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Call For Industrial Track Papers

The Industrial Track of the Middleware 2011 Conference solicits papers for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the ACM Digital Library. The topics of interest are similar to those in the general conference call for papers. However, the purpose of the Industrial Track is to emphasize practical experience and to disseminate information of particular interest to developers and others involved in real-world systems. Examples of these key areas include:

  • Issues regarding design choices and practical deployments
  • Interoperability, versioning , compatibility, and dependencies
  • Cloud Computing stacks
  • Applications, customer experience
  • Integration, tools, management
  • Open source implementations of middleware technologies
  • Performance studies and improvements of real-world systems
  • Issues of scalability, availability and robustnes
  • Life cycle, system evolution, and self-healing
  • Usability studies
  • Other kinds of experience reports

Submissions should be made using the conference submission system at:

Select the option "Industrial Track Short Papers".

Key deadlines

  • August 15, 2011 - Paper submission
  • September 16, 2011 - Acceptance notification
  • October 10, 2011 - Final version due

Papers must not exceed 6 pages (ACM style), including abstract, all figures, tables, and references. Papers should include a short abstract and up to 6 keywords. Submitted papers should follow the formatting instructions of the ACM style (please check the Information for Authors at for style and formatting guidelines).

Submitted papers may not be submitted for conference publication, journal publication, or be under review for any other conference or journal. For any questions regarding this matter, please contact the track chairs.

Industrial Track Co-Chair

  • Dilma da Silva, IBM Research, USA (
  • Jan de Meer, SmartSpaceLab, Germany (

Track Program Committee

  • Claris Castillo, IBM Research, USA
    • Alex Garthwaite, VMware, USA
    • Helen Gu, North Carolina State University, USA
    • Rachid Guerraoui, EPFZ, Switzerland
    • Dejan Milojicic, HP Labs, USA
    • Ripal Nathuji, Microsoft Research, USA
    • Marco Netto, IBM Research, Brazil
    • Rajeev Rastogi, Yahoo Research, India
    • Jerry Rolia, HP Labs, UK
    • Renato Santos, HP Labs, USA
    • Sudipta Sengupta, Microsoft Research, USA
    • Gerhard Schimpf, SMF TEAM, Germany
    • Alex Shraer, Yahoo! Research, USA
    • Georgios Theodoropoulos, IBM Research,  Ireland
    • Shalini Yajnik, Avaya Labs, USA
    • Lamia Youseff, Google, USA