recent years, distributed applications have indeed gained a practical
and widely-known footing in everyday computing. Use of new communication
technologies have brought up divergent application areas, including
mobile computing, inter-enterprise collaborations, and ubiquitous
services, just to name a few. New challenges include the need
for service-oriented architectures, autonomous and self-managing
systems, peer-to-peer systems, grid computing, sensor networks,
semantic enhancements, and adaptivity and dynamicity of distribution
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 interoperable, scalable
and adaptable systems that are related to the latest trends towards
service orientation and self-* properties.