[Elsnet-list] IJARAS Vol.3 No.3: Table of Contents and Abstracts + CfP

Vincenzo De Florio enzodeflorio at virgilio.it
Sun Jul 29 10:11:41 CEST 2012

Dear Sirs, dear


this is to announce
issue 3 of the third volume of IJARAS, the International Journal of Adaptive,
Resilient, and Autonomic Systems. Please find herein the table of contents and
abstracts for IJARAS (3)3. You will also find at the bottom the call for papers
for next issues of IJARAS.


IJARAS is now in
its third year of publication, during which it hosted many an important
contribution from top-notch scholars from all over the world. A sample of this
may be found in this very issue.


Please consider
that an Advances Book Series is now associated with IJARAS: Advances in
Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems (AARAS). This means that all papers
published in IJARAS will also appear (possibly extended) as chapters in the
volumes in this series. The first volume of this new series is available from
March 2012 as "Technological Innovations in Adaptive and Dependable
Systems: Advancing Models and Concepts" and may be ordered here: http://www.igi-global.com/book/technological-innovations-adaptive-dependable-systems/59728

A second volume,
entitled "Innovations and Approaches for Resilient and Adaptive
Systems," shall be available from September 2012. An announcement of this
second volume is available here:



Kind regards,

Vincenzo De Florio



IJARAS, Volume 3,
Issue No.3

Table of Contents


“User Models for Adaptive Information Retrieval on the
Web: Towards an Interoperable and Semantic Model,” by M. Chevalier, C. Julien
(Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France), C. Soulé-Dupuy
(Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse, France)

Abstract: Searching
information can be realized thanks to specific tools called Information
Retrieval Systems IRS (also called “search engines”). To provide more accurate
results to users, most of such systems offer personalization features. To do
this, each system models a user in order to adapt search results that will be
displayed. In a multi-application context (e.g. when using several search
engines for a unique query), personalization techniques can be considered as
limited because the user model (also called profile) is incomplete since it
does not exploit actions/queries coming from other search engines. So, sharing
user models between several search engines is a challenge in order to provide
more efficient personalization techniques. A semantic architecture for user
profile interoperability is proposed to reach this goal. This architecture is
also important because it can be used in many other contexts to share various
resources models, for instance a document model, between applications. It is
also ensuring the possibility for every system to keep its own representation
of each resource while providing a solution to easily share it.


“How to Trust: A Model
for Trust Decision Making,” by M. Felici (The University of Edinburgh, UK)

Abstract: This paper concerns decision-making processes that rely
on trust. In particular, it analyzes how different aspects of trust (e.g.
trust, trustworthiness, trustworthy evidence) influence trust decisions, and
acting on them eventually. It proposes a trust decision model that structures the analysis of contextualized trust problems.
Rather than seeking a general definition of trust, this paper advocates the
necessity to have a structured way to analyze and characterize situational
trust problems systematically.  


“A Variable Context
Model for  Adaptable Service-Based
Applications,” by A. Bucchiarone (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy), C.
Cappiello, E. Di Nitto, B. Pernici, and A. Sondonini (Politecnico di Milano,
Milan, Italy)

Abstract: Service-based
applications (SBAs) rely on the invocation of services. The use of the service
paradigm usually guarantees a high level of flexibility. In fact, applications
can be easily reconfigured in order to continuously offer functionalities also
in dynamic execution environments. This happens by changing the service
selection and their composition. This flexibility can be exploited to design
adaptable SBAs able to react to events that could happen during the application
lifecycle. The execution flow of adaptable SBAs automatically changes on the
basis of the context in which they are executing. The context includes
information ranging from the situation in which users access the service-based
applications to the status of the components involved in the execution of such applications.
In this paper we propose a way to use context information to adapt SBAs. In
particular, our goal is to discuss the way in which the context should be
defined and managed in order to be exploited in the various activities related
to the adaptation of service-based applications.


“RELADO: RELiable and
ADaptive Opportunistic Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks,” R. Bruno,
M. Conti (IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy), M. Nurchis (IMT Lucca, Lucca, Italy)

Abstract: Opportunistic routing is considered as one of
the most promising techniques to effectively limit performance degradation in
wireless mesh networks caused by unpredictable channel variations and high loss
rates. This paradigm defers the selection of the next hop after the packet
reception to take advantage of any opportunity provided by broadcast transmissions.
Most of the existing opportunistic approaches base the forwarder selection on
end-to-end principles. However, in multi-hop wireless environments the cost of
a path is not uniformly distributed over space, nor constant over time, hence
even two equal-cost paths might present significantly different link quality
distributions one from the other. This encourages the use of localized context
to implement a more accurate selection of the possible forwarders after each
packet transmission. Hence, in this paper we propose RELADO, an adaptive
opportunistic routing protocol able to efficiently combine end-to-end with
local information to ensure transmission resilience across the network. With
this flexibility, RELADO is able to reduce packet loss by ensuring the best
trade-off between throughput maximization and packet progress. An extensive set
of ns2 simulations confirms the potentiality of RELADO to improve network
performance when compared to both legacy unicast and opportunistic routing


“Dual Monitoring
Communication for Self-Aware Network-on-Chip: Architecture and Case Study,” L.
Guang, E. Nigussie, J. Plosila (University of Turku, Finland), H.
Tenhunen (Royal Institute of
Technology, Sweden)

Abstract: Self-aware
and adaptive Network-on-Chip (NoC) with dual monitoring networks is presented.
Proper monitoring interface is an essential prerequisite to adaptive system
reconfiguration in parallel on-chip computing. This work proposes a DMC (dual
monitoring communication) architecture to support self-awareness on the NoC
platform. One type of monitoring communication is integrated with data channel,
in order to trace the run-time profile of data communication in high-speed
on-chip networking. The other type is separate from the data communication, and
is needed to report the run-time profile to the supervising monitor. Direct
latency monitoring on mesochronous NoC is presented as a case study. Data
message latency is directly traced in the integrated communication with a novel
latency monitoring table in each router. The latency information is reported by
the separate monitoring communication to the supervising monitor, which
reconfigures the system to adjust the latency, for instance by dynamic voltage
and frequency scaling. With quantitative evaluation using synthetic traces and
real applications, the effectiveness and efficiency of direct latency
monitoring with DMC architecture is demonstrated. The area overhead of DMC
architecture is estimated to be small in 65nm CMOS technology.



********************** CALL FOR
PAPERS *********************


September 11, 2012; November 16, 2012.


International Journal of
Adaptive, Resilient, and Autonomic Systems (IJARAS) – official publication of
the Information Resources Management Association




Vincenzo De Florio, Ph.D. -
University of Antwerp and IBBT, Belgium

vincenzo.deflorio at ua.ac.be


Published: Quarterly (both in
Print and Electronic form)


No publication costs are charged
to authors, who receive two complimentary copies of the journal.


International Editorial Review

- Chris Blondia, University of
Antwerp / PATS & IBBT, Belgium

- Gabriella Caporaletti, EICAS
automazione, Italy

- Llorenc Cerda-Alabern - Universitat
Politecnica de Catalunya - Spain

- Marcello Cinque, Mobilab group,
University of Naples

- Domenico Cotroneo, University
of Naples, Italy

- Cristiano Di Flora, Nokia
Research Center, Finland

- Markus Endler, PUC Rio, Brazil

- Luca Foschini, University of
Bologna, Italy

- Eija Kaasinen, VTT, Finland

- Konrad Klockner, Fraunhofer
FIT, Germany

- Gianluca Mazzini, University of
Ferrara, Italy

- Eric Pardede, La Trobe
University, Australia

- Francesca Saglietti, University
of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

- Luca Simoncini, University of
Pisa, Italy

- Andrew M Tyrrell, University of
York, UK

- Josef Van Vaerenbergh, Center
for Multidisciplinary Approach and Technology, Belgium

- Yan Zhang, Simula Research Lab,




Prospective authors are invited
to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the International Journal of
Adaptive, Resilient, and Autonomic Systems. The primary objective of IJARAS is
to provide worldwide readership to high quality, novel, effective approaches to
design, develop, maintain, evaluate, and benchmark adaptive-and-dependable
systems, i.e. devices and services that are built to sustain quality of service
and quality of experience despite the occurrence of potentially significant and
sudden changes or failures in their infrastructure and surrounding
environments. IJARAS has multiple focuses, ranging from conceptual models and
paradigms to technological aspects.


IJARAS builds upon a core mission
statement and research direction: The awareness of today's urgent need to
structure our computer systems as adaptive systems able to constantly
re-optimize in the face of changes both exogenous (environmental) and
endogenous (pertaining to internal assets). IJARAS introduces a problem, which implies
a research direction – a thesis. The truth about this statement is drastically
reverberating through several domains, and in so doing several seemingly
unrelated research domains such as cross-layer adaptation for mobile devices
and business process re-engineering can be regarded as special cases of a
larger theory of systems. This vision paves the way to cross-fertilization; and
through that, IJARAS aims at becoming a powerful tool to steer novel ideas and
inject new research directions in this area.





IJARAS topics include (but are
not limited to) the following ones:


* Mechanisms, both general and
special-purpose, to  model, design,
express, analyze, and develop  adaptive, autonomic
and resilient systems;


* Analytical and simulation tools
to measure a  system's ability to
withstand faults and optimally re-adjust to new



* Robustness, or the emergence of
desired properties throughout  system
evolution. In particular, emergence of safety;


* Conceptual models and paradigms
to express and assess evolvability;


* Methods, models, and
architectures to manage and express strategies and provisions for cross-layer


* Design-time / run-time methods
and tools to identify and enforce optimal trade-offs between energy

performance, safety, and security;


* Scalable, maintainable,
cost-effective provisions, located at all system levels, to achieve
adaptability and



* Resilience engineering;


* Autonomic business process


* Adaptive service-oriented


* Evolutionary and embryogenic
approaches to autonomic computing, resilience, and adaptive systems;


* Recovery-oriented computing;


* Methods focusing on optimizing
quality of experience e.g. adaptive user interfaces;


* Adaptive fault-tolerance;


* Adaptive fault-masking;


* Adaptive data integrity;


* Autonomous and adaptive systems
in robotics;


* Adaptive and context-aware


* Personalization;


* Adaptive data mining;


* Adaptive fault models;


* Adaptive system models;


* Adaptive routing;


* Autonomic applications;


* Architecture-based adaptation;


* "Self-*" systems;


* Autonomic, adaptive, and
resilient behaviors in embedded systems;


* Embedded design practice
covering adaptivity, autonomicity, and resilience.






Prospective authors should note
that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered.
SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guidelines%20submission.pdf



All article submissions will be
forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal
for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding
acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the
reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to
vincenzo.deflorio at ua.ac.be.




The International Journal of
Adaptive, Resilient, and Autonomic Systems is published by IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the 'Information Science Reference' (formerly
Idea Group Reference) and 'Medical Information Science Reference' imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit



Authors may submit manuscripts at

Please do send also a copy to
vincenzo.deflorio at ua.ac.be



All inquiries should be should be
directed to the attention of:


Vincenzo De Florio


International Journal of
Adaptive, Resilient, and Autonomic Systems

E-mail: vincenzo.deflorio at




Kind regards,


Vincenzo De Florio.
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