32nd Brazilian Symposium on
Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

Florianopolis - Brazil, May 5-9, 2014
4th Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Systems - WoSiDA 2014
Florianópolis, 09/05/2014
Co-located with SBRC 2014 – Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

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 behavior in distributed systems.

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; 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; and autonomic networking


Authors are invited to submit position papers of a maximum 4 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.


We plan to have a 1-day workshop organized into four sessions, with a closing session at the end of the workshop to summarize results. Each session will contain 3 or 4 papers followed by a discussion.

Important Dates

• Paper submissions due: 21/03/2014 26/03/2014
• Notification of acceptance: 31/03/2014
• Final papers due: 04/04/2014

Workshop Chairs

• Sérgio Gorender, gorender@ufba.br, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
• Tales Heimfarth, tales@dcc.ufla.br, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA / Brazil);

Program Committee

• Alirio Santos de Sá, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
• Antonio Casimiro Costa, University of Lisbon (UL / Portugal);
• Edison Pignaton de Freitas, University of Brasília (UNB / Brazil);
• Edmundo Madeira, University of Campinas (UNICAMP / Brazil);
• Fabio Moreira Costa, Federal University of Goiás (UFG / Brazil);
• Flávio Assis Silva, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
• Franz Rammig, University of Paderborn (UPB / Germany);
• Lisandro Granville, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS / Brazil);
• Luís E. T. Rodrigues, Technical University of Lisbon (UTL / Portugal);
• Marcos Barreto, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA/Brazil);
• Neuman Souza, Federal University of Ceará (UFC / Brazil);
• Raimundo J. A. Macêdo, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA/ Brazil);
• Renato Cerqueira, IBM Research Brazil and Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio / Brazil);
• Rui Oliveira, University of Minho (UMINHO / Portugal);
• Sand Luz Corrêa, Federal University of Goiás (UFG / Brazil);
• Sérgio Gorender, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA / Brazil);
• Tales Heimfarth, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA / Brazil);