The Seventh International Workshop on Middleware Tools, Services and Run-time Support for Sensor Networks (MidSens’12) will be co-located with Middleware 2012 (December 3rd – 7th, 2012) in Montreal, Canada
The aim of MidSens’12 is to stimulate research in the specific domain of middleware for sensor networks. The particular focus of MidSens’12 is the realization of multi-user, multi-purpose and federated sensing platforms that are capable of supporting next-generation application scenarios such as smart cities. Along with the core topic of middleware architectures, services and tool support, MidSens’12 will also seek papers describing novel programming languages, run-time support and relevant experience reports. MidSens’12 will investigate how middleware support can relieve developers from low-level, platform specific concerns, while enabling the optimal exploitation of heterogeneous resources to create sensing infrastructures of massive scale.
Effectively developing, deploying and managing sensor network platforms requires supporting middleware services, tools and run-time support. MidSens’12 welcomes papers on the following research topics:
- Middleware Tools and Architectures:
- Software architectures for sensor networks
- Novel programming abstractions for large-scale sensor networks
- Architectures to combine mobile devices and sensor motes
- Lightweight autonomic middleware for embedded systems
- Testing and simulation tools for sensor network middleware
- Fault identification, diagnosis and repair
- Middleware services:
- Location tracking, localization, and synchronization.
- Support for real-time and safety-critical systems.
- Data management, aggregation and filtering.
- Energy-aware middleware mechanisms.
- Fault tolerance, reliability and quality of service.
- Privacy and security services.
- Virtualization, sharing and trading of resources.
- Run-time Support:
- Overlay and topology creation, maintenance and management.
- Resource/Service discovery and management.
- Support for reconfiguration and adaptation.
- Effective naming and addressing schemes.
- Support for modeling and enacting safe software reconfiguration.
- Management and Experiences:
- Managing heterogeneity and network dynamism.
- Integration of embedded systems with web services.
- Experience and evaluation of middleware platforms.
- Support for the unification of various embedded platforms.
- Shared infrastructure embedded systems.
Submitted papers must be original work in English without substantial overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference with proceedings. Submissions must not exceed 6 pages, must strictly follow the ACM conference proceedings format, and must be submitted in PDF format.
All accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library and will be indexed in DBLP.
- Paper Submission deadline: August 15, 2012
- Acceptance notification: September 21, 2012
- Author registration deadline: October 5, 2012
- Camera-ready version due: October 5, 2012
- Workshop: December 3-7, 2012