[aosd-announce] CfP SEM2002
coen at uninsubria.it
Thu Feb 7 06:37:07 EST 2002
3rd International Workshop on
Software Engineering and Middleware (SEM 2002)
May 20-21, 2002
Orlando (Florida), U.S.A.
SEM 2002 is the third international workshop on software engineering and middleware and it continues the international workshops on engineering distributed objects (EDO), which were held in 1999 and 2000. SEM 2002 will be held as a co-located event of ICSE 2002.
Middleware consists of a set of services and resources that are located between applications and the underlying communication infrastructure. Even though there is no generally agreed definition of the precise borders that identify such domains there is a general consensus upon the existence and the importance of middleware.
The first conceptualizations of middleware originated with the distributed operating systems research of the late 1970s. Distributed object technologies have led to the development of environments, such as CORBA, DCOM, and J2EE that are commonly defined as middleware and that have been increasingly adopted by many enterprises as the backbone of their IT infrastructure. In addition, a different approach based on explicit component mediation and asynchronous communication, has led to message oriented middleware (MOM) in which distributed components interact by means of a publish/subscribe message broker or a message queuing mechanism.
Thus, in order to support advanced applications, middleware services and requirements combine areas such as: distributed computing, distributed data bases, object oriented design methods and programming languages, network security etc. and they introduce new challenges to infrastructure developers. At the same time application developers have to adapt their development methodologies to take benefit from the advances made by infrastructure developers.
Software engineers are therefore challenged both in the area of infrastructure development, where open, heterogenous, component-based platforms must provide richer functionality and services, and in the area of application development where it is necessary to provide engineering solutions of proven practice for issues peculiar to systems based on such technologies.
SEM is the premier workshop that brings together the research and practice community of software engineering working in both areas.
Topics of Interest
The program committee seeks high quality papers related to all aspects of middleware and its relationship with software engineering.
Topics to be discussed at the workshop include, but are not limited to:
· Modelling and specification of middleware-based applications and platforms (UML, XML, ADLs and IDLs)
· Software architecture and architectural styles for middleware
· Impact of middleware on software architecture design
· Ensuring appropriate quality-of-service including performance, reliability, security
· Use of CORBA and CORBA Services, COM+, EJB / J2EE, and MOM in distributed software architectures
· Selection of middleware, combination of OOM and MOM and diverse middleware products
· Software development methods and processes for
- enterprise application integration using OOM and MOM
- database integration and distributed transactions
- integration with Web technologies
February 22, 2002 Electronic paper submission
March 25, 2002 Acceptance Notification
April 15, 2002 Camera-ready copy Submission
How to submit?
Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Submissions must be in English and should not exceed 5000 words. Submissions should be made electronically in PDF and be sent by e-mail to
Alberto Coen Porisini
Centro di Ricerca in Informatica Interattiva
Università dell'Insubria, Varese
via Ravasi 2 - I-21100 Varese, Italy
E-Mail: mailto:coen at uninsubria.it
A separate email with the following information on the paper should be sent at same address
§ title of the paper
§ abstract of the paper
§ all authors with affiliations and email
§ contact author address
§ declaration of intent to attend SEM 2002 if the paper is accepted
§ indication whether the attending author is a student, who needs financial help
(a limited number of bursaries are kindly provided by IBM Research)
Submitted papers will be refereed by the international program committee. It is planned to publish accepted papers after the workshop in a volume of Springer Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Wolfgang Emmerich (University College London, UK)
Programme Committee Chair
Alberto Coen-Porisini (Università dell'Insubria, Italy)
Programme Committee Co-Chair
Andre van der Hoek (University of California Irvine, USA)
Sebastian Uchitel (Imperial College, UK)
Gordon Blair (Lancaster University, UK)
Alfred Bröckers (Adesso, Germany)
Peter Croll (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Flavio De Paoli (Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Premkumar Devanbu (University of California - Davis, USA)
Naranker Dulay (Imperial College, UK)
Wolfgang Emmerich(University College London, UK)
Rachid Guerraoui (EPFL, Switzerland)
Arno Jacobson (University of Toronto, Canada)
Mehdi Jazayeri (TU Vienna, Austria)
Wojtek Kozacynski (Rational, USA)
Peter Löhr (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Dino Mandrioli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Julien Maisonneuve (Alcatel, France)
Koichiro Ochimizu (Japan Institute of Technology, Japan)
David Rosenblum (University of California Irvine, USA)
Gustavo Rossi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
Isabelle Rouvellou (IBM Watson Research, USA)
Dirk Slama (Shinka Technologies, Germany)
Stefan Tai (IBM Watson Research, USA)
Andre van der Hoek (University of California Irvine, USA)
Prof. Alberto Coen-Porisini
Centro di Ricerca Informatica Interattiva
Facoltà di Scienze MM.FF.NN.
Università dell'Insubria - Varese
via Ravasi 2 Varese 21100, Italy
ph. +39-0332-218930 or +39-02-23993523
fax +39-0332-218909 or +39-02-23993411
email coen at uninsubria.it or coen at elet.polimi.it
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