CASEMANS 2011 - The 5th International Workshop on Context-Awareness for Self-Managing Systems (Devices, Applications and Networks), Beijing, China

Invited Speaker at CASEMANS 2011

Prof. K. Mase

Casemans 2011 is pleased to announce Prof.Dr. Kenji Mase as its speaker.

Kenji Mase received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Engineering from Nagoya University in 1979, 1981 and 1992 respectively. He is a professor of the Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University. He joined the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation(NTT) in 1981. He was a visiting researcher at the Media Laboratory, MIT in 1988-1989. He has been with ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute) in 1995-2002.


Social Assistance of Multi-view Video Content Viewing


A multi-view video content such as sports game, entertainment performance and skill training conveys a huge amount of information. Subscribers need to continuously choose best viewing positions depending on their interest and content situation. The choice is a kind of context-aware information retrieval and summarization task. We are proposing the Quality-of-View (QoV) criteria that reflects viewer's interest to the content, developing a novel viewing interface for multi-point video with a socially accumulated viewing log for viewing assistance. The viewer uses annotation of objects in the scene and stabilizes the viewpoint to the user-selected object during the viewing-point selections. Developing intelligent agents of video production is a goal of the research. Related topics such as multi-view video capturing with smart-sensors for sport and entertainment events will be also introduced.

Welcome to CASEMANS 2011

Recent advances in mobile and wireless technologies have contributed to the global availability and sharing of large-scale information. As a result, many noble and ubiquitous applications are emerging in the areas of healthcare, social networking, disaster avoidance and overcoming, independent living, etc. The desirable progress in the availability and sharing of information is not without side-effects or formidable challenges. Firstly, extracting the useful information from a large quantity of information in a seamless and timely manner is not simple. Secondly, the devices or mechanisms by which the information is gathered and processed are often limited in their processing and storing capability, which in turn has an effect on the quality of the information. Third, in a ubiquitous computing environment, it is not always possible to expect stable and reliable (as well as always available) sources to obtain critical data from the environment. Hence, noble data gathering, processing and delivery mechanisms are required for robust and reliable adaptation to take place in ubiquitous computing. With this respect, the Casemans 2011 workshop aims to complement the main Ubicomp 2011 conference by setting the focus of the workshop on investigating ways:
  • Of self-managing paradigms to seamlessly acquire and process context related data from various context sources.
  • To building self-managing systems that employ context information to support seamless adaptation.
  • 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.


    Broadly speaking, the scope of the workshop can be described by the following terms:
  • Context-awareness in cloud computing
  • Context-awareness in energy-efficient computing
  • Context-awareness in smart spaces
  • context-awareness in wireless sensor networks
  • Context-awareness in social networking
  • Context-awareness in robotics
  • Context-awareness in multimedia content distribution
  • Adaptive and context-based multimodal interaction
  • Context-awareness in Organic Computing
  • Context-awareness in the Internet of Things
  • Information for Authors

    The workshop proceedings will be published by the ACM and will be indexed accordingly. The electronic version of the proceedings will be made available online at the ACM Digital Library. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the ACM Proceedings format. Please visit the ACM template website. All paper submissions will be handled electronically by the Easychair. Note that submission is a two-stage process - authors need to register their paper first and then submit the final manuscript. Submissions must be in PDF format and conform to the guidelines specified here.