Title of Session: Smart Environments and Information Systems (SEIS 2017)

Name of Chair:

Rafael H.Bordini (FACIN-PUCRS, Brazil)

Massimo Cossentino (National Research Council of Italy, Italy)

Marie-Pierre Gleizes (University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France)

Publicity Chair:

Luca Sabatucci (National Research Council of Italy, Italy)

Details of Session:

The emergence of pervasive smart environment and information systems represents a fundamental change in the way information technology services are invented, developed, deployed, scaled, updated, paid for and maintained.

The digital world is made of real time data, processes, operations and operating environments where third-party services will be ubiquitous and mostly available over the Cloud and every resource could be provided "as a service".

Such abundance of services and data offers new opportunities but also raises new challenges for information systems. The incoming generation of information systems requires new ways to engineer systems able of perceiving their surrounding environment, achieving effectors of many sorts, and operating even in dynamic environments.

The applications covered by this kind of systems range from health and safety to power efficiency and comfort.

After the successful event of 2016, a new edition of the Smart Environments and Information System session will be held during the KES-IIMSS-17 conference in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal on  21-23 June 2017. This special session focuses on several aspects of engineering smart systems.

The list of topics includes (but it is not limited to):

Foundational Concepts:

  • Self-adaptive, self-organizing systems and run-time model
  • Systems of systems
  • Control of complex dynamic systems
  • Service composition, orchestration, and choreography
  • Cloud technology and mobile computing
  • Multi-agent systems and coordination
  • Design theories, methods, notations, and tools 

Application areas:

  • Cloud application and mashup
  • Smart spaces/environments
  • Smart power grids
  • Smart cyber-physical systems
  • Smart Information systems
  • Business process management
  • Internet of things and pervasive systems 


  • Formal verification
  • Empirical and experimental validation
  • “In vivo” testing grounds
  • Case studies and industrial practice
  • Model problem, exemplars and benchmarks



The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson_Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.


Submissions must be formatted according to the instructions which can be found on the Springer website ( under "Instructions for Authors". Papers must be submitted in PDF format for review purposes, but authors are required to upload editable word-processor files (LaTeX or MS Word) at the end of the review process. The required paper length is 10 pages in publisher format. Papers longer than this may be subject to an additional charge. Papers much longer or shorter than the required length may be rejected, at the decision of the organisers. Papers to be considered for the conference must be submitted in PDF form through the PROSE online submission and review system (

Program committee: 

Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Carole  Bernon, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Giacomo Cabri, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Claudia Di Napoli, National Research Council of Italy
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Université LIP6, France
Ruben Fuentes Fernandez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Stephane Galland, UTBM, France
Nicolas Gaud, UTBM, France
Adriana Giret, UPV, Spain
Viviana Mascardi, University of Genoa, Italy
Ambra Molesini, University of Bologna, Italy
Andrea Omicini, University of Bologna, Italy
Juan Pavon, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Sebastian Rodriguez, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Argentina
Silvia  Rossi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Michael Schumacher, HES-SO, Switzerland
Nikolaos Spanoudakis, Technical University of Crete
Angelo Susi, FBK, Italy
Kung-Kiu Lau, Manchester University, UK

Alma Gómez Rodríguez, University of Vigo, Spain

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: 6th February  (extended, it was 30th January 2017)

Paper notifications:  7th March  (extended, it was 28th February 2017)

Camera ready paper (pre-proceedings) upload: 13th March 2017 

Invited session: 21-23rd June 2017


Email & Contact Details:

 Massimo Cossentino  

 Marie-Pierre Gleizes 

 Rafael H. Bordini

 Luca Sabatucci