COVID-19 Statement

We would like to express our empathy and condolences to those affected by COVID-19.

For more information about how COVID-19 might impact the ACSOS 2020 conference, please read the official statement of the Steering Committee and the Organizing Committee.

CyRA 2020 will take place, along with ACSOS 2020, on the original date of 21 August 2020. There will be an opportunity to present virtually, for anyone who cannot or chooses not to travel. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by IEEE, regardless of whether a physical or virtual presentation is given.

However, the situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and things may change going forward. The ACSOS Steering Committee and Organizing Committee is monitoring the situation closely and any further updates concerning the main conference will be posted on the ACSOS 2020 website and reflected here concerning CyRA 2020.

Overview

From inter-connected medical devices, traffic lights and autonomous vehicles, to air-traffic control systems, data centres and large-scale enterprise applications, software systems of varying levels of complexity are increasingly being used to either control or support essential business services and operations. Ongoing advances in various edge-oriented computing paradigms, inclusive of the Internet of Things (IoT), Edge computing, Fog computing and others, have served to significantly increase the complexity and ubiquity of these software systems (indeed, the IoT paradigm can be seen as an evolution of ubiquitous computing from the 1990s), and, as a result of this, to make them more critical. Given their criticality, in addition to being able to resist malicious attacks (security) and handle accidental failures (reliability), the resilience of such systems, namely, their ability to `bounce back’ from both attacks and failures and autonomously maintain operation, is becoming increasingly important. Going beyond resilience, in some situations (e.g. in highly dynamic, unpredictable environments) it is also desirable, and sometimes even essential, for software systems to have the ability to improve their own functionality and `bounce back’ even more resilient than before. This characteristic is termed antifragility.

Both resilience and antifragility can be achieved through a variety of means, but one particularly promising approach is to apply techniques from autonomic and/or self-adaptive computing – realizing various self-* properties via adaptation, including the special property of self-improvement via meta-adaptation – in conjunction with AI and other research areas such as distributed computing and software engineering.

This workshop aims to disseminate the latest research ideas and results that are based on, or arrived at by using, autonomic and/or self-adaptive computing (but also self-aware computing, CAS, and related variants), as these ideas and results pertain to cyber resilience and antifragility in complex, distributed systems; and to stimulate discussion on a range of topics within this overarching theme. Topics include, but are not limited to the following, as they apply to resilience and/or antifragility in complex, distributed systems via self-adaptive/autonomic/etc. computing:

Paper Submission

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least 3 international experts in the field. Acceptance/rejection will be based on relevance to the workshop topics, technical quality, originality and presentation (coherent structure, readable figures, etc.). Novel ideas, papers showing promising early results (prior to comprehensive validation), or papers which are more controversial and could trigger discussions, are especially welcome. For such submissions, criteria pertaining to originality and sound argumentation will be given greater weight during the review process.

All accepted papers will be published in the ACSOS proceedings and submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. Papers must thus be in the same format as the conference proceedings and must not be more than 6 pages in length.

Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cyra2020

Important Dates

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