Fábio M Costa (Editor), Anders Andersen (Editor), ARM 2014: Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014, ISBN 978-1-4503-3232-3.
From its introduction in the late 1990s, the field of adaptive and reflective middleware evolved from a few research initiatives into common industry practice, with many of its proposed techniques becoming part of mainstream middleware products, standards and technologies. This has greatly contributed to increase the flexibility of middleware platforms and systems, raising their capacity to deal with dynamically changing environments and user requirements. The first editions of the ARM workshop explored the basic developments and foundations that made this possible. Among the major themes were the techniques used to implement reflection at the middleware level, together with performance studies and the coupling of such techniques with common programming models. More recent editions of the workshop, including this one, have become a forum to explore the many facets into which adaptive and reflective middleware techniques unfold in different areas of application and adapt to new computing paradigms and software engineering approaches. For this 13th edition of ARM we accepted nine high quality contributions that were selected from a competitive set of submissions, based on a significant review effort by the program committee. These contributions range from new techniques and approaches to build adaptive middleware systems, through the use of dynamic, middleware level, adaptation for cloud and mobile computing, to the use of semantics as a way to instrument the adaptation process.