CFP: Omptimizations of Middleware (deadline extended)

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15 Feb 2001 00:32:36 -0500

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From: "Rastislav Bodik" <>
Newsgroups: comp.arch,comp.compilers
Date: 15 Feb 2001 00:32:36 -0500
Organization: University of WI, Madison -- Computer Sciences Dept.
Keywords: CFP, conference
Posted-Date: 15 Feb 2001 00:32:36 EST

                        --- Deadline Extended by 10 days ---

                                                          Call for Papers

                                                                  OM 2001

                                            First ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
                        Optimizations of Middleware and Distributed Systems


                                                    in conjunction with:

                                                  ACM SIGPLAN PLDI 2001
          Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation
                                          Snowbird, Utah, June 19, 2001

You are invited to submit a paper and give a presentation. Deadline
for submission of abstracts is February 28. See details below.


  Middleware software is an intelligent plumbing that connects
  the client side of a distributed application with a database
  or a web server. The term middleware is intended to extend
  far beyond the current industrial technologies for e-commerce
  applications. Roughly, it is meant to include all systems
  software that provides enabling services needed by a
  distributed application, for example: connectivity software
  that allows multiple processes interact across a network,

  Java virtual machines that execute the communicating software
  components, and operating systems and run-time libraries that
  schedule parallel execution threads. From the point of view
  of programming languages, middleware has a number of unique
  characteristics. For instance, rather than focusing on
  inter-procedural optimizations, the "optimizer" may need to
  perform across-the-network optimizations involving multiple
  communicating software components. Such an application model
  introduces a new level of complexity for both language design
  and optimization and calls for a synergistic approach of
  multiple disciplines.

  The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers
  and practitioners in programming languages, computer
  architecture, distributed systems, and databases that will
  allow exchange of ideas and seed their collaboration.

Workshop topics:

  The scope of OM 2001 includes, but is not limited to:

  - Novel optimizations targeting middleware,
  - Novel optimizations enabled by middleware,
  - Scalable and reliable middleware architectures,
  - Scalable virtual machines for middleware,
  - QoS-preserving middleware
  - Dynamic and adaptive optimization techniques for middleware,
  - Optimizations of transaction management and load balancing,
  - Tools for middleware application development,
  - Garbage collection, multithreading and exception handling,
  - Programming models, language support, and design patterns,
  - XML and middleware,
  - Verification and debugging of middleware,
  - Profiling and tuning of middleware,
  - Benchmarking and workload characterization of middleware,
  - Novel O/S, networking, and hardware support for middleware,
  - Real-world case studies of middleware-based applications.


The workshop will have invited presentation from experts from the
scientific and commercial arena in the following areas:

- Application requirements and performance engineering
- Languages, middleware, and component-based programming
- Performance analysis tools
- Trends in architectures and environments


  We invite you to participate in the workshop. Please submit an
  one page abstract including your name, affiliation, and email
  address. Send a postscript or pdf version to Omer F. Rana

  Proceedings of the workshop will be published by SIGPLAN.

Important dates:

  Submission deadline February 28, 2001 (was Feb 18)
  Notification of acceptance April 2, 2001
  Final papers due May 7, 2001
  Workshop June 19, 2001


  General Chair: Vugranam C. Sreedhar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
                                      , 914-784-7325
  Program Chair: Rastislav Bodik, University of Wisconsin,
                                      , 608-262-1079

Program Committee:

  Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau University of Wisconsin--Madison
  Rastislav Bodik (chair) University of Wisconsin--Madison
  Ron Cytron Washington University
  Naranker Dulay Imperial College
  Stephen Fink IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  Jim Larus Microsoft Research
  Mikko Lipasti University of Wisconsin--Madison
  Doug Lea SUNY Oswego
  Silvano Maffeis SoftWired AG
  Fabio Panzieri Universita' di Bologna
  Jean-Bernard Stefani France Telecom R&D
  Nalini Venkatasubramaniam University of California, Irvine

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