1st Workshop on Autopoiesis Perspective on Information, Communication and Social Systems (APICSS’16)

Gdansk, Poland, 11 - 14 September, 2016

The main scope of the workshop is to present the latest advances of autopoietic systems in heterogeneous fields.

The workshop would cover the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies and systems, and its aim is to bring together specialists to exchange ideas and promote fruitful discussions on:

  • self-organizing into desirable structure and patterns;
  • self-configuration following high level specification;
  • self-optimization to adapt to changing environment without direct human input;
  • self-healing to recover from faults;
  • self-protection against malicious attacks.


The topics and areas include, but are not limited to:

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Information Systems:

  • auto-configuration,
  • viable systems,
  • adaptability, learning and self-production of information systems,
  • QoS (Quality of Service) for self-producting systems,
  • self-organizing geographic connectivity maps,
  • self-organizing artificial intelligence.
  • self-tuning databases.

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Communication Systems:

  • evolutionary networks,
  • interacting autonomous systems,
  • self-maintained networks,
  • self-organizing data visualization,
  • policy-based self-management.

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Social Systems:

  • virtual organizations,
  • socio-economic cybernetics,
  • self-organizing social networks.

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Moreover, journal Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly could be considered for extended versions of the workshop papers.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.



Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 30, 2015
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: December 15, 2015
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): May 09 2016 23:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
  • Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
  • Final version of paper submission: July 04, 2016
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
  • Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

FedCSIS is organized by


Under auspices of

Minister of Science and Higher Education
Jarosław Gowin

Minister of Digital Affairs
Anna Streżyńska

Prezydent Miasta Gdyni
Wojciech Szczurek
Prezydent Miasta Gdańsk
Paweł Adamowicz

Rector of Gdansk University of Technology
prof. dr hab. inż. Henryk Krawczyk