5th International workshop on Adaptive and DependAble Mobile Ubiquitous Systems



The vision of mobile and ubiquitous systems is becoming a reality thanks to the recent advances in wireless communication and device miniaturization. However, the widespread industrial uptake of these systems is still compromised due to the highly error-prone and heterogeneous mobile provisioning environment, which induces several impairments to the normal operation. Thus, how to improve dependability of these systems is still an open issue.

A variety of research studies have been produced proposing methods, proof-of-concept prototypes, and disciplines to design, develop, and maintain novel ubiquitous services. Despite these efforts, it is still unclear whether current solutions are able to achieve the dependability level imposed by the emergent mobile ubiquitous applications, such as smart urban mobility, wireless control of robots, and ambient assisted living. This is partially due to the lack of interaction between the ubiquitous computing and dependable computing research communities. The different research perspectives cause similar problems to be treated in different ways, without exploiting the potential of synergies that may arise from a closer and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The ambition and mission of ADAMUS is to put on the foreground all above issues and to bridge the gap between these research communities in order: to propose solutions to design and develop adaptive and dependable mobile ubiquitous systems; to devise conceptual models and paradigms for change tolerance; to provide analytical and simulation models and tools to measure systems ability to withstand faults and to re-adjust to new environments.

Building on the success of the last four editions, ADAMUS 2011 aims at serving as a meeting ground and common platform of discussion for researchers and industrial bodies in the field of adaptive and dependable mobile ubiquitous systems.

The main topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Dependability & adaptation requirements, and open issues for mobile ubiquitous systems;
  • Design principles, models, and techniques for realizing dependable and adaptive mobile ubiquitous systems;
  • Context data provisioning and modelling, and context-based infrastructures;
  • Frameworks and techniques enabling advanced/demanding applications on mobile ubiquitous systems;
  • Human-machine interaction and usability;
  • Multi-device and highly heterogeneous ubiquitous systems;
  • End-to-end approaches to the quality of experience of mobile services;
  • Autonomous systems for adaptation and dependability;
  • Mobile-enabled middleware architectures and mechanisms for heterogeneous, dependable networks;
  • Dependability and scalability of web technologies to ubiquitous systems;
  • Architectures for resource and network monitoring and adaptation to networks conditions;
  • Dependability measurement of mobile systems and services;
  • Experience on real-world applications or prototypes of mobile ubiquitous systems;
  • Resilience of evolvable systems and services;
  • Model-drive engineering of adaptive and dependable systems.

ADAMUS 2011 is colocated with the 41st Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2011).

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