The Proceedings of the 7th IFIP International Conference on Distributed
Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 07) are published in
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 4531
Distributed applications and interoperable systems have become an
integral part of everyday living, part of the socio-economic ecosystem
of our human environment. With such interdependence between society and
software, distributed software applications must be sustainable and
adaptable in the long term, despite the changes in our environment.
The DAIS conference is concerned with the following questions:
What do we understand by sustainability in distributed applications and
How do we ensure our distributed applications can make local adaptation
to specific circumstances of their deployment?
How do we make our interoperable systems evolvable in the face of
widespread change in their environment?
How do we integrate distributed software within the wider fabric of
computing within our modern world?
How can distributed applications and interoperable systems capitalise
and exploit future trends and the changing user demographic?
The DAIS conference series addresses all aspects of distributed
applications and interoperable systems: design, implementation,
operation and maintenance.
DAIS'07 is the 7th event in this successful international conference
series, commencing in 1997. It will be a forum for researchers, vendors
and users to come together to review, discuss and learn about the future
of distributed applications and interoperable systems. DAIS is now an