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CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

ACM/IFIP/USENIX 7th International Middleware Conference
 
Melbourne, Australia 

November 27 - December 1, 2006 

http://2006.middleware-conference.org/

The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important
innovations and recent advances in the design and construction 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 7th
International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for
middleware research and technology in 2006. 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, poster
presentations, and workshops.

Submissions on a diversity of topics are sought, particularly ones
that identify new research directions. Middleware 2006 is not limited
to topics discussed in previous Middleware conferences. Authors

concerned about the appropriateness of a topic may communicate by
electronic mail with the program chair prior to submission.

The proceedings of Middleware 2006 will be published as a
Springer-Verlag volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series.  

Topics:

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
* Service-oriented architectures
* Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches

Systems issues:
* 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

Organization:

General Chairs: 
Joe Sventek (Glasgow University, UK)
Shanika Karunasekera (shanika [at] cs.mu.oz.au, University of Melbourne,
Australia)

Program Chairs: 
Michi Henning (michi [at] zeroc.com, ZeroC, USA)
Maarten van Steen (steen [at] cs.vu.nl, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
Netherlands)

Local Arrangements Chairs: 
Aaron Harwood and Lars Kulik (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Workshops Chair: 
Antony Rowstron (antr [at] microsoft.com, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK)

Doctoral Symposium Chair: 
Karen Henricksen (University of Queensland, Australia)

Industry Track Chair: 
Rajkumar Buyya (raj [at] cs.mu.oz.au, University of Melbourne, Australia) 

Publicity Chair: 
Egemen Tanin (egemen [at] csse.unimelb.edu.au, University of Melbourne,
Australia)

Program Committee:

* Christiana Amza (University of Toronto, Canada)
* Ozalp Babaoglu (University of Bologna, Italy)
* Mark Baker (independent consultant)
* Alberto Bartoli (University of Trieste, Italy)
* Yolande Berbers (Leuven University, Belgium)
* Gordon Blair (Lancaster University, UK)

* Chi-Hung Chi (Tsinghua University, China)
* Michele Colajanni (University of Modena, Italy)
* Geoff Coulson (Lancaster University, UK)
* Fred Douglis (IBM Watson, USA)
* Pascal Felber (University of Neufchatel, Switzerland)
* Indranil Gupta (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
* Franz Hauck (Ulm University, Germany)
* Bettina Kemme (McGill University, Canada)
* Anne-Marie Kermarrec (INRIA Rennes, France)
* Fabio Kon (IME/USP, Brazil)
* Ihor Kuz (NICTA, Australia)
* Doug Lea (Oswego State University, USA)
* Mark Little (Arjuna Technologies, UK) 
* Ted McFadden (Latent Ventures, USA)
* Philip McKinley (Michigan State University, USA)
* Jishnu Mukerji (HP, USA)
* Bernard Normier (ZeroC, USA)
* Tamer Ozsu (University of Waterloo, Canada)
* Gian Pietro Picco (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
* Frank Pilhofer (Mercury Computer Systems, USA)
* Misha Rabinovich (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
* Alexander Reinefeld (ZIB, Berlin)
* Luis Rodrigues (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
* Peter Steenkiste (CMU, USA) 
* Stefan Tai (IBM Watson, USA)
* Amin Vahdat (UCSD, USA)
* Aad van Moorsel (Newcastle University, UK)
* Steve Vinoski (IONA, USA)
* Craig Wills (Worchester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Important dates:

Research papers:

Submission deadline: April 3
Notification of acceptance: July 10
Camera-ready copies: September 1

Workshop proposals:

Submission deadline: March 15
Notification of acceptance: April 15

Submission guidelines:

Research papers: 

Research papers are to be submitted electronically via the online 
submission system: http://subm2006.middleware-conference.org/ 
Through this system, you will be requested to upload the file of your
paper (PDF format) to the conference server (please avoid bitmaps!)

Papers must not exceed 20 pages, including abstract, all figures, all
tables, and references. Papers should include a short abstract and up
to 6 keywords. Please also fill in the appropriate information in the
online form.  Submitted papers should follow the formating
instructions of the Springer LNCS Style (please check the Information
for Authors page at Springer at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs for
style and formatting guidelines).  Submitted papers may not be
submitted for conference publication, journal publication, or be under
review for any other conference or journal.  

Workshop proposals:

The Middleware conference traditionally includes a number of high
quality workshops which are co-hosted with the conference. In order to
continue this tradition, Middleware 2006 is soliciting proposals for
1-day workshops. Proposed workshops can be on any topic related to
middleware, but we are particularly seeking new workshops in emerging
new middleware areas.

The proposal (not exceeding three pages) should 
include the following information:

* The title of the workshop 
* A technical description of the workshop topic area
* A short description of the intended length and format of the workshop 
* A brief statement of the relevance of the workshop to Middleware
* The names and e-mail addresses of the organizing committee 
* A list of proposed program committee members 
* Tentative dates for submission and notification of acceptance

Each workshop will organize their own publicity, submissions and
refereeing procedures, and provide their own web page. A link will be
provided to this web page from the Middleware 2006 web site.  The
organizers of the workshop will ensure that all accepted papers are
peer reviewed. Accepted papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the
standard ACM format. As in previous years, the Middleware conference
organizers will provide companion proceedings covering all workshops
and plan to make all workshop papers available in the ACM Digital
Library. The workshop organizers can determine both the submission
dates and notification of acceptance dates for their
workshops. Camera-ready papers will be required by (tentatively) the
14th October 2006.

All proposals should be sent to Antony Rowstron (Middleware Workshop
Chair) antr [at] microsoft.com in PDF format.