Self-Organized Systems (SOS) Workshop
Part of the 2007 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC'07)
July 14 - 19, 2007 - Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, USA

Track chair
Luís Correia,
Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal


Self-Organized Systems (SOS) are pervasive from nature to engineering. Simulation of this type of systems is important to obtain clues towards a better identification of SOS properties and to test results prior to implementation or intervention in SOS. This workshop tries to get together people from different areas, where Self-Organization (SO) plays an important role. Participants are encouraged to present both theoretical and formal work as well as implementations and their results, or properties observed and measurements obtained in running SOS.


Topics of interest in Self-Organization (SO) and Self-Organized Systems (SOS) include (but are not limited to):

SO characterization

  • Properties

  • Characteristics at the micro level

  • Characteristics at the macro level

  • SO versus Emergence

SOS in natural systems

  • How to identify SO

  • SO in social systems

  • SO in biology

  • SO in chemistry

  • SO in physics

SOS in engineering

  • SOS versus directed organization

  • SOS and optimization

  • Pros and cons of SO in engineered systems

  • Can SO be measured?

Author guide

Papers for SOS Workshop are subject to the general guidelines of the SCS paper submission.

The conference committee will accept three types of papers submitted as a PDF file to the conference website as listed below. Final version of all the papers MUST COMPLY with the SCS conference format. All the submitted papers will be peer reviewed with respect to their quality, originality and relevance. The authors of the accepted paper MUST register in advance for inclusion of their paper in the conference proceedings.

  1. Full manuscript: 8 pages in final conference format. In addition to publication in the conference proceedings, they will be considered for best paper award and for possible inclusion in SCS Simulation Journal. Full papers will be published both in hard copy and CD-ROM.

  2. Work in Progress: Short papers up to 6 pages in final conference format.

  3. Short Papers: Papers up to 3 pages with industrial focus, military or government applications in abstract, short paper, or poster format.

Each paper must include the title, authors, affiliations, addresses, references and summary for proper positioning in the conference. Only original papers, written in English, which have not been published previously elsewhere will be accepted. Please indicate which conference topic is most appropriate, listing first and second choices.

Please note that in case of acceptance your final manuscript will need to be submitted electronically as a PDF file to the conference website by May 15, 2007 to guarantee inclusion in the conference CD and final program. Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, transfer copyright, and pay a conference registration fee at the time their camera-ready paper is submitted. All papers will be included in the conference proceedings and archived in both the SCS digital library and the ACM Digital Library. Full Papers will be also printed in hard copy.

Key dates (UPDATED)

Submission of Full Papers
Notification of Acceptance
Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration

April 20, 2007
May 25, 2007
June 22, 2007

Program committee (tentative)

  • José Barata, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Luís Correia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes, Universite Paul Sabatier, France

  • Alexander Helleboogh, K. U. Leuven, Belgium

  • Tom Holvoet, K. U. Leuven, Belgium

  • Jean-Pierre Müller, CIRAD, France (to confirm)

  • Jorge Pacheco, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Agostinho Rosa, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Birkbeck University of London, UK

  • Jorge Simão, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

  • Paul Valckenaers, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

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(Last update: March 15, 2007)