Pervasive services and mobile computing are emerging as the next computing paradigm in which infrastructure and services are seamlessly available anywhere, anytime, and in any format. This move to a mobile and pervasive environment raises new opportunities and demands on the underlying systems. In particular, they need to be adaptive, self-adaptive, and context-aware.
Adaptive and self-management context-aware systems are difficult to create, they must be able to understand context information and dynamically change their behavior at runtime according to the context. Context information can include the user location, his preferences, his activities, the environmental conditions and the availability of computing and communication resources. Dynamic reconfiguration of the context-aware systems can generate inconsistencies as well as integrity problems, and combinatorial explosion of possible variants of these systems with a high degree of variability can introduce great complexity.
All these points pose considerable technical challenges and make self-adaptable context-aware systems costly to implement. These technical challenges lead the context-aware system developers to use improved and new concepts for specifying and modeling these systems to ensure quality and to reduce the development effort and costs.
This workshop focuses on the emerging methodologies that enable the design of context-aware computing systems, which usually operate in dynamically changing environments, focusing on adaptability and self-adaptability. It includes design of system architectures and infrastructures that are needed for managing and using context, how to model and represent self-adaptable contexts and how to model adaptive and self-adaptive systems.
We also welcome people willing to present adaptive design systems that can be used as a basis for case studies to be expanded during the workshop to drive discussion. Depending on the number of submitted design systems, the afternoon will may be split into a small demo session followed by a design exercise session. For the design session, the attendees will be split into smaller groups, each group studying and proposing extensions to one of the presented system.
TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTHORS
The SELF 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.
Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.
Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.
Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org using “ICAS’07 SELF” in the email subject.
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. Please send your proposals to email@example.com using “ICAS’07 SELF” in the email subject.
Guy Bernard, INT, France
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