DOA 2002 -- Call for Papers
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:22:07 -0500
C A L L F O R P A P E R S ============================= ____ __ __ __ __ | | | | | | / | | | International Symposium on | | | | |--| | | -- DISTRIBUTED OBJECTS AND APPLICATIONS _|__| |__| | | |__||__ October 28 - November 1, University of California, Irvine http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/conf/doa/2001/ Proceedings to be published by IEEE Press
Are you building applications using distributed object computing
Are you doing research in fundamental technology, methodology or new tools for DOC?
Are you using existing distributed object systems?
Consider contributing a practice report or a research paper to this innovative event to present, discuss and obtain feedback for your ideas among other practitioners and researchers active in the same area.
There is increasing agreement among IT researchers and practitioners about the importance and potential of distributed object systems and the advances in this area made in recent years. These systems offer many promises for use in various applications, including telecommunications, banking applications, embedded systems, and many other domains. DOC systems offer practical, real-life production solutions to technical problems, including interoperability across different hardware, software and database platforms. There are several widely used and emerging distributed object computing paradigms, including CORBA, COM, SOAP, .NET, and Java Beans.
The future success of DOC systems will not only be dependent on how the basic requirements (to develop open, reliable and scalable distributed and heterogeneous applications and platforms) are met but also how the underlying distributed object technology can be integrated with existing complementary technologies and applications, such as WWW, multimedia and databases. The reengineering of legacy systems may substantially benefit from the use of DOC, e.g., when turning them into data warehouses. Further standardization of distributed object concepts will very likely unlock many new areas of application still.
TWO DIMENSIONS: Research & Practice
As research in DOC establishes new principles, enhancing our
understanding of the fundamental issues involved, and opening the way
to new tools and methodologies for DOC, so conversely practical
experience in real-life DOC projects drives the avenues of this same
research by exposing new ideas and posing new types of problems to be
solved. With the DOA Symposium we explicitly intend to provide a forum
to help this mutual interaction occur, and to trigger and foster it.
Submissions can be entered along both these dimensions: research
(theory, fundamentals, principles of DOC) and practice (applications,
experience, pragmatics of DOC). Contributions attempting to cross over the gap between these two dimensions will, of course, be especially welcome.
As we are fully aware of the differences in environment for research and development that exist in academia and industry, submissions from each will be treated accordingly and judged by a peer review not only for scientific rigor (in the case of "academic research" papers) but for originality and generality of application (in the case of "case studies" papers). Papers of each type will be presented in parallel tracks at the Symposium, but with maximal opportunity for interaction for researchers and developers working on related topics.
To summarize, during the DOA'2002 Symposium we therefore want attendees to be able to evaluate existing ORB middleware products; to analyze, and propose solutions to major limitations of existing products; and to indicate promising future research directions for distributed objects. We are particularly interested in the evaluation of existing DOC systems and how they are used to design and to implement large scale industrial distributed applications. We are seeking theoretical as well as practical papers addressing innovative issues related to distributed objects.
DOA'2002 Symposium is a joint event with two other conferences
organized within the global theme "On the Move to Meaningful Internet
Systems and Ubiquitous Computing 2002". This federated event
co-locates three related and complementary successful conferences in
the areas of Intelligent Networked Information Systems, covering key
issues in Data and Web Semantics (ODBASE'02), Distributed Objects,
Infrastructure and Enabling Technology and Internet Computing
(DOA'02), and Workflow, Cooperation, and Interoperability (CoopIS'02),
as required for the deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organizations and for e-business. All three events will be hosted in Irvine during the week October 28 - November 1, 2002. More details about this federated event can be found at http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf.
TOPICS OF INTEREST The topics of this symposium include, but are not limited to:
o Critique of the distributed object paradigm
o Distributed business objects
o Distributed and mobile agents
o Design patterns for distributed object design o Database services, in particular persistency, transaction query and replication services
o Integration of distributed object and Web technologies o Interoperability-supporting environments o Design of CORBA, DCOM, .Net, and Java-based broker applications o Security, including authorisation and authentication o Specification and enforcement of Quality of Service (QoS) o Component-based software development an enterprise based component architectures
o Management of distributed object systems o Applications of distributed middleware technolgies to collaborative commerce
o Reliable and fault tolerant middlewares o Real-time/Reflective middlewares
o Middlewares for peer-to-peer platforms o Middleware support for mobility
o Distributed objects in pervasive applications o Web Services and distributed objects, including SOAP interoperability and service discovery o Reports on Best Practice
Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2002 Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2002 Final Version Due: August 20, 2002 Symposium: October 28 - November 1, 2002
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Submissions should be clearly labeled "Research", "Practice" or "PC discretion". All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry in the case of practice reports. All submissions must be in English. Research submissions must not exceed 8,000 words. Practice reports must not exceed 5,000 words. Submissions can either be in Postscript, MS Word, or Pdf format and should be done through the following URL
The final proceedings will be published by IEEE Press. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.
ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE General Co-Chairs
Robert Meersman Zahir Tari Mike Papazoglou STARLab RMIT University Tilburg University Free University of Department of Infolab Brussels Computer Science PO Box 90153 Building F-G 10, City Campus, GPO Box NL-5000 LE TILBURG Pleinlaan 2 2476V The Netherlands B-1050 Brussels Melbourne, VIC 3001 mikep_at_kub.nl Belgium Australia meersman_at_vub.ac.be zahirt_at_cs.rmit.edu.au
Program Committee Co-Chairs
Rachid Guerraoui Joe Loyall Douglas Schmidt Swiss Federal Institute of BBN Technologies U. California Technology 10 Moulton Street Irvine Operating Systems Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Laboratory jloyall_at_bbn.com schmidt_at_uci.ed CH-1015 Lausanne rachid.guerraoui_at_epfl.ch
Vipul Kashyap Telcordia, USA
Angelo Corsaro University of California, Irvine
Ugur Cetintemel Department of Computer Science Brown University, USA ugur_at_cs.brown.edu
Program Committee Members
Sean Baker (IONA, Ireland) David E. Bakken (Washington State U., USA) Roberto Baldoni (U. of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy) Zohra Bellahsene (U. of Montpellier, France) Gordon Blair (Lancaster U., UK) Anthony Bloesch (Microsoft, USA) Joe Cross (Lockheed Martin, USA) Patrick Eugster (EPFL, Switzerland) Chris Gokey (NASA, USA) Daniel Hagimont (INRIA, France) Arno Jacobsen (U. of Toronto, Canada) Jorg Kienzle (EPFL, Switzerland) Roger King (U. of Colorado, USA) Bernd Kramer (FernUniversitat Hagen, Germany) Doug Lea (State U. of New York, USA) Frank Manola (The MITRE Corporation, USA) Karim Mazouni (Sun Microsystems, USA) Priya Narasimhan (Carnegie Mellon U., USA) Francois Pacull (Xerox, USA) David Sharp (Boeing, USA) Richard Soley (OMG, USA) Rick Schantz (BBN Technologies, USA) Eltefaat Shokri (Sun, USA) Maarten van Steen (VUA, The Netherlands) Jean-Bernard Stefani (INRIA Rhone Alpes, France) Gautam Thaker (Lockheed Martin, USA) Nalini Venkatasubramanian (U. of California at Irvine, USA) Shalini Yajnik (PreCache Inc, USA) Steve Vinoski (IONA, Ireland) Andrew Watson (OMG, USA) Doug Wells (The Open Group, USA) Albert Zamoya (U. of Western Australia, Australia) Arkady Zaslavsky (Monash U., Australia) George Mou Zhijing (Boeing, USA)Received on Thu Jan 03 2002 - 22:22:07 CET