MidArch 2013: The 7th IEEE International Workshop on Middleware Architecture in the Internet

Held in conjunction with COMPSAC, the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software & Applications - July 22-26, 2013 - Kyoto, Japan


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Goal of the Workshop

This workshop aims at sharing experiences of developing and managing middlewares from both a technical and policy aspect. It also aims at bringing together the domains of applications developers and middleware and security experts to identify areas of overlap and best practice so that the development of solutions can be simple and ideally modular in nature to ensure applications can be develop quickly and easily whilst conforming to middleware and security standards.

Theme and Scope of the Workshop

Middleware is a layer of software that acts as glue between applications and the Internet. Although it is somehow difficult to define what middleware is (see RFC2768), it surely provides fundamental services in various situations such as authentication, authorization, accounting, directories, resource management, information discovery and retrieval, and security. Middleware solutions are starting to mature with a number of frameworks emerging that should ideally make use of common reusable components and tools to deliver specific middleware services for communities such as researchers in GRID communities and teaching and learning in Higher education for example. This workshop aims to share experiences of developing and managing middlewares from both a technical and policy aspect. It aims to bring together the domains of applications developers and middleware and security experts to identify areas of overlap and best practice so that the development of solutions can be simple and ideally modular in nature to ensure applications can be develop quickly and easily whilst conforming to middleware and security standards. Moreover, in this Workshop, papers on system developments/experiences are also welcome. If you consider submitting this kind of paper, please specify "Implementation" or "Experiences" in the keyword field of a paper.

The scope of the workshop includes but not limited to:
- Authentication, authorization, accounting and access management
- Single sign on for Web services and non-web applications
- Federated identity management and identity federation
- Wireless network roaming architectures
- Federations & trust fabrics (technologies and policies)
- DNS and directory services
- E-mail digital signature and encryption (S/MIME, PGP, etc...)
- PKI deployment issues
- Big Data/Cloud/GRID access control and privacy protection
- Security policies
- Implementation/Experiences of middlewares

Submission

Papers must be submitted electronically via the MidArch 2013 Submission Page.

Follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/submission.

All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers can be submitted as regular papers (six pages), and the acceptance will depend on reviewer feedback. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013) by the IEEE CS Press. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.

General Inquiries

For updated information, please contact the workshop organizers.


MidArch Organizers

Shigeaki Tanimoto
Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Email: shigeaki.tanimoto (at) it-chiba.ac.jp

Toyokazu Akiyama
Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Email: akiyama (at) cse.kyoto-su.ac.jp

Program Committee

Kento Aida, National Institute of Infomatics, Japan
Hannes Hartenstein, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Shoji Kajita, Kyoto University, Japan
Toru Kobayashi, NTT, Japan
Mikael Linden, CSC, Finland
Diego R. Lopez, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Motonori Nakamura, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Yasuo Okabe, Kyoto University, Japan
Guido Aben, AARNet, Australia
Hiroyuki Sato, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiaki Seki, NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, Japan
Hideaki Sone, Tohoku University, Japan
Stefan Winter, RESTENA, Luxembourg
Shigeaki Tanimoto, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Nariyoshi Yamai, Okayama University, Japan
Kazutsuna Yamaji, National Institute of Infomatics, Japan
Atsushi Kanai, Hosei University, Japan
Debbi Bucci, National Institutes of Health, USA
Toyokazu Akiyama, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan

Workshops Program Deadlines

Extended: April 8, 2013 : Workshop papers due
April 26, 2013: Workshop paper notifications
May 5, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due