Inspired by biological examples, self-awareness has become a hot research topic in a variety of disciplines and its applicability has been explored in various application domains. The topic owes its attractiveness to its promise to facilitate highly resilient, adaptive and outstandingly efficient behaviors. Thus, self-awareness holds the promise to promote dependability in all types of smart gadgets and artificial agents in the interconnected world of future.

The main purpose of this workshop is to build a community and to try to develop a shared and communal understanding of the main concepts underlying self-awareness with respect to CPS. Currently, self-awareness is studied in a range of different communities, where the underlying assumptions, definitions and goals differ significantly. This workshop will provide a forum for reflections and in-depth discussions of the pivotal concepts of this field which will serve as a basis for building an integrated scientific community and for developing future research projects.

One of the main focus areas that we would like to explore in this edition is “Self-Awareness in resource constrained distributed systems”, which poses several new challenges in exploiting self-awareness principles while meeting multiple, often conflicting design constraints. The workshop will engage in a visioning exercise to highlight challenges and possible solutions, with a plan to generate a position paper. Selected contributions will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special issue of ACM TCPS.

We seek previously published or unpublished contributions for oral and/or poster presentations on research relevant to self-awareness in cyber-physical systems on, but not limited to, the following topics and application areas.


  • Self-Awareness in resource constrained distributed systems
  • Self-awareness in HW, Operating System, and applications
  • Self-awareness facilitating autonomous, adaptive or resilient behavior
  • Demonstration of self-awareness
  • Architectures
  • Design methods
  • Systems with other Self-* properties


  • Sensor Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Automotive
  • Robotics
  • Health Monitoring
  • Industrial Automation
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • System-on-Chip


The workshop submissions (one page extended abstract, PDF format only) has to be sent to workshop organizers (contact below). Organizers will sort the abstracts according to their relevance and expected impact to the workshop outcome. The number of presentation time-slots is limited.

Authors of accepted submissions will have opportunity to make their work public at the workshop website, but there will be no obligation to do so.

  • Deadline for extended abstracts: 4 March 2018
  • Decision of selection: 18 March 2018
  • Event Date: 23 April 2018

Submit to: Axel Jantsch:

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