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MiNEMA is an European Science Foundation (ESF) Scientific Programme aiming to bring together European groups from different communities working on middleware for mobile environments. The programme intends to foster the definition and implementation of widely recognized middleware abstractions for new and emerging mobile applications.

Aim of the workshop

The aim of this workshop is to foster further collaboration between existing MiNEMA members, and to advertise and widen participation in the MiNEMA network.

The aim of this workshop is to foster further collaboration between existing MiNEMA members, and to advertise and widen participation in the MiNEMA network. Research will be presented both by young and senior researchers in the field. Both reviews of finished work, as well as work in progress on new research are expected to create a dynamic programme which should be the basis for fruitful discussions and new collaborations.

Participation

Minema will invite one author of an accepted contribution to participate in the workshop. Invitation will cover travel (fare restrictions apply) and accommodation at the workshop venue. Potential participants may submit contributions under three categories:

1. Research Paper

Research papers should present new, still preliminary (!) research on middleware for mobile environment (3-5 pages).

2. Topic

If you are a student who is relatively new to the world of middleware for mobile applications, or a researcher with some questions left unanswered, then this option is for you. A study topic identifies potentially open questions in the domain, and sets out a plan for how to answer those questions during the workshop - based on a presentation (3 pages, maximum).

3. Lessons Learned

Researchers are also invited to provide a summary of complete research tracks and/or projects. This work can be submitted by sending a position paper (3-5 pages), optionally complemented with a report or reference to an existing publication describing the work.

Topics of Interest

Include, but are not limited to:

- Communication paradigms, group communication
- Publish/subscribe systems
- Ad hoc networking and routing
- Coordination protocols
- Middleware architecture
- Adaptation
- Security
- Multimedia support and applications
- Performance
- Context awareness
- QoS architectures

Contributions will be reviewed by the members of the program committee. Accepted contributions will be published as a technical report of the University of Lisbon and on the workshop page. Requirements for an contribution to be accepted is that i) one author will present their contribution and ii) authors acknowledge MiNEMA in publications based on an accepted contribution.

Submission

Contributions should be submitted electronically at http://minema.epfl.ch/myreview. It is recommended of using a style close to the IEEE conference proceeding style which we will use for formatting the final version of accepted contributions. Submissions can be either formatted in pdf or using postscript. For any other format, please contact minema at groupes.epfl.ch.

Important Dates

- Submission of Abstract (extended): May 5, 2006
- Submission of full paper (extended): May 9, 2006
- Notification of acceptance - invitation: May 15, 2006
- Registration: May 26, 2006
- Submission of final contribution: June 10, 2006

Program Commitee

- Filipe Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Paolo Costa, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Paul Grace, University of Lancaster, UK
- Sidath Handurukande, NEC Research Labs, USA
- Sam Michiels, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Sasu Tarkoma, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Stefan Weber, Trinity College, Ireland

Organization

- Boris Koldehofe, EPFL, Switzerland (program chair)
- Hugo Miranda, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (local organizer)
- Luís Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (local organizer)

Links

- Minema homepage
- Workshop homepage
- minema at groupes.epfl.ch

 

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