Best paper award
Creating computing and communication systems that are able to optimise overall performance and resource usage in response to changing conditions, adapting to both context (such as user behaviour) and internal changes (such as topology) require a paradigm shift in the approaches by which autonomic systems are designed.
Autonomic systems should enable nodes to build up an awareness relating to higher and even global levels, e.g. of patterns of use, system performance, network conditions and available resources, leading to systems which have lower management costs as a result of the ability to adapt, and more efficient use of resources such as processing power, energy and bandwidth.
Computational Intelligence techniques will undoubtedly play a significant role in enabling self-awareness within autonomic systems. For example, such techniques may be used in creating awareness at the level of autonomic nodes, by allowing them to interactively and selectively collect information about the system, and use it effectively and linking awareness of performance, conditions, available resources, etc., to the nature of information that is exchanged. Alternatively, Computational Intelligence techniques may facilitate dynamic self-expression, namely the ability to autonomically use awareness to adapt the tradeoff between abstraction and optimisation.
The AWARE project is pleased to sponsor an award of £350 to the best paper submitted to UKCI 2012 that deals with the topic of self-awareness in autonomic systems. (Papers are not limited to the subjects given as examples above). Judging will be based on the opinions of the reviews obtained from the Programme Committee in conjunction with a panel from the AWARE project consisting of Prof. Emma Hart, Dr Jeremy Pitt, Prof. A.E Eiben and Dr G. Cabri.
Winner Giovanni Iacca for “Introducing DOWSN: Distributed Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks”