Autonomic and Trusted Computing
Welcome to the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Au- nomicand TrustedComputing (ATC 2006)which washeld in Wuhan andThree Gorges, China, September 3-6, 2006. Computing systems including hardware, software, communication and n- works are growing with ever increasing scale and heterogeneity, and becoming overly complex. The complexity is getting more critical along with ubiquitous permeation of embedded devices and other pervasive systems. To cope with the growing and ubiquitous complexity, autonomic computing focuses on se- manageablecomputingandcommunicationsystemsthatperformself-awareness, self-con?guration, self-optimization, self-healing, self-protection and other se- ware operations to the maximum extent possible without human intervention or guidance. Anyautonomicsystemmustbetrustworthyto avoidtheriskoflosingcontrol and to retain con?dence that the system will not fail. Trust and/or distrust - lationships in the Internet and pervasive infrastructure-based global computing exist universally in the course of dynamic interaction and cooperation of various users, systems and services. Trusted computing targets computing and com- nication systems as well as services that are available, predictable, traceable, controllable, assessable, sustainable, dependable, persist-able, security/privacy protect-able, etc. A series of grand challenges exist to achieve practical se- manageable autonomic systems with truly trustworthy services.