[ecoop-info] CFP - The 9th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM 2010)

Minyoung Kim mkim at csl.sri.com
Wed Jul 21 19:15:21 CEST 2010

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Call For Papers

The 9th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM 2010)
November 27, 2010, Bangalore India, collocated with Middleware 2010


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

* August 1 - Paper submission due date
* September 15 - Acceptance notification
* October 1 - Camera-ready papers due date



Next generation middleware systems face many challenges to provides
services needed by new models of computation and new classes of 
These include
* networked applications that must operate under resource constraints and
intermittent network connections,
* cyber-physical systems with a close integrate of computation,
physical devices and interaction with the physical world;
* open systems that are long lived, able to accept new components
remove existing components, and adapt to new situations;
* a new generation of networked interactive applications driven
by the availability of devices such as smart phones and iPads;
* new levels of high performance computing, for example the goal of
exascale computing systems;
* applications assembled on the fly to meet specific needs, from diverse 
heterogeneous components, leading to a need for infrastructure that
enables assembly of trustworthy (reliable, secure, ...) systems given
high-level goals and constraints.

The goal of the ARM workshop series ( RM2000, RM2003, ARM ’04, ARM’05, 
ARM ’07, ARM’08, ARM'09) is to bring together researchers working on 
and middleware platforms to engineer dynamic adaptations in distributed
systems. In particular this 9th incarnation welcomes contributions 
the challenges of next generation systems and presenting novel adaptive
reflective middleware approaches to meeting these challenges.


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 
e.g., sensor networks, ubiquitous and pervasive computing,
mobile computing, grid computing, P2P, Systems-of-Systems etc;
* 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;
* Application of adaptive and reflective middleware techniques to achieve
reconfigurability and/or adaptability and/or separation of concerns.
* 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.
* Methods for reasoning about services provided by adaptive/reflective 
* The role of techniques such as learning in design of
long lived adaptive middleware.
* Methods for asynchronous, distributed control, coordination/cooperation
among components providing middleware services.


Workshop Format

The workshop will be organized as a series of sessions, each devoted to 
the presentation
of papers belonging to a common domain. Each session will end with a 
mini-panel between
the presenters, led by the session chair or a pre-selected devil's 
In past years this format has been found to lead to lively and 
productive discussions.
The workshop will include a special session for the presentation of 
posters and demos of
ongoing research efforts and software prototypes. The workshop will 
conclude with a panel,
moderated by one of the organizers, to discuss open issues and future 
trends in the field.


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.
Content should be work that is not previously published or concurrently 
submitted elsewhere.
* Poster submissions should initially submit a 2 page abstract 
describing the poster content in ACM format;
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,
describing the contribution and content of the demo; we are particularly 
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.

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

Papers and poster abstracts should be emailed to <arm2010 at ics.uci.edu> 
with subject line
clearly identifying "ARM2010 submission" before the submission deadline.
All papers and abstracts should be in either PS or PDF format.

All workshop papers will be published via ACM's Digital Library as part 
of the
"ACM International Conference Proceeding Series" (AICPS).

Contact: <arm10 at ics.uci.edu>


Organizing Committee

Nalini Venkatasubramanian (co-chair), University of California at 
Irvine, USA
Carolyn Talcott (co-chair), SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, USA

Technical Program Committee

Gul Agha, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anders Andersen, University of Tromsø, Norway
Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at U. Champaign, USA
Licia Capra, University College London, UK
Renato Cerqueira, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Fabio Costa, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Edward Curry, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland
Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway
Christopher Gill, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Paul Grace, Lancaster University, UK
Sebastian Gutierrez-Nolasco, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Francisco Jose da Silva e Silva , Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
Fabio Kon, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Thomas Ledoux, INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, Ecole des Mines de 
Nantes, France
Philippe Merle, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Shangping Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology
Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille 1, France
Corrado Santoro, Universita' di Catania, Italy
Richard Schantz, BBN, USA
Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA
Richard Staehli, Expeditors International, Seattle, Washington, USA
Mark-Oliver Stehr, SRI International, USA
Alexandre Sztajnberg, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK
Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA (co-chair)
Sandeep Uttamchandani, IBM, USA
Luis Veiga, INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine, USA (co-chair)
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK

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