Call for papers and participation in the OC-DDC and Spring School

The Third International

 "Organic Computing Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium"
OC-DDC 2015

 as joint event with

Second International Spring School on
"Trustworthy Self-Organising Systems"

University of Augsburg, Computer Science Building, Room N 2045


The 2015 edition of the Doctoral Dissertation Colloquium (DDC) as a joint event with TSOS Spring School is organised by

It will take place in Augsburg, Germany from Monday, June 8th to Wednesday, June 10th.

Details on the joint event are available at:

Details on the OC-Trust Research Unit are available at:

We invite applications from PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies on Organic Computing, Self-Organisation, Trustyworthy Systems and related research topics.


Registration without paper is possible.
Please contact Dr. Sven Tomforde via e-mail:


Preliminary Programme:

Monday, 8th of June (Main Campus, Building N (Compute Science), Room 2045): Tuesday, 9th of June: Wednesday, 10th of June: Talks and presentations: Location can be found in the university's map:

Colloquium theme:

The intent of the DDC is to bring together PhD students who have their research focus within the broader Organic Computing community and will not have defended their thesis before June 2015. The main goal of this colloquium is to foster excellence in OC-related research by providing students feedback and advice that are particularly relevant to their doctoral studies and career development. Each participant will take part in the colloquium organisation and the review process for the other participants. This time the DDC is complemented by the TSOS Spring School. The spring school is organized by the Research Unit "Trustworthy Organic Computing Systems (OC-Trust)" and will provide a frame for discussing current approaches in the context of technical trust in Organic Computing. Therefore, two keynote speakers will present current research in the field, which is supplemented by a tutorial on related concepts. Speakers will be available during the OC-DDC and participate in the feedback process for PhD students. Details on the speaker will be available as soon as possible (see website).


The schedule includes:

PhD students are invited to participate by submitting an extended abstract of up to 6 pages (written in English, in Springer's LNCS style). The colloquium will give participants the opportunity to present their ongoing research in a friendly forum. They will obtain valuable feedback from colloquium attendees in a constructively critical and informal atmosphere.

After the OC-DDC, each participant will be invited to prepare a book chapter for an edited book. The book of the DDC's 2014 edition is available at:


Important Dates:



Submission of 6 pages extended abstract (or short paper)


Colloquium Details:




Programme Committee:

    (further PC member pending)