[ecoop-info] [CFP]: ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware Conference 2010

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Wed Mar 10 15:41:57 CET 2010

CFP: Middleware 2010 (Submission Due: May 23, 2010)
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Middleware 2010
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 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
   * 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 

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 
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
Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge

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
Sathish 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
Ranjita Bhagwan, Microsoft Research, India

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