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.
Workshop papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library and must follow the double column ACM SIG Proceeding format. Latex and Word templates are available from http://www.acm.org/sigs/