10th IFIP WG 6.1
International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems
Applications and services for a complex world
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 7-9, 2010

To be held in conjunction with FMOODS/FORTE 2010 and Coordination 2010


Distributed application technology has become a foundation of the information society. New computing and communication technologies have brought up a multitude of challenging application areas, including mobile computing, inter-enterprise collaborations, ubiquitous services, service-oriented architectures, autonomous and self-adapting systems, peer-to-peer systems, just to name a few. New challenges include the need for novel abstractions supporting the development, deployment, management and interoperability of evolutionary and complex applications and services, such as those bridging the physical/virtual worlds. Therefore, the linkage between applications, platforms and users through multi-disciplinary user requirements (like security, privacy, usability, efficiency, safety, semantic and pragmatic interoperability of data and services, dependability, trust and self-adaptivity) becomes of special interest. It is envisaged that future complex applications will far exceed those of today in terms of these requirements.

The DAIS conference series addresses all aspects of distributed applications, including their design, implementation and operation, the supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering methodologies and tools, as well as experimental studies and practice reports. This time we welcome in particular contributions on architectures, models, technologies and platforms for large scale and complex distributed applications and services that are related to the latest trends towards bridging the physical/virtual worlds based on flexible and versatile service architectures and platforms.

DAIS’10 is the 10th event in a series of successful international conferences which started in 1997. It will provide a forum for researchers, application and platform service vendors and users, to review, discuss and learn about new approaches, trends, concepts and experiences in the fields of distributed computing.


DAIS’10 solicits high quality papers reporting research results and/or experience reports. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

DAIS’10 especially encourages submissions addressing the following topics:

- novel and innovative applications in the areas of
* ubiquitous and pervasive computing
* sensor networks
* mobile computing
* peer-to-peer systems and platforms
* Cloud and enterprise computing
* collaborative intelligent devices (e.g., robots)

- models, methodology and concepts supporting distributed applications with respect to
* sustainability
* dependability and resilience
* evolution
* energy efficiency
* robustness and trust
* usability
* autonomy

- middleware and software engineering techniques supporting distributed applications in the areas of
* autonomic and resilient systems
* mobile systems
* context- and QoS-aware systems
* evolution of service-oriented applications
* enterprise-wide and global integration
* semantic interoperability
* application and service management
* domain-specific modelling languages
* model-driven software development, testing, validation, and adaptation
* model evolution
* software architecture and patterns


Submissions must be done electronically as postscript or PDF, using the Springer LNCS style. DAIS’10 seeks:

- Full technical papers in no more than 14 pages,

- Work-in-progress papers, describing on-going work and interim results, in no more than 6 pages.

Both categories of papers will be reviewed thoroughly by the DAIS’10 Program Committee. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series. More specific guidelines on the preparation of papers can be found on the conference website.

*New:* Extended versions of selected best papers published in DAIS’10 will be invited for publication in a dedicated special issue of Wiley Software: Practice and Experience


Abstract submission: February 8, 2010
Full paper submission: February 12, 2010
Notification of acceptance: March 19, 2010
Camera ready version: April 2, 2010
Conference dates: June 7-9, 2010


DAIS’10 will be held in the multi-faced city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, as a part of the federated conferences DisCoTec (Distributed Computing Techniques), together with the 12th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages (COORDINATION) and the IFIP International Conference Formal Methods for Distributed Systems (FMOODS/FORTE).


General chair:
Frank S. de Boer, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Netherlands

Steering committee:
Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
Lea Kutvonen (chair), University of Helsinki, Finland
Elie Najm, ENST, France
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Rene Meier, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Twittie Senivongse, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Sotirios Terzis, University of Strathclyde, UK

PC Chairs:
Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway
Ruediger Kapitza, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Publicity chair:
Johan Fabry, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Hans P. Reiser, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Charles Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Program committee:
M. Aoyama, Nanzan University, Japan
J. E. Armendariz-Inigo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
D. Bakken, Washington State University, USA
Y. Berbers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
A. Beresford, University of Cambridge, UK
A. Beugnard, TELECOM Bretagne, France
G. Blair, Lancaster University, UK
A. Casimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
E. Cecchet, University of Massachusetts, USA
I. Demeure, ENST, France
S. Dobson, University of St Andrews, Scotland
J. Dowling, SICS, Sweden
D. Donsez, Universite Joseph Fourier , France
N. Dulay, Imperial College London, UK
F. Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway
S. Elnikety, Microsoft Research, USA
P. Felber, Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland
K. Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
N. Georgantas, INRIA, France
K. Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
R. Gronmo, SINTEF, Norway
D. Hagimont, INP Toulouse, France
S. Hallsteinsen, SINTEF, Norway
P. Herrmann, NTNU Trondheim, Norway
J. Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
R. Kapitza, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
H. Koenig, BTU Cottbus, Germany
R. Kroeger, University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden, Germany
L. Kutvonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
W. Lamersdorf, University of Hamburg, Germany
M. Lawley, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
P. Linington, University of Kent, UK
C. Linnhoff-Popien, Munich University, Germany
K. Lund, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norway
R. Macedo, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
R. Meier, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
A. Montresor, University of Trento, Italy
E. Najm, ENST, France
N. Narasimhan, Motorola Labs, USA
R. Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
G. Pierre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
P. Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
A. Puder, State University San Francisco, USA
R. Rouvoy, University of Lille 1, France
D. Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA
T. Senivongse, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
K. Sere, Abo Akademi University, Finland
S. Terzis, University of Strathclyde, UK
H. Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan