[hpc-announce] ARM at Middleware 2017 - Submission deadline Sept. 9th
MARIA SOLEDAD GARCIA VALLS
mvalls at it.uc3m.es
Mon Sep 4 08:00:59 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Methods for asynchronous, distributed, control, coordination/cooperation
among components providing middleware services;
- Metrics on properties such as cost-of-adaptation, quality-of-adaptation,
- Middleware in agent-based systems.
- September 9, 2017 - Paper submission
- October 2, 2017 - Notification to authors
- October 20, 2017 - Camera ready
- Workshops - December 11-15, 2015
Submission is through easy chair: https://easychair.org/conferen
ces/?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 Elsevier JSA or JISA.
Marisol Garcia-Valls, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University, USA
MARISOL GARCIA VALLS
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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