The Second International Workshop on Self-adaptability and Self-management of Context-aware Systems

SELF 2007

June 19-25, 2007 - Athens, Greece

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This workshop is part of ICAS 2007.


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Submit a paper using the same page as the ICAS 2007 conference.

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Call for Papers:

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)

  • Novel approaches to modeling and representing context adaptability, self-adaptability, and self-manageability
  • Models of computation for self-management context-aware systems
  • Use of MDA/MDD (Model Driven Architecture / Model Driven Development) for context-aware systems
  • Design methods for self-adaptable context-aware systems
  • Applications of advanced modeling languages to context self-adaptability
  • Methods for managing adding context to existing systems and context-conflict free systems
  • Architectures and middleware models for self-adaptable context-aware systems
  • Models of different adaptation and self-adaptation mechanisms (component-based adaptation approach, aspect oriented approach, etc.)
  • System stability in the presence of context inconsistency
  • Learning and self-adaptability of context-aware systems 
  • Business considerations and organizational modeling of self-adaptable context-aware systems
  • Performance evaluation of self-adaptable context-aware systems
  • Scalability of self-adaptable context-aware systems  


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.

Important deadlines

Submission deadline December 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 13, 2007
Registration and camera ready March 30 , 2007

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 using “ICAS’07 SELF” in the email subject.

Panel proposals

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 using “ICAS’07 SELF” in the email subject.


TPC Members:

Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland

Guy Bernard, INT, France
Abdel Boulmakoul, HPLabs - Bristol, UK
Arnaud Casteigts, LABRI, France
Serge Chaumette, Université Bordeaux 1, France
Paul Couderc, IRISA, France
Laurie Cuthbert,  Queen Mary, University of London, UK,
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA // Concordia University, Canada
Frank Eliassen , University of Oslo, Norway
M. Muztaba Faud, Montana State University, USA
Alois Ferscha, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Ziny Flikop, Scientist
Jacqueline Floch, SINTEF, Norway
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
Simone Grassi, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dominic Greenwood, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland
Il'ya S. Kabak ,  Stankin Moscow State Technological University, Russia
John Keeney, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
David Lewis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Johannes Mayer, Ulm University, Germany
Pat Martin, Queen's University Kingston, Canada
Masayuki Murata, Osaka University Suita, Japan
Roel Ocampo, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Stefan Paal, Fraunhofer, Germany
George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Gerard Parr, University of Ulster- Coleraine, UK
Martin Randles, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Chantal Taconet, INT, France
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK
Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan
Zhao Yong-quan, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Martin Zach, Siemens AG, Austria


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICAS 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICAS 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

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Registration Form:

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Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICAS 2007.


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Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICAS 2007.


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