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MIDDLEWARE 2009 - Industrial Track - Call for Papers

From: Riccardo Scandariato <riccardo.scandariato@cs.kuleuven.be>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 12:07:25 +0200
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MIDDLEWARE 2009, Industrial Track
The ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference
November 30 - December 4, 2009
Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA


Call for Papers


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 a distributed-system software that resides 
between applications and underlying platforms (operating systems; 
databases; hardware), and/or ties together distributed applications, 
databases or devices. Its primary role is to coordinate and enable 
communication between different layers or components while isolating 
much of the complexity of distribution into a single, well tested and 
well understood system abstraction.

Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 10th 
International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for 
middleware research and technology in 2009. 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 (including Hector 
Garcia-Molina of Stanford University), an industrial track, poster and 
demo presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.


The conference strongly encourages submission of industry-focused papers 
and use case studies; full papers should be submitted to the main 
program, where they will be reviewed using appropriate criteria (e.g. 
emphasizing experience and system evolution), and accepted papers will 
be published in the main conference proceedings. Additionally, short 
industry-focused papers (10 pages, Springer LNCS style) may be submitted 
to a special industrial track; accepted short papers will be presented 
at the conference and published in the ACM Digital Library. Note that 
submissions to the main program may indicate a willingness to be 
referred to the industrial track if a paper is not accepted to the main 


Submission on a diversity of topics are sought; particularly those that 
identify new directions in deployment and use of middleware in 
production settings. We welcome experience reports on developing and 
using product quality middleware, war stories (success and failure), and 
lessons learned.

Design, Implementation, and Test:
* Design choices, tradeoffs, and decisions
* Integration, tools, approaches
* Security, scalability, performance, robustness,
* Specifications, documentation, patterns, blueprints
* Virtual appliances

* Verticals: financial, teleco, automotive, government
* Versioning, compatibility, dependencies
* Cloud Computing stacks
* Applications, customer experience
* Usability studies

* Break-fix processes
* Knowledge bases
* Analytics
* Self-healing

* Lifecycle
* Uptime
* Standards, interoperability

Open Source:
* Licensing
* Communities, participation


Submissions on a diversity of topics are sought; particularly ones that 
identify new research directions. The topics of the conference include, 
but are not limited to:

Middleware platforms:
* 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
* Middleware for ubiquitous and mobile computing
* Middleware for embedded systems and sensor networks
* Middleware for next generation telecommunication platforms
* Semantic middleware
* Middleware supporting service-oriented architectures
* Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
* Middleware support for multimedia
* Middleware solutions for (large scale) distributed databases
* Middleware for data intensive computing

Systems issues:
* Reliability, fault tolerance, and quality-of-service
* Scalability of middleware
* Real-time solutions for middleware platforms
* Information assurance and security
* Dynamic configuration and self- or autonomic- management of middleware
* Novel communication protocols and architectures
* Virtualization, virtualized provisioning, and their interaction with 

Design principles and tools:
* Methodologies and tools for designing, implementing, verifying, and 
evaluating middleware
* Novel development paradigms, APIs, and languages
* Existing paradigms revisited: object models, aspect orientation, etc.
* Evaluation techniques and empirical studies for middleware solutions


Jun 29 	Papers submission
Jul 22	Papers notification
Aug 24 	Camera ready


The proceedings of Industrial track of Middleware 2009 will be published 
in the ACM Digital Library. Papers for Industrial track must not exceed 
10 pages, including abstract, all figures, all tables, and references. 
Papers should include a short abstract and up to 6 keywords. Submitted 
papers should follow the formatting instructions of the Springer LNCS 
Style. (please check the Information for Authors page at Springer at 
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style and formatting 

Submitted papers may not be submitted for conference publication, 
journal publication, or be under review for any other conference or 
journal. For any questions regarding this matter, please contact the 
program chairs.

Please, refer to the web site for further instructions on how to submit.


General Chair
* Roy Campbell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

PC Chairs
* Jean Bacon (University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, UK)
* Brian F. Cooper (Yahoo! Research, USA)

Industrial Chair
* Dejan Milojicic (HP Labs, USA)

Doctoral Symposium Chair
* Peter Triantafillou (University of Patras, Greece)

Publicity Chairs
* Vibhore Kumar (IBM Research, USA)
* Riccardo Scandariato (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

Industrial Track Program Committee
* Karin Becker, Dell
* Nick Briggs, PARC
* Zhongtang Cai, Oracle
* Yuan Chen, HP
* David Cohen, Goldman Sachs
* Alexander Dreiling, SAP
* Zoran Dimitrijevic, Google
* Dorée Duncan Seligmann, Avaya
* Shishir Garg, Orange Lab
* TJ Giuli, Ford
* Indy Gupta, UIUC
* Christos Karamanolis, Vmware
* Emre Kiciman, Microsoft
* Milan Korac, SWIFT
* Thomas Kwan, Yahoo!
* Dave O'Hallaron, Intel
* Partha Pal, BBN
* Amy Pendleton, NORTEL
* Wolfgang S.-Preikschat, Erlangen Uni
* Isabelle Rouvellou, IBM
* Karsten Schwan, GaTech
* Jun Tatemura, NEC
* Dirk Trossen, BT
* Franco Travostino, Ebay
* Yuichi Tsuchimoto, Fujitsu
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