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Middleware 2016 : ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware


Conference Series : International Middleware Conference
When Dec 12, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
Where Trento, Italy
Abstract Registration Due May 13, 2016
Submission Deadline May 20, 2017
Notification Due Aug 15, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 7, 2016
Categories    middleware   distributed systems

Call For Papers

Full CFP:

The annual ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and use of middleware systems. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a high quality single-track technical program, invited speakers, an industrial track, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.

Topics: The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

Platforms and Usage Models of Middleware for:
* Emerging cloud computing platforms, 5G, NFV
* Data-intensive computing (Big Data) and data analytics
* IoT, Cyber Physical Systems, Smart Cities
* Mobile devices and services
* Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
* Internet applications and multimedia

Systems Issues for Middleware
* Reliability and fault tolerance
* Consistency, availability, and replication
* Energy- and power-aware techniques
* Security and privacy
* Virtualization, auto-scaling, provisioning, and scheduling
* Real-time solutions and quality of service
* Scalability and performance

Design Principles and Programming Support
* Event-based, publish/subscribe, and peer-to-peer solutions
* Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective approaches
* Novel programming abstractions and paradigms for middleware
* Methodologies and tools for middleware design, implementation, verification, and evaluation
* Retrospective reviews of middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect orientation, etc.

Original research papers of three types are sought on the above topics.
a) Research Papers : Original research papers are sought on the above topics.
b) Experimentation and Deployment Papers : These papers describe complete systems, platforms, and papers with comprehensive experimental evaluations of alternative designs and solutions to well-known problems. The emphasis during the evaluation of these papers will be less on the novelty and more on the demonstrated usefulness and potential impact of the contributions, the extensive experimentation involved, and the quality and weight of the lessons learned.
c) Big-Ideas Papers : These are 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.

The Middleware 2016 conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Accepted submissions will be available on the ACM digital library at least one week before the conference. Submitted papers may have at most 12 pages of technical content, including text, figures, appendices, etc. In addition to the 12 pages allowed for technical content, a submission may include any number of additional pages of bibliographic references. Submitted papers should adhere to the formatting instructions of the ACM Style that you can find on the submission page and should clearly indicate their type on their first page. Please note that submissions are single-blind: authors' names should appear.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date will be the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the Middleware conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

The Middleware conference adopts a 2-phase review process in which the authors, after receiving a first set of reviews, have the opportunity to respond with a rebuttal to the reviewers’ comments. This rebuttal is then visible to the additional reviewers in the second phase, and in general is taken into account into the paper selection process.

Important dates
Abstract Submission: May 13 (Friday) *Firm Deadline*
Paper Submission: May 20 (Friday) *Firm Deadline*
Author Rebuttal: June 27 - June 29 (Monday-Wednesday)
Notification Due: Aug 15 (Monday)
Final Version Due: Sep 7, 2016 (To be Confirmed)

General Chair:
* Gian-Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy

Program Co-chairs:
* Sonia Ben Mokhtar, LIRIS-CNRS, Lyon, France
* Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA

Technical Program Committee
Alvin AuYoung, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
Jean Bacon, Cambridge University, UK
Roberto Baldoni, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy
Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
Sara Bouchenak, INSA Lyon, France
Yérom-David Bromberg, IRISA, France
Abhishek Chandra, University of Minnesota, USA
Yuan Chen, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
Lucy Cherkasova, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
Shigeru Chiba, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Octav Chipara, University of Iowa, USA
Angelo Corsaro, Prismtech
Zoran Dimitrijevic, Altiscale Inc., Palo Alto, USA
Fred Douglis, EMC
Tudor Dumitras, University of Maryland, USA
David Eyers, University of Otago, New Zeland
Pascal Felber, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Paulo Ferreira, INESC ID / University of Lisbon, Portugal
Christof Fetzer, TU Dresden, Germany
Ian Foster, Argonne National Lab/ Univ. Chicago, USA
Davide Frey, INRIA, France
Roy Friedman, Technion, Israel
Gang Huang, Peking University, China
Benoît Garbinato, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Switzerland
Abhishek Gupta, Intel Corp.
Franz J. Hauck, Ulm University, Germany
Cheng-Hsin Hsu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Kevin Huguenin, LAAS, CNRS, France
Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
Arun Iyengar, IBM Research
Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada
Mark Jelasity, University of Szeged, Hungray
Rüdiger Kapitza, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Bettina Kemme, McGill University, Canada
Anne-Marie Kermarrek, INRIA, France
Fabio Kon, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Young-Woo Kwon, Utah State University, USA
Danny B. Lange, Uber, USA
Julia Lawall, INRIA, France
Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego
Zhenhua Li, Tsinghua University, China
David Lomet, Microsoft Research, USA
Joseph Loyall, BBN Technologies
Hong Mei, Shanghai Univ. & Peking Univ., China
Alberto Montresor, University of Trento, Italy
Jeff Morgan, Samsung Research America, USA
Amy L. Murphy, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Mirco Musolesi, University College London, UK
Gabriel Parmer, GDW
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, UK
Johan Pouwelse, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Vivien Quéma, Grenoble INP, France
Binoy Ravindran, Virginia Tech, USA
Laurent Réveillère, Bordeaux INP, France
Etienne Rivière, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Luis Rodrigues, INESC-ID, IST, U Lisboa, Portugal
Romain Rouvoy, University of Lille 1 / Inria, France
Rick Schlichting, AT&T Labs
Jatinder Singh, University of Cambridge, UK
Robert Soulé, Università della Svizzera italiana, Italy
Mike Spreitzer, IBM Research, USA
François Taïani, Univ. Rennes 1/IRISA/ESIR, INRIA, France
Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA
Peter Triantafillou, University of Glasgow , UK
Robbert Van Renesse, Cornell University, USA
Maarten van Steen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine, USA
Luís Veiga, INESC-ID / Inst. Superior Técnico, Portugal
Steve Vinoski, Arista Networks, Nashua, NH, USA
Timothy Wood, George Washington University, USA

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