Call for papers


Int. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems


Special Issue on: "Context-awareness for Self-Managing Systems"


Guest Editors:
Waltenegus Dargie, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Noriaki Kuwahara, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Mieso Denko, University of Guelph, Canada


Computing systems are becoming inexpensive but complex in their computing power and communication capability. At the same time, the users and owners of these systems are usually mobile and demand greater flexibility and efficiency in terms of ease of interaction, response time, resource utilisation, robustness, etc., to achieve critical business goals. Moreover, users prefer less management overheads and expect their devices and systems to organise themselves and act autonomously.


In this special issue, high quality papers that investigate and demonstrate the place of context-awareness in developing, deploying and maintaining self-managing systems (devices, applications, middleware, networks, etc.) are solicited. Whereas so far self-managing (or autonomous) systems and context-aware computing have been investigated independently in the past, what we are interested in here are features that are common to both.


The special issue particularly solicits papers which demonstrate the modelling of a context along with other system components and workflows when self-managing applications, devices and networks are developed.


Subject Coverage


Relevant topics include - but are not limited to - the following:

  • Contextual aspects of self-managing systems
  • Modeling contextual aspects of self-managing systems
  • Semantic description and reasoning about the need and actions of autonomous systems
  • Context recognition in self-managing systems
  • Context-based actuation
  • Context-based adaptation
  • Context-based self-organisation of devices, services, applications, networks
  • Context-based device cooperation
  • Context-based workflow execution
  • Adaptive and context-based multimodal interaction
  • Self-managing applications, devices, middleware, networks
  • Context-aware applications, devices, middleware, networks


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Manuscript due: July 10, 2009


1st round notification: September 11, 2009


Revised paper due: October 9, 2009


Notification of acceptance: December 11, 2009


Submission of final revised paper: December 31, 2009


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Waltenegus Dargie
Chair of Computer Networks
Technical University of Dresden


with a copy to:


Editorial Office


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor