Context-aware, Autonomous and Smart Architecture Workshop
co-located with the 17th European Conference on Software Architecture
18th-22th September, 2023, Istanbul, Turkey


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 first Special Issue on Software Architectures for Context-Aware Smart Systems related to the first two editions CASA2017 and CASA 2018 of the workshop is available online.

The second Special Issue on Software Architectures for Smart and Adaptive Systems (SASAS) in the Information and Software Technology Journal related to the third edition of the workshop CASA 2020 is available online.


The CASA 2023 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:

  • software architectures: surveys, issues, challenges, comparisons;
  • architecture frameworks;
  • architecture description languages;
  • models, standards, and techniques;
  • model-driven engineering approaches;
  • CASA and Big Data, Internet-of-Things, Machine Learning;
  • local, edge, cloud computing;
  • autonomous, self-adaptive, and coordination;
  • real-time/latency-awareness;
  • social and technological issues;
  • evolution and maintenance issues;
  • privacy, safety, security, cyber-physical issues;
  • testing and evaluation;
  • software architectures in CASA case studies and applications (e.g., healthcare, banking, fintech, human resources management, agriculture, education);
  • teaching software architectures;
  • current practices and open topics in ongoing and developed projects.

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Important Dates

Abstract submission: June 23rd, 2023 July 7th, 2023
Paper submission: June 30th, 2023 July 7th, 2023
Notification: July 28th, 2023
Camera ready: August 4th, 2023

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Submission Guidelines

The workshop invites two types of submissions:

  • full research and experience papers, presenting novel contributions concerning the architectural aspects of context-aware, autonomous, and smart solutions; the length of full/experience workshop papers shall be maximum 12 pages plus 2 pages only for references;
  • short and position papers, presenting promising preliminary results from work-in-progress or research challenges in software architectures for context-aware, autonomous, and smart solutions; the length of short/position workshop papers shall be maximum 8 pages plus 2 pages only for references;

All the papers must be written in English and should follow the Spriger LNCS style available at this 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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ECSA 2023 will use a two-step process for workshop proceedings.
Online proceedings (available before the start of the conference) will include all the accepted papers of the workshops and will be published online on the ECSA 2023 web page (no proceedings). The accepted papers will be accessible only by the ECSA 2023 workshop participants and the format should conform to Springer LNCS style.
After the conference, we will organise post-proceedings of selected and extended papers of workshops that will be published in a Springer LNCS volume (up to 16 pages). Workshop papers submitted for the post-proceedings will undergo a minor revision cycle where the extensions with respect to the workshop versions will be checked by the reviewers.

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Accepted Papers:

Hendrik Jilderda and Claudia Raibulet. "MAPE-K based Guidelines for Reactive and Proactive Self-Adaptive Systems".

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September 18th, 2023. 09:00 - 10:30 CASA 2023 and DE&I (Joint Event). Room: Yeşil Salon

09:00 - 09:30 Hendrik Jilderda and Claudia Raibulet. "MAPE-K based Guidelines for Reactive and Proactive Self-Adaptive Systems".

09:30 - 10:00 Giordano d'Aloisio, Andrea D'Angelo, Francesca Marzi, Diana Di Marco, Giovanni Stilo, Antinisca Di Marco. "Data-Driven Analysis of Gender Fairness in the Software Engineering Academic Landscape".

10:00 - 10:30 Razieh Alidoosti, Martina De Sanctis, Ludovico Iovino, Patricia Lago, Maryam Razavian. "Stakeholder Inclusion and Value Diversity: An Evaluation Using an Access Control System".

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Workshop Organizers

Khalil Drira, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, LAAS, F-31400, Toulouse, France --- Email: khalil at
Riccardo Pinciroli, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy --- Email: riccardo.pinciroli at

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Workshop Steering Committee

Claudia Raibulet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam --- Email: c.raibulet at
Genaína Nunes Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brasil --- Email: genaina at
Martina De Sanctis, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy --- Email: martina.desanctis at

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Program Committee

Michel Albonico, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Fahed Alkhabbas, Malmö University, Sweden
Ricardo Caldas, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Mirko D'Angelo, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Martina De Sanctis, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Amleto Di Salle, European University of Rome, Italy
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Cédric Eichler, INSA Centre Val de Loire, France
Pasqualina Potena, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden
Claudia Raibulet, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Luciana Rebelo, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Genaina Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brasil
Patrizia Scandurra, University of Bergamo, Italy
Ramon Salvador Vallès, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Thierry Villemur, LAAS-CNRS, France

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