Important Dates






IEEE International Workshop on
Agents for Autonomic Web-Service Environments (AAWSE 2008)


Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan, March 25, 2008
In Conjunction with
The 22nd IEEE AINA 2008  




The ever-increasing complexity of Web-Service environments and platforms makes the task of manually managing their configuration and smooth operation a challenging and time consuming task. Autonomic computing systems, that is, systems that are based on self-configuring and self-managing elements, have emerged as a promising approach to dealing with this increasing complexity.

In this workshop we aim at investigating agent models and architectures for autonomic elements in order to create autonomic Web service environments, where components are sensitive to the environment’s workload and tune themselves, collaborate, and negotiate to provide a self-managed and self-optimized system.

We envisage that the workshop will identify issues for future investigation, establish links between researchers and encourage international collaborations. 



Topics of relevance to the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agent Architectures for Autonomic Elements
  • Multi-Agent Systems Architectures for Autonomic Web-Services and their Environments
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for Autonomic Web-Services
  • Agent Learning Models for Autonomic Web-Services
  • Models of Cooperation and Coordination for Autonomic Web-Services
  • Understanding, Predicting, and Controlling Emergence and Evolution of Autonomic Web-Service Environments
  • Self-Protection, Security, and Trust
  • Open Grid Services
  • Novel Paradigms based on Economic, Social, or other Analogies
  • Service-Level Agreements, Negotiation and Conversation Support
  • Visualisation and User Interfaces of Autonomic Web-Services
  • Experiences with Autonomic Web-Services based on Agents


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 20 November 2007
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:    6 December 2007 (Updated)
Camera Ready Due: 28 December 2007 (Updated)
Workshop: 25 March 2008



We welcome and encourage submissions of original papers of theoretical or practical significance, which are not simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be written in English. A full paper of at most 6 pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced), including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page: 


Submission should be either in PostScript or PDF format. Electronic submission is now open:


If you have any problems, please email the chairs at: aawse08@cs.rhul.ac.uk

At least one author of each accepted papers must register for the workshop.



Proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the conference.


Organizing Committee


  • Kostas Stathis
    Royal Holloway
    University of London
    London, UK


    Program Committee

    Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

    Oscar de Bruijn, University of Manchester, UK

    Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

    Bernard Angerer,  GigaSpaces.com, USA

    Nicolas Sabouret, LIP6, France

    Kamal Bhattacharya, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

    Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    Martin Rehak, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

    Alexander Artikis, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, Greece

    Rafael Bordini, University of Durham, UK

    Sang Yong Han, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

    George Vouros, University of the Aegean, Greece

    Djamal Benslimane, Lyon 1 University, France

    Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna, Italy

    Hamdi Yahyaoui, University of Sharjah, UAE

    Phan Minh Dung, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

    Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK

    Philippe Thiran, University of Namur, Belgium

    Matteo Baldoni, University of Torino, Italy

    Murat Sensoy, Bogazici University, Turkey

    Farhanna Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada

    Eric Platon, NII, Tokyo, Japan

    Kostas Stathis, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

    Francesca Toni, Imperial College London, UK

    Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada

    Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE