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MidSens 2010 : The fifth international workshop on Middleware Tools, Services and Run-Time Support for Sensor Networks


Conference Series : Middleware for Sensor Networks
When Nov 29, 2010 - Dec 3, 2010
Where Bangalore, India
Abstract Registration Due Jul 25, 2010
Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2010
Notification Due Sep 15, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2010
Categories    computing   sensor networks   wsn   middleware

Call For Papers



The fifth international workshop on Middleware Tools, Services and Run-Time Support for Sensor Networks

A Workshop of Middleware 2010

Bangalore, India

November 29 - December 3, 2010



The 5th MidSens workshop builds on the success of the four previous editions in Urbana Champaign (USA), Leuven (Belgium), Newport Beach (USA) and Melbourne (Australia). The MidSens workshop series exists to trigger and guide research efforts to create an integrated middleware vision, which is required to handle the challenges inherent in developing, deploying and managing complex sensor applications in an efficient way.

The aim of this year's workshop is to stimulate research in the specific domain of middleware, programming languages and run-time support for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), to collect current expertise, to further refine and integrate different approaches and to bridge the gap between Middleware and WSN researchers. The MidSens workshop series investigates how middleware support can relieve developers from low level and platform specific concerns, while enabling optimal exploitation of available resources.

In particular, MidSens 2010 will investigate middleware approaches for realizing multi-application, shared infrastructure sensor networks along with methodologies for integrating sensor networks with enterprise architectures.



Middleware Tools and Architectures:
- Software architectures for sensor middleware.
- Programming abstractions for sensor networks (e.g. macro-programming).
- Middleware support for autonomic sensor networks.
- Lightweight agent middleware for sensor networks.
- Testing and simulation tools for sensor network middleware.
- Fault identification, diagnosis and repair.

Middleware services:
- Data management, aggregation and filtering.
- Energy-aware middleware mechanisms.
- Support for resource awareness and policy-based management.
- Fault tolerance, QoS, privacy and security.

Management of WSNs:
- Overlay and topology creation, maintenance and management.
- Resource/Service discovery and management.
- Support for reconfiguration and adaptation in sensor networks.
- Effective naming and addressing schemes for sensor networks.

Experiences with WSN Middleware:
- Managing sensor heterogeneity and network dynamism.
- Integration of WSNs with Web Services, enterprise systems and legacy systems.
- Experiences with WSN middleware in real-world applications.
- Support for the use of consumer mobile devices as sensing infrastructure.
- Shared infrastructure sensor networks.



Submitted papers must be original work in English without substantial overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference with proceedings. Submissions must not exceed 6 pages, must strictly follow the ACM conference proceedings format, and must be submitted in PDF format. All workshop papers will be uploaded to the ACM Digital Library.

Papers should be formatted using the ACM proceeding style (see Submission implies that at least one of the authors will register and present the paper. Submission details will be made available shortly at



Abstract Submission deadline.....July 25th 2010
Paper Submission deadline......August 1st 2010
Acceptance notification.....September 15th 2010
Camera-ready version due......October 1st 2010
Workshop......November 29th - December 3rd 2010 (TBC)



Danny Hughes
Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Sam Michiels
Dept. of Computer Science
K.U.Leuven, Belgium


Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, UK
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College, Ireland
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Adam Dunkels, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Wen Hu, CSIRO, Australia
Danny Hughes, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Wouter Joosen, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Darmstadt, Germany
Sam Michiels, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Luca Mottola, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Mirco Musolesi, University of St. Andrews, UK
Dennis Pfisterer, University of Lubeck, Germany
Barry Porter, Lancaster University, UK
Kay Romer, University of Lubeck, Germany
Jo Ueyama, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Matthias Woehrle, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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