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MeSC 2011 : ACM SAC 2011 Track on Mediation Services in Computing Environments

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Link: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~rza/mesc/mesc2011/
 
When Mar 21, 2011 - Mar 25, 2011
Where Taichung, Taiwan
Submission Deadline Aug 24, 2010
Notification Due Oct 12, 2010
Final Version Due Nov 2, 2010
Categories    services   computing   ubicomp   pervasive
 

Call For Papers

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Scope
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The heterogeneity of the vast resources of the Internet,
their transparent access, integration and interoperation pose a
significant challenge that mediation services are increasingly
called upon to address. In foundational systems mediation takes
many forms and ranges from assistance in the search and discovery
of resources to arbitration and negotiation by autonomous agents.
Mediation presides also over the deployment of cooperative and
collaborative schemes, by marshalling resources and scheduling
processes. In service provision a manager mediates adaptively
the configuration and allocation of resources in a variety of
environments including Grids and Cloud.

Among the applications that fall within the scope of mediation,
architectural frameworks in e-commerce, e-government and e-learning
have been successfully introduced to create synergy between humans
and systems. The fundamental basis for any mediation is that
autonomous entities and systems need to overcome their environmental
heterogeneity and resolve syntactic and semantic differences.
The main role of a mediation service is to facilitate processes
such as data and system integration, coordination of behaviour,
resource sharing and participation in complex activities.
Mediation services play a fundamental role in
ubiquitous and pervasive environments.

In managing differences and resolving conflicting requirements
a range of methods and techniques were introduced to support
interoperation and facilitate semantic interoperability.
Data transformation, resource management, configuration, adaptation
and negotiation define a wide spectrum of mediation, from reactive
behaviour to proactive intervention.

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Topics of interests
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The track seeks original contributions on mediation and mediation
services related but not limited to the following topics:

- Mediation in resource management and brokering
- Arbitration and negotiation in mediation
- Data mediation and process mediation
- Personalisation and recommendation systems
- Implicit and explicit profile generation in mediation
- Ontology mapping in mediation
- Mediation in hypermedia systems
- Context-awareness in mediation
- Self-configuration and adaptivity in mediation
- Autonomous and emergent behaviour in mediation
- Aggregation of mediation services
- Trusted mediation
- Mediation patterns
- Formal aspects of mediation
- Models and model transformation in mediation
- Aspect-Oriented mediation
- Domain specific languages (DSL) in mediation
- Mediation in collaborative and cooperative systems
- Mediation in ubiquitous and pervasive environments.
- Mediation in social and P2P community systems
- Mediation services in mobile contexts
- Architectural frameworks for mediation
- Mediation in e-commerce, e-government and e-learning
- Case studies and experiences of mediation services

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Program Committee
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Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Richard Anthony, University of Greenwich, UK
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford , UK
Sandford Bessler, Telecommunications Research Center Vienna, Austria
Valeria de Castro,Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, UK
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Gregorio Diaz, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Howard Foster, Imperial College, London, UK
Christian Glasner, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Germany
Nathan Griffiths, University of Warwick, UK
Robert J. Hendley, University of Birmingham, UK
Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rania Khalaf, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Michael Maximilien, IBM Research, Almaden, USA
Massimo Mecella, University of Rome, Italy
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK
Kozo Okano, Osaka University, Japan
David Parker, Oxford University, UK
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Martin Randles, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Stefan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, UK
Dumitru Roman, SINTEF, Norway
Jose Raul Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Weiming Shen, National Research Council of Canada
Timothy K. Shih, Asia University, Taiwan
Georgios Theodoropoulos, University of Birmingham, UK
Mathias Weske, University of Postdam, Germany
Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Christian Zirpins, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

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Track Co-Chairs
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For any inquiries please contact the track organisers:

Rachid Anane
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Coventry University, UK
r[dot]anane[at]coventry[dot]ac[dot]uk

Behzad Bordbar
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham, UK
b[dot]bordbar[at]cs[dot]bham[dot]ac[dot]uk


Guadalupe Ortiz
Department of Computer Science
University of Cadiz, Spain
guadalupe[dot]ortiz[at]uca[dot]es

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