Important, last minute change: due to expected high temperatures, main conference and workshops location have changed to ENSE3 building (places with air conditioning). Check the new locations in this page.

ICAC is the leading conference on autonomic computing techniques, foundations, and applications. Large-scale systems of all types, such as data centers, computer clouds, smart cities, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks, and embedded or pervasive environments, are becoming increasingly complex and burdensome for people to manage. Autonomic computing systems reduce this burden by managing their own behavior in accordance with high-level goals. In autonomic systems, resources and applications are managed to maximize performance and minimize cost, while maintaining predictable and reliable behavior in the face of varying workloads, failures, and malicious threats. Achieving self-management requires and motivates research that spans a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, including distributed systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, modeling, control theory, optimization, planning, decision theory, user interface design, data management, software engineering, emergent behavior analysis, and bio-inspired computing. ICAC brings together researchers and practitioners from disparate disciplines, application domains and perspectives, enabling them to discover and share underlying commonalities in their approaches to making resources, applications and systems more autonomic.


The website of ICAC’16 is available : http://icac2016.uni-wuerzburg.de/

ICAC '16

Important dates

Paper Submission January 29, 2015
Notification of acceptance April 15, 2015
Final papers due May 1, 2015
Conference July 07-10, 2015


All deadline times are 23:59 UTC/GMT -12h, Baker Island

Accepted Papers

The list of accepted papers is available here


Check out the awards distributed during the conference.


ICAC 2015 has feature five keynote talks:

  • Prof. Jeremy Pitt (Imperial College London): Governance, Justice and Paradox in Self-Organising Rule-Oriented Systems
  • Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois): The Social Frontier for Autonomic Systems
  • Dr. Alexander Keller (IBM): A Service Provider Perspective of the past 12 Years of Autonomic Computing
  • Dr. Lee Brownston (NASA): From Pixels to Planets
  • Prof. Christian Müller-Schloer (Leibniz Universität Hannover): The Holonic Agent – a building block for systems of systems

For more information see the keynotes page.

Instructions to authors

Instructions to authors are available on the dedicated page.


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