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MIDAS Workshop Cancelled

Due to low number of accepted papers, the MIDAS workshop scheduled for June 26, 2006 has been cancelled.
We apologise to anyone planning to attend this event.


Ad-hoc networks and networked sensor systems are complex and challenging environments in which to develop software. This is primarily due to their complexity in terms of factors such as: limited resource availability (including power); heterogeneity at the level of devices and network types; heterogeneity at the level of system software; the need to manage trust and privacy; the need to manage failure and provide dependability; and the need for large scale and highly dynamic deployments. Middleware technologies have the potential to ease and accelerate software development in these environments by offering simplified application-level views that abstract over factors such as the above. However, middleware technologies are relatively undeveloped and untried in ad-hoc and sensor environments. The aim of this workshop, therefore, is to consider how these environments can benefit from the middleware concept. In particular, it will investigate how middleware architectures might evolve in response to the constraints imposed by these environments, and identify new challenges and approaches for ad-hoc and sensor middleware researchers. The workshop is intended as a forum for the discussion of research which is insufficiently mature for conference publication (e.g., not fully implemented or evaluated) but which is nevertheless exciting, innovative and promising. The intended workshop audience includes practitioners and researchers in middleware systems, mobile systems and sensor network systems.


  • Middleware programming techniques and abstractions
  • Middleware algorithms for dynamic reconfiguration and adaptation
  • Energy-aware middleware mechanisms
  • Cross layering and resource awareness
  • Security
  • Fault tolerance and reliability
  • Heterogeneity
  • Aggregation techniques and data management
  • Overlay and topology management
  • Context acquisition and dissemination
  • Testing and simulation platforms for middleware
  • Resource discovery and management
  • Virtual machines and operating systems
  • Experience/application of middleware for ad hoc and sensor networks


Geoff Coulson

Computing Department
Lancaster University
Lancaster, UK
geoff at comp dot lancs dot ac dot uk

Cecilia Mascolo

Department of Computer Science
University College London
London, UK
c dot mascolo at cs dot ucl dot ac dot uk

Gian Pietro Picco

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica ed Informatica
Politecnico di Milano
Milano, Italy
picco at elet dot polimi dot it

Programme Committee

Christian Becker, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Athanassios Boulis, NICTA, Australia
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Licia Capra, University College London, UK
Simon Dobson, University College Dublin, Ireland
Markus Endler, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada
Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Kay Roemer, ETHZ, Switzerland
Rebecca Montanari, University of Bologna, Italy
Amy Murphy, Universita' della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Francois Taiani, Lancaster University, UK
Niki Trigoni, Birbeck College, UK