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WMUPS 2009 : 2009 Workshop on Middleware for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Systems


When Jun 19, 2009 - Jun 19, 2009
Where Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline Apr 21, 2009
Notification Due May 10, 2009
Final Version Due May 14, 2009
Categories    middleware   pervasive systems   ubiquitous computing   software engineering

Call For Papers

2009 Workshop on Middleware for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Systems
Co-located with:
The Fourth International Conference on COMmunication System softWAre
and middlewaRE - COMSWARE 2009
19th June 2009, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


The research interest in the area of pervasive and ubiquitous
computing has recently experienced a significant grown. Such computing
scenarios include applications endowed with context awareness and
adaptive capacities and sensor instrumented environments where devices
communicate through a Wireless Network. The building of software
solutions for such scenarios involves a wide range of challenges due
to the myriad of different applications to be considered, the specific
requirements of such applications, as well as the multitude of
hardware devices and communication technologies that constitutes the
pervasive and ubiquitous computing scenario. To address such
challenges researchers should investigate distinct areas
of computing ranging from new technologies of Wireless Sensor and
Actuator Networks and context provision platforms to software
engineering techniques. Initial approaches to build software for
pervasive and ubiquitous computing were based on the ad-hoc
development of applications specifically tailored for a target
technology and hardware platform. Recently, researchers have
investigated the adoption of more structured and systematic approaches
of development as those based on the employment of middleware

The Workshop on Middleware for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Systems
(WMUPS) seeks to establish a forum for researches on the essential
middleware services, abstractions and infrastructures as well as
software engineering techniques and processes for busting the
developing of software systems for pervasive and ubiquitous computing
in general. Moreover, we intend to provide an effusive forum to
discuss middleware concepts and services applied to a core technology
in this scenario which are the Wireless Sensor And Actuator Networks


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
Middleware Services for Wireless Sensor And Actuator Networks (WSAN)

   * Naming, Location and Synchronization services
   * Mobility
   * Aggregation techniques and data management
   * Energy-aware middleware mechanisms
   * Cross layering and resource awareness
   * Fault tolerance and reliability
   * QoS management
   * Privacy and security services
   * Node Scheduling
   * Topology management
   * Resource discovery and management

Software engineering support for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing:

   * Architectures and patterns
   * Service-oriented archictures
   * Dynamic reconfiguration and adaptation
   * Agent technologies
   * Model-driven Development
   * Aspect-Oriented Techniques
   * Test and simulation tools

Programming models and abstractions for Middleware for Ubiquitous and
Pervasive Computing

   * Middleware architectures and frameworks
   * Autonomic Computing techniques (self-assembly,
self-configuration, self-distribution)
   * Middleware for Context Provision and management
   * Web services for Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing

Middleware for novel applications and emerging technologies for
pervasive and ubiquitous computing

   * Smart Spaces
   * Ambient Assisted Lived
   * Healthcare
   * Disaster management
   * Mobile TV
   * Wireless and Mobile Technologies (WiMax, WiBree, LTE, etc.),
Devices (e.g. MID, UMPC, wearables, etc) and Platforms (e.g. Android)
   * Practical Experiences of Using Middleware for Ubiquitous and
Pervasive Computing


Each paper will be reviewed by independent referees, according to
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and
relevance to the workshop.
Since the goal of the worshop is to generate a fruitfull discussion
among the participants, at least one author of each accepted paper is
expected to attend the workshop.
Submissions must be in the ACM format for conference proceedings.
Templates can be found at the following URL:

Authors using the LaTeX2e templates should also ensure that they use
only Type 1 fonts. See the ACM FAQ:

Please apply the ACM Computing Classification categories and terms.
The ACM Computing Classification scheme can be found at the following

Submissions should be in PDF format, sent to both
fdelicato[at] and wmups2009[at] and having the
subject "WPMUS Paper Submission". The paper maximum number of pages is
All accepted papers will be published via ACM's Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. The ISBN number assigned to WMPUS 2009 is 978-1-60558-532-1.

Note: It is encouraged to propose recent ideas that are not still
completly validated. This is a workshop, not a mini-conference.

Important Dates

Paper submission: April 21th 2009 (NEW extended deadline)
Author notification: May 10th 2009
Manuscripts due:Thursday, May 14th 2009

Program Committee

Fabio Costa, UFG, Brazil
Flávia C. Delicato (Chair), UFRN, Brazil
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, England
Geoffrey Coulson, Lancaster University, England
João M. Fernandes, Minho University, Portugal
Jose Bravo Rodriguez, Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain
José Marcos Nogueira, UFMG, Brazil
José Neuman de Souza, UFC, Brazil
Lidia Fuentes, Malaga University, Spain
Markus Endler, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Nadia Gamez, Malaga University, Spain
Paul Grace, Lancaster University, England
Paulo F. Pires (Chair), UFRN, Brazil
Renato Cerqueira, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Rene Meier, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Thais Vasconcelos Batista, UFRN, Brazil


Flávia C. Delicato, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil
Paulo F. Pires, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil.

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