6th International Middleware Conference
November 28th -- December 2nd, Grenoble, France

2nd International Middleware Doctoral Symposium (MDS05) Proceedings

Workshop Chairs Foreword

Following the hugely successful symposium at Middleware 2004 the 2nd International Middleware Doctoral Symposium takes place at Middleware 2005. The Middleware Doctoral Symposium is a forum for an invited group of doctoral students to present their work and obtain guidance from mentors as well as to provide contact with other students at a similar stage in their careers. Mentors at the symposium are senior university or industry researchers, e.g., current or former members of the Middleware program committee.
The goal of the symposium is to expose students to helpful criticism before their thesis defense, and to foster discussions related to future career perspectives. Mentors provide constructive criticism on the current work, and give advice for possible future direction and focus. A similar series of doctoral symposia is held in connection with the OOPSLA, ECOOP, ICSE, and ISWC conferences.
The symposium consists of a full-day workshop followed by an informal dinner. Participants will also present a poster at the conference poster session, providing further opportunity for additional feedback and experience in communicating with other researchers. Students at the beginning of their research, who are interested in learning about structuring research and obtaining research direction, are welcome to attend the symposium as observers. We would like to give a special thanks to all the mentors for their time and effort attending the symposium and providing constructive reviews.

Edward Curry
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Jacques Mossière
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

Mentors Committee

Accepted papers

Dynamic Data Replication and Consistency in Mobile Environments
Abdelkrim Beloued,  Jean-Marie Gilliot, Maria Teresa Segarra, Françoise André

Middleware Design for Integration of Sensor Network and Mobile Devices
Vladimir Dyo

A Software Architecture for Translucent Replication
Etienne Antoniutti Di Muro

Self-Organizing Publish/Subscribe Systems
Michael A. Jaeger

EDAS: Providing an Environment for Decentralized Adaptive Services
Rudiger Kapitza, Franz J. Hauck

Quality Aware Service Planning in Computational Grids
Sharath Babu Musunoori

A Framework for Detecting Performance Design and Deployment Antipatterns in Component Based Enterprise Systems
Trevor Parsons

Coordination Middleware for Decentralized Applications in Dynamic Networks
Kurt Schelfthout, Tom Holvoet

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Edited by Ackbar Joolia & Sébastien Jean, November 2005