Middleware 09
7th International Workshop on Middleware for Grids, Clouds and e-Science - MGC 2009

In conjunction with ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference 2009
Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA - November 30 - December 4, 2009

The MGC workshop series started with the Middleware Conference in 2003, in Rio (Brazil), followed by MGC 2004 in Toronto (Canada), MGC 2005 in Grenoble (France), MGC 2006 in Melbourne (Australia), MGC 2007 in California (USA) and MGC 2008 in Leuven (BE). Following each workshop, thoroughly revised selected papers were invited to Special Issues of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal (CPE) Journal.

For the MGC 2009 workshop, researchers are encouraged to submit and present original work related to Grid, Cloud, and e-Science middleware to be considered for publication. Within this overall scope, MGC 2009 will emphasize issues of scalability in terms of grid and cloud mechanisms for computation and data scaling as well as adaptive and semantic mechanisms for scaling capabilities across disciplines and over time. Overall topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Web Services
  • Scheduling
  • Dependability and Fault Tolerance
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  • Security
  • Peer to Peer Protocols
  • Virtualization Middleware
  • Network Support
  • Utility computing
  • Object Metadata and Schemas
  • Programming Models and Tools
  • Cloud Computing Frameworks
  • Metadata, Schema and Ontology Management
  • Metadata Extraction and Data Mining
  • Web 2.0, Social Computig and Scientific Discourse Middleware
  • Quality of Services and Service Level Agreements
  • Data Synthesis/Knowledge Integration Middleware
  • Energy Management and Green Computing
  • Virtual Organization Management
  • Adative/Semantic/Autonomic Middleware
  • Data Grid and Content Management Middleware
  • Information Services
  • Messaging, Notification and Events
  • Portals and Containers Middleware
  • Adaptive/Autonomic Middleware
  • Wireless Grids amd Sensor Networks Middleware
  • Middleware for managing scientific models and workflows
  • Data and Process Provenance
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Science applications
  • Testbeds in e-Science, e-Engineering, Humanities, Arts and Social Science Research and Education