Section: Research Program
MiMove targets research enabling next-generation mobile distributed systems, from their conception and design to their runtime support. These systems are challenged by their own success and consequent massive growth, as well as by the present and future, fast evolving, global networking and computing environment. This context is well-captured by the Future Internet vision, whose mobile constituents are becoming the norm rather than the exception. MiMove's research topics relate to a number of scientific domains with intensive ongoing research, such as ubiquitous computing, self-adaptive systems, wireless sensor networks, participatory sensing and social networks. In the following, we discuss related state-of-the-art research – in particular work focusing on middleware for mobile systems – and we identify the open research challenges that drive our work.