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Full paper accepted at the SASO 2015

Our paper, entitled Self-organising Zooms for Decentralised Redundancy Management in Visual Sensor Networks by Lukas Esterle, Bernhard Rinner and Peter R. Lewis, has been accepted for publication as full paper at this years International Conference on Self-adatpive and Self-organising Systems (SASO).

The conference will be in Boston this year and I am looking forward to present our work there!

… and accepted!

The best things come in threes…Computer_0715

Yesterday evening we received the acceptance notification from the guest-editors for an upcoming special issue on Self-aware & Self-expressive Computing Systems for the IEEE Computer Magazine. The paper entitled Self-aware and Self-expressive Camera Networks. The special issue by the guest editors Jim Tørresen (University of Oslo), Christain Plessl (University of Paderborn), and Xin Yao (The University of Birmingham) is expected to be published in July 2015.

Accepted! Accepted!

Last Tuesday was quite a good day for getting papers accepted.

After a very long endeavor we finally received the acceptance notification for our submission to the special issue called ‘SASO 2013: Selected, Revised and Extended Best Papers’ in the ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems.  The paper is called Static, Dynamic and Adaptive Heterogeneity in Distributed Smart Camera Networks. The guest editors of this special issue are Jeremy Pitt from the Imperial College, London in the UK and Tom Holvoet from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium.

Furthermore we were happy to receive another acceptance notification for an article submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT). The working title of this article is Dynamic Reconfiguration in Camera Networks: a short survey and will be available as a full featured article in an upcoming issue of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Techonolgy.

European Project Successfully Completed

The European FP7 FET-PROACTIVE project EPiCS (Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems), which I was working on the last four years, has been successfully completed with the final review on October 14th. After receiving excellent ratings in the last three years, we are eagerly awaiting our fourth year rating.
In collaboration with the University of Paderborn (coordinator), University of Birmingham, Imperial College, University of Oslo, ETH Zurich, Airbus and AIT we worked towards novel approaches in self-awareness and self-expression.

For a node to be Self-aware requires it to monitor its internal state and process this information locally. Additionally, each node in a larger system has to have knowledge about its immediate environment to determine how it is perceived by other parts of the system. Optionally it possesses knowledge about its role and the corresponding importance of this role; likely effects of potential future actions / decisions; and historical knowledge previous actions and events.
Self-expression on the other hand is based on the nodes self-awareness and allows it to assert its behaviour upon itself or other nodes. (Peter Lewis et al. A Survey of Self-Awareness and Its Application in Computing Systems. SASO 2011)