Context-aware, Autonomous and Smart Architecture Workshop
co-located with the 12th European Conference on Software Architecture
24-28 September, 2018, Madrid, Spain


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.

NEWS: KEYNOTE - "Data-Driven Context-Aware Architecting: an Experience in the Context of Cyber-Physical Space", by Henry Muccini, University of L'Aquila, Italy

NEWS: There is an open CFP for a Special Issue on Software Architectures for Context-Aware Smart Systems in the Information and Software Technology Journal (impact factor: 2.694, SCImago: Q1) related to the topics of the workshop


The CASA 2018 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 until June, 18th, 2018
Paper notification: July, 3rd, 2018
Camera ready: July, 12th, 2018

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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 ECSA2018 Companion by ACM.

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:

9:00 - 9:05 Welcome and Opening

9:05 -10:00 Keynote "Data-Driven Context-Aware Architecting: an Experience in the Cyber-Physical Space" by Henry Muccini

10:00 - 11:00 First Session: Towards the Edge - Chair: Claudia Raibulet

10:00 - 10:30 Jakob Mass, Chii Chang, Satish Srirama: Context-aware Edge Process Management for Mobile Thing-to-Fog Environment. SLIDES

10:00 - 10:30 Petr Hnetynka, Petr Kubat, Rima Al Ali, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Danylo Khalyeye: Guaranteed Latency Applications in Edge-Cloud Environment. SLIDES

11:00 -11:30 Break

11:30 - 13:00 Second Session: Models and patterns - Chair: Tomas Bures

11:30 - 12:00 Aurora Macías, Elena Navarro: An Integrated Approach for Context-Aware Development. SLIDES

12:00 - 12:30 Rima Al-Ali, Robert Heinrich, Petr Hnetynka, Adrian Juan-Verdejo, Stephan Seifermann, Maximilian Walter: Modeling of Dynamic Trust Contracts for Industry 4.0 Systems. SLIDES

12:30 - 13:00 Mohammad Sharaf, Henry Muccini, Apurvanand Sahay, A Comparative Analysis of Self-Adaptive Patterns in Cyber-Physical Systems

13:00 -14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Breakout groups of about 5-8 persons - on research topics and questions

15:30 -16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:30 Final Discussion & Planning CASA2018

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Workshop Organizers

Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy --- Email: raibulet at
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France --- Email: khalil at
Tomáš Bureš, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic --- Email: bures at
MariaGrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy --- Email: fugini at
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden --- Email: patrizio.pelliccione at
Genaína Nunes Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brasil --- Email: genaina at

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Program Committee

Tomáš Bureš, Charles University, Czech Republic
Ovidiu Constantin, Oracle, Italy
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Liliana Dobrica, POLITEHNICA Universiy, Romania
Khalil Drira, University of Toulouse, France
Cédric Eichler, INSA Bourge, France
Paolo Falcarin, University of East London, UK
Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Henry Muccini, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Genaina Nunes Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brasil
Romina Spalazzese, Malmö University, Sweden
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 2018 Submission Site

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ECSA 2018 Registration

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ECSA 2018 Venue

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