[SystemSafety] Call for papers: International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient, and Autonomic Systems

From: Vincenzo De Florio < >
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:01:51 +0100

Dear Sirs, dear Madams,

please find attached the new description, mission, and call for papers of IJARAS, the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems, established in 2010 and about to issue its fourth yearly volume. For any questions about IJARAS and its Advanced Book Series please contact me through vincenzo.deflorio at ua.ac.be. Thank you very much.

Kind regards,

Vincenzo De Florio


The International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) examines systems and organizations characterized by the following two properties: the ability to self-adapt to the characteristics of rapidly changing and turbulent environments by adopting complex individual and social strategies and the ability to control their changes to prevent the invalidation of their original mission statements. The central focus of IJARAS is on modeling, simulating, designing, developing, maintaining, evaluating, and benchmarking such “entelechial systems”. Perception, awareness, and the planning and execution of resilient adaptation behaviors in systems and organizations are central topics of the journal. Such systems range from individual and simple embedded systems with limited perception and predefined specialized behaviors to complex hybrid social organizations like cyber-physical societies or service-oriented communities, whose emerging behaviors are many and, in some cases, difficult to predict. IJARAS focuses on the full spectrum of these problems providing academicians, practitioners, and researchers with awareness and insight on conceptual models, applied and theoretical approaches, paradigms, and other technological innovations on self-adaptive and/or self-resilient systems and organizations of any scale and nature.


Society is currently experiencing the increasing population of “things,” able to autonomously link with each other and enact complex strategies to achieve tasks. The emergence of the Semantic Web, the Internet-of-Things, Ambient Intelligence, and cyber-physical societies make it impossible to capture the intricacies of the future highly dynamic and turbulent networks of interrelated computer-based and hybrid components. As such, it is important that systems are designed to self-adapt to changes without diverging from their intended functions as prescribed in their specifications. The mission of the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) is to offer awareness and visibility to novel techniques and methods to achieve self-adaptability and self-resilience when systems and organizations are deployed in environments where change is the rule rather than the exception. IJARAS is also a tool to enhance the awareness of the key role played by said techniques and methods: engineering self-adaptive and self-resilient systems and organizations is an urgent necessity to keep society resilient in the face of the technology that sustains it. The journal pursues its mission by addressing researchers, practitioners, engineers, educators, and professionals and by publishing novel results on each of the diverse components of such a complex and multi-disciplinary research problem.

*Topics Covered*

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  optimally re-adjust to new environments

  co-opetition, co-innovation, and co-evolution

  energy consumption, performance, safety, and security


  holarchies, fractal social organizations, etc.

  to achieve adaptability and dependability

  evaluation, and benchmarking issues

  consequences of failures, attacks, and changes within and without system boundaries

*Submissions and enquiries:*

  http://www.igi- global.com/authorseditors/titlesubmission/newproject.aspx

  or send your paper to vincenzo.deflorio at ua.ac.be.

*Advanced Book Series:*

For enquiries please contact the editor in chief through vincenzo.deflorio at ua.ac.be.

Vincenzo De Florio
PATS Research Group
University of Antwerp and iMinds Research Institute
Middelheimlaan 1, Building G, Room G111, B-2020 Antwerp
(T) +32 3 265 3905                                           (F) +32 3 265
(E) vincenzo.deflorio_at_xxxxxx
                 (WWW) www.pats.ua.ac.be/vincenzo.deflorio

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