Context-aware, Autonomous and Smart Architecture Workshop
co-located with the 14th European Conference on Software Architecture
14-18 September, 2020, L'Aquila, Italy


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 Special Issue on Software Architectures for Context-Aware Smart Systems related to the previous two editions of the workshop is available online.

We are please to announce that Prof. Paolo Ceravolo from Universita' degli Studi di Milano will give the invited talk entitled "Handling Conflicting Requirements: a Primer".

CASA@ECSA 2020 invites extended abstracts (2-4 pages) related to how and why smartness, autonomy, context-awareness of software systems is or should be influenced, changed, improved in the era of COVID 19. We are all in smart working, smart learning, smart surviving, so how this new situation is or will be reflected in the software solutions? Potential authors are encouraged to submit their thoughts, analysis, and proposals concerning the current and future trends in this area in this era.


The CASA 2020 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

Papers submission: June, 24th, 2020 - Extended: new deadline: June 30th, 2020
Notification: July, 10th, 2020
Camera ready: July, 17th, 2020

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Submission Guidelines

The workshop invites two types of submissions:

All the papers must be written in English and should follow Springer format available at the Spinger web site as indicated also at: ECSA 2020 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 ECSA2020 Companion by Springer.

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:


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Workshop Program:


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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
MariaGrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy --- Email: mariagrazia.fugini at
Patrizio Pelliccione, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden and University of L'Aquila, Italy --- Email: patrizio.pelliccione at
Genaína Nunes Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brasil --- Email: genaina at

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Program Committee

Rodrigo Bonacin, Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer, Brasil
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
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
Fatiha Saïs, Université Paris Sud, France
Ramon Salvador Valles, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
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 2020 Submission Site

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ECSA 2020 Registration

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ECSA 2020 Venue

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