Call for Papers
Middleware is crucial to bridge the gap between applications and the lower-level hardware and system software in order to coordinate how application components are connected and how they interoperate in a distributed context. Middleware research is a very promising research area mainly focusing on developing algorithms, components, and software architectures for enhancing a.o. distributed communication, resource management, reconfiguration management, and reliability.
The scope of the MiNEMA workshop is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of middleware and architectures for mobile computing and communication environments.
The objective of this workshop is to foster further collaboration in the domain of middleware, and to advertise and widen participation in a broader systems research community. Research will be presented by both young and senior researchers in the field. The presentation of completed research as well as work in progress is expected to create a dynamic programme which should encourage fruitful discussions and new collaborations.
Contributions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Potential participants may submit three types of contributions:
- Research paper: presents new, preliminary (!) research results on middleware for mobile environments (3-5 pages).
- Research topic: identifies potentially open questions in the domain and sets out a plan for how to answer those questions during the workshop - based on a presentation (3 pages, maximum).
- Lessons learned: a summary of complete research tracks and/or projects. This work can be submitted by sending a position paper (3-5 pages), optionally complemented with a report or reference to an existing publication describing the work.
The workshop seeks papers in, but not limited to, the areas listed below:
- Communication paradigms, group communication
- Publish/subscribe systems
- Ad hoc, sensor networking and routing
- Coordination protocols
- Middleware architecture
- QoS architectures
- Multimedia support and applications
- Context Awareness