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SAIE 2010 : 1st Int'l Workshop on Software Architectures for Intelligent Environments


When Jul 18, 2010 - Jul 18, 2010
Where Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission Deadline Apr 19, 2010
Notification Due May 7, 2010
Final Version Due May 13, 2010
Categories    intelligent environments   pervasive   ubiquitous   software architectures

Call For Papers

CfP: 1st Int'l Workshop on Software Architectures for Intelligent Environments
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************** SAIE2010 ***************
** The 1st International Workshop on **
** Software Architectures for **
** Intelligent Environments **
** **


Monash University (Sunway Campus)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
July 18th, 2010

as part of The 6th Int'l Conference on Intelligent Environments -
IE'10 (

* Paper Submission: April 19th, 2010 (*Extended Deadline*)
* Notification of acceptance: May 7th, 2010
* Camera-ready version of accepted papers: May 13th, 2010
* Day of the workshop: July 18th, 2010

In general, an Intelligent Environment binds a highly distributed and changing
collection of heterogeneous networked resources, both physical and virtual. The
idiosyncrasy of these scenarios imposes several issues that must be solved
before providing any kind of intelligence. These issues include searching and
locating resources, managing context and data (gathering, sharing,
communicating, storing and reasoning), ad-hoc composing of resources, debugging
facilities and integrating legacy and third-party systems. Additionally,
traditional software engineering requirements such as maintainability,
incremental deployment and evolution, fault-tolerance and recovery or
portability require particular considerations. Thus, programming these spaces
becomes an extremely challenging task, especially if the previous issues have to
be solved from scratch. Consequently, in the last decades many efforts have
been addressed the design and implementation of software architectures
to mitigate the complexity of programming these environments.

SAIE workshop aims to gather leading researchers and practitioners focused on
the development of software architectures for intelligent environments. It
arises from the necessity of summarizing the experience gained in the last
decades, identifying the best approaches and defining open issues. From all the
wide range of possible issues, each edition of SAIE will be focused on one
particular cutting-edge topic.

The current edition of SAIE targets the challenge of evaluating software
architectures for Intelligent Environments. In the context of this workshop,
evaluation includes both verification processes, and performance measurements.
This topic has achieved significant advances in other research areas (e.g.
natural language, signal processing, recommendation systems or machine
learning). In these areas, new systems and algorithms can be assessed and
compared through benchmarks, metrics, public test cases, or even annual
contests. Likewise, evaluation on software architectures for intelligent
environments should foster analogous approaches. Nevertheless, due to the
complexity of the inhabited scenarios, sometimes intelligent environments are
difficult to evaluate, thus experience reports from a sufficient number of
large-scale or singular but challenging environments are often considered
adequate evaluation methods. In this sense, the report of real experience and
test bed intelligent environment can also serve as an interesting contribution
of evaluation. In summary, the main goal of this workshop is to analyze and
propose evaluation frameworks for intelligent environments. Nevertheless, the
current edition is also welcomes other aspects related to the field of software
architecture for intelligent environments.

We are willing to accept papers regarding (but not limited to):

* Specific Benchmarks and test cases
* Experimental design
* Performance measurement
* Quality of Service Metrics
* Requirements assessment
* Maintenance, extensibility and economic aspects
* Test bed and evaluation scenarios
* Specific lessons and case studies

Papers should be submitted to the CMT online paper management system:

For submission instructions please visit

The workshop is targeted at all people working towards or interested in
state-of-the art in intelligent environments, with special motivation in
evaluation methods. It strives to attract researchers and practitioners from
both academia and industry.

All manuscripts should be submitted and formatted according to the guidelines of
IOS Press style.
(refer to

Authors are invited to submit 6-8 pages position papers describing their
proposal, experience or ongoing research in the area. All articles selected for
publication will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers with expertise in
the area. Thus, the anonymous submission of the initial paper is required for
the reviewing process. Reviewers will provide feedback to both authors and
workshop organizers.

All papers accepted will be published by IOS Press.

Cristina Abad, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador
Bessam Abdulrazak, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Jalal Al-Muhtadi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Xavier Alamán, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Jose Bravo, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Yang Cai, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Bin Hu, Birminghan City University, UK
Christoph Endres, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Gerd Kortuem, University of Lancaster, UK
Jim Kusznir, Washington State University, USA
Diego López de Ipiña, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Animesh Pathak, INRIA, France
Anand Ranganathan, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Richard Süselbeck, University of Mannheim, Germany
Imad Saleh, University of Paris VIII, France
Kåre Synnes, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Xiaohui (Daniel) Tao, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Verena Tuttlies, University of Mannheim, Germany
Enrico Vicario, Università di Firenze, Italy
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Pablo A. Haya, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
German Montoro, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Manuel Garcia-Herranz, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Chris Nugent, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Liming Chen, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

SAIE 2010 will be held at the Sunway campus of Monash University in Malaysia.
Monash University Sunway Campus is situated on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
More detailed information can be found at the main conference web page:

Dr. Pablo A. Haya
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Department of Computer Science, Room B-207
Tomas y Valiente, 11. EPS. Campus de Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
Phone: + 34 91 497 2267
Fax:+ 34 91 497 2235

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