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ICCASA 2012 : International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications


When Nov 26, 2012 - Nov 27, 2012
Where Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Submission Deadline Jun 16, 2012
Notification Due Aug 17, 2012
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2012
Categories    computer science   computational intelligence   artificial intelligence   autonomic computing

Call For Papers


One of hot topics in ICT is currently undergoing rapid advancements and emerging on the spot as one of the priority research areas, whose research activities are booming recently: context-aware systems (CAS), which is primarily inspired by the human autonomic nervous system. CAS is characterized by its self-* facets such as self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection and so on whose context-awareness used to dynamically control computing and networking functions. The overall goal of CAS is to realize nature-inspired autonomic systems that can manage themselves without direct human interventions. Meeting this grand challenge of CAS requires a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to context-aware systems. To this end, ICCASA 2012 organizers welcome participation and contributions from those working or interested in the intersection of approaches for supporting context-aware systems.


The ICCASA 2012sponsored by ICST (a member of EAI) and NTT University (NTTU) is a place for highly original ideas about how CAS is going to shape networked computing systems of the future. Hence, it focuses on rigorous approaches and cutting-edge solutions which break new ground in dealing with the properties of context-awareness. Its purpose is to make a formal basis more accessible to researchers, scientists, professionals and students as well as developers and practitioners in ICT by providing them with state-of-the-art research results, applications, opportunities and future trends.


Original papers are solicited for the ICCASA 2012. In particular, theoretical contributions should be formally stated and justified, and practical applications should be based on their firm formal basis. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundamentals of Context-aware systems:
Context-aware models
Context-aware control
Context-aware algorithms
Context-aware networks
Context-aware computing
Context-awareness calculi
Context-awareness representation
Context-awareness-based systems
Logic in context-awareness
Context-awareness reasoning
Formal methods of context-awareness
Context-awareness-based optimization and swarm Intelligence
Knowledge-based awareness

Context-aware Communications:
Routing, transport, and reliability issues of context-aware systems
Techniques for data dissemination and replication in context-aware systems
Applications and middleware support, mobile social networking applications
Mobility models and statistical analysis of mobility traces
Context and social awareness mechanisms and algorithms
Co-existence of opportunistic networks with infrastructure mobile wireless networks
Service composition in autonomic and opportunistic networks
Cognition-driven information processing and decision making
Performance modeling, scaling laws, and fundamental limits for autonomic and opportunistic communications
Game-theoretic insights to the operation of autonomic and opportunistic networks
Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks
Trust, security, and reputation -Autonomic and opportunistic communication testbeds and prototypes, measurement data from real experiments
Socio-economic models for autonomic and opportunistic communications

Context-aware Technologies:
Context-aware information retrieval
Context-aware profiling, clustering and collaborative filtering
Machine learning for context-aware information retrieval and ontology learning
Context-aware e-learning/tutoring
Ubiquitous and context-aware computing
Use of context-aware technologies in UI/HCI
Context-aware advertising
Recommendations for mobile users
Context-awareness in portable devices
Context-aware services
Social Agents and Avatars
Emotion and Personality
Virtual Humans
Autonomous Actors
Awareness-based Animation
Social and Conversational Agents
Inter-Agent Communication
Social Behavior
Crowd Simulation
Understanding Human Activity
Memory and Long-term Interaction


Official conference proceedings of ICCASA 2012 will appear in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) series jointly published by ICST and Springer and indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI, CrossRef and Zentralblatt Math. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the paper management system CONFY using the link on conference web site. There are two options for the submissions, either a full paper or a short paper. We decided to allow the submission of short papers in order to accommodate the most recent research outcomes. The submissions should be formatted with single-spaced, single-column pages using on A4 or letter pages in Springer LNICST style format. The maximum number of pages is 10 for full papers. Authors should submit a 4-page single-column manuscript for short papers. The camera-ready version of an accepted full (short) paper cannot exceed 10 (4) pages. Detailed formatting and submission instructions will be available on the conference web site. All accepted papers will appear in Springer LNICST proceedings only if at least one of the authors attends to present the paper.


All papers, but particularly those nominated for the Best Paper competition, will be automatically considered for publication in an expanded form in the special issues of Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journal (SCIE-indexed), LNCS Transactions on Computational Science (Springer) and International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (Inderscience).

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