WAT 2018: Call for papers

Track: Workshop on Adaptive Technology — WAT 2018

The 9th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies
May 8-11, 2018, Porto, Portugal


Adaptive approach aims to aid the solution search of practical problems through auto-modifiable mathematical abstractions such as adaptive models and devices. In other words, the adaptive approach can be described as an auto-modifiable formalism.

An adaptive device is composed by two main aspects: subjacent and adaptive. The subjacent aspect is an rule-based device such as an automaton or an grammar. The adaptive aspect is a meta-level rule-based device that can change the configuration or topology of subjacent aspect. The adaptive aspect has both adaptive declarations and actions. Adaptive declaration is a pre-condition to an adaptive action; the adaptive action can modify the subjacent aspects´s rules through query, inclusion and exclusion. This is the mechanism that allows the auto-modification of adaptive device.

The first adaptive device was applied upon an structured stack automaton. Since then there were been proposed several adaptive formalisms, tests and applications using statecharts, Markov chains, decision tables, grammars, trees, etc. Those are used in robotic, artifical intelligence, compiler construction, etc.

This workshop is a development of a 10+ years national event held at University of São Paulo (Brazil) called WTA. It aims to provide a proper forum to discuss adaptivity both on theory and application. It is expected the presentation of high-quality, original research covering all aspects of adaptivity, its methodologies, design, analysis, implementation, verification, and case-studies. Original papers that embraces new and emerging research ideas about adaptivity are also welcome.


Topics include but are not limited to the following:

– Foundations of Adaptivity: notation, complexity, properties or comparison of models, automata, graphs and other auto-modifiable devices.

– Adaptive Technologies: tools, methods and techniques that allows the application of adaptivity in several  contexts (such as languages, software engineering, programming,etc).

– Applications of Adaptivity to: artificial intelligence, networks, natural computing, automation, games, simulation, signal processing, computer art, etc

Paper format and submission

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference management system (EasyChair) in PDF format before the deadline (link available in the workshop page).

The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, MS Word Template, Latex, Template Generic, Elsevier (available for download in the workshop page).

Submitted technical papers must be no longer than 6 pages including all figures, tables and references.

All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.

Important dates

Paper Submission: December 15, 2017
Preliminary Notification: January 19, 2018
Final Manuscript Due: February 16, 2018
Acceptance Notification: March 03, 2018
Camera Ready: March 06, 2018

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