Cognitive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems

26th Annual International Conference

on Computer Science

and Software Engineering

Centre for Advanced Studies Conference

CASCON is a premier industrial and academic conference in computer science and software engineering sponsored by IBM Canada Lab Centre for Advanced Studies. Each year CASCON hosts an event for 1000+ developers, researchers, innovators, technologists and decision makers from academia, as well as industry, and government who come together to discover technology trends, share knowledge, collaborate, write grant proposals, participate in workshops, present papers, exhibit prototypes and showcase products. The CASCON program features thought provoking keynotes, original research and emerging topics papers, stimulating workshops, and its famous CASCON Expo.

Congratulations to the following CASCON 2016 Award Winners

CASCON 2016 Most Influential Paper Award

"Requirements-driven design of autonomic application software"

Alexei Lapouchnian University of Toronto
Yijun Yu University of Toronto
Sotirios Liaskos University of Toronto
John Mylopoulos University of Toronto

CASCON 2016 Best Paper Award

"Enabling DevOpsfor Containerized Data-Intensive Applications: An Exploratory Study"

Cornel Barna York University
Marios Fokaefs York University
Marin Litoiu York University
Radu Mateescu IBM Canada
Rodrigo Veleda York University
Joe Wigglesworth IBM Canada

CASCON 2016 Best Student Paper Award

"A Bayesian Game Decision-Making Model for Uncertain Adversary Types"

Mahsa Emami-Taba University of Waterloo
Ladan Tahvildari University of Waterloo

CASCON 2016 Best Expo Award

"A DevOps Architecture for Continuous Delivery of Containerized Cloud Applications"

Cornel Barna York University
Hamzeh Khazaei York University
Marios Fokaefs York University
Marin Litoiu York University
Joe Wigglesworth IBM Canada
Radu Mateescu IBM Canada

CASCON 2016 Collaborator of the Year Award

Ron Servant IBM Canada
Wang Chen IBM Canada

CASCON 2016 Faculty Fellow of the Year Award

Kenneth Kent University of New Brunswick

CASCON 2016 Innovator of the Year Award

Ettore Tiotto IBM Canada

CASCON 2016 Project of the Year Award

"Multitenancy: Modeling and Improving the Performance of Cloud Systems"

Dayal Dilli University of New Brunswick
Michael Dawson IBM Canada
Kenneth Kent University of New Brunswick
Stephen MacKay University of New Brunswick
Panagiotis Patros University of New Brunswick
Peter Shipton IBM Canada
Ronald Servant IBM Canada
Tom Watson IBM USA

CASCON 2016 Student of the Year Award

Bing Yang University of New Brunswick

CASCON 2016 Expo People's Choice Exhibit of the Year Award

Swift on z/OS

Geoff Wozniak IBM Canada
Kit Barton IBM Canada
Cw Cheung IBM Canada
Patrick Gallop IBM Canada
Adrian Gatea IBM Canada
Braedy Kuzma IBM Canada
Jean Saad IBM Canada
Igor Todorovski IBM Canada

Cognitive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems

The 2016 conference theme will be Cognitive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems. The impacts of integrating capabilities of cognitive and cyber-physical systems are enormous! Virtually every engineered system is affected by capability advances in these areas that augment our physical world. Topics include position papers as well as workshops and exhibit proposals in the broad areas of computer science, software engineering, software applications and data science as well as in more generally areas such as:

Applications included involve (but are not limited to):

Products included involve (but are not limited to):

Expo (Technology Showcase)

Interactively explore diverse exhibits of research interests, technologies, joint projects, and collaboration opportunities.


Present, discuss, and debate ideas, challenges, emerging technologies and project directions. Interdisciplinary workshops are particularly encouraged.

Technical Papers

Technical papers are original research papers of at most 10 pages. Position papers share visions, highlight technology gaps, or discuss emerging advances and should be at most 6 pages. CASCON will not accept submissions that have been previously published, are in press, or have been submitted elsewhere. Accepted technical papers appear in the conference proceedings published by CASCON and are included in the ACM Digital Library.

Best Paper Awards

CASCON recognizes the best technical contributions of the event in terms of originality, clarity, and potential impact with two awards: Best Paper and Best Student Paper. To be eligible for the Best Student Paper award, a student must have primarily authored the paper, and student(s) at the time must have done the work described; only the student author(s) receive this award.

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