Advances in network and computing technologies are resulting in increasingly complex distributed systems and applications that are hard to manage, especially when the related services are required to be scalable, secure, and continuously available. Adapting at run time is required to cope with challenges such as resource variability, changing user requirements, and system intrusions or faults. As a consequence, these systems need the ability to be self-manageable, continually reconfiguring and tuning themselves to attain certain goals while keeping its complexity hidden from the users. Therefore, the study of such
self-managing systems has received a great deal of attention in many computing areas, such as robotics, software engineering, network management, automation and control systems, fault-tolerant and dependable computing, and biological computing. Among the efforts to study and understand self-managing systems, the autonomic computing paradigm, inspired by the human autonomic nervous system, is being adopted by many for the design of systems and applications that must work in accordance with high-level guidance from humans, and are characterized by the so-called self-* properties (such as self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection, etc.).

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the distributed systems community to discuss the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of self-managing or autonomic distributed systems. The workshop not only focuses on distributed system models and algorithms, but also on the related software engineering aspects, tools, and technologies, that can be used to support self-managing behaviour in distributed systems.


Paper submissions due: March 7th, 2016 March 23th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 16th, 2016
Final papers due: April 25th, 2016
Held in: May 30th, 2016


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed system models and algorithms
  • Programming, design, middleware and language support for autonomic distributed systems
  • Modeling and analysis of autonomic distributed systems
  • Verification and validation of autonomic distributed systems
  • Dependability aspects of autonomic distributed systems
  • Self-organizing aspects as a support to autonomic behavior in Grids, P2P
    systems, and sensor networks
  • Bio-inspired algorithms and techniques for autonomic distributed systems
  • Autonomic networking


Authors are invited to submit position papers of a maximum 6 page length in the SBC format (written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish). The program committee will favor papers that are likely to generate discussions at the workshop and those that are supported by some form of experimental validation, including but not limited to implementations.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the symposium and present the paper at the workshop.


Sandro Santos Andrade (IFBA) – Chair


Raimundo J. A. Macêdo (UFBA)
Allan Edgard Silva Freitas (IFBa)
António Casimiro (Universidade de Lisboa)
Alirio Santos de Sá (UFBA)
Franz Rammig (UPB / Germany)
Sand Luz Corrêa (UFG)
Sérgio Gorender (UFBA)
Tales Heimfarth (UFLA)


Allan Freitas – Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Bahia
Alysson Bessani – University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences
Antonio Casimiro – Universidade de Lisboa
Diego Garcia – Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
Edmundo Madeira – UNICAMP
Fabio Costa – Universidade Federal de Goiás
Flávio Assis Silva – Universidade Federal da Bahia
Franz J. Rammig – Universitaet Paderborn / Heinz Nixdorf Institut
Luis Rodrigues – INESC-ID/IST
Marcos Barreto – Universidade Federal da Bahia
Raimundo Jose de Araujo Macedo – Universidade Federal da Bahia
Renato Cerqueira – PUC Rio
Rui Oliveira – Universidade do Minho
Sand Correa – Universidade Federal de Goiás
Sérgio Gorender – Universidade Federal da Bahia
Tales Heimfarth – Universidade Federal de Lavras