2nd International Workshop on Software Aspects of Context (IWSAC'05)

Venue: Santorini

Location: Santorini, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jul 11, 2005 End Date/Time: Jul 14, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Mar 25, 2005
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To better assist users, smart devices must sense and react to the user’s environment or “context.” Almost any information available at the time of an interaction between a system and a user can be seen as contextual information. Some examples are obtained through sensors: spatial information (e.g. location, orientation), temporal information (e.g. time of the day, date), who you are with, and people that are nearby, resources that are nearby (e.g. accessible devices, and hosts), etc.

There is a lot of such information provided by sensors. We call it the context of the interaction. However, for a given focus, only a part of this information could present an interest for the current focus. We thus distinguish between the contextual information and the external information. We are interested by capturing and modeling the contextual information, and how a part of this contextual information is assembled, organized, and structured in a proceduralized context.
Such information is used to design adaptive systems and to provide custom services to users based on their profile and preferences. Pervasive environments are the prime field for context-aware computing where many applications have emerged in the last decade.

By organizing this workshop, we aim at addressing the problem of context management, modeling, and use from a software engineering perspective.

We look for original submissions on the following topics (but not limited to):

• Software aspects of context acquisition tools and techniques
• Object-oriented techniques applied to user modeling and context modeling
• Software frameworks for Context-aware applications.
• Design patterns applied to context-aware applications
• Context in pervasive/multi-agents systems
• Context in security issues
• Modeling context using UML
• Dealing with imperfect and unambiguous contextual information
• Building of a proceduralized context
• Management of the dynamic dimension of context
• Management of context in an evolving environment
• Context for web services

Submission of papers
IWSAC’05 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Papers must respect the template of the main conference (see at http://icps2005.cs.ucr.edu/index.html).
Please send your electronic submission to iwsac@unifr.ch in pdf format.
Full acceptance of the paper and publication in the workshop proceedings suppose that at least one of the authors is registered to the main conference.

Pending: A selection of the best papers would be proposed for a special issue of The International Journal of Computing and Information Sciences (IJCIS).

Workshop organizers

Ghita Kouadri Mostéfaoui (primary contact)
Department of Informatics
University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Patrick Brézillon
Université Paris 6, France

Program committee
Christian Becker (University of Stuttgart, Germany )
Zakaria Maamar (Zayed University, U.A.E)
Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Lukas Ruf (ETHZ, Switzerland)
Anind K. Dey (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Jacques Pasquier-Rocha (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Djamel Djenouri (CERIST, Algeria)
Lyes Khelladi (CERIST, Algeria)
Mohamed Khedr (Arab Academy of Science, Egypt)
Avelino Gonzalez (University of Central Florida, USA)
Lotzi Boloni (University of Central Florida, USA)


Additional Information

In conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services 2005 (ICPS'05) http://icps2005.cs.ucr.edu/