Call for Papers and Participation
The European Union's Future Emerging Technologies (FET) programme has identified ‘Autonomic Communications’ as a key driver of next-generation network technology under communication paradigms for 2020 initiative. Autonomic communication adds to the robustness of data forwarding in the Internet a new quality - self-organisation of network elements, relying on simple and dependable elements able to collaborate to produce sophisticated purposeful behaviours.
Autonomic Communication needs to interact with another emerging construct, the knowledge plane, required to act as a pervasive system to build and maintain models of what the network is supposed to do in order to provide the communications services and knowledge to other self-managing network elements. It is generally considered that this knowledge plane will rely on the tools of AI and cognitive systems (to meet the uncertainties and complexities of this goal) rather than traditional algorithmic approaches. Yet this need is not necessarily standard AI techniques; the knowledge will require to be derived and used dynamically, in real-time and in the correct context.
The purpose of this workshop is to develop an AI research agenda for Autonomic Communications and the Knowledge Plane. Accordingly, it will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify major problem domains, match mature technologies to current problems, and chart the trajectory of inter-disciplinary research techniques that may be applied in Autonomic Communications.
The workshop is open to all members of the AI community, yet it should be noted that the number of participants is strictly limited. Also please note, to cover costs, IJCAI-05 charges workshop participants a workshop fee. Please note though that workshop participants, only attending the workshop, will not be required to register for the main IJCAI-05 conference.
Important Dates for the Workshop
Notify interest in submitting to or attending workshop
March 15, 2005
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts
April 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance/rejection
May 15, 2005
July 30 - August 1, 2005
David Clark, MIT,
Dave Lewis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Maurice Mulvenna, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Guy Pujolle, l'Université Paris 6, France
Fabrice Saffre, British Telecom, UK
Mikhail Smirnov, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Roy Sterritt, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Please send submissions and inquiries to: