International Symposium on Middleware and Network Applications (MNA 2010)

Part of ITNG 2010

April 12-14, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Proceedings published by the Conference Publishing Services-CPS

Authors of selected presented papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of Journal of Software

-- Accepted Papers --

Symposium Chairs:

Jameela Al-Jaroodi            UAE University, UAE

Nader Mohamed         UAE University, UAE


Symposium Committee:

Matthew Adigun          University of Zululand,   South Africa

Shayma Alkobaisi                UAE University,                 UAE

Elarbi Badidi                          UAE University,                 UAE

Janaka Balasooriya    Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

Ezedin Barka                        UAE University,                 UAE

Abdulla Eid                 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Mohammed Erradi      Mohamed V Souissi Univ., Morocco

Rong Ge                    Marquette University,       USA

Seif Haridi                   Swedish Institute of Computer Science,  Sweden

Christophe Huygens      K.U. Leuven,                  Belgium

Hamidah Ibrahim       Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Imad Jawhar                          UAE University,                 UAE

Nader Kesserwan                  UAE University,                 UAE

Xuli Liu                    University of Nebraska Kearney, USA

Luis Llopis               Malaga University,           Spain

Praveen Madiraju      Marquette University,       USA

Ahmed Mahdy           Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, USA

Sam Michiels         K.U.Leuven,                   Belgium

Luis Ferreira Pires    University of Twente,  Netherlands

Xiao Qin                              Auburn University,              USA

Romain Rouvoy   University of Lille 1,        France

Mohamed Adel Serhani      UAE University,                       UAE

G. Sivakumar            Indian Institute of Tech. Bombay, India

Yifeng Zhu                    University of Maine,      USA    

Farhana Zulkernine        Foundazion Bruno Kessler, Italy


With the recent advances in network technologies, there has been a growing interest in new network applications such as cloud applications, ubiquitous applications, and sensor applications. The development of these applications is usually not trivial and faces a number of challenges. These challenges are relaxed with the existence of enabling techniques such as advanced middleware services. Middleware technologies had evolved tremendously over the past decade from simple support techniques for applications integration to a field of its own. The latest advances and innovations in middleware research, design and utilization highlighted great expansion of the middleware field.

This symposium is designed to combine the network applications and middleware development communities to discuss and highlight the latest advancements in both network applications and enabling middleware technologies. Original work and contributions in network applications and middleware concepts, design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation are sought.



Topics of interest included, but are not limited to, the following:


Network Applications:

  • Network-based automation
  • Cloud applications
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive applications 
  • Collaborative applications
  • RFID and sensor network applications
  • Mobile applications
  • Smart home applications
  • Infrastructure monitoring and control applications
  • Remote health monitoring
  • GPS and location-based applications
  • Networked vehicles applications
  • Alert applications


Middleware Issues:

  • Event-based, publish/subscribe, and message-oriented middleware
  • Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective middleware approaches
  • Middleware solutions for reliability, fault tolerance, and quality-of-service
  • Scalability of middleware
  • Context-aware middleware
  • Autonomic and self-managing middleware
  • Evaluation techniques for middleware solutions
  • Formal methods and tools for designing, verifying, and evaluating middleware
  • Software engineering techniques for middleware
  • Service oriented middleware
  • Agent-based middleware
  • Security middleware 


Domain-Specific Middleware:

  • Middleware for web services
  • RFID and sensor networks middleware
  • Middleware for cluster, grid, and cloud computing
  • Middleware for ubiquitous and mobile computing
  • Middleware solutions for large scale distributed databases
  • Middleware for robotics
  • Middleware for WiMax and Mesh Networks
  • Smart homes middleware
  • Vehicular systems middleware



Paper Submission:

Papers must represent high quality and previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Your submission should include the author names, complete mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and the email addresses of the authors. Interested authors should submit a maximum of 6 pages of their original and unpublished work including 5 keywords in the IEEEPaperTemplateModifiedForITNG.doc. Please submit your paper via the Web-based system at:

Evaluation Process:

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by The IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services-CPS and available on the IEEE digital library.




Submission :                    October 23, 2009    extended to Nov. 6, 2009
Author Notification:          December 4, 2009

Advance Registration:    January 15, 2010
Camera Ready:               February 5, 2010