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COST ACROSS SUMMER SCHOOL 2016, Opatija, Croatia, 27-31 may 2016

“Autonomous Control for Reliable Future Networks and Services”

Modern society is increasingly dependent on ICT systems that tend to evolve into global systems of systems, providing its services based on virtualization technologies to end users. The paradigm shift to Internet of Services (IoS) provisioned on the interconnected Cloud infrastructures opens up numerous possibilities combining and integrating the functionality of a multitude of services offered by third parties. These services are deployed and provisioned automatically and may form large scale service chains upon end user requests. Current technologies are lacking effective networking management mechanisms to cope with these large scale service chains. Dynamically and autonomously provisioned service chains interconnect computational (compute and storage) resources across system of systems, often transferring unpredictable streams of big data. At the same time, modern software and service engineering approaches offer unlimited innovation opportunities in new and open development environments. In this context the challenge is to guarantee quality and reliability of services satisfying the end users expectations.

Organization and dates:
The Summer School is organized as part of the EU COST Action IC 1304 “Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services” (ACROSS). The Action is focused on development of autonomous control methods and algorithms for a reliable, quality-aware and efficient IoS. The International Summer School will take place from 27th May to 31st May 2016, in Opatija, Croatia.

Special session at MIPRO 2016
The Summer School is co-located with the MIPRO 2016 conference MIPRO 2016. At the conference a special session for PhD students and early-career researchers working in the ACROSS project focus will be organized.  Aim of the special session is to provide the opportunity to Summer School participants to discuss their thesis project idea and early results. We welcome short papers with 6 page limit in IEEE format. Papers will be published in IEEE eXplore and indexed in Scopus database.

Organizing Committee

  • Tihana Galinac Grbac, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Hans van den Berg, TNO / University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Rob van der Mei, CWI/ VU University, Netherlands


  • Joost Bosman, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Netherlands
  • Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Ognjen Dobrijević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tihana Galinac Grbac, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Darko Huljenić, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Croatia
  • Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Tomislav Pavić, Croatian Telecom, Croatia
  • Francesco Lo Presti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Lea Skorin Kapov, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Denis Trček, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Thomas Zinner, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Miroslav Živković, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer school web site:


COST ACROSS TF-workshop, Amsterdam, 25-26 February 2016

Location and time: CWI, Science Park 123, 1098XG Amsterdam, February 25-26, 2016

We have planned three types of meetings:

  1. A plenary meeting in which the TF leaders give a 5-minute update of the status of the TFs.
  2. Parallel TF-meetings for technical discussions.
  3. Plenary technical presentations of 15-20 minutes each.



COST-ACROSS Industry Day on May 13, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland

The COST-ACROSS industry day will be held on May 13, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.

Program COST ACROSS Industry Day – Warsaw 13 May 2016

Further details to be announced.

Next ACROSS WG and MC meeting on May 11-12, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland

The next ACROSS WG1-3 and MC-meeting will be held May 11-12 in Warsaw, Poland. Further details will be provided in due time.