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MNA 2011


Part of ITNG 2011

April 11-13, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

** Submission deadline extended to October 30, 2010 **
Proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services-CPS

Authors of selected presented papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of

Wiley Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 



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Past Events

    MNA 2010

    Middleware Track 09



With the recent advances in network technologies, there has been a growing interest in new network applications such as cloud applications, ubiquitous applications, and sensor applications. The development of these applications is usually not trivial and faces a number of challenges. These challenges are relaxed with the existence of enabling techniques such as advanced middleware services. Middleware technologies had evolved tremendously over the past decade from simple support techniques for applications integration to a field of its own. The latest advances and innovations in middleware research, design and utilization highlighted great expansion of the middleware field.

This symposium is designed to combine the network applications and middleware development communities to discuss and highlight the latest advancements in both network applications and enabling middleware technologies. Original work and contributions in network applications and middleware concepts, design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation are sought.



Topics of interest included, but are not limited to, the following:


Middleware Issues:

  • Social-aware middleware
  • Power-aware middleware
  • Security middleware
  • Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
  • Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
  • Middleware solutions for reliability, fault tolerance, and quality-of-service
  • Scalability of middleware
  • Context-aware middleware
  • Autonomic and self-managing middleware
  • Evaluation techniques for middleware solutions
  • Formal methods and tools for designing, verifying, and evaluating middleware
  • Software engineering techniques for middleware
  • Service oriented middleware
  • Agent-based middleware


Domain-Specific Middleware:

  • Middleware for web services
  • RFID and sensor networks middleware
  • Nano-middleware
  • Middleware for cluster, grid, and cloud computing
  • Middleware for ubiquitous and mobile computing
  • Middleware solutions for large scale distributed databases
  • Middleware for robotics
  • Middleware for WiMax and mesh networks
  • Smart spaces middleware
  • Middleware for personal area network
  • Application servers
  • Vehicular systems middleware


Network Applications:

  • Body and Personal Area Network Applications
  • Cloud applications
  • Emergency responses networked systems
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive applications 
  • Collaborative applications
  • RFID and sensor network applications
  • Ultra-wideband applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Smart home applications
  • Infrastructure monitoring and control applications
  • Remote health monitoring
  • GPS and location-based applications
  • Networked vehicles applications
  • Alert applications


Network Applications Issues:

  • Application specific protocols
  • Network applications management
  • Network-based automation
  • Critical infrastructure networks
  • Fault-tolerance for network applications
  • Real-time issues for network applications
  • Industrial networks 
  • Network support for multi-player gaming
  • Highly available networks
  • Networks for grid and cluster computing
  • Software engineering for network applications
  • Social networks


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Paper Submission:

Papers must represent high quality and previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Your submission should include the author names, complete mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and the email addresses of the authors. Interested authors should submit a maximum of 6 pages of their original and unpublished work including 5 keywords.

Evaluation Process:

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by The IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services-CPS and available on the IEEE digital library.



Important Dates:

Submission :                    October 15, 2010   extended to  October 30, 2010
Author Notification:          November 26, 2010

Advance Registration:    January 12, 2011
Camera Ready:               February 4, 2011


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Symposium Chairs:
Jameela Al-Jaroodi, UAEU, UAE,

Nader Mohamed, UAEU, UAE,


Technical Program Committee:

Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Faheem Ahmed, UAEU, UAE

Hend S. Alqamzi, UAEU, UAE

Bassel Arafeh, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Wan D. Bae, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA

Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Doina Bein, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy

Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR, Italy

Bo Cheng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Gabriele D'Angelo, University of Bologna, Italy

Akshay V. Dabholkar, Vanderbilt University, USA

Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR, Italy

Thomas DuBois, The Boeing Company, USA

Abdulla Eid, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Badidi Elarbi, UAEU, UAE

Gledson Elias, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil

Homam Reda El-Taj, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Mohammed Erradi, Mohamed V Souissi University, Morocco

Filippo Gandino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Víctor Manuel Álvarez García, University of Oviedo, Spain

Laurent Gomez, SAP Research, France

Ian Gorton, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA

Sven Graupner, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA

Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada

Asrar Haque, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Philip Hartman, IBM Global Business Services, USA.

Wouter Horré,  K.U. Leuven, Belgium

I-Ching Hsu, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan

Sajid Hussain, Fisk University, USA

Danny Hughes, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Christophe Huygens, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Hamidah Ibrahim, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Nader Kesserwan, UAEU, UAE

Panayiotis Koutsabasis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Masaud Jahromi, Ahlia University, Bahrain

Imad Jawhar, UAEU, UAE

Fang-Yie Leu, TungHai University, Taiwan

Xuli Liu, University of Nebraska Kearney, USA

M-Puerto Paule, University of Oviedo, Spain

Dennis Pfisterer, University of Luebeck, Germany

Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands

Praveen Madiraju, Marquette University, USA

Kami Makki, Lamar University, USA

Sadananda Narayanappa, Jeppesen, A Boeing Company, USA

Mais Wasef Nijim, USA

Tomi Räty, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Suresh Sankaranarayanan, University of WestIndies, Jamaica
Reijo Savola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Mohamed Adel Serhani, UAEU, UAE

Yicong Zhou, Tufts University, USA

Yifeng Zhu, University of Maine, USA


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