[hpc-announce] Mid4CC - 1st International Workshop on Middleware for the Computing Continuum

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Tue Aug 1 12:37:41 CDT 2023

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================================== CALL FOR PAPERS

Mid4CC - 1st International Workshop on Middleware for the Computing
Continuum in conjunction
with MIDDLEWARE 2023

Bologna, Italy, 11-15 december 2023


The Computing Continuum (CC) concept refers to the opportunity for
applications to
take advantage of a broad computing context that mixes Cloud, Fog/Edge, and
resources. The CC offers a spectrum of computing resources that vary in
terms of
capabilities, form factors, deployment models, etc. In a more extreme
vision, at the
two far ends the CC also encloses mobile resources (e.g., smartphones,
wearables) and
high-performance computing (HPC) clusters.
In such a heterogeneous computing environment, resource interoperability
and seamless
integration must be granted in order to enable users to leverage the right
(mix of)
computing resources according to requirements and constraints. To unleash
the real
potential of the CC and make it broadly accessible and usable, software
solutions are
needed that mediate between the complexity of the computing
that build up the continuum on the one hand, and the challenging QoS
requirements posed
by end users on the other one. This workshop seeks proposals of platforms,
software prototypes, tools, libraries, etc. that act and characterize as a
for the CC, i.e., a software layer that sits atop the CC and offers end
users high-level
services and functions to implement their applications. We encourage
submissions of
middleware proposals that explore, among others, key functions like, e.g.,
resource management, data management, communication and connectivity
service composition and orchestration, adaptation and context awareness,
security and privacy.

Conference Topics

Topics of the workshop include (but are not limited to):
- Resource scheduling, monitoring and orchestration
- Service provisioning in the continuum
- Implementation of data pipes along the continuum
- Data governance in the continuum
- Scalable storage architectures in the continuum
- Service reuse and data caching
- End-to-end provisioning of network services in the continuum
- Network economics and pricing mechanisms in the continuum
- QoS and SLA management across heterogeneous environments
- Support for seamless service migration
- Support for the implementation of dependable systems and applications
- DevOps platforms for the continuum
- Benchmarking environments in the continuum
- Tools for security, privacy and trust management across multiple domains
- Tools for Cloud/HPC integration

Authors are invited to discuss practical use cases in vertical domains such
as Smart City, Smart Industry, Smart Health, Smart Grids, Smart
Digital Humanities, and Urgent Science.

Finally, we welcome the submission of contributions supported by validating
experiments conducted in real testbeds. In that regard, the most valuable
contributions will be selected for a short live demonstration during the

Submission Guidelines

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published
and are
not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Submitted workshop papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the standard
ACM format.
Note that at least one author of each accepted workshop paper must hold a
pre-conference registration. The review process is single blind. As in
previous years,
the Middleware conference organizers will provide companion proceedings
all workshop papers, which will be available in the ACM Digital Library.
This is subject to the availability of their camera-ready papers by October
27, 2023.
For the camera-ready instructions, please visit the camera-ready
instructions page:

A "Best Paper Award" certificate will be conferred on the author(s) of a
paper presented
at the workshop, selected by the Chairs based on scientific significance,
and outstanding technical quality of the paper, as assessed also by the
of the members of the Program Committee.

Best papers presented at the workshop will be selected and the
corresponding authors
will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible
publications in:

Important Dates

- Paper Submission Deadline: September 25th, 2023
- Notification of Acceptance: October 20th, 2023
- Camera-ready Submisison Deadline: October 27th, 2023
- Early registration deadline: TBA

Organizing Committee
Workshop Organisers:
Prof. Paolo Bellavista
Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica
Dr. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou
Dr. Antonino Galletta

TPC Members:
Mónica Aguilar Igartua - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Marios Avgeris - Carleton University
Uwe Breitenbücher - University of Stuttgart
Alina Buzachis - University of Messina
Lorenzo Carnevale - University of Messina
Paulo Ferreira - University of Oslo
Annamaria Ficara - University of Messina
Stefano Forti - University of Pisa
Dragi Kimovski - University of Klagenfurt
Christos Kotselidis - University of Manchester
Francesco Leotta - Sapienza Università di Roma
YINHAO LI - Newcastle University
Ruidong Li - Kanazawa University
Aris Leivadeas - École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS Montreal)
Hiram H. López - Cleveland State University
Andrea Marrella - Sapienza Università di Roma
Angelo Marchese - University of Catania
Suejb Memeti - Blekinge Institute of Technology
David Monschein - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Joan Navarro - La Salle Campus Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
Nikolay Nikolov - SINTEF AS
Symeon Papavassiliou - National Technical University of Athens
Fernando Perales - JOT INTERNET MEDIA
José Antonio Peregrina - Karlsruhe University of Applied Science
Thomas M. Prinz - Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Fabiana Rossi - University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Skhiri Sabri - EURANOVA
Christian Sicari - University of Messina
Ahmet Soylu - OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
Eleni Stai - ETH Zurich
Orazio Tomarchio - University of Catania
Ester Vidaña-Vila - La Salle Campus Barcelona - Ramon Llull University
Alex Vieira - Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Oliver Waldhorst - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Christian Zirpins - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Nochta Zoltán - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

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