline for demo submission : June 10, 2015
Notification: July 10, 2015
Conference: September 21-25, 2015

Evaluation and Awards

Submitted demos will undergo a selection process based to equal parts on the quality of the short paper (novelty and impact, technical soundness and presentation) and the online demo system (design, degree of innovation, technical solution, applicability, clarity of the contribution and potential of reuse).

At least one author of accepted demos is required to register to the conference and to do an on-site presentation and demonstration of the contributions to the evaluation committee, as well as the other conference attendees.

The evaluation committee, consisting of the Demo Program Committee members attending the conference, will award a prize for the best demo in each system category, with cyber-physical systems classifying for both.

For More Information

Please contact the chairs for any questions regarding the Demonstration session. 

Demonstration Chair

Sokratis Kartakis, Imperial College London, UK