The 2007 International Workshop on Intelligent Pervasive Middleware (IPM 2007)

In Conjunction with

The 2007 International Conference on Intelligent Pervasive Computing (IPC-07)

October 11th - 13th, 2007, Jeju Island, Korea

CFP download (PDF)

Research in middleware systems has evolved from simple client server models to distributed systems, peer-to-peer systems, mobile devices, smart devices, and sensors. Pervasive computing models are constrained by their limited battery life, restricted memory, low processing power, less storage space, frequent disconnections, and confined network bandwidth. Hence, a middleware designed for such devices will have to consider the above issues.

The main objective of the intelligent pervasive middleware workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in middleware systems with topics ranging from different areas in pervasive computing such as agent based computing, service oriented computing, intelligent systems, P2P computing, sensor networks and database issues under one roof with an aim of encouraging exchange of ideas and experiences among these diverse areas. We solicit papers dealing with design, development and deployment of middleware and its systems. We are also interested in specific components of middleware systems, the way they interact with other modules, components design and development, models of the components, middleware system issues and also novel applications using middleware systems.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Middleware for pervasive collaborative applications
  • Middleware for pervasive agent based systems
  • Middleware for pervasive service oriented systems
  • Middleware for mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Middleware for intelligent pervasive computing
  • Middleware for embedded systems and sensor networks
  • Middleware solutions for Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Middleware for distributed systems including mobile databases, and mobile grid based systems
  • Middleware issues for real time systems
  • Software engineering techniques for pervasive middleware
  • Novel applications using pervasive middleware
  • Evaluation metrics and bench mark systems for pervasive middleware
  • Specific components of middleware such as : device discovery, directory service, execution service, listening service, communication service, and data access service


Paper Submission

 Submit a full paper not exceed 6 pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced), including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page: URL: http://computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm

    IPM 2007's submission web site : Click Here

 Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press with 6 pages for each paper. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital library after the conference.


Important Dates

Deadline for paper submissions: extended to June 29, 2007 (hard deadline)
Notification to authors: July 17, 2007 (hard deadline)
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due : July 24, 2007 (hard deadline)


Organizing Committee

Workshop Chair :

Praveen Madiraju , Marquette University, USA (praveen@mscs.mu.edu)


Program Committee :

Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Marquette University, USA
Janaka Balasooriya, University of Missouri - Rolla, USA
Doina Bein, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Paolo Bellavista, DEIS - Universit degli Studi di Bologna, ITALY
Munirul Haque, Marquette University, USA
Hamidah Ibrahim, Universiti Putra - Malaysia, MALAYSIA
Srilaxmi Malladi, Georgia State University, USA
Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Georgia State University, USA