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MidDep 2014 : First International Workshop on Middleware for Dependable Systems and Networks


When Dec 8, 2014 - Dec 9, 2014
Where Bordeaux, France
Submission Deadline Sep 13, 2014
Notification Due Oct 6, 2014
Final Version Due Oct 14, 2014
Categories    middleware   dependability   distributed systems   cloud computing

Call For Papers

MidDep 2014: First International Workshop on Middleware for Dependable Systems and Networks

In conjunction with ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference 2014, Bordeaux, France, December 8-12 2014

This last decade has witnessed the emergence of a variety of new computing paradigms: cloud computing, social computing, crowd computing, many-core computing etc. These paradigms may very likely call for revisiting the dependability principles that were employed in more classical client/server and peer-to-peer architectures when designing middleware solutions for these systems.

This workshop aims at attracting researchers and practitioners interested in the design of new middleware solutions for building dependable distributed systems and networks with a special interest in applications related to new computing paradigms. We welcome original, unpublished research papers as well as practical experience reports related to topics of the workshop. These topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Middleware for dependable collaborative and Peer-to-Peer systems.
- Middleware for dependable cloud systems.
- Middleware for dependable mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive systems.
- Middleware for dependable participatory sensing systems.
- Middleware for dependable multi-core computing.
- Middleware for interoperability and dependable systems-of-systems.
- Middleware for dependable social computing.
- Experimental evaluation of dependability aspects of middleware systems.
- Analytical models of dependability aspects of middleware systems.

Program co-chairs
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, LIRIS CNRS, France
Etienne Rivière, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Technical Program Committee
Gordon Blair, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Vivien Quema, Grenoble INP-ENSIMAG, France
Leonardo Querzoni, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Davide Frey, Inria Rennes, France
Boris Koldehofe, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Peter Pietzuch, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Luis Rodrigues, INESC, Lisbon, Portugal
Marco Serafini, QCRI, Qatar
Marco Vukolic, Eurecom, Nice, France
Hailong Sun, Beihang University, P.R. China

Important dates
September 13, 2014 – Paper submission (extended)
October 6, 2014 – Notification of acceptance
October 14, 2014 – Camera-ready paper due

The organizers of the workshop can be reached at

The workshop will have its own ISBN and will be included in the ACM digital library.

Submission Guidelines
The required format for the submission is the ACM SIG Proceedings Alternate Style. Papers should not exceed 6 pages in length, including the abstract, all figures, tables, and references. Reviewing will be single blind: the name and affiliations of the authors must appear on the first page.

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