ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference

Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA

November 30 - December 4, 2009

Call For Papers - Industrial Track

The conference strongly encourages submission of industry-focused papers and use case studies; full papers should be submitted to the main program, where they will be reviewed using appropriate criteria (e.g. emphasizing experience and system evolution), and accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings. Additionally, short industry-focused papers (10 pages, Springer LNCS style) may be submitted to a special industrial track; accepted short papers will be presented at the conference and published in the ACM Digital Library. Note that submissions to the main program may indicate a willingness to be referred to the Industrial Track if a paper is not accepted to the main program.

Industrial Track Topics: Submission on a diversity of topics are sought; particularly those that identify new directions in deployment and use of middleware in production settings. We welcome experience reports on developing and using product quality middleware, war stories (success and failure), and lessons learned.

Design, Implementation, and Test
  • Design choices, tradeoffs, and decisions
  • Integration, tools, approaches
  • Security, scalability, performance, robustness,
  • Specifications, documentation, patterns, blueprints
  • Virtual appliances

  • Verticals : financial, teleco, automotive, government
  • Versioning , compatibility, dependencies
  • Cloud Computing stacks
  • Applications, customer experience
  • Usability studies

  • Break-fix processes
  • Knowledge bases
  • Analytics
  • Self-healing

  • Lifecycle
  • Uptime
  • Standards, interoperability

Open Source
  • Licensing
  • Communities, participation

Please refer to the main Call for Papers for general middleware topics.

Industrial Track Program Committee
  Karin Becker, Dell
  Nick Briggs, PARC
  Zhongtang Cai, Oracle
  Yuan Chen, HP
  David Cohen, Goldman Sachs
  Alexander Dreiling, SAP
  Zoran Dimitrijevic, Google
  Doree Duncan Seligmann, Avaya
  Shishir Garg, Orange Lab
  TJ Giuli, Ford
  Indy Gupta, UIUC
  Christos Karamanolis, VMware
  Emre Kiciman, Microsoft
  Milan Korac, SWIFT
  Thomas Kwan, Yahoo!
  Dave O'Hallaron, Intel
  Partha Pal, BBN
  Amy Pendleton, NORTEL
  Wolfgang S.-Preikschat, Erlangen Uni
  Isabelle Rouvellou, IBM
  Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
  Jun Tatemura, NEC
  Dirk Trossen, BT
  Franco Travostino, Ebay
  Yuichi Tsuchimoto, Fujitsu

Important Dates (Industrial Track Only!)
Jun 29 - Papers submission
Jul 22 - Papers notification
Aug 24 - Camera ready