Middleware2003 Call for Papers 
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 Middleware2003 Call for Papers

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        *   ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference     *
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        *         Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16-20 June 2003           *
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Requirements for faster development cycles, decreased effort, greater
software reuse, and better end-to-end control over system resources are
motivating the creation and use of middleware and middleware-based
architectures.  Middleware is systems software that resides between the
applications and the underlying operating systems, network protocol
stacks, and hardware.  Its primary role is to (1) functionally bridge
the gap between application programs and the lower-level hardware and
software infrastructure in order to coordinate how parts of applications
are connected and how they interoperate and (2) enable and simplify the
integration of components developed by multiple technology suppliers.

Next-generation distributed applications and systems will increasingly
be developed using middleware.  This dependency poses hard RD challenges,
including latency hiding, masking partial failure, information assurance
and security, legacy integration, dynamic service partitioning and load
balancing, and end-to-end quality of service specification and
enforcement. To address these challenges, researchers and practitioners
need to discover and validate techniques, patterns, and optimizations
for middleware frameworks, multi-level distributed resource management,
and adaptive and reflective middleware architectures.

Building upon the success of past conferences in this series (Lake
District/UK, Palisades/NY, and Heidelberg/Germany), the 4th International
Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research
and technology in 2003.  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 include a high-quality technical program,
tutorials, invited speakers, poster presentations, and workshops, all
held in one of Brazil's most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

The proceedings of Middleware'2003 will be published as a volume of the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


The topics of this conference include, but are not limited to:

o Distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) middleware platforms
o Reliable and fault-tolerant middleware platforms
o Support for multimedia in middleware platforms
o Novel quality of service (QoS) architectures and evaluation techniques
o Event-based, publish/subscribe and asynchronous middleware platforms
o Open architectures for reconfigurable middleware
o Adaptive and reflective middleware
o Middleware protocols and services for information assurance and security
o Formal Methods applied to middleware
o Management and use of component-based systems in distributed environments
o Applications of middleware technologies, including telematics and
o Novel paradigms, APIs, and languages for distributed systems
o Integration of middleware with model-integrated computing architectures,
   such as OMG MDA
o Extensions and refinements to RM-ODP, CORBA, J2EE, .NET, etc.
o Impact of emerging Internet technologies and standards on middleware
o Integration of middleware platforms with Web services and Java
o Distributed systems management and interactive configuration and
   development tools
o Issues of scalability in existing and new distributed systems platforms
o Engineering distributed systems in heterogeneous and mobile networks
o Middleware for ubiquitous and mobile computing


General Chair:                Carlos J.P. Lucena (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
Program co-Chairs:            Douglas Schmidt (UC Irvine, USA)
                               Markus Endler (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
Local Arrangements co-Chairs: Alexandre Sztajnberg (UERJ, Brazil)
                               Renato Cerqueira (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
WiP and Posters Chair:        Guruduth S. Banavar (IBM T.J. Watson, USA)
Advanced Workshops Chair:     Gordon Blair (Lancaster University, UK)
Tutorials Chair:              Frank Buschmann (Siemens AG, Germany)
Publicity co-Chairs:          Fabio Costa (UFG, Brazil)
                               Fabio Kon (IME-USP, Brazil)


Gul Agha (UIUC, USA)
Jean Bacon (Cambridge U., UK)
Gordon Blair (U. of Lancaster, UK)
Don Box (Microsoft, USA)
Roy Campbell (UIUC, USA)
Andrew Campbell (Columbia U., USA)
Geoff Coulson (Lancaster U., UK)
Naranker Dulay (Imperial College, UK)
Svend Frolund (HP Labs, USA)
Chris Gill (WUSL, USA)
Andy Gokhale (Vanderbilt U., USA)
Rashid Guerraoui (EPF L., Switzerland)
Arno Jacobsen (U. of Toronto, Canada)
Peter Honeyman (CITI U. Michigan, USA)
Fabio Kon (U. of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Doug Lea (SUNY Oswego, USA)
Guy LeDuc (U. of Lige, Belgium)
Orlando Loques (UFF, Brazil)
Joe Loyall (BBN Technologies, USA)
Raimundo J.A. Macedo (UFBA, Brazil)
Edmundo R. Madeira (UNICAMP, Brazil)
Jan de Meer (condat AG, Germany)
Klara Nahrstedt (UIUC, USA)
Priya Narasimhan (Carnegie Mellon U., USA)
Carlos Pereira (UFRGS, Brazil)
Vijay Raghavan (DARPA, USA)
Kerry Raymond (DSTC, Australia)
Luis Rodrigues (U. of Lisboa, Portugal)
Isabelle Rouvellou (IBM, USA)
Bill Sanders (UIUC, USA)
Rick Schantz (BBN Technologies, USA)
Alexander Schill (Technical U. Dresden, Germany)
David Sharp (The Boeing Company, USA)
Jacob Slonim (Dalhousie U., Canada)
Jean-Bernard Stefani (INRIA, Grenoble, France)
Joe Sventek (Agilent Labs, UK)
Janos Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt U., USA)
Nalini Venkatasubramanian (UC Irvine, USA)
Steve Vinoski (IONA Technologies, Ireland)
Werner Vogels (Cornell U., USA)
Martina Zitterbart (U. of Karlsruhe, Germany)


Full Papers:                                             22 December 2002
Tutorial Proposals:                                      15 January  2003
Work in Progress Papers, Workshop Papers, and Posters :  20 February 2003


For further information, please visit the conference home page:
http://www.*-*-*.com/ or, for questions regarding the
conference program, contact the PC chairs, Douglas Schmidt

For other questions contact the local arrangements chairs, Alexandre

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