[hpc-announce] CfP ARM at Middleware 2017- Las Vegas, NV, USA -- Deadline Aug 19th

MARIA SOLEDAD GARCIA VALLS mvalls at it.uc3m.es
Sat Aug 12 03:22:51 CDT 2017

16th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM)
Co-located to ACM/USENIX MIDDLEWARE Conference.
Las Vegas, NV, USA. December 2017.


ARM aims at providing researchers with a leading edge view on the state of
the art in reflective and adaptive middleware, and on the challenging
problems that remain unsolved.

Adaptation and reflection mechanisms must take into account novel models of
computation and new classes of applications such as smart and connected
city applications, industrial networked and cloud applications, the
Internet of Things, and their combination. Applying reflective techniques
to open-up the implementation of middleware and related software platforms
for interoperability, one-to-many deployment, and adaptability have proved
particularly successful and influential in the past. However, there are
still open challenges, such as scalability and decentralized management as
well as resilient real-time operations that require further investigation
to address new use cases in large deployment contexts, especially in
diverse domains as transportation and smart grids.

This edition follows the path initiated in recent editions, by bringing
together experts involved in designing and reusing adaptive systems at
different system layers, including architectural, OS, virtualization
technology, and network layers, as well as in using techniques that are
complementary to reflection.

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/pervasive
computing, mobile computing, smart and connected communities, Internet of
Things, cloud/grid computing, P2P, Systems-of-
- Cross-layer interactions and adaptation mechanisms, including network,
OS, VM & device level techniques;
- Adaptation and reflection in the presence of heterogeneous execution and
programming paradigms;
- Application of adaptive and reflective middleware techniques to achieve:
reconfigurability and/or adaptability and/or separation of concerns; reuse;
and reification of adaptation techniques and strategies;
- Incorporating non-functional properties into middleware, including
real-time, fault-tolerance, immutability, persistence, security, trust,
privacy and so on;
- Fundamental developments in the theory and practice of reflection,
adaptation and control, as it relates to middleware and its
interaction with other layers;
- Techniques to improve performance and/or scalability of adaptive and
reflective mechanisms;
- Evaluation methodologies for adaptive and reflective middleware;
guidelines, testbeds and benchmarks;
- Approaches to maintain the integrity of adaptive and reflective
technologies; convergence of adaptation.
- 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, storing and dynamically updating knowledge about
the services provided by adaptive/reflective
- The role of techniques such as learning in the design of long-lived
adaptive middleware;
- Methods for asynchronous, distributed, control, coordination/cooperation
among components providing middleware services;
- Metrics on properties such as cost-of-adaptation, quality-of-adaptation,
consistency-of-adaptation, yields.
- Middleware in agent-based systems.

Important Dates
- August 19, 2017 - Abstract submission
- August 26, 2017 - Paper submission

Paper Submission:

Submission is through easy chair: https://easychair.org/
conferences/?conf=arm2017 Journal Invitations

Accepted papers will be published in ACM Digital Library.

Selected accepted papers, after enhancements and further review, will be
invited for a special issue of JSA and/or JISA.

Program Co-Chairs:

Marisol Garcia-Valls, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University, USA.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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