33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Seattle,Washington, July 20 - July 24, 2009
           Co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2009

2nd IEEE International Workshop on Software Engineering for Context Aware Systems and Applications (SECASA 2009)

2nd IEEE International Workshop on
Software Engineering for Context Aware Systems and Applications (SECASA 2009)




We call for original contributions on the theme of context-aware computing, focusing both on the development of practical context-aware systems and application and on the theory to support this development. Context-aware concepts are readily found in multiple applications, including distributed and mobile computing, adaptive Web applications, distributed operating systems, and distributed communities for social networking and user collaboration. More generally, context-aware computing requires that the behaviour of a piece of software be aware of, and adapt to a set of underlying runtime contexts and changes thereto, where the contexts are external varying environments that may affect computation. Examples of such external environments or contexts involve time, location, situation, and user profile. Context-aware programming means writing software programs that specify how computations or behaviors of context-aware applications depend on or vary in underlying contexts. Of particular interest are theoretical approaches to the problem of context-awareness. For example, applying intensional concepts, with possible world semantics, to context-aware computing and programming should help build a solid theoretical foundation for enginerering context-aware software systems and applications. Topics of interest include all aspects of software engineering for developing context aware systems and applications. Topics include but are not restricted to:



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Software development process for context-aware systems and applications
  • Requirements engineering for context-aware systems and applications
  • Modeling context-aware systems and applications
  • Formalism and abstraction of context-aware systems and applications
  • Software architecture and design patterns of context-aware systems applications
  • Quality of context-aware systems and applications
  • Context-aware system and application design
  • Programming languages and systems for context-aware systems and applications
  • Implementation of context-aware systems and applications
  • Testing, verification, and validation of context-aware systems and applications

Research papers as well as papers reporting practical experiences and applications of the above topics are all welcome.



March 16 2009

Workshop paper submission due(Extended)

April 10, 2009

Workshop paper notification (electronic)

April 30, 2009

All final manuscript and author pre-registration (firm deadline).



All submissions must be made through the SECASA2009 submission site:http://rs.cs.iastate.edu/COMPSAC2009Workshops/SECASA2009/

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by at least two members of the program committee according to its originality, significance, correctness, presentation, and relevance. We encourage authors to present position papers on practical studies and experiments, critiques of existing work, emerging issues, and novel ideas under development.

Manuscripts of full-length papers are limited to six pages. If a paper is accepted as a short paper its length must be reduced to no more than four pages. Accepted fast abstracts and panel position statements will be limited to two pages. Page counting includes all figures, tables, and references. Extra page charges apply.

The format of submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings guidelines (i.e., 8.5" x 11", Two-Column Format (PDF: instruct.pdf; DOC: instruct.doc); Layout Guide (PDF: format.pdf; DOC: format.doc; all under ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/).Please consult these documents for proper naming conventions.

All accepted papers will be published in the electronic conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index), and automatically included in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register by paying full registration fee as a participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.




Gabriel Ditu, University of New South Wales, Australia

Weichang Du, UUniversity of New Brunswick of , Canada

Michael Fisher, University of Liverpool, UK

Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece

Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia

Peter Kropf, National University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Hong Lin, University of Houston-Downtown USA

Chuchang Liu, Defence Science and Technology Organization, Australia

Ji Ma, Macquarie University, Australia

Wanli Ma, University of Canberra, Australia

Blanca Mancilla, University of New South Wales, Australia

Steve Matthews, University of Warwick , UK

Bill McColl, Oxford University, UK

Abhaya Nayak, Macquarie University, Australia

Christos Nomikos, University of Ioannina, Greece

Mehmet Orgun, Macquarie University, Australia

Rondogiannis Panagiotis, University of Athens, Greece

Nikolaos Papaspyrou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Joey Paquet, Concordia University, Canada

John Plaice, University of New South Wales, Australia

Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia

Tarmo Uustalu, Tallinn University of Technology , Estonia

Kaile Su, Peking University , China

Alex Thomo, University of Victoria , Canada

Andrew L Wendelborn, University of Adelaide , Australia




John Plaice

School of Computer Science and Engineering,

The University of New South Wales,

Sydney, Australia

Email: plaice@cse.unsw.edu.au


Program Co-Chairs

Weichang Du

Faculty of Computer Science,

University of New Brunswick,

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Email: wdu@unb.ca


Rondogiannis Panagiotis

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications,

University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Ilissia,

Athens, Greece

Email: prondo@di.uoa.gr



For updated information, please refer to the SECASA entry through the Workshops tab at www.compsac.org or contact the workshop chairperson at
For COMPSAC, please visit http://conferences.computer.org/compsac/2009/