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ARM 2010 : 9th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware


Conference Series : Adaptive and Reflective Middleware
When Nov 27, 2010 - Nov 27, 2010
Where Bangalore, India
Submission Deadline Aug 11, 2010
Notification Due Sep 15, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2010
Categories    adaptive middleware   reflective middleware   reflection   adaptation

Call For Papers


Next generation middleware systems face many challenges to provides services needed by new models of computation and new classes of applications. 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 exisiting 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 and 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 (RMW00, RMW03, RMW04, ARM05, ARM06, ARM07, ARM08, ARM09) is to bring together researchers working on techniques and middleware platforms to engineer dynamic adaptations in distributed systems. In particular this 9th incarnation welcomes contributions addressing 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 platforms.
- 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, 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 technologies.
- 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 middleware.
- 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 advocate. 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 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.

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

Papers and poster abstracts should be emailed to ( 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).

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