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

Workshops Proceedings


Workshops Chair Foreword

It is a great pleasure to introduce the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware Workshop Program for Grenoble 2005. This is the fourth time that Middleware has included a Workshop Program, and the levels of interest and the standard of submissions continue to be extremely high. This year we have five workshops. The Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM05) is our most venerable institution, and is now in its fourth incarnation, having started out at Middleware 2000 in New York and run at every Middleware since. Two of the other workshops are also well established, having run previously in Rio and Toronto. These are the Workshop on Middleware for Grid Computing (MGC05), and the Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-hoc Computing (MPAC05). MPAC this year is joined by Didier Donsez and his team whose proposal for a workshop on 'Middleware for Sensor-Based Services' has been merged into MPAC. As a consequence, this event is running over two days rather than the usual one day.

Another workshop that is continuing a lively tradition is the Doctoral Symposium on Middleware. This popular event has worked particularly well in the past and represents a wonderful opportunity for young reseachers in our field to present their work to a mock thesis committee of mentors and to receive valuable and supportive feeback. This year we also have a new workshop: the 1st Workshop on Aspect Oriented Middleware Development (AOMD05). This highlights what seems to be a promising area of synergistic research that has recently been receiving a lot of attention. We look forward to a productive dialogue on the relationship between aspectisation techniques and middleware techniques.

As always, a lot of people deserve thanks for having worked very hard to bring the Workshop Program to fruition. First, I would like to thank the individual Workshop Organisers and Chairs for their close cooperation in coordinating the organisation of the Program (and successfully meeting all the deadlines!). Here is the list of relevant people: Renato Cerqueira, Ed Curry, Didier Donsez, Remi Douence, Peter Henderson, Doug Lea, Radha Nandkumar, Renaud Pawlak, Bruno Schulze, Sotirios Terzis, and Nanbor Wang. I would also like to express my gratitude to the local organisation people, in both Grenoble and Lancaster, for much hard work behind the scenes--particular thanks are due to Ackbar Joolia, Sébastien Jean and Daniel Hagimont. And finally, we are grateful to have ACM on board in publishing all this year's workshop papers in the ACM Digital Library.

I hope you enjoy the Middleware Workshops and find them interesting, relevant and stimulating to your future research!

Geoff Coulson,
Computing Departement, Lancaster University, UK

Workshops articles


Demonstrations abstracts

We thanks the different sponsors and partners that help us to turn Middleware 2005 into a great event to attend. 

ACM IFIP Usenix INRIA Rhône-Alpes NTT DoCoMo BBN Technologies
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