CfP - 3rd MAI Workshop at DisCoTec'09

3rd International DisCoTec Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction
(MAI 2009)

Lisbon, Portugal, June 12, 2009

The basic interaction between middleware and application uses simple
mechanisms such as method invocations or message passing. These basic
interactions are not sufficient for complex tasks. There is a rising demand
for middleware support for multiple cross-cutting features such as security,
fault tolerance, and distributed resource management. In adaptive systems,
the middleware has to exert control on applications, and vice versa.
Middleware systems need the right access to applications running on top;
applications need the right way for influencing middleware behavior. Unlike
the basic interaction mechanisms, such complex features are currently
addressed by a highly heterogeneous set of methods such as aspect-oriented
programming, reflection, code annotations, and policies.

Topics of Interest
- Composition of complex middleware features
- Unanticipated middleware integration of applications
- Interaction MW/App, MW/MW, App/App
- Variability of the application-middleware interconnect
- Middleware reconfigurability and adaptivity
- Control policies for autonomic middleware
- AOP for the implementation of middleware systems
- AOP for middleware-based application
- Dynamic AOP
- Composition of independent aspects
- Developer annotations for complex middleware features
- Reflective middleware
- Model-driven middleware and application design
- Support for product lines in middleware
- Software engineering for middleware-based applications

Important Dates
Paper submission         March 27th, 2009
Acceptance notification  May 1st, 2009
Camera-ready papers due  May 8th, 2009
Workshop                 June 12th, 2009

Workshop Format
This one-day workshop will be organized as a series of sessions, each
session devoted to the presentation of papers of a common domain. At the end
of each session, we will have a mini-panel with the presenters on the
session theme, led by the session chair, in order to foster discussions.
The workshop will conclude with a general discussion of open issues and
future trends in the field, summarizing the overall contributions of the

Submission and Publication
Manuscripts must be formatted according to the ACM standard style
(2-column), must not exceed 6 pages, and must be submitted as printable PDF
documents. Electronic submission will be available starting in February on
the workshop website.
Accepted papers will be published via ACM’s Digital Library as part of the
ACM International Conference Proceedings Series.
At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference and
present the paper at the workshop.

Workshop Organizers
Jorge Fox (Trinity College, Ireland)
René Meier (Trinity College, Ireland)
Hans P. Reiser (University of Lisboa, Portugal)
Rüdiger Kapitza (FAU-Erlangen, Germany)
Cormac Driver (Trinity College, Ireland)

Program Committee
Cormac Driver (Trinity College, Ireland)
Eddy Truyen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Franz J. Hauck (Ulm University, Germany)
Frédéric Le Mouel (Univerity of Lyon, France)
Hans P. Reiser (University of Lisboa, Portugal)
Jim Dowling (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Kista, Sweden)
Joni da Silva Fraga (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Jorge Fox (Trinity College, Ireland)
Jörg Bartholdt (Siemens AG, Germany)
Mourad Alia (Simula Research Lab, Norway)
Paul Grace (Lancaster University, UK)
Rüdiger Kapitza (FAU-Erlangen, Germany)
René Meier (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Sameh Elnikety (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)

Received on Thursday, 12 March 2009 14:36:31 UTC