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Middleware 2010 ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware ConferenceNovember 29 - December 3, 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010, 08:00 - 17:00
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Middleware 2010

ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware Conference

November 29 - December 3, 2010

Bangalore, India


The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of important innovations and recent advances in the design, implementation, deployment, and usage of middleware. Middleware is a distributed-systems software that resides between a rich variety of applications on the one hand, and the underlying architecture on the other hand which may consist of the OS, hardware, and network stacks or even databases, storage and different cloud services. The goals of middleware include providing abstractions, programmability, performance, scalability, security, and a variety of essential features. This is a rapidly evolving and growing field.

Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 11th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research and technology in 2010. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for current and future computing, storage, 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.

Submissions on a diversity of topics are sought, particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

Middleware platforms:
  • Middleware for emerging cloud computing, datacenters, and server farms
  • Middleware for traditional clusters and Grid computing
  • Middleware for data-intensive computing
  • Middleware for mobile devices, ubiquitous and mobile computing
  • Middleware for sensor and embedded systems
  • Middleware for Web services and Web-service composition
  • Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
  • Middleware for system management and monitoring
  • Middleware for next generation telecommunication platforms
  • Internet-based communication protocols and data transfer middleware
  • Middleware support for multimedia and tele-immersion
  • Middleware supporting service-oriented architectures
  • Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
  • Semantic middleware
  • Middleware solutions for distributed databases
  • Peer-to-peer middleware solutions
  • Novel middleware solutions for industry frameworks
Systems issues for Middleware:
  • Reliability and fault-tolerance
  • Scalability and performance
  • Energy- and power-aware techniques
  • Virtualization, auto-scaling, provisioning, and scheduling
  • Security and Information assurance
  • Storage and file systems
  • Parallelized execution and techniques
  • Dynamic configuration and self- or autonomic- management of middleware
  • Real-time solutions and quality of service
  • Evaluation and deployment: challenges, techniques and lessons
Design principles and tools:
  • Programming frameworks, parallel programming and design methodologies for middleware
  • Empirical and deployment studies for middleware solutions
  • Debugging and distributed debugging of middleware
  • Probabilistic Techniques and approaches for middleware
  • Methodologies and tools for middleware design, implementation, verification, and evaluation
  • Formal methods, verification and software engineering for middleware
  • Old Wine: Revisiting classical middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect orientation, etc.
Industry Papers

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 program.

Big Ideas Papers

This year, we particularly 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 evidence of the effectiveness of the approach or idea is important. Authors should indicate in the introduction that their paper is a vision of a big idea, rather than more mature work. Such papers should clearly indicate 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.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be handled via the conference web page at

You will be requested to upload the file of your paper to the conference server (please avoid large files and bitmaps!). Please make sure all information is filled in the online form. The Middleware 2010 proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) both in print and in electronic form. 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. Submitted papers should follow the formatting instructions of the Springer LNCS Style. The papers will also be published as part of the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates
May 16, 2010 - Abstract Submission
May 23, 2010 (11:59pm PST) - Paper Submission
August 5, 2010 - Notification of acceptance
August 20, 2010 - Camera ready due
November 29 - December 3, 2010 - Conference


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