International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications (ICCASA)

Venue: Ho Chi Minh

Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Event Date/Time: Nov 26, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jun 16, 2012
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International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications -
26th and 27th November 2012
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


- The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT
- All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries
- Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more



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 2012 sponsored 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.
Authors are also encouraged to submit an extended version of their GreenTech paper to the special issue of The Computer Journal of the British Computer Society (Oxford).

Some of the selected papers will be invited for the special issue of Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journal (SCIE-indexed) (confirmed) and ICST Transactions on Dynamic Resource Management, on Ambient Systems and on Ubiquitous Environments (planning) after further revisions.

[Demo/Workshops/Tutorial proposals]

Proposals for workshops, demos, industry track and tutorials are solicited – please contact the relevant committee member from the list below.

[Paper submission]

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. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the paper management system CONFY using the link on conference web site. 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.

[Important dates]

Workshop proposals due: 1st April 2012
Tutorial/Industry track proposals deadline: 6th June 2012
Demo/Poster proposals deadline: 6th June 2012
Submission: 6th June 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 17th August 2012
Camera Ready deadline: 15th September 2012
Conference Date: 26th and 27th November 2012

[Conference organising committees]

Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net and University of Trento, Italy
Phan Cong Vinh, NTTU, Vietnam
Emil Vassev, Lero at University of Limerick, Ireland
Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalbo University, Finland
Jun Suzuki, UMass, USA

Advisory Committee:
Bui Van Ga, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Phan Thanh Binh, HCMVNU, Vietnam
Hoang Dung, HCMVNU, Vietnam

General Co-Chairs:
Nguyen Manh Hung, NTTU, Vietnam
Phan Cong Vinh, NTTU, Vietnam

TPC Co-Chairs:
Phan Cong Vinh, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Thanh Tung, IU-HNVNU, Vietnam
Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalbo University, Finland
Jun Suzuki, UMass, USA

Special Sessions Co-Chairs
Nguyen Thanh Tung, IU-HNVNU, Vietnam
Vu Ngoc Hai, NTTU, Vietnam
Hoang Tung, NTTU, VietNam

Organizing Co-Chairs:
Banh Tien Long, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Le Huy Ba, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Van Luong, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Tuan Anh, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Van Sanh, Mahidol University, Thailand

Publication Co-Chairs:
Bui Duy Tan, NTTU, Vietnam
Vuong Xuan Chi, NTTU, Vietnam

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Pham Van Dat, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Hoang Loc, NTTU, Vietnam

International Liaison Co-Chairs:
Le Quang Khanh, NTTU, Vietnam
Vu Ngoc Hai, NTTU, Vietnam

Web Co-Chairs:
Thai Thi Thanh Thao, NTTU, Vietnam
Thai Truc Nhi, NTTU, Vietnam

Demos and Posters Co-Chairs
Le Tho, NTTU, Vietnam
Ho Van Ngoc, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Hoan Sinh, NTTU, Vietnam
Do Thi Thuy Huong, NTTU, Vietnam

Exhibition and Sponsor Co-Chairs
Nguyen Van Luong, NTTU, Vietnam
To Hoai Thang, NTTU, Vietnam

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
Thai Thi Thanh Thao, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Danh Son, NTTU, Vietnam
Tao Thi Lan Phuong, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Trong Tuan, NTTU, Vietnam
Vo Ngoc Tan, NTTU, Vietnam
Tran Thi Hong Yen, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Hong Quynh, NTTU, Vietnam
Huynh Thi Bich Phuong, NTTU, Vietnam
Le Thi Thuy Duong, NTTU, Vietnam
Dao Thi Phan, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Kim Truc, NTTU, Vietnam
Tran Hoang Cam Tu, NTTU, Vietnam
Do Nguyen Anh Thu, NTTU, Vietnam
Nguyen Phuong Anh, NTTU, Vietnam