[ecoop-info] ARMOR - 1st European Workshop on AppRoaches to MObiquiTous Resilience

Miguel P. Correia miguel.p.correia at ist.utl.pt
Fri Nov 18 12:34:26 CET 2011

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                  CALL FOR PAPERS

ARMOR - 1st European Workshop on AppRoaches to MObiquiTous Resilience


co-located with the 9th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC-2012)

                 Sibiu, Romania
                 May 8th, 2012


Important dates

Paper submission: January 25, 2012
Author notification: March 9, 2012
Final version of papers: March 20, 2012


Recently, mobile computing and wireless communication technologies
made so much progress that we can finally acknowledge the emergence
of the mobile/ubiquitous computing paradigm we anticipated. A new
generation of mobile devices (such as smartphones, handheld GPS,
laptops, tablets, etc.) will probably lead revolutionary changes
in the information society. These devices benefit from an amazing
number of sensors, communication interfaces and networking
capabilities. Their interconnection results in huge heterogeneous
and distributed systems and we can already forecast that this will
lead to revolutionary applications, services and usages.

Among other specific features, what makes mobile and ubiquitous
systems different and interesting from a research viewpoint is :
- the mobility of users, applications and devices,
- how they produce and handle geo-localized information,
- the heterogeneity among the nodes and the services,
- their intrinsic need of adaptation to changes in their execution 
- their limited energy/computing/storage/communication resources,
- their need for cooperation and intermittent connection to the Internet,
- the potential impact, as personal devices that travel with their user
and carry personal information, that the devices and their applications
may have on privacy.

It is still unclear today whether mobiquitous solutions will be able
to achieve the resilience levels necessary for user transparency and
acceptance. It seems obvious that such solutions will require :

- New types of dependability mechanisms to cope with the intrinsic
dynamics of mobile systems,
- New approaches to evolvable fault tolerance and security in order
to adjust their resilience features according to the set of system
requirements and available resources.
- New management strategies for adaptation ensuring acceptable levels
of performance, energy consumption, trustworthiness, privacy and cost.

These considerations are of prime importance in the context of emerging
mobile devices and applications such as those used in smart urban
transportation systems, body area systems, ambient assisted living
solutions, environmental monitoring products, and vehicular ad hoc
networks. Making such a complex ecosystems of devices and services
resilient is a first challenge, but being able to assess the resilience
level and capacity of adaptation of resulting solutions is also of
utmost importance.

The ambition and mission of ARMOR is to put on the foreground all
above issues and provide a forum of discussion to interested researchers.

Conference venue

ARMOR and EDCC 2012 will be held in the city of Sibiu, Romania.
Sibiu is a major historic and cultural city, the area being mentioned
for the first time in a Papal document in 1191. The Grand Square,
several cathedrals and churches, the Townhall, the Council Tower,
and the National Brukenthal Museum are among the main attractions.
Several historic monuments, like the Biertan and Talmaciu fortreses,
are nearby Sibiu. A large outdoors ethnographic museum is located
in a wooden area, south of the city, and attracts numerous tourists
every year. Sibiu is also home to Lucian Blaga University. In 2007
Sibiu shared the honor of being designated European Capital of
Culture with Luxembourg. Situated in the center of Romania, Sibiu
can be easily reached from all major European cities, both by air
and train, direct connections being available, among others, to
Munich, Vienna, and Bucharest.


To contribute to the workshop, authors are invited to submit a position
paper of 4 to 6 pages (10-pt font, single space, double-column format).
Please see proceedings templates here 
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates for instructions.

The program committee will carefully review each position paper. The
review will focus not only on the paper's quality but also on its
novelty and ability to engender fruitful discussions. All authors
of accepted position papers are invited to attend the workshop.
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be
presented at the workshop.

The workshop proceedings will be published in the ACM digital library
and will have their corresponding ISBN. Authors of best papers will be
invited to submit a revised (and maybe extended) version of their
contributions to a journal.

All submissions must be made electronically through the submission
web page, at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=armor12 .

Each paper must be submitted as a single Portable Document Format (PDF)
file. We recommend that you embed fonts where possible to improve
portability. We also strongly recommend you print the file and review
it for integrity (fonts, symbols, equations etc.) before submitting it.
A defective printing of your paper can undermine its chance of success.


Juan Carlos Ruiz, ITACA-UPV, Spain
Marc-Olivier Killijian, LAAS-CNRS, France

Program Committee
Carlos Aguilar, University of Limoge, France
Domenico Controneo, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
David de Andrés, ITACA-UPV, Spain
Hans-Peter Schwefel,  Aalborg University, Denmark
Mads Haar, Trinity College, Ireland
Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal


LAAS-CNRS - http://www.laas.fr
UPV - http://www.upv.es
The Amores Project - http://amores-project.org
The SEMSECAP Project - http://semsecap.stf.webs.upv.es


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