[ecoop-info] 8th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware - Call For Papers

Romain Rouvoy romain.rouvoy at lifl.fr
Thu Jun 11 16:12:29 CEST 2009

Apologizes for multiple receptions of this announcement.

The 8th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM'09)
December 1st 2009, Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA collocated with  
Middleware 2009

Call For Papers

Important Dates
All deadlines are 11:59 PM GMT-8 (US Pacific Time)

    * Paper, poster and demo submissions: August 1st, 2009
    * Aceptance notification: September 15th, 2009
    * Camera-ready papers due: October 8th, 2009
    * Workshop: December 1st, 2009

Next generation middleware systems will require a high degree of  
flexibility with regards to the diversity of situation they can be  
used for (from wireless sensor networks to large-scale grids). The  
challenges for these middleware solutions therefore consists in  
adapting to the diversity of platforms and networks as well as the  
fluctuating operating conditions while preserving their quality of  

The goal of the ARM workshop series ( RM2000, RM2003, ARM'04, ARM'05,  
ARM'06, ARM'07, ARM'08) is to bring together researchers working on  
techniques and middleware platforms to engineer dynamic adaptations in  
distributed systems. In particular this 8th incarnation welcomes  
contributions about the following issues related to adaptive  
middleware in the face of increasing scale and complexity of  
distributed systems (e.g. from the emergence of Systems of Systems and  
Cloud computing):
    * Heterogeneity: middleware solutions enabling the adaptation of  
systems-of-systems, i.e., systems spanning different technologies and  
environments, and/or covering the system layers (e.g., devices, OSs,  
networks, applications);
    * Dependability: middleware techniques enabling adaptive  
dependability and/or dependable adaptations to improve the resilience  
of adaptive systems to software and/or hardware faults;
    * Sustainability: middleware platforms enhancing the  
sustainability of systems to support the diverse evolutions of a  
system. This topic also includes the definition of reusable  
methodologies and techniques for adapting various systems;
    * Scalability: middleware techniques to support the large-scale  
adaptations of systems, including: peer-to-peer platforms; network-  
centric systems; grid computing; cloud computing; sensor networks; and  
pervasive and mobile applications.
    * Security: middleware mechanisms tackling the issues related to  
the security of adaptive systems. This topic encloses mechanisms to  
improve the security of adaptive systems or to apply adaptation  
technics to enhance security solutions.

For each of these issues, the workshop is interested in contributions  
to the scenario, the indicators, and in particular the metrics used to  
assess the quality of the proposed solutions.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Design and performance of adaptive and/or reflective middleware  
    * Experiences with adaptive and reflective technologies in  
specific domains-e.g., sensor networks, ubiquitous and pervasive  
computing, mobile computing, grid computing, P2P, Systems-of-Systems  
    * Cross-layer interactions and adaptation mechanisms including  
network, OS and device level techniques;
    * Adaptation and reflection in heterogeneous execution paradigms  
e.g. P2P networks, network-centric computing;
    * Incorporating non-functional properties into middleware-real-  
time, fault-tolerance, security, trust, privacy, etc.;
    * Fundamental developments in the theory and practice of  
reflection, as it relates to middleware;
    * Techniques to improve performance and/or scalability of adaptive  
and reflective techniques;
    * Evaluation methodologies for adaptive and reflective middleware;
    * Approaches to maintain the integrity of adaptive and reflective  
    * Tool support for adaptive and reflective middleware;
    * Design and programming abstractions to manage the complexity of  
adaptive and reflective mechanisms;
    * Software engineering methodologies for the design and  
development of adaptive middleware.

Submission Guidelines
We invite the following three types of submission to the workshop:

    * Research papers should not exceed 6 pages of text on letter  
paper in ACM format without page numbers.
    * Poster submissions should initially submit a 2 page abstract  
describing the poster content in ACM format without page numbers; this  
offers the opportunity to present and receive feedback at the workshop  
about work still in its early stages.
    * Demo submissions should initially submit a 2 page abstract in  
ACM format without page numbers describing the contribution and  
content of the demo; we are particularly interested in demonstrations  
of adaptive middleware tools and solutions.

Papers will be peer-reviewed (by at least 3 reviewers), and selected  
based on their originality, technical strength and topical relevance.  
One of the authors of an accepted submission must attend the workshop  
and present their work as a condition of publication. A dedicated  
session of the workshop will be held for the presentation of posters  
and demos.

Document templates for most popular document processing tools can be  
found at:

All papers and abstracts should be submitted in either PDF or PS  
format to the ARM'09 EasyChair online submission website:

Program Chairs
    * Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Paul Grace, Lancaster University, UK

Contact: p.grace(at)lancaster(dot)ac(dot)uk

Technical Program Committee
    * Anders Andersen, University of Tromsø, Norway
    * Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
    * Licia Capra, University College London, UK
    * Renato Cerqueira, PUC-Rio, Brazil
    * Fabio Costa, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
    * Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK
    * Edward Curry, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI),  
    * Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway
    * Sebastian Gutierrez-Nolasco, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
    * Francisco Jose da Silva e Silva , Federal University of  
Maranhao, Brazil
    * Peter Komisarczuk, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    * Fabio Kon, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    * Thomas Ledoux, INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, Ecole des  
Mines de Nantes, France
    * Joseph Loyal, BBN Technologies, USA
    * Philippe Merle, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
    * Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
    * Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille 1, France
    * Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA
    * Richard Staehli, Expeditors International, Seattle, Washington,  
    * Alexandre Sztajnberg, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    * Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK
    * Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
    * Luis Veiga, INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal
    * Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine, USA
    * Nanbor Wang, Tech-X Corporation, USA
    * Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK

Organising Committee
    * Renato Cerqueira, PUC-Rio, Brazil
    * Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK
    * Fabio M. Costa, Federal U. of Goias, Brazil
    * Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK
    * Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
    * Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine, USA

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