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Middleware 2009 : The ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference


Conference Series : International Middleware Conference
When Nov 30, 2009 - Dec 4, 2009
Where Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 27, 2009
Notification Due Jul 15, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 24, 2009
Categories    middleware

Call For Papers

The ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference

November 30 - December 4, 2009
Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA

Call for Papers


The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important
innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and uses of
middleware. Middleware is a distributed-system software that resides
between applications and underlying platforms (operating systems;
databases; hardware), and/or ties together distributed applications,
databases or devices. Its primary role is to coordinate and enable
communication between different layers or components while isolating
much of the complexity of distribution into a single, well tested and
well understood system abstraction.

Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 10th
International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for
middleware research and technology in 2009. The scope of the conference
is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed
system platforms and architectures for future computing and
communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a
high quality technical program, invited speakers (including Hector
Garcia-Molina of Stanford University), an industrial track, poster and
demo presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.


Submissions on a diversity of topics are sought; particularly ones that
identify new research directions. The topics of the conference include,
but are not limited to:

Middleware platforms:
* Middleware for Web services and Web-service composition
* Middleware for cluster and grid computing
* Peer-to-peer middleware solutions
* Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
* Middleware for ubiquitous and mobile computing
* Middleware for embedded systems and sensor networks
* Middleware for next generation telecommunication platforms
* Semantic middleware
* Middleware supporting service-oriented architectures
* Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
* Middleware support for multimedia
* Middleware solutions for (large scale) distributed databases
* Middleware for data intensive computing

Systems issues:
* Reliability, fault tolerance, and quality-of-service
* Scalability of middleware
* Real-time solutions for middleware platforms
* Information assurance and security
* Dynamic configuration and self- or autonomic- management of middleware
* Novel communication protocols and architectures
* Virtualization, virtualized provisioning, and their interaction with

Design principles and tools:
* Methodologies and tools for designing, implementing, verifying, and
evaluating middleware
* Novel development paradigms, APIs, and languages
* Existing paradigms revisited: object models, aspect orientation, etc.
* Evaluation techniques and empirical studies for middleware solutions

The conference also 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 may be submitted to a special industrial track;
accepted short papers will be presented at the conference and published
in the ACM Digital Library. Details on the industrial track will be
available shortly. 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.

*NEW* Big ideas papers *NEW*

This year, 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.


April 20 - Paper deadline (hard deadline)
July 15 - Notification of acceptance
August 24 - Camera ready due


The proceedings of Middleware 2009 will be published as a
Springer-Verlag volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series.


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 (please check the Information for Authors
page at Springer at for
style and formatting guidelines).

Submitted papers may not be submitted for conference publication,
journal publication, or be under review for any other conference or
journal. For any questions regarding this matter, please contact the
program chairs.

Please, refer to the web site for further instructions on how to submit.


General Chair
* Roy Campbell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

PC Chairs
* Jean Bacon (University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, UK)
* Brian F. Cooper (Yahoo! Research, USA)

Industrial Chair
* Dejan Milojicic (HP Labs, USA)

Publicity Chairs
* Vibhore Kumar (IBM Research, USA)
* Riccardo Scandariato (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

Programme Committee
* Gustavo Alonso (ETH Zurich, Swizerland)
* Yolande Berbers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
* Gordon Blair (Lancaster University, UK)
* Roy Campbell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
* Renato Cerqueira (PUC of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
* Lucy Cherkasova (HP labs, USA)
* Paolo Costa (Microsoft Research, UK)
* Francis David (Microsoft, USA)
* Jan deMeer (SmartSpaceLab, Germany)
* Fred Douglis (IBM Research, USA)
* Frank Eliasson (University of Oslo, Norway)
* Markus Endler (PUC of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
* David Eyers (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Paulo Ferreira (Technical University of Lisbon Portugal)
* Nikolaos Georgantas (INRIA, France)
* Paul Grace (Lancaster University, UK)
* Indranil Gupta (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
* Gang Huang (Peking University, China)
* Valerie Issarny (INRIA, France)
* Hans-Arno Jacobsen (University of Toronto, Canada)
* Wouter Joosen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
* Shanika Karunasekera (University of Melbourne, Australia)
* Himanshu Khurana (University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, USA)
* Fabio Kon (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
* Vibhore Kumar (IBM Research, USA)
* Joe Loyall (BBN Technologies, USA)
* Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Elie Najm (ENST Paris, France)
* Gian Pietro Picco (University of Trento, Italy)
* Peter Pietzuch (Imperial College, UK)
* Antony Rowstron (Microsoft Research, UK)
* Riccardo Scandariato (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
* Rick Schantz (BBN Technologies, USA)
* Karsten Schawn (Georgia Tech, USA)
* Francois Taiani (Lancaster University, UK)
* Kian-Lee Tan (National University of Singapore)
* Sotirios Terzis (University of Strathclyde, UK)
* Scott Trent (IBM Tokyo, Japan)
* Peter Triantafillou (University of Patras, Greece)
* Pin Zhou (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)

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