ARM 2018: 17th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflexive Middleware


Theme of 2018: "Smart and Connected Communities for Environmental Challenges"

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17th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflexive Middleware

The ARM workshop is collocated with ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2018, December 10-14th, Rennes, France.

The Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM) workshop series started together with the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, with which it has been co-located every year since this first edition. 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. Past editions of the workshop have brought 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. The workshop series also seek to provide an exciting environment in which to leverage cooperation among researchers.

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The 17th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM 2017) will follow on the success of the previous editions exploring how reflective approaches and associated techniques can accommodate changes in the middleware environment. Specifically, a middleware should adapt itself based upon reasoning about its run-time behaviour and current surrounding conditions (e.g. network dynamics, available resources, changes in the context).

Adaptive and reflective middleware must deal with the new wave of applications (e.g. smart cities and communities, IoT, agricultural, first respond and industrial applications) that are supported by a steadily growing set of either rich devices and resource-constrained with a portion being mobile. These new applications benefit from the cloud to gain an on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage and services), often based on cheap commodity hardware.

Applying reflective techniques to open-up the implementation of middleware and related software platforms for interoperability, (a)synchronous, one-to-many deployment, and adaptability have particularly proved 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 urban and rural services and environmental challenges that the society face (e.g. transportation, smart water systems and grids).

ARM 2017 will aim 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. 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.

The workshop will provide an exciting environment in which to leverage cooperation among researchers.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

To highlight the importance of applying technology in areas of grand challenge, the theme for the 2018 edition of the workshop is "Smart and Connected Communities for Environmental Challenges". Therefore, we welcome and encourage submissions about techniques and applications in research areas related to this relevant theme for the current society. We are planning to have dedicated sessions on the application of such techniques and their applications on smart cities, smart transportation, connected rural areas, smart water systems and grids).

Submission

Submissions must not be published or submitted to a journal and/or conference/workshop with proceedings. Each submission should be at most 6 pages in the ACM standard format. Authors of accepted papers must present their papers at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the paper. Abstract should be emailed to both francoise.sailhan at cnam.fr and nelly at acm.org Submissions are to be made to the submission web site: arm2018.hotcrp.com

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