[ecoop-info] CfP Middleware 2016: ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference

Mirco Musolesi m.musolesi at ucl.ac.uk
Sat Mar 12 20:13:06 CET 2016

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Middleware 2016: ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference


Where:                  Trento, Italy
When:                   Dec 12, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
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, 2015

Call for Papers: 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, panel discussions involving academic and industry leaders, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.

Topics:  Original submissions of research papers on a diversity of topics are sought, particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

Platforms and Usage Models of Middleware for:
* Emerging cloud computing platforms, 5G
* Data-intensive computing (Big Data) and data analytics
* Mobile devices and services
* Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
* Internet applications and multimedia
* Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, smart cities
* Network function virtualization

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

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.

General Chair:
       Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
Program Co-chairs:
       Sonia Ben Mokhtar, LIRIS-DRIM, 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
Octave Chipara	University of Iowa, USA
Angelo Corsaro	Prismtech
Zoran Dimitrijevic	Altiscale, Palo Alto, USA
Fred Douglas	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 Laboratory & The University of 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 Jiao Tong University and Peking University, 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	Université de 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 / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Steve Vinoski	Arista Networks, Nashua, NH, USA
Timothy Wood	George Washington University, USA

Mirco Musolesi
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