2nd Awareness Summer School (AWASS 2013) on Self-Awareness and Autonomic Computing

by Andrea Vandin, April 17, 2013

2nd Awareness Summer School (AWASS 2013) on Self-Awareness and Autonomic Computing - Registration is still open


The 2nd Awareness Summer School (AWASS 2013)

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies

Lucca, Italy

June 24-28, 2013





The 2nd Awareness Summer School is aimed at graduate/PhD students, and researchers from different disciplines, this summer school will cover theoretical, practical, and technological issues related to autonomic self-awareness and its various facets.

The school is organized by the Awareness Coordination Action (CA), that supports research under the FP7 FET Proactive Initiative, in particular within the research projects ASCENS (Autonomic Service-Component Ensembles), EPICS ( Engineering Proprioception in Computing Systems), ORGANIC COMPUTING (Organic Computing Initiative), RECOGNITION (Relevance and cognition for self-awareness in a content-centric Internet), SAPERE (Self-aware Pervasive Service Ecosystems), SYMBRION (Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms), and CoCoRo (Collective Cognitive Robots)



Alan Winfield, UWE Bristol

Why Robots may need to be self-aware, before we can really trust them 

Martin Wirsing, LMU Munich

Towards Systematically Engineering Ensemble 

Peter Lewis, University of Birmingham 

Types of Computational Self-awareness and How We Might Implement Them 

Mark Read, University of York

Capturing the Immune System: From the wet-lab to the robot, building better quality immune-inspired engineering solutions 

René Doursat, Drexel University

Morphogenetic Engineering: Reconciling Architecture and Self-Organization Through Programmable Complex Systems 

Case studies


Students will develop four case studies covering state of the art autonomic systems technologies.

Computational Self-awareness in Smart-Camera Networks

mentored by Lukas Esterle and Peter Lewis, University of Birmingham 

Underwater search and rescue using a swarm of robots

mentored by Mark Read, University of York

Robot Swarms as Ensembles of Cooperating Components

mentored by Annabelle Klarl and Martin Wirsing, LMU Munich

Ensemble-oriented programming of self-adaptive systems

mentored by Michele Loreti, University of Florence

PhD Doctoral Forum


The PhD forum is an opportunity for participants to present and discuss their work in a supportive environment, with other PhD students and experts in the field

Other Activities


* PhD poster session

* Plenty of opportunity for mentoring activities

* Team presentations and feedback



The small registration fee (130 British pounds, around 150 euros) includes:

* access to all summer school lectures and tutorials;

* all presentation slides;

* lunches and coffee breaks;

* summer school social events.

Registrations will be considered on a first-come, first serve manner.

Please register as soon as possible here: http://store.napier.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=224&modid=1&compid=1

Program coordinators


Nivea Ferreira and Mark Hoogendoorn, VU Amsterdam

Local organizers


Alberto Lluch Lafuente and Andrea Vandin IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca