Call for Tutorials

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline (extended): May 7, 2009
Acceptance notification: May 31, 2009
Notes submission deadline: July 15, 2009
Tutorial presentations: September 14-18, 2009

Tutorial Scope

The SASO-2009 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held in association with the conference. SASO is a highly successful conference series which aims to bring together diverse communities working on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems to discuss new results and upcoming trends in this exciting area. The tutorial program has been initiated to support this aim. Tutorials should address one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce a major topic area of SASO research.
  • Survey a significant application / technology area of SASO.
  • Explain an area of SASO research relevant to industry.
  • Overview a particular approach or methodology for SASO work.
  • Highlight emerging SASO topics and techniques.
  • Explain SASO ideas originating from one community but applicable to others.

For a guide on what topic areas, technologies and communities fall within the SASO focus refer to the Call for Papers available on the conference website. It is not expected that tutorials will cover specific topics or techniques that are already covered in existing textbooks. For example, a tutorial on "genetic algorithms" would not be accepted. However, a tutorial that coherently shows how such an existing technique has been applied in innovative ways to solve SASO-relevant engineering problems would be acceptable. Novel and timely areas, approaches and paradigms are particularly encouraged. Proposals that promote only a single author's work or a specific commercial product are not encouraged.

Proposal Submission

Tutorial proposals, maximum 3 pages, should contain:

  • A descriptive title of the tutorial (max. 1 line).
  • A specification of the tutorial length, i.e. specify half day (approx. 4 hours) or full day (approx. 8 hours).
  • A brief, one paragraph, description of the tutorial suitable for publication on the SASO website and in other publicity material (max. half page).
  • A statement of why the tutorial is relevant / interesting for the potential conference audience (max. half page).
  • An outline syllabus of the topics to be covered in the tutorial - list a maximum of eight specific subtopic headings. For each heading list relevant keywords and, where necessary, references to representative published work that will be covered within that topic (max. one page).
  • Short resume of the presenter(s) including name, e-mail, home web-page URL, postal address, telephone and fax numbers and brief description of background in the tutorial area including evidence of teaching experience (previous courses / tutorials taught) and scholarship in the area (2 or 3 selected references to representative publications). If more than one presenter is listed, indicate which should be the corresponding contact (max. half page).

Proposals (and further inquiries) should be sent by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair of SASO 2009:

Prof. Kurt Geihs (geihs at
EECS Department, University of Kassel/ Germany

Proposal Acceptance

Tutorial submissions will be evaluated by the SASO Tutorial Chair in association with the General Co-Chairs. During the evaluation process the prospective speakers may be contacted to provide clarification or further information. Those submitting rejected proposals will be given reasons and feedback.

For all accepted proposals SASO will provide:

  • Meeting place, publicity, logistics and registration for the tutorial.
  • Duplication and distribution of tutorial notes to participants.

Tutorial organizers provide:

  • A PDF file of their tutorial notes by the due date.
  • Presentation of their tutorial at SASO 2009.


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