Collective Adaptive Systems (CAS) are heterogeneous collections of autonomous task-oriented systems
that cooperate on common goals forming a collective system. To be robust, each constituent system must be
able to dynamically adapt its behavior to changes in the environment while trying to reach their goals. At
the same time, the different system adaptations must not be controlled centrally but rather administrated in
a decentralized fashion among the systems. These aspects, collectiveness, adaptability and decentralisation
are particularly relevant in businesses that wish to develop and deploy context-aware mobile applications
that need to interact with pervasive technologies and cloud services.

BPCAS aims to provide a forum for researchers, developers and users to meet and discuss the challenges
and results in all areas related to collective adaptive systems. The workshop will seek papers offering new
contributions in the theory, design, implementation and evaluation of CASs as well as experience papers
and papers from industry. The workshop is sponsored by the EU’s Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive
Systems programme initiative (http://focas.eu/about-focas/) that aims to integrate, coordinate and help
increase visibility for research in all fields related to collective adaptive systems.

Topics of interest (but not limited to):

  • business process modeling for CAS
  • collective configuration of business processes in CAS
  • context/knowledge-aware business processes in CAS
  • collective adaptation and evolution in CAS
  • formal methods for CAS
  • distribution and mobility in CAS
  • big data in CAS
  • process similarity and emergent properties of CAS
  • security and privacy in CAS
  • machine learning and data mining techniques for CAS
  • optimization of CAS
  • frameworks, tools and programming paradigms for CAS
  • usability aspects of CAS
  • case studies and scenarios