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MW4SOC 2011 : ACM Middleware for Service-Oriented Computing - Call for papers

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Conference Series : Middleware for Service Oriented Computing
 
Link: http://www.dedisys.org/mw4soc/
 
When Dec 12, 2011 - Dec 16, 2011
Where Lisboa, Portugal
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2011
Notification Due Sep 29, 2011
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2011
Categories    middleware   SOA   SLA
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
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| 6th Middleware for Service-Oriented Computing (MW4SOC) |
| Workshop at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Conference |
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Dec 12 – 16, 2011
Lisboa, Portugal
http://www.dedisys.org/mw4soc11/

This workshop has its own ISBN and will be included in the ACM digital library.

Important Dates
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Paper submission: August 15, 2011
Author notification: September 29, 2011
Camera-ready copies: October 10, 2011
Workshop date: December 12, 2011

Call details
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The initial promise of Service Oriented Computing (SOC) was a world of globally cooperating services being loosely coupled to flexibly create dynamic business processes and agile applications that may span organisations and heterogeneous computing platforms but can nevertheless adapt quickly and autonomously to changes of requirements or context. Business process modelling and management, Web2.0-style applications, human computing, context-aware systems, and even cloud computing emerged mainly due to the paradigm shift towards SOC. Nevertheless, there is still a strong need to merge technology with an understanding of business processes and organizational structures.

While the immediate need of middleware support for SOC is evident, current approaches and solutions still do not sufficiently address issues such as service discovery, re-use, re-purpose, composition and aggregation support, service management, monitoring, and deployment and maintenance of large-scale, heterogeneous, and possibly dynamic infrastructures and applications. Moreover, quality properties (in particular dependability, security, and performance) need to be addressed not only by interfacing and communication standards, but also in terms of actual mechanisms, protocols, and algorithms. Challenges are the administrative heterogeneity, the loose coupling between coarse-grained operations and long-running interactions, high dynamicity, and the required flexibility during run-time. Recently, massive-scale and mobility were added to the challenges for SOC middleware.

The proposed workshop consequently welcomes contributions on how specifically service oriented middleware can address the above challenges, to what extent it has to be service oriented itself, and in particular how quality properties are supported appropriately.

Topics of interest
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The workshop also welcomes work-in-progress, problem statements, and visionary papers!
The topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
* Architectures and platforms for Middleware for SOC.
* Core Middleware support for deployment, composition, and interaction.
* Integration of SLA (service level agreement) and/or technical policy support through middleware.
* Middleware support for service management, maintenance, monitoring, and control.
* Middleware support for integration of business functions and organizational structures into Service oriented Systems (SOS).
* Evaluation and experience reports of middleware for SOC and service oriented middleware.

Workshop co-chairs
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Karl M. Göschka (chair), mw4soc@dedisys.org
Schahram Dustdar
Vladimir Tosic

Program committee
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Umesh Bellur, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Sami Bhiri, DERI (Ireland)
Paul Brebner, NICTA (Australia)
Gianpaolo Cugola, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Walid Gaaloul, Institut Telecom (France)
Lorenz Froihofer, Telekom (Austria)
Harald C. Gall, Universität Zürich (Switzerland)
Nikolaos Georgantas, INRIA (France)
Chirine Ghedira, Univ. of Lyon I (France)
Svein Hallsteinsen, SINTEF (Norway)
Peng Han, Congqing Academy of Science (China)
Yanbo Han, ICT Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Valérie Issarny, INRIA (France)
Arno Jacobsen, Univ. Toronto (Canada)
Mehdi Jazayeri, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Wouter Joosen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Frank Leymann, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Mark Little, JBoss (USA)
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Research (USA)
Edmundo Roberto Mauro Madeira, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, HP Labs (USA)
Nanjangud C. Narendra, IBM Research (India)
Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Helen Paik, School of Computer Science and Engineering (Australia)
Cesare Pautasso, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Fernando Pedone, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)
Jose Pereira, Universidade do Minho (Portugal)
Florian Rosenberg, IBM (USA)
Romain Rouvoy, INRIA (France)
Giovanni Russello, Create-Net (Italy)
Regis Saint-Paul, CREATE-NET (Italy)
Dietmar Schreiner, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Bruno Schulze, National Lab for Scientific Computing (Brazil)
Stefan Tai, Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren - AIFB, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University (UK)
Eddy Truyen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Roman Vitenberg, University of Oslo (Norway)
Hiroshi Wada, NICTA (Australia)
Eric Wohlstadter, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Liming Zhu, NICTA (Australia)

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