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International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications

November 26–27, 2012 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The 2012 International ICST Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications (ICCASA)

26-27 November 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

You can download the .PDF version of the Call for Papers here


  • 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 2012sponsored 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

Submission Guidelines:

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

Selected Journal Publication:

Some of the selected papers will be invited for the special issues of Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journal (SCIE-indexed), LNCS Transactions on Computational Science (Springer) and International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (Inderscience) after further revisions.


Best Paper Awards:

Best papers will be selected by the technical program committee members among full and short papers presented at ICCASA 2012.

Important Dates:

Workshop proposals due: 01 April 2012

Tutorial/Industry track proposal deadline: 06 June 2012

Demo/Poster proposal deadline: 06 June 2012

Submission deadline: 31 July 2012

Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2012

Camera-ready deadline: 1 October 2012

Conference: Monday, 26 – Tuesday, 27 November 2012


The conference will take place at


Address: 323 Le Van Sy Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: (84-8) 3843 9999

Fax: (84-8) 3843 8888




Steering Committee:

Prof. Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net and University of Trento, Italy

Dr. Phan Cong Vinh, NTTU, Vietnam

Dr. Emil Vassev, Lero at University of Limerick, Ireland

Prof. Jun Suzuki, UMass, USA

Prof. Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan

Advisory Committee:

Prof. Bui Van Ga, Vice Minister of Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Minh Hong, Vice Minister of Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam

Prof. Banh Tien Long, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Education and Training; Member of Professor Title Council, Vietnam

Prof. Phan Thanh Binh, Rector of HCMVNU, Vietnam

General Co-Chairs:

Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung, Chairman and Rector of NTTU, Vietnam

Dr. Phan Cong Vinh, Head of IT Department of NTTU, Vietnam

TPC Co-Chairs:

Dr. Phan Cong Vinh, Head of IT Department of NTTU, Vietnam

Prof. Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Vice Rector of University of Engineering and Technology - HNVNU, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Tung, Vice Head of IT Department of NTTU, Vietnam

Prof. Jun Suzuki, UMass, USA

Special Sessions Co-Chairs:

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Tung, Vice Head of IT Department of NTTU, Vietnam

Dr. Vu Ngoc Hai, NTTU, Vietnam

Hoang Tung, NTTU, Vietnam

Organizing Co-Chairs:

Prof. Le Huy Ba, NTTU, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Van Luong, NTTU, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, NTTU, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Van Sanh, Mahidol University, Thailand

Prof. Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan

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

Dr. 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:

Dr. Nguyen Van Luong, NTTU, Vietnam

To Hoai Thang, NTTU, Vietnam

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs:

Dr. Nguyen Minh Khai, NTTU, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc, NTTU, Vietnam

Thai Thi Thanh Thao, 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

TPC members