[ecoop-info] ACM Middleware Workshop MW4NG Call for papers

Karl M. Goeschka Karl.Goeschka at tuwien.ac.at
Tue Jul 3 11:41:28 CEST 2012


| 7th Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing (MW4NG) |
| Workshop at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2012 Conference    |

Dec 3 – 7, 2012
Montreal, Canada

This workshop has its own ISBN and will be included in the ACM digital library.

Important Dates
Paper submission: August 15, 2012
Author notification: September 21, 2012
Camera-ready copies: October 5, 2012

Call details
While dependability and security become cornerstones of the information 
society, they are impaired by change, imprecision, and emerging behavior 
due to scale, dynamism, and heterogeneity. To address these challenges for 
next generation Internet computing, key extra-functional properties should 
not be an "add on" or an "end to end task" anymore, but rather built in by 
means of Middleware.

Service oriented computing, cloud computing, socio-technical systems, and 
Web 2.0-style applications are important steps for next generation Internet 
computing, but still fall short when non functional (a.k.a. 
extra-functional) quality properties (e.g., dependability, security, 
performance, and scalability) need to be addressed. The emerging Internet 
communication architecture (e.g., from projects on the Internet of Things, 
the Future Internet, etc.) also requires middleware support for delivering 
computing applications and services. We can see many Internet Computing 
systems following proprietary end-to-end solutions and being weaved with 
application-specific approaches. This clearly hinders re-use, which can 
only be successfully leveraged by Middleware-based solutions. This in turn 
requires new flexibility for Middleware (adaptivity, elasticity, 
resilience) and new ways of collaboration between Middleware and 

Therefore, extra-functional quality properties need to be addressed not 
only by interfacing and communication standards, but also in terms of 
actual mechanisms, protocols, and algorithms. Some of the challenges are 
the administrative heterogeneity, the loose coupling between coarse-grained 
operations and long-running interactions, high dynamicity, and the required 
flexibility during run-time. Recently, massive-scale (e.g., big data, 
millions of participating parties in different roles) and mobility were 
added to the crucial challenges for Internet computing middleware. The 
proposed workshop consequently welcomes contributions on how specifically 
middleware can address the above challenges of next generation Internet 

Topics of interest
The workshop also welcomes work-in-progress, problem statements, and 
visionary papers!
The topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
* Architectures and platforms for Middleware for Next Generation Internet 
* Middleware support for dependability, security, performance, and scale
* Middleware support for adaptivity, resilience, and elasticity for novel 
Internet computing systems
* Evaluation of and experience reports about middleware for novel Internet 
Computing systems

Workshop co-chairs
Karl M. Göschka (main contact), mw4ng at dedisys.org
Vladimir Tosic
José Pereira
Patrick C. K. Hung

Program committee
Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, HP Labs (UK)
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Enrique Armendariz, Universidad Publica de Navarra (Spain)
Mark Baker, Research in Motion (Canada)
Alysson Bessani, University of Lisboa (Portugal)
Sami Bhiri, DERI (Ireland)
Christoph Bussler, Xtime (USA)
Gianpaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Frank Eliassen, University of Oslo (Norway)
Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Lorenz Froihofer, Telekom (Austria)
Walid Gaaloul, Institut Telecom (France)
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA (France)
Chirine Ghedira, Univ. of Lyon I (France)
Svein Hallsteinsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Peng Han, Congqing Academy of Science (China)
Yanbo Han, ICT Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Matti Hiltunen, AT&T Labs (USA)
Arno Jacobsen, Univ. Toronto (Canada)
Mehdi Jazayeri, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Wouter Joosen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Ihor Kuz, NICTA (Australia)
Mark Little, JBoss (USA)
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Research (USA)
Raimundo Macedo, Federal University of Bahia (Brasil)
Kostas Magoutis, Foundation for Research and Technology (Greece)
Piyush Maheshwari, Pitney Bowes Software (India)
Edmundo Roberto Mauro Madeira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP 
Sam Michiels, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, HP Labs (USA)
Nanjangud C. Narendra, IBM Research (India)
Helen Paik, School of Computer Science and Engineering (Australia)
Cesare Pautasso, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Fernando Pedone, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Paolo Romano, INESC-ID (Portugal)
Florian Rosenberg, IBM (USA)
Romain Rouvoy, INRIA (France)
Giovanni Russello, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Benjamin Satzger, TU Wien (Austria)
Dietmar Schreiner, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Bruno Schulze, National Lab for Scientific Computing (Brazil)
Stefan Tai, Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale 
Beschreibungsverfahren - AIFB, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University (UK)
Ricardo Vilaça, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo (Norway)
Marko Vukolic, Eurecom (France)
Hiroshi Wada, NICTA (Australia)
Eric Wohlstadter, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Michael Zapf, Universität Kassel (Germany)
Rui Zhang, PARC (USA)
Liming Zhu, NICTA (Australia)

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