[ecoop-info] ACM Middleware workshop MW4SOC Call for papers

Karl M. Goeschka Karl.Goeschka at tuwien.ac.at
Mon Jun 21 20:48:06 CEST 2010


| 5th Middleware for Service-Oriented Computing (MW4SOC) |
| Workshop at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference  |

Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2010
Bangalore, India

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

Important Dates
Paper submission: August 1, 2010
Author notification: September 15, 2010
Camera-ready copies: October 1, 2010
Workshop date: November 30, 2010

Call details
The initial visionary promise of Service Oriented Computing (SOC) was a 
world of cooperating services being loosely coupled to flexibly create 
dynamic business processes and agile applications that may span 
organisations and heterogeneous computing platforms but can nevertheless 
adapt quickly and autonomously to changes of requirements or context. 
Today, the influence of SOC goes far beyond the initial concepts of the 
original disciplines that spawned it. Many would argue that areas like 
business process modelling and management, Web2.0-style applications, data 
as a service, and even cloud computing emerge mainly due to the shift in 
paradigm towards SOC. Nevertheless, there is still a strong need to merge 
technology with an understanding of business processes and organizational 

While the immediate need of middleware support for SOC is evident, current 
approaches and solutions still fall short by primarily providing support 
for only the intra-enterprise aspect of SOC and do not sufficiently address 
issues such as service discovery, re-use, re-purpose, composition and 
aggregation support, service management, monitoring, and deployment and 
maintenance of large-scale heterogeneous infrastructures and applications. 
Moreover, quality properties (in particular dependability and security) 
need to be addressed not only by interfacing and communication standards, 
but also in terms of actual architectures, mechanisms, protocols, and 
algorithms. 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 and mobility were added to the challenges for Middleware for SOC.

These considerations also lead to the question to what extent 
service-orientation at the middleware layer itself is beneficial (or not). 
Recently emerging "Infrastructure as a Service" and "Platform as a Service" 
offerings, from providers like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, or from the 
open source community, support this trend towards cloud computing which 
provides corresponding services that can be purchased and consumed over the 
Internet. However, providing end-to-end properties and addressing 
cross-cutting concerns like dependability, security, and performance in 
cross-organizational SOC is a particular challenge and the limits and 
benefits thereof have still to be investigated.

The workshop consequently welcomes contributions on how specifically 
service oriented middleware can address the above challenges, to what 
extent it has to be service oriented by itself, and in particular how 
quality properties are supported.

Topics of interest
* Architectures and platforms for Middleware for SOC.
* Core Middleware support for deployment, composition, and interaction.
* Integration of SLA (service level agreement) and/or technical policy 
support through middleware.
* Middleware support for service management, maintenance, monitoring, and 
* Middleware support for integration of business functions and 
organizational structures into Service oriented Systems (SOS).
* Evaluation and experience reports of middleware for SOC and service 
oriented middleware.

Workshop co-chairs
Karl M. Göschka (chair)
Schahram Dustdar
Frank Leymann
Helen Paik

Organizational chair
Lorenz Froihofer, mw4soc at dedisys.org

Program committee
Paul Brebner, NICTA (Australia)
Gianpaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Walid Gaaloul, Institut Telecom (France)
Harald C. Gall, Universität Zürich (Switzerland)
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA (France)
Chirine Ghedira, Univ. of Lyon I (France)
Svein Hallsteinsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Yanbo Han, ICT Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Valérie Issarny, INRIA (France)
Mehdi Jazayeri, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Bernd Krämer, University of Hagen (Germany)
Mark Little, JBoss (USA)
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Research (USA)
Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, HP Labs (USA)
Nanjangud C. Narendra, IBM Research (India)
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Cesare Pautasso, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Fernando Pedone, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Jose Pereira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Florian Rosenberg, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Giovanni Russello, Create-Net (Italy)
Regis Saint-Paul, CREATE-NET (Italy)
Dietmar Schreiner, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Bruno Schulze, National Lab for Scientific Computing (Brazil)
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University (UK)
Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle (UK)
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo (Norway)
Michael Zapf, Universität Kassel (Germany)
Liming Zhu, NICTA (Australia)

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