Welcome to CASEMANS 2011Autonomic execution of services is one of the features of context-aware computing. The service execution may take place inside a simple mobile device, a stand-alone application, a middleware, a network of all size and type; or a physical smart environment. The main idea here is to provide these systems with rich context information to undertake intelligent decision-making. Participation or intervention in the decision-making process by users or administrators of the systems is required only when it is absolutely needed. The intelligent decision making may refer to: (1) providing timely information to the user; (2) protecting the system from a systematic attack or intrusion; (3) updating and configuring relevant software so that it can function optimally; and (4) reconfiguring a system when some internal and external settings (policies) change.
The above aspects bring together two research areas, namely, autonomic computing and context-aware computing. Whereas these two areas are complementary, vital research issues pertaining to context-aware computing and autonomic computing are frequently addressed independently. Related research areas with a regional liminited research community are Organic Computing (OC) or also the Internet of Things (IoT).
The main aim of this workshop is to build a bridge between these areas by fostering discussions and collaborations among researchers and practitioners. We are particularly interested in investigating context and self-adaptive behaviours.
This year, we are building on the success of casemans 2010 by introducing three full paper sessions. Additionally, the workshop will feature a combined demo, poster and video session to foster hands-on experience, discussion and collaboration among participants. Each full paper session focuses on papers with solid research result. Furthermore, for each session, one visionary paper with work-in-progress reports will be accepted. These short papers (4 to 6 pages) will focus on visionary, insightful, critical and even controversial studies that encourage further research. The demonstrables are short papers (not more than 2 pages) and are accompanied by demos, attractive posters or videos that show aspects of context-awareness and autonomic service executions.