Call for Papers

1st Workshop on Autonomous Software Systems - AutoSoft 2010

September, 27, 2010, Salvador – Brazil

Call for papers and Participation



Many systems no longer depend on the traditional human operator to achieve some or all of the complex properties and adaptable behavior patterns necessary to meet demanding operational situations. Prime drivers for this shift toward systems that comprise minimal or no human element are the benefits of enhanced system performance, reduced life cycle costs and the ability to operate in hazardous or remote environments.

In this sense, autonomous systems represent the next great step in the fusion of computing, sensing, and software to create intelligent systems capable of interacting with the complexities of the real world. The transition from passive to autonomous components turned software architectures into complex platforms that may contain many components that dynamically interact, and engage in complex coordination protocols. Transportation, aerospace, defense and finance are amongst some of the sectors shifting towards replacing the human operator by architectures and implementation technologies that are intended to provide overall system improvements.


An important goal of this workshop is to extend the state of the art in both engineering and application in the context of autonomous systems. The main idea is to bring together researchers and practitioners involved in the development of techniques and applications of Autonomous Software Systems, to discuss the latest developments, trends and innovations concerning the theory and practice of such software.

Topics of Interest
The workshop will encourage submissions related to all topics in the area of Autonomous Software Systems, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Agent-oriented software engineering
  • Agents and data mining
  • Agent systems
  • Agents for games
  • Autonomous systems and robotics
  • Domain-specific applications of autonomous software systems
  • Emergent intelligence for autonomous systems
  • Industry applications of autonomous software systems
  • Infrastructures and tools for autonomous systems
  • Multi-agent based simulation
  • Programming multiagent systems
  • Semantics for autonomous negotiation, orchestration, composition and execution
  • Service-oriented computing and autonomous software systems
  • Trust in autonomous societies
  • Verification of autonomous software

Format and Submissions

Authors are invited to submit technical, original papers that should not have been published or submitted to other workshops, journals or book chapters. We encourage authors to present novel ideas, critique of existing work, and practical studies and experiments related to autonomous software systems.

Technical papers should be submitted according to the SBC format. The papers should have at least 6 pages and must not exceed 10 A4 papes including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Submitted papers can be written in Portuguese or English and must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please follow the guidelines established by the Brazilian Computer Society.


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Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in conjunction of the CBSoft proceedings. Furthermore, the publication of a paper is subject to the registration of at least one of its authors to present it in the workshop.

Submit your paper here!