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Special Session
Special Session on
Adaptation and Services: Agents, Methodologies and Applications
 - ASAMA 2018

16 - 18 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART 2018


Luca Sabatucci
Brief Bio
Luca Sabatucci held a doctoral degree in software engineering from the University of Palermo in 2008. Currently, he is a research scientist at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), working in Palermo, Italy. Principal interests are in the areas of Self- Adaptive Systems, Requirements Engineering, and Software Patterns. In the last six years, the main topic of research is related to self-adaptive techniques, in which he published several papers and won the best paper award at SEAMS 2015. He participated in the organization and in the program committee of various international conferences and workshops.
Claudia Di Napoli
Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni - C.N.R.
Brief Bio
Claudia Di Napoli is a research scientist at the High Performance Computing and Network Institute of the Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.). She got a degree in Physics, with specialization in Cybernetics. Her research interests include Distributed Systems, Software Agents, Service Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing. She participated in several national and EU research projects, and published more than 50 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and books. She was member of Program Committees, and Organizing Committees of several international conferences.


This special session will provide the opportunity to present and discuss research in the intersection between service-oriented engineering and self-adaptive systems. Whereas classical service orientation focuses on the development of software systems by composition of reusable services, self-adaptation proved to be effective for implementing robust and flexible applications. The theory and practice of self-adaptation may be used for handling dynamic environments and for grating continuity of service also in case of unexpected changes of the operative context.

The special session ASAMA invites submissions in the area of self-adaptative services. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Agents for: Self-organizing, configuring, managing services Adaptive orchestration and choreography Decentralized feedback loop Dynamic Holons and Holarchies Methodologies for: Requirements elicitation techniques QoS Optimization Techniques Dynamic Architectures Definition Applications: Dynamic Workflows Internet of Things Socio-technical systems Mobile and Cloud computing Robotics Smart spaces


Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Alba Amato, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ICAR-CNR), Italy
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Rafael Bordini, PUCRS, Brazil
Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Massimo Cossentino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Jorge Gomez Sanz, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Maxime Morge, Université de Lille, France
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Juan Pavon, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
Silvia Rossi, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Valeria Seidita, University of Palermo, Italy
Angelo Susi, FBK, Italy
Salvatore Venticinque, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICAART Special Sessions - ASAMA 2018