[ecoop-info] CFP: 2nd International Symposium on Middleware and Network Applications (MNA 2011)

Nader Faisal jaafar Mohamed Nader.m at uaeu.ac.ae
Tue Sep 21 11:25:04 CEST 2010

--- Call for Papers ---
2nd International Symposium on Middleware and Network Applications (MNA 2011)
Part of ITNG 2011 (www.itng.info )
April 11-13, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services-CPS

Authors of selected presented papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of Wiley Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience

With the recent advances in network technologies, there has been a growing interest in new network applications such as cloud applications, ubiquitous applications, and sensor applications. The development of these applications is usually not trivial and faces a number of challenges. These challenges are relaxed with the existence of enabling techniques such as advanced middleware services. Middleware technologies had evolved tremendously over the past decade from simple support techniques for applications integration to a field of its own. The latest advances and innovations in middleware research, design and utilization highlighted great expansion of the middleware field.
This symposium is designed to combine the network applications and middleware development communities to discuss and highlight the latest advancements in both network applications and enabling middleware technologies. Original work and contributions in network applications and middleware concepts, design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation are sought.

Topics of interest included, but are not limited to, the following:

Middleware Issues:
• Social-aware middleware
• Power-aware middleware
• Security middleware
• Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
• Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
• Middleware solutions for reliability, fault tolerance, and quality-of-service
• Scalability of middleware
• Context-aware middleware
• Autonomic and self-managing middleware
• Evaluation techniques for middleware solutions
• Formal methods and tools for designing, verifying, and evaluating middleware
• Software engineering techniques for middleware
• Service oriented middleware
• Agent-based middleware

Domain-Specific Middleware:
• Middleware for web services
• RFID and sensor networks middleware
• Nano-middleware
• Middleware for cluster, grid, and cloud computing
• Middleware for ubiquitous and mobile computing
• Middleware solutions for large scale distributed databases
• Middleware for robotics
• Middleware for WiMax and mesh networks
• Smart spaces middleware
• Middleware for personal area network
• Application servers
• Vehicular systems middleware

Network Applications:
• Body and Personal Area Network Applications
• Cloud applications
• Emergency responses networked systems
• Ubiquitous and pervasive applications
• Collaborative applications
• RFID and sensor network applications
• Ultra-wideband applications
• Mobile applications
• Smart home applications
• Infrastructure monitoring and control applications
• Remote health monitoring
• GPS and location-based applications
• Networked vehicles applications
• Alert applications

Network Applications Issues:
• Application specific protocols
• Network applications management
• Network-based automation
• Critical infrastructure networks
• Fault-tolerance for network applications
• Real-time issues for network applications
• Industrial networks
• Network support for multi-player gaming
• Highly available networks
• Networks for grid and cluster computing
• Software engineering for network applications
• Social networks

Paper Submission:
Papers must represent high quality and previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Your submission should include the author names, complete mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and the email addresses of the authors. Interested authors should submit a maximum of 6 pages of their original and unpublished work including 5 keywords.
• Paper Format Instructions: http://www.itng.info/docs/ieeepaperinstruct.doc 
• Submit your paper Electronically here: https://www.softconf.com/b/itng2011/     (Please select middleware symposium)

Evaluation Process:
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by The IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services-CPS and available on the IEEE digital library.

Important Dates:
Submission :                     October 15, 2010
Author Notification:          November 26, 2010
Advance Registration:       January 12, 2011
Camera Ready:                 February 4, 2011

Symposium Chairs:
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, UAEU, UAE, jaljaroodi at gmail.com
Nader Mohamed, UAEU, UAE,  nader.m at uaeu.ac.ae

Technical Program Committee:
Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Faheem Ahmed, UAEU, UAE
Hend S. Alqamzi, UAEU, UAE
Bassel Arafeh, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Wan D. Bae, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Doina Bein, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy
Bo Cheng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Gabriele D'Angelo, University of Bologna, Italy
Akshay V. Dabholkar, Vanderbilt University, USA
Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR, Italy
Thomas DuBois, The Boeing Company, USA
Badidi Elarbi, UAEU, UAE
Gledson Elias, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Homam Reda El-Taj, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohammed Erradi, Mohamed V Souissi University, Morocco
Filippo Gandino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Víctor Manuel Álvarez García, University of Oviedo, Spain
Laurent Gomez, SAP Research, France
Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
Sven Graupner, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA
Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada
Asrar Haque, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Philip Hartman, IBM Global Business Services, USA.
Wouter Horré,  K.U. Leuven, Belgium
I-Ching Hsu, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
Sajid Hussain, Fisk University, USA
Danny Hughes, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Christophe Huygens, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Hamidah Ibrahim, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Nader Kesserwan, UAEU, UAE
Panayiotis Koutsabasis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Masaud Jahromi, Ahlia University, Bahrain
Imad Jawhar, UAEU, UAE
Fang-Yie Leu, TungHai University, Taiwan
Xuli Liu, University of Nebraska Kearney, USA
M-Puerto Paule, University of Oviedo, Spain
Dennis Pfisterer, University of Luebeck, Germany
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Praveen Madiraju, Marquette University, USA
Kami Makki, Lamar University, USA
Sadananda Narayanappa, Jeppesen, A Boeing Company, USA
Mais Wasef Nijim, USA
Tomi Räty, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Reijo Savola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Mohamed Adel Serhani, UAEU, UAE
Yicong Zhou, Tufts University, USA
Yifeng Zhu, University of Maine, USA

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