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.


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Conference Companion

For your convenience, we have posted the Conference Companion as a pdf file on the conference web site. The Conference Companion includes all relevant practical information about the conference including conference program, conference venue & important addresses, room plans, meeting points and maps for the welcome reception and social event, etc. You will receive a printed version at the registration desk as part of the conference bag.


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Why is Würzburg so popular?


Many people come visit time and time again, not because of the location alongside the Main River and the ease of getting here. No, it has everything to do with the unique atmosphere that simply makes you feel good.


It’s a special mix of culture and ambiance, of world heritage and wine festivals, of modern and classical music, of avant-garde and age-old traditions, of sciences and party atmosphere that makes this town so popular. The stunning historical architecture provides the perfect setting for everything Würzburg has to offer. There are many hotels and restaurants that are looking forward to your visit. Enjoy a glass of Franconian wine or great food before and after the event of your choice.