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The Sixth International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems
With an Emphasis on Advanced Distributed Transportation Systems
Wednesday April 9 - Friday April 11, 2003
Pisa, Italy.

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The  conference  will  feature a top quality technical program including exciting keynote addresses, panel sessions, a one-day workshop and a fast abstract session.


  • 2001 Kanai Award:
Alfred Z. Spector
VP of IBM Research Center, USA
  • 2002 Kanai Award:
Steve S. Yau
Arizona State University, USA
  • Keynote addresses:
David L. Cohn
Director, e-Business Solutions & Autonomic Computing
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center,
Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
"Autonomic Computing"

Yoshio Ishida
Executive Vice President, General Director,
East Japan Railway Company, Japan
"Strategic Railway Systems with Using ADS Technologies"

Martyn Thomas
Chairman, FirstEarth Ltd., Visiting Professor of Software Engineering,
Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK.
"The Modest Software Engineer"

  • Panel session:
The Future of Autonomous Decentralized Systems

  • Workshop
European Research on Middleware and Architectures for Complex and Embedded Cooperative Systems
  •  a Panel session
Uncertain, dynamic, out of control ? Coordination and Cooperation in Next Generation Systems
  • Fast abstract session