DOA 2002 -- Call for Papers

From: Ugur Cetintemel <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:22:07 -0500
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                         C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S
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                               University of California, Irvine

                     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

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.


      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
      Belgium               Australia

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               schmidt_at_uci.ed
      CH-1015 Lausanne                                                        

Tutorial Chair

     Vipul Kashyap
     Telcordia, USA

Organising Chair

     Angelo Corsaro
     University of
     California, Irvine

Publicity Chair

      Ugur Cetintemel
      Department of
      Computer Science
      Brown University,

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)
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