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From: Sonia Ben Mokhtar <s.BenMokhtar@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 09:32:36 +0100
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To: seworld@cs.colorado.edu


ACM/IFIP/USENIX 9th International Middleware Conference
December 1-5, 2008,  Leuven, Belgium

Accepted papers list can be accessed : http://middleware2008.cs.kuleuven.be/accepted.php


The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important  
innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and uses  
of middleware. Middleware is distributed-systems software that resides  
between the applications and the underlying operating systems, network  
protocol stacks, and hardware. Its primary role is to functionally  
bridge the gap between application programs and the lower-level  
hardware and software infrastructure in order to coordinate how  
application components are connected and how they interoperate.

Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 9th  
International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for  
middleware research and technology in 2008. The scope of the  
conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation  
of distributed system platforms and architectures for future computing  
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.

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

Platforms and Architectures:

     * Middleware for Web services and Web-service composition
     * Middleware for cluster and grid computing
     * Peer-to-peer middleware solutions
     * Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
     * Communication protocols and architectures
     * Middleware for ubiquitous and mobile computing
     * Middleware for embedded systems and sensor networks
     * Middleware for next generation telecommunication platforms
     * Semantic middleware
     * Service-oriented architectures
     * Standard middleware architectures
     * Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches

Systems issues:

     * Advanced middleware support for high confidence dynamic  
integrated systems
     * Reliability, fault tolerance, and quality-of-service in general
     * Scalability of middleware: replication and caching
     * Systems management, including solutions for autonomic and self- 
managing middleware
     * Middleware feedback control solutions for self-regulation
     * Real-time solutions for middleware platforms
     * Information assurance and security
     * Evaluation techniques for middleware solutions
     * Middleware support for multimedia streaming
     * Middleware solutions for (large scale) distributed databases

Design principles and tools:

     * Formal methods and tools for designing, verifying, and  
evaluating middleware
     * Model-driven architectures
     * Software engineering for middleware
     * Engineering principles and approaches for middleware
     * Novel development paradigms, APIs, and languages
     * Existing paradigms revisited: object models, aspect  
orientation, etc.
     * On-the-fly management and configuration of middleware 
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