The 14th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM 2015)

Collocated with ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Scope Topics of Interest Submission Info Imp Dates Program


Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM) is the main forum for researchers on adaptive and reflective middleware platforms and systems. It was the first ever workshop to be held with the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, dating back to the year 2000, in Palisades, NY (Middleware 2000) and has been running every year since.


Currently available middleware systems are required to support various levels of flexibility in order to adapt and tailor their behavior and properties to the increasing dynamism of new models of computation and new classes of applications. These usually include:

 Applying reflective techniques to middleware, and related software platforms for interoperability, one-to-many deployment, and adaptability, in order to ”open up” their implementation, was explored in the previous workshops in this series and proved particularly successful and influential. Reflection by itself is today considered a baseline, yet it is insufficient to deliver the flexibility demanded by today’s ever diversifying middleware environments, requiring higher and higher degrees of adaptability and resilience. The 14th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware aims to follow on the success of previous editions by providing researchers with a forum to address this technological gap and explore how reflective approaches can be combined with complementary perspectives to support the complete life-cycle of highly adaptive middleware platforms. As in the previous editions, the traditional scope of the workshop will be expanded to the following topics:

Suggested Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Information

ARM 2015 invites paper submissions in the following three categories:

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

 ACM style file can be found here.

 Paper submissions will use EasyChair. Please use this link for submission

Important Dates

Tentative Program (ACM DL link)

9:00 - 10:00: Opening + 2 full papers

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00: 3 full papers + 1 short paper

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 2 full papers + 2 short papers

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - max 17:30 Panel, breakout, closing