Call for Posters


The ninth SASO conference continues its tradition of offering poster sessions, a great opportunity for interactive presentation of emerging ideas, late-breaking results, experiences, and challenges on SASO topics. Poster sessions are informal and highly interactive, and allow authors and participants to engage in in-depth discussions about the presented work from which new collaborations, ideas, and solutions can emerge.

Posters should cover the same key areas as Research Papers and should contain original cutting-edge ideas, as well as speculative/provocative ones. Proposals of new research directions and innovative interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome. Submissions in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Self-* systems theories, frameworks, models, and paradigms, including the ones inspired by the biological, social, and physical worlds.
  • Self-* systems engineering: goals and requirements, hardware and software design, deployment, management and control, validation.
  • Properties of self-* systems: self-organisation and emergent behaviour, self- adaptation, self-management, self-monitoring, self-tuning, self-repair, self- configuration, etc.
  • Evaluation of self-* systems: methods for performance, robustness, and dependability assessment and analysis.
  • Social self-* systems: emergent human behaviour, crowdsourcing, collective awareness, gamification and serious games.
  • Applications and experiences with self-* systems: cyber security, transportation, computational sustainability, power systems, large networks, large data centers, and cloud computing.

Submission Process

For evaluation and selection, authors should submit a two-page extended abstract of their poster. The format of this extended abstract must comply with the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide and it shall be submitted electronically in PDF format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available here.

Electronic submission: Available here.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: June 10, 2015
Notification: July 10, 2015
Camera ready copy due: July 22, 2015
Conference: September 21-25, 2015

Accepted Posters

If selected, authors shall prepare a final, camera ready version of the extended abstract, taking into account all feedback from reviewers, and formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide. Posters will be advertised in the final program, and authors' two-page extended abstracts will be submitted to IEEE Xplore as part of the conference proceedings. Abstracts will also be available as part of the IEEE Digital Library.

Poster Content

Authors shall prepare their poster for presentation in the reserved poster session, taking into consideration that all posters should include the following information:

  • The purpose and goals of the work.
  • Any background and motivation needed to understand the work.
  • Any critical hypotheses and assumptions that underlie the work.
  • A clear summary of the contribution and/or results, in sufficient detail for a (re)viewer to understand the work and its relevance. If the work is at an initial stage, it is especially important to state clearly the anticipated contributions and any early results towards them.
  • The relationship to other related efforts, where appropriate. Authors of accepted posters may be asked to point out relationships to work represented by other accepted posters.
  • Where to find additional information. This should include but is not restricted to: a web site where viewers can go to find additional information about the work how to contact the authors, including email addresses citations for any papers, books, or other materials that provide additional information.

Poster Layout Guidelines

The format of posters and the nature of poster sessions require authors to capture the viewers' attention effectively, and present core concepts so as to clearly position the context of their research work. For this reason, graphic representations, figures, and screen shots are typically the main medium of communication in successful posters. Few attendees will stop to read a large poster with dense text. If screen shots are used, please ensure that they print legibly and that the fonts are large enough to be read easily once printed. The recommended size for the poster is A0 and all poster authors are required to print and bring their posters at the conference.


At least one of the poster authors is required to register at the conference and will be required to give a brief presentation of the poster in the interactive poster session, as well as staying with the poster to discuss the work with conference attendees for the duration of the scheduled poster sessions.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or questions, please contact the Poster Chair.

Poster Chair

Sokratis Kartakis, Imperial College London, UK