About the Journal

Aims and scope

EAI Endorsed Transactions on Context-aware Systems and Applications (CASA) is a place for highly original ideas about how context-aware systems are 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.

CASA is primarily inspired by the human autonomic nervous system and it is characterized by itself-facets such as self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, self-protection, and so on whose context awareness is used to dynamically control computing and networking functions. The overall goal of CASA is to realize nature-inspired autonomic systems that can manage themselves without direct human interventions. Meeting this grand challenge of CASA requires a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to context-aware systems.

Context-awareness originated as a term from ubiquitous computing or as so-called pervasive computing which sought to deal with linking changes in the environment with otherwise static computer systems. The term has also been applied to a business theory about contextual application design and business process management issues. The CASA journal also focuses on rigorous approaches and cutting-edge solutions, which encompass three classes of major methods:

  • Those who take inspiration from nature for the development of novel problem-solving techniques
  • Those who are based on the use of computers or networks to synthesize natural phenomena
  • Those who employ natural materials (eg, molecules,) to compute or communicate

The main fields of research on these three branches are artificial neural computing, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence, artificial immune computing, fractal geometry, artificial life, DNA computing, and quantum computing, among others.

The purpose of the journal 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.

The works that will be presented in the journal will focus on the following topics:

Context-awareness of Computation and Communication


• 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

• Theory, computational models, and algorithms in context detection for computing

• Awareness of context in collaboration or crowdsourcing

• Context recognition and artificial intelligence (AI)

• Privacy issues

Context-aware Systems:

• Routing, transport, and reliability issues of context-aware systems

• 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 into the operation of autonomic and opportunistic networks

• Participatory and urban sensing in autonomic and opportunistic networks

• Trust, security, and reputation in context-aware systems

• Autonomic and opportunistic communication testbeds and prototypes, measurement data from real experiments

• Socio-economic models for autonomic and opportunistic communications

• Mobile data measurement and collection platforms for context detection

• Automated systems to model and detect context

Context-aware Technologies and Applications

• 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

• Context representations and signal characteristics that describe and identify the context

• Context detection algorithms/approaches using data collected with mobile devices, wearable devices, and pervasive sensors (e.g. RF sensors)

• User studies and evaluation techniques for context detection

• The novel use of context information in computing applications

• Integration of context into lifelogging applications.

• Applications of context information for the work-life balance, for a healthier life and behavior

• Applications of context information in situational or social awareness

• Application of context information in health care

• Applications of context information in industrial production

• Applications of context information in pervasive games

• Applications of context information in mobile multimedia devices

Nature of Computation and Communication

• autonomic computing/communicating

• Amorphous computing

• Artificial Intelligence

• Artificial immune computing

• Artificial Life

• Artificial neural computing

• Big data

• Biologically-inspired computing/communicating

• Cellular automata

• Cellular computing

• Collective intelligence in computing/communicating

• Collision-based computing

• Computation/communication based on chaos and dynamical systems

• Computation based on physical principles such as relativistic, optical, spatial, collision-based computing

• Cognitive computing

• Context-aware computing/communicating

• Data Mining

• DNA computing

• Evolutionary computing

• Fractal geometry

• Fuzzy computing

• Hypercomputation

• Image Processing

• Machine Learning

• Massive parallel computing

• Membrane computing

• Molecular computing

• Morphological computing

• Natural Language Processing

• Optical computing/communicating

• Physarum computing

• Quantum computing/communicating

• Relativistic computing

• Spatial computing

• Swarm intelligence in computing/communicating

• Wetware computing

Article Processing Charge (APC)

In this journal, we do not apply APC to process or publish articles.


All articles in the journal are of Open Access (OA).


From 2022, this journal adopted the continuous publication model. 

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