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Autonomous Control for Reliable Future Networks and Services


 27th MAY – 31st MAY 2016

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.

Specific topics that will be addressed are:

  • QoS aware Service Composition (incl. performance modelling and prediction)
  • Content Distribution in the Future Internet – Architectures, Traffic and Performance Aspects
  • QoS/QoE Monitoring and Management with SDN
  • Efficient Cloud Management
  • Security & Energy efficiency
  • Open Source for NFV

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. Please find more information on the following website:

Funding is available for PhD students and early-career researchers from Europe. Costs eligible for funding  are travel expenses and accommodation during the Summer School. Meals will be covered by local organization. Note that conference fee can not be covered from the ACROSS project funding. The MIPRO conference fee is 100 EUR for students including the conference banquet and access to all conference events.

Application procedure

Places are limited. Applications will be evaluated by the organizing committee. Up to 40 participants (PhD students and early-career researchers) from COST countries or near neighbor countries (list available at can be funded by COST Action IC1304. Other participants may attend at their own expense.

Please send your CV, a short statement of your current research topic and your interest in the summer school, and a supporting letter from your PhD supervisor or, in the case of early-career researchers, from a mentor, to Tihana Galinac Grbac ( If you want to request funding from COST Action IC1304 then please state this in your application and provide rough plan of expenses. Any enquiries can also be sent to Tihana Galinac Grbac.

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

Important dates

Summer School application and funding requests:

  • Application deadline: 25th April 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 29th April 2016
  • Summer school: 27th May – 31st May 2016

Paper submission for special session at MIPRO 2016:

  • Abstract deadline: 10th April 2016,  April 22, 2016
  • Paper submission deadline: 19th April 2016,  April 25,2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 1st May 2016, May 6, 2016
  • Special session: 1st June 2016 2016

Full information will be updated at:

Summer school web site:

ACROSS project web site:

MIPRO conference web site:



Talk schedule for ACROSS TF-workshop

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 leader give a 5-minute update of the status of the TF.
  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.

ACROSS workshop at ITC 27

COST ACROSS organizes a workshop “Engineering and Control for Reliable Cloud Services” co-located with ITC 27 in Ghent on September 11.

Slides can be found at

For more information, see

Joint COST-ACROSS and CLEEN2015 Workshop

organized and sponsored by COST-ACROSS. Paris, Monday 29 June, 2015 (Co-Located with EuCNC 2015).

Slides can be found at

See for the full program.

EuCNC 2015 Special Session on “QoS/QoE Monitoring and Management with SDN”

organized and sponsored by COST ACROSS. Paris, Tuesday 30 June 2015For further information see

1st ACROSS Open Workshop on Autonomous Control for the Internet of Services

Program 1st ACROSS Open Workshop – 15 April 2015