Call for Participation


The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and  Self-Organizing Systems
(SASO 2015)

MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 21-25 September 2015

Part of FAS* -- Foundation and Applications of Self-* Computing Conferences
Co-located with:
The International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC 2015)
The 15th IEEE Peer-to-Peer Computing Conference (P2P 2015)

The 2015 edition of the SASO conference series will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and hosted by MIT in the week of September 21 to September 25, 2015.

The aim of the Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems conference series (SASO) is to provide a forum for the foundations of a principled approach to engineering systems, networks and services based on self-adaptation and self-organization. The ninth edition of the SASO conference embraces the inter-disciplinary and the scientific, empirical and application dimensions of self-* systems; it thus aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, design principles, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications.



The Early Registration deadline is September 4, 2015.
A single registration fee includes access to the main conference, tutorials, workshops, and the doctoral symposium. Moreover, it includes a conference kit with  electronic proceedings, all coffee breaks, lunches, free entrance to the  Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner.

Technical Program


We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer six keynotes together with CAC and P2P, including among others:


  • Albert-László Barabási, Center for Complex Network Research - Barabási Lab, Northeastern University Physics Department 
  • Yang-Yu Liu, Harvard Medical School
  • Azer Bestavros, Boston University
  • Ozalp Babaoglu, University of Bologna.

Full papers:


  • An Approach to Robust Resource Allocation in Large-Scale Systems of Systems
  • Multi-satellite mission planning using a self-adaptive multi-agent system
  • Distributed Recovery for Enterprise Services
  • Self-organising Zooms for Decentralised Redundancy Management in Visual Sensor Networks
  • Active Learning for Efficient Sampling of Control Models of Collectives
  • Distributed Current Flow Betweenness Centrality
  • Multi-agent Self-organization and Reorganization to Adapt M2M Infrastructures
  • Darwin in Smart Power Grids - Evolutionary Game Theory for Analyzing Self-Organization in Demand-Side Aggregation
  • A Generic Social Capital Framework for Optimising Self-Organised Collective Action
  • Foraging-inspired Self-organisation for Terrain Exploration with Failure-prone Agents
  • Efficient Engineering of Complex Self-Organizing Systems by Self-Stabilising Fields
  • PeerMatcher: Decentralized Partnership Formation
  • Combining Conflicting Environmental and Task Requirements in Evolutionary Robotics
  • Self-managed sensor network scheduling using Bayesian dynamic linear models

Short papers:


  • A Mutual Influence Detection Algorithm for Systems with Local Performance Measurement
  • Value-Sensitive Design of Self-Organisation
  • Ashbian homeostasis as non-autonomous adaptation
  • Reciprocal Agents for Self-Organization in Large-Scale Allocation Problems


  • Social Amoeba Dictyostelium Discoideum As an Inspiration for Swarm Robotics
  • Creating Complex Applications Via Self-Adapting Autonomous Agents in an Intelligent System Framework
  • Self-directed weight management by feedback from a self-adaptive metabolic health monitoring system
  • Cyber-Physical-Social System Self-Organization: Ontology-Based Multi-Level Approach and Case Study
  • Citizen-driven flood mapping in Jakarta - A self-organising socio-technical system
  • Hierarchical Service-Oriented Architecture for Development of Autonomic Systems
  • Sustainable Safety in Mobile Multi-Robot Systems via Collective Adaptation
  • Towards a spatial language for run-time assessments in self-organizing systems


  • Towards Self-Adaptation on Real-World Hardware: a Preliminary Lightweight Programming Framework


Six workshops are planned to be available to conference attendees free of charge:


There will be several tutorials, including:

  • "Enabling Software-Defined Federations using CometCloud". Organizers: Javier Diaz-Montes, Manish Parashar (Rutgers University)
  • "Fundamentals of Autonomic Cloud Security". Organizer: Salim Hariri (University of Arizona)

Doctoral symposium

The Doctoral symposium provides PhD candidates an opportunity to expose their research ideas including:


  • Cross layer Anomaly based intrusion detection system
  • Testing Self-Organizing, Adaptive Systems
  • Incentive Mechanisms for Social Computing
  • Quality trade-offs in self-protecting systems
  • Network Attack Detection and Mitigation
  • Multi-Agent Collaboration in Distributed Self-Adaptive Systems
  • Keynote by Dr. Jeremy Pitt (Imperial College London): "How To Get a PhD in Self-Organizing Systems"

The detailed program of scientific papers and posters is available here:

Social events


Welcome Reception at the MIT Museum (Tuesday)

Dinner Cruise in Boston Bay (Wednesday)


Venue and accommodation

The conference will take place at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel at the edge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There are special rates available for participants. Click here for more information.

Greatly reduced rates for rooms at the conference hotel are available until August 21. Click here to reserve a room

Hotels near the venue may be found at the MIT Institute Events site: