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Middleware 2010 : ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware Conference


Conference Series : International Middleware Conference
When Nov 29, 2010 - Dec 3, 2010
Where Bangalore, India
Submission Deadline May 23, 2010
Notification Due Aug 5, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 20, 2010
Categories    middleware

Call For Papers


ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware Conference

November 29 - December 3, 2010
Bangalore, India

The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important innovations and
recent advances in the design, implementation, deployment, and usage of middleware.
Middleware is a distributed-systems software that resides between a rich variety of
applications on the one hand, and the underlying architecture on the other hand which
may consist of the OS, hardware, and network stacks or even databases, storage and
different cloud services. The goals of middleware include providing abstractions,
programmability, performance, scalability, security, and a variety of essential features.
This is a rapidly evolving and growing field.

Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 11th International
Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research and
technology in 2010. 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 platforms:

• Middleware for emerging cloud computing, datacenters, and server farms
• Middleware for traditional clusters and Grid computing
• Middleware for data-intensive computing
• Middleware for mobile devices, ubiquitous and mobile computing
• Middleware for sensor and embedded systems
• Middleware for Web services and Web-service composition
• Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
• Middleware for system management and monitoring
• Middleware for next generation telecommunication platforms
• Internet-based communication protocols and data transfer middleware
• Middleware support for multimedia and tele-immersion
• Middleware supporting service-oriented architectures
• Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
• Semantic middleware
• Middleware solutions for distributed databases
• Peer-to-peer middleware solutions
• Novel middleware solutions for industry frameworks

Systems issues for Middleware:

• Reliability and fault-tolerance
• Scalability and performance
• Energy- and power-aware techniques
• Virtualization, auto-scaling, provisioning, and scheduling
• Security 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

Design principles and tools:

• Programming frameworks, parallel programming and design methodologies for
• 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
• Formal methods, verification and software engineering for middleware
• Old Wine: Revisiting classical middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect
orientation, etc.

Industry Papers

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 (10 pages, Springer LNCS 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

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.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be handled via the conference web page at

You will be requested to upload the file of your paper to the conference server (please
avoid large files and bitmaps!). Please make sure all information is filled in the online

The Middleware 2010 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.

Important Dates

May 16, 2010 - Abstract Submission
May 23, 2010 (11:59pm PST) - Paper Submission
August 5, 2010 - Notification of acceptance
August 20, 2010 - Camera ready due
November 29 - December 3, 2010 - 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

Indranil Gupta, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK

Program Committee

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Swtzerland
Katerina Argyraki, EPFL, Switzerland
Jean Bacon, University of Cambridge, UK
Christian Becker, Universitaet Mannheim, Germany
Yolande Berbers, KUL-DistriNet, Belgium
Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, USA
Gordon Blair, University of Lancaster, UK
Raj Kumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Renato Cerqueira, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Brian F. Cooper, Yahoo! Research, USA
Geoff Coulson, University of Lancaster, UK
Anwitaman Datta, NTU, Singapore
Jan De Meer, SmartSpaceLab, Germany
Fred Douglis, Data Domain, USA
Frank Eliasson, University of Oslo, Norway
Markus Endler, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Paulo Ferreira, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Shatish Gopalakrishnan, University of British Columbia, Canada
Paul Grace, University of Lancaster, UK
Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera, USA
Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Steven Hand, University of Cambridge, UK
Gang Huang, Peking University, China
Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada
Wouter Joosen KUL-DistriNet, Belgium
Bettina Kemme, McGill University, Canada
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, France
Fabio Kon University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs, USA
Ramses Morales, Xerox, USA
David O'Hallaron, CMU/Intel, USA
Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College, UK
Oriana Riva, ETH, Switzerland
Antony Rowstron, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK
Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
Rick Schantz, BBN Technologies, USA
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, UCI, USA
Akshat Verma, IBM Research, India
Zheng Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Ben Zhao, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

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