[ecoop-info] [CFP] 3rd Workshop on Context-aware Adaptation Mechanisms for Pervasive and Ubiquitous Services

Romain Rouvoy romain.rouvoy at lifl.fr
Thu Jan 21 09:48:56 CET 2010

3rd Workshop on Context-aware Adaptation Mechanisms for Pervasive and Ubiquitous Services (CAMPUS 2010)
June 2010 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

OVERVIEW. There is a huge market potential for mobile applications in Europe today. Most people already carry a mobile device of some sort wherever they go, and an increasingly diverse set of devices (PDAs, smart phones, GPS, etc.) are becoming widely available. Recently, service-orientations (e.g., OSGi, Spring, SCA) have evolved to address these highly dynamic environments. However, it is still technically difficult, using existing method and tool supports, to create such services-oriented applications. For example, the very large range of devices, types of infrastructure, ways in which it can change, situations in which users can find themselves, and the functions they want, introduce great complexity and pose considerable technical challenges. To overcome these difficulties, and promote the development and widespread deployment of innovative mobile applications, more and more projects are addressing the development of context-aware adaptation mechanisms for leveraging the development of mobile applications. These projects aims at providing simple but powerful integrated approaches to support the development of applications interacting in pervasive and ubiquitous environments. Thus, the CAMPUS workshop will focus on the promising approaches in the domain of context-aware adaptation mechanisms supporting the dynamic evolution of the execution context (e.g., network/device/service failures). 

This year, the workshop intends to encourage submissions related adaptation issues addressed by two emerging themes in the service computing community:
- "Sensor as a Service" relates to the integration of physical sensors into the service-oriented architectures in order to bridge the physical and virtual worlds and to support various kinds of adaptation styles and mechanisms.
- "Ambient Social Services" relates to the integration of social networking principles at the core of service-oriented architectures in order to support adaptive IT infrastructure based on social connections.

The workshop will address an extensive set of topics related to adaptation mechanisms for context-aware services. The following contributions will be particularly welcome: 

Context-awareness mechanisms for distributed systems: 
- How to capture the relevant contextual properties of a distributed system? 
- How to support the distribution of the context information in an efficient manner? 
- How to enforce the security and privacy issues for context data? 
- How to describe ontologies for context management? 
- How to map context-awareness to situation-awareness using context reasoning? 
Adaptation mechanisms for distributed systems: 
- How to represent the adaptation knowledge of a distributed system? 
- How to reason about pieces of software that need to be adapted in a distributed manner? 
- How to reconfigure a distributed system with respect to the dynamic nature of the environment? 
- How to deal with anticipated versus unanticipated adaptation? 
- How to integrate human/computer interaction issues in adaptive systems? 
- How to ensure robustness and transactional adaptations? 
Innovative applications of context-awareness and adaptation mechanisms: 
- Experiences in developing context-aware and adaptive applications and services, 
- Testing and validation of adaptive applications and services, 
- Development methodology for adaptive applications and services, 
- Tool support for context-aware adaptation mechanisms and adaptive services, 
- Design of platforms and infrastructures supporting context-aware adaptation mechanisms, 
- New domains of applications for context-aware and adaptive applications and services. 

PAPER SUBMISSION: April 02, 2010 
Paper notification: May 09, 2010 
Camera ready: May 23, 2010 
Workshop: June 10, 2010 

The workshop will be organized as a one-day event, consisting of a series of sessions, each devoted to the presentation of papers belonging to a common domain. Each session will end with a mini-panel between the presenters, led by the session chair or a pre-selected devil’s advocate. This format has been found to lead to lively and productive discussions. 
The workshop will include a special session for the presentation of posters and demos of ongoing research efforts and software prototypes. The workshop will conclude with a panel, moderated by one of the organizers, to discuss open issues and future trends in the field, with the aim of wrapping up the overall contributions of the event. 

Selection of workshop participants will be based on the submission of a paper, poster or demo. Moreover, other participants may be invited by the organizing committee. Thus, the CAMPUS program committee seeks: 
- Technical papers, describing concrete results achieved, in no more than 12 pages (EASST style), 
- Position papers, describing on-going work and interim results, in no more than 6 pages (EASST style). 

Papers will be peer-reviewed, and selected based on their originality, technical strength and topical relevance. All accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Electronic Communications of the EASST. Paper submission must be electronically as postscript or PDF (via the Submission website). 

Sonia Ben Mokhtar, CNRS, France (Program co-chair) 
Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille 1, France & University of Oslo, Norway (Program co-chair) 
Michael Wagner, University of Kassel, Germany (Publication chair) 

Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway 
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany 
Svein Hallsteinsen, SINTEF ICT, Norway 
Geir Horn, SINTEF ICT, Norway 
Valérie Issarny, INRIA, France 

Olivier Barais, University de Rennes 1, France 
Benoit Baudry, INRIA, France 
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, CNRS, France 
Yolande Berbers, K.U.Leuven, Belgium 
Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK 
Licia Capra, University College of London, UK 
Franck Chauvel, Peking University, China 
Ruzanna Chitchyan, Lancaster University, UK 
Denis Conan, Institut Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France 
Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK 
Wolfgang De Meuter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway 
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany 
Geir Horn, SINTEF ICT, Norway 
Joseph Loyall, BBN Technologies, Massachusetts 
Ilaria Matteucci, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Italy 
René Meier, Trinty College Dublin, Ireland 
Nearchos Paspallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus 
Pascal Poizat, University of Evry, France 
Hongyang Qu, Oxford University, UK 
Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille 1, France
Rachid Saadi, INRIA, France 
Antonino Sabetta, ISTY-CNR, Italy 
Ulrich Scholz, European Media Laboratory GmbH, Germany 
Lionel Seinturier, University of Lille 1, France 
Sotirios Terzis, University of Strathclyde, UK 
Massimo Tivoli, University of L'Aquila, Italy 
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo, Norway 
Michael Wagner, University of Kassel, Germany

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