CALL FOR PAPERS: 14th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 14th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware
Conference


14th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference

Beijing, China

9
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13 December 2013

http://2013.middleware
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c
onference.org/



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IMPORTANT DATES

24 May 2013
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Abstract Submission (HARD DEADLINE)

31 May 2013
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Paper Submission (HARD DEADLINE)

16 August 2013
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Notification of Acceptance

6 September 2013
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Camera
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ready paper due

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CALL FOR PAPERS



The annual ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference is a major forum for the
discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, implementation,
experimentation, deployment, and usage of middleware systems. Middleware is the
soft
ware that resides between applications and the underlying architecture and
platforms, often with an emphasis on networked computing. The goal of middleware is
to facilitate the development of applications by providing higher
-
level abstractions for
better p
rogrammability, performance, scalability, security, and a variety of essential
features. It is a rapidly evolving and growing field.



Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 14th International
Middleware Conference will be the premie
r event for middleware research,
technology and experimentation in 2013. The scope of the conference is the design,
implementation, deployment, and evaluation of system platforms and architectures for
current and future computing, storage, and communicatio
n environments. Highlights
of the conference will include a high quality technical program, invited speakers, an
industrial track, panel discussions involving academic and industry leaders, poster
and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and
workshops.



TOPICS



Original submissions of research papers on a diversity of topics are sought,
particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of the conference
include, but are not limited to (please don’t miss the additional SPECIA
L TRACKS
listed below):



MIDDLEWARE PLATFORMS and USAGE MODELS:

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Middleware for emerging cloud computing, datacenters, and server farms

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Middleware for data intensive computing, in the enterprise and high performance
domains

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Middleware for Internet ap
plications and social networks

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Middleware for Web services, Web service composition, and SOA

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Event
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based, publish/subscribe, and message
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oriented middleware

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Middleware for high end machines and applications

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Middleware for mobile devices, ubiquitous
, and mobile computing

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Middleware for sensor networks and embedded systems

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Middleware support for multimedia and tele
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immersion

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Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches

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Middleware solutions for distributed databases

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Peer
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to
-
peer middleware solutions

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Middleware for social computing, social software, and crowdsourcing



SYSTEMS ISSUES FOR MIDDLEWARE:

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Reliability and fault
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tolerance

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Scalability and performance

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Energy
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and power
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aware techniques

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Virtualization, auto
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sc
aling, provisioning, and scheduling

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Security, Privacy, and Information assurance

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Storage and file systems

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Concurrent software execution on heterogeneous infrastructure

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Dynamic configuration and self
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or autonomic
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management of middleware

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Interac
tions between middleware and systems

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Real
-
time solutions and quality of service

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Case studies on the evaluation and deployment of middleware: challenges,
techniques, and lessons learned



DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND TOOLS:

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Programming frameworks, parallel p
rogramming, and design methodologies for
middleware

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Empirical and deployment studies for middleware solutions

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Debugging, diagnosis and distributed debugging of middleware

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Understanding middleware and application behavior, as via probabilistic techniq
ues

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Methodologies and tools for middleware design, implementation, verification, and
evaluation

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Formal methods, verification, and software engineering for middleware

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Security and privacy

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Retrospective review of middleware paradigms, e.g., object mo
dels, aspect
orientation, etc.



SPECIAL TRACKS



Please see the conference website and our EasyChair page for details about
submission.

https://www.easychair.org/confere
nces/?conf=middleware2013

Tracks 1
-
3 are published in the conference proceedings, track 4 in companion
proceedings.



RESEARCH PAPERS

Original research papers are sought on the above topics.



EXPERIMENTATION AND DEPLOYMENT PAPERS

Also of interest are exp
erience papers describing complete systems, platforms, and
papers with comprehensive experimental evaluations of alternative designs and
solutions to well
-
known problems. The emphasis during the evaluation of these
papers will be less on the novelty and mo
re on the demonstrated usefulness and
potential impact of the contributions, the extensive experimentation involved, the
comprehensiveness of the approach, and the quality and weight of the lessons
learned (including negative results).



BIG
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IDEAS PAPERS

W
e also encourage "big ideas papers"; that is papers that have the potential for
opening up new research directions. For such papers, the potential to motivate new
research is more important than full experimental evaluation, though some preliminary
evidenc
e of the effectiveness of the approach or idea is important. A specific
submission category will be available within the main conference for these papers.
Such papers should clearly indicate their vision; why the idea is revolutionary and not
evolutionary;

what the major questions still to be answered are; and possible avenues
of attack for the community to pursue towards the development of the idea.



INDUSTRY SHORT PAPERS

The conference strongly encourages submission of papers by industrial practitioners
(with or without academic collaborators) focusing on innovations, approaches or case
studies of specific relevance to industrial and commercial practice and concern.
These papers (up to 6 pages, ACM style) may be submitted to a special industrial
track who
se Call for Papers will be issued separately.



OPEN AVAILABILITY OF DATASETS AND CODE



Middleware 2013 authors are encouraged to make their system/library
implementations and data sets publicly available for the community's wide benefit as
open
-
source so
ftware and their experimental data available as open datasets. This is
particularly encouraged for "experimentation and deployment papers". Please discuss
your requirements with the conference chairs.



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ORGANIZATION:

General Chairs:

Gan
g Huang, Peking University, China

Rick Schantz, BBN Technologies, USA



Program Committee Chairs:

David Eyers, University of Otago, NZ

Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA



Industry Chairs:

Angelo Corsaro, PrismTech, UK

Tiancheng Liu, IBM
Research China, China



Workshop and Tutorial Chairs:

Laurent Réveillère, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, France

Hailong Sun, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China



Demo and Poster Chairs:

Songlin Hu, Institute of Computing of CAS, China

Zibin Zheng, C
hinese University of Hong Kong, China



Doctoral Symposium Chairs:

Anders Andersen, University of Tromsø, Norway

Chang Xu, Nanjing University, China



Sponsorship Chairs:

Xiaojun Ye, Tsinghua University, China

Teng Teng, Kingdee Middleware, China



Publici
ty Chairs:

Tudor Dumitras, Symantec Research Labs, USA

Jatinder Singh, University of Cambridge, UK

Wenbo Zhang, Institute of Software of CAS, China



Local Arrangements Chair

Xuanzhe Liu





Peking University, China



Web Chair

Ying Zhang







Peking Univ
ersity, China



Registration Chair

Yingfei Xiong



Peking University, China



Program Committees

To be announced