Context-aware, Autonomous and Smart Architecture Workshop
co-located with the 11th European Conference on Software Architecture
11-15 September, 2017, Canterbury, UK


NEWS: Special Issue on Software Architectures for Context-Aware Smart Systems in the Information and Software Technology Journal (impact factor: 2.694, SCImago: Q1).

News: Workshop Program now available here. And also the presentations of the accepted papers, including Tomas' keynote presentation.

News: Invited speaker: Tomas Bures. Topic: Autonomic component ensembles for dynamic evolving architectures of context aware smart systems.

Software is becoming more and more aware of its current execution context. Decisions traditionally made at design time are moved at run-time to enhance the services offered by the software to its users. Furthermore, software reasons about the execution environments and its internal status to enhance the functionality provided by its users. Some of the keywords that characterize the software today are: context-aware, dynamic, autonomous, smart, adaptive, self-managed.

In this context, the Context-aware, Autonomous, and Smart Architectures (CASA) workshop aims to address the issues and challenges raised by the design, implementation, and evaluation of software systems characterized by the above-mentioned keywords. Novel design and development approaches are needed to face the new issues raised by such systems. New solutions are expected to address properly the trade-offs among the various quality attributes characterizing these systems. Or, existing architectural solutions should be adapted and improved to meet the evolving and dynamic requirements of context-aware, autonomous, and smart systems.

The workshop aims to bring together software engineers and computer scientists, researchers, practitioners and educators to discuss and exchanges results, case studies, experiences, novel approaches and visionary ideas concerning software architectures for context-aware, autonomous, and smart solutions.


The CASA 2017 workshop is interested in all the topics concerning the architectural aspects in Context-aware, Autonomous, and Smart (CASA) solutions. Please find below several examples of possible topics:

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Important Dates

Paper submission EXTENDED: July, 5th, 2017
Paper notification EXTENDED: July, 21st, 2017
Camera ready: July, 24th, 2017

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Submission Guidelines

The workshop invites two types of submissions:

All the papers must be written in English. All the submitted papers should follow the ACM ICPS proceedings templates available at: ACM web site .

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of Program/Organizing Committee (or their sub-reviewers) and selection of accepted papers will be based on relevance, quality and originality of the submitted papers. For each accepted paper, at least one of the (co)author(s) is expected to be present at the workshop and to present the paper.

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All the accepted papers will be published in the ECSA2017 Companion by ACM ICPS.

We plan to invite the accepted papers to a special issue on the topics of the workshop in a journal. More information will be soon provided.

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Accepted Papers

Research papers:

Position papers:

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Workshop Program

9:15 - 9:30 Welcome and Opening

9:30 - 10:30 Keynote: Tomas Bures: Autonomic component ensembles for dynamic evolving architectures of context aware smart systems. SLIDES

10:30 -11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30 First Session: Mobile Systems - Chair: Claudia Raibulet

11:00 - 11:30 Mai Abusair, Antinisca Di Marco, Paola Inverardi: An Empirical Approach for Determining Context of Mobile Systems SLIDES

11:30 - 12:00 Anna Reale, Melinda Tóth, Zoltán Horváth: Towards Context Aware Computations Offloading in 5G. SLIDES

12:00 - 12:30 Round Discussion

12:30 -14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Second Session: Context-Aware Systems - Chair Khalil Drira

14:00 - 14:30 Mai Abusair, Mohammad Sharaf, Henry Muccini, Paola Inverardi: Adaptation for Situational-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems Driven by Energy Consumption and Human Safety. SLIDES

14:30 - 15:00 Bahtijar Vogel, Dimitrios Gkouskos: An Open Architecture Approach: Towards Common Design Principles for an IoT Architecture. SLIDES

15:00 - 15:30 Final Discussion & Planning CASA2018

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Workshop Organizers

Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy --- Email: raibulet at
MariaGrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy --- Email: fugini at
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France --- Email: khalil at
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden --- Email: patrizio.pelliccione at
Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany --- Email:
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, UK --- Email:
Christian Prehofer, fortiss GmbH and Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany --- Email:

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Program Committee

Mahdi Ben Alaya, Sensinov, France
Ovidiu Constantin, Oracle, Italy
Liliana Dobrica, POLITEHNICA Universiy, Romania
Khalil Drira, University of Toulouse, France
Ernö Kovacs, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Ernesto Exposito, University of Pau, France
Paolo Falcarin, University of East London, UK
Maria Grazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA, France
Henry Muccini, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
Stefano Mussino, ReDiX Informatica s.r.l., Italy
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Marie Christin Platenius, Paderborn University, Germany
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Romina Spalazzese, Malmö University, Sweden
Vera Stavroulaki, Wings ICT Solutions Ltd., Greece
Thierry Villemur, University of Toulouse and LAAS-CNRS, France

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Submission Site

Please follow the link to submit your contribution: CASA@ECSA 2017 Submission Site

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ECSA 2017 Registration

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ECSA 2017 Venue

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