Middleware 2011 : ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference
Conference Series : International Middleware Conference
Call For Papers
PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS
ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference
12 - 16 December 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, implementation, deployment, and usage of middleware systems. Middleware is the software that resides between applications and the underlying architecture. The goal of middleware is to facilitate the development of applications by providing higher-level abstractions for better programmability, performance, scalability, security, and a variety of essential features. It is a rapidly evolving and growing field.
Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 12th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research and technology in 2011. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for current and future computing, storage, and communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a high quality technical program, invited speakers, an industrial track, poster and demo presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.
Submissions on a diversity of topics are sought, particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:
Middleware for emerging cloud computing, datacenters, and server farms
Middleware for traditional clusters and grid computing
Middleware for mobile devices, ubiquitous, and mobile computing
Middleware for sensor and embedded systems
Middleware for Internet applications and social networks
Middleware for Web services, Web service composition, and SOA
Middleware for data-intensive computing
Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
Middleware support for multimedia and tele-immersion
Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
Middleware solutions for distributed databases
Peer-to-peer middleware solutions
Systems issues for Middleware:
Reliability and fault-tolerance
Scalability and performance
Energy- and power-aware techniques
Virtualization, auto-scaling, provisioning, and scheduling
Security, Privacy, and Information assurance
Storage and file systems
Parallelized execution and techniques
Dynamic configuration and self- or autonomic- management of middleware
Real-time solutions and quality of service
Evaluation and deployment: challenges, techniques, and lessons learned
Design principles and tools:
Programming frameworks, parallel programming, and design methodologies for middleware
Empirical and deployment studies for middleware solutions
Debugging and distributed debugging of middleware
Probabilistic techniques and approaches for middleware
Methodologies and tools for middleware design, implementation, verification, and evaluation
Formal methods, verification, and software engineering for middleware
Security and Privacy
Old Wine: Revisiting classical middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect orientation, etc.
The conference strongly encourages submission of industry-focused papers and use case studies; full papers should be submitted to the main program, where they will be reviewed using appropriate criteria (e.g., emphasizing experience and system evolution), and accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings. Additionally, short industry-focused papers (5-6 pages, ACM style) may be submitted to a special industrial track; accepted short papers will be presented at the conference and published in the ACM Digital Library. Note that submissions to the main program may indicate a willingness to be referred to the Industrial Track if a paper is not accepted to the main program.
Big Ideas Papers
We particularly encourage "big ideas papers"; that is papers that have the potential for opening up new research directions. For such papers, the potential to motivate new research is more important than full experimental evaluation, though some preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of the approach or idea is important. Authors should indicate in the introduction that their paper is a vision of a big idea, rather than more mature work. Such papers should clearly indicate why the idea is revolutionary and not evolutionary; what the major questions still to be answered are; and possible avenues of attack for the community to pursue towards the development of the idea.
The Middleware 2011 proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) both in print and in electronic form. Papers must not exceed 20 pages, including abstract, all figures, all tables, and references. Papers should include a short abstract and up to 6 keywords. Submitted papers should follow the formatting instructions of the Springer LNCS Style. The papers will also be published as part of the ACM Digital Library.
May 23, 2011 - Abstract Submission
May 30, 2011 - Paper Submission
August 1, 2011 - Notification of acceptance
September 7, 2011 - Camera ready due
12 - 16 December 2011 - Conference
There will be a separate call for workshops, for tutorials, and for the Doctoral Symposium.
Please check the website for dates.
Program Committee Chairs
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA-Rennes
Fabio Kon, USP
Paulo Ferreira, INESC-ID
Luís Veiga, INESC-ID