33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Seattle,Washington, July 20 - July 24, 2009
           Co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2009

1stIEEE International Workshop on Middleware Engineering (ME 2009)

1stIEEE International Workshop on
Middleware Engineering (ME 2009)




Research in middleware systems has evolved from simple client server models to distributed systems, peer-to-peer (P2P) systems, mobile devices, service oriented computing, grid computing, agent based computing, smart devices, and sensors. Each of the above areas in distributed computing, peer-to-peer computing, service oriented computing, sensor networks, grid computing, agent based computing and smart devices poses its own unique challenges in the design, development and deployment of middleware, its components and applications using such middleware.
We solicit papers dealing with design, development and deployment of middleware and its systems. We are also interested in specific components of middleware systems, the way they interact with other modules, components design and development, models of the components, middleware system issues and also novel applications using middleware systems.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Middleware for collaborative applications
  • Middleware for agent based systems
  • Middleware for service oriented systems
  • Middleware for mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Middleware for computational sciences applications
  • Middleware for high performance computing applications
  • Middleware for embedded systems and sensor networks
  • Middleware solutions for Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Middleware for distributed systems including databases, P2P, and grid based systems
  • Middleware issues for real time systems
  • Software engineering techniques for middleware
  • Novel applications using middleware
  • Evaulation metrics and benchmark systems for middleware
  • Specific components of middleware such as: device discovery, directory service, execution service, listening service, communication service, and data access service.

Research papers as well as papers reporting practical experiences and applications of the above topics are all welcome.



Researchers and practitioners working in middleware systems with topics ranging from different areas such as distributed computing, grid computing, service oriented computing, pervasive computing, P2P computing, agent based systems and sensor networks are invited to propose papers and attend the workshop. The aim is to bring all of them under one roof with an aim of encouraging exchange of ideas and experiences among these diverse communities.



Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, USA
Doina Bein, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Filip Blagojevic, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
Suren Byna, Illinois Institute of Technology/Argonne National Lab, USA
Yong Chen, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Matthew Curtis-Maury, netapp, USA
Jiangbo Dang, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Akshaye Dhawan, Georgia State University, USA
Xizhou Feng, Virginia Tech, USA
Sajid Hussain, Acadia University, Canada
Hamidah Ibrahim, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Wei Jie, University of Manchester, UK
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Srilaxmi Malladi, Georgia State University, USA
Nader Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Moushumi Sharmin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA
Karthikeyan Umapathy, University of North Florida, USA
Dianxiang Xu, North Dakota State University, USA
Huashan Yu, Peking University, China
Farahana Zulkernine, Queen's University, Canada



March 30, 2009

Workshop paper submission due (Extended)

April 10, 2009

Workshop paper notification (electronic)

April 30, 2009

All final manuscript and author pre-registration (firm deadline).



All submissions must be made through the ME2009 submission siteSubmissions must be original, unpublished and not currently under review by workshops, conferences, or journals.

The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings available at : ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/(look for instruct8.5x11.doc,instruct8.5x11.pdf). The paper should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE paper format including all figures, tables, and references.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2009) by IEEE Computer Society Press, indexed through INSPEC and EI Index (Elsevier's Engineering Information Index), and automatically included in the IEEE Digital Library. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of COMPSAC for the paper to be included in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.




Steering Committee

Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University, USA
Paolo Bellavista, DEIS - UniversitÓ degli Studi di Bologna, ITALY
Kirk W. Cameron, Virginia Tech, USA
Sushil K. Prasad, Georgia State University, USA
Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Georgia State University, USA

Workshop Chairs

Rong Ge

Department of Math, Stat, and Computer Science,

Marquette University,

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201, USA, Canada

Email: rong.ge@marquette.edu


Praveen Madiraju

Department of Math, Stat, and Computer Science,

Marquette University,

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201, USA, Canada

Email: praveen@mscs.mu.edu



Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact any of the program chairs at:
rong.ge@marquette.edu or praveen@mscs.mu.edu
For COMPSAC, please visit