RST Theme and topics

After extension, best submitted papers will be considered for publication in a Journal Special Issue of FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS (FGCS), a JCR-indexed journal with 2.786 impact factor in 2014 (5-Year impact factor is 2.464). *** SUBMISSION extended to Sep 28 ***.

Submission to RST track: image submission link (select RST track).

The purpose of this track on Reliable Software Technologies and Communication Middleware (RST) is to bring together researchers, practitioners, designers, and developers of distributed software systems and communication middleware technologies that have special requirements of reliability and time-sensitivity.

In recent years, the world of high-end parallel and distributed computing systems and applications (in their continuous evolving declinations in the form of high-performance computing, grid computing and cloud) is generally paying increasing attention to the problems related to quality of service, determination of the temporal behavior and response of the proposed software platform solutions, interactivity, and performance of the communication tools. In the modern computation centers, traditional distributed applications may coexist with others that become more and more time-sensitive (cross-border surveillance and object tracking, net gaming, remote video streaming, etc.), and this tends to happen in a virtualized infrastructure. The design of distributed reliable systems must take into account the selection and evaluation of interaction models, software technology choices, temporal behaviour, resource efficiency, performance, scalability, and coordination.

The track also calls for dynamic middleware solutions capable of taking context-aware resource management decisions in order to enforce the most appropriate quality levels depending on application SLAs and overall (possibly clustered) visibility of resource status. These solutions are particularly challenging when dealing with large-scale open deployment environments and their associated scalability issues. Novel and relevant application domains push for evolution and disruptive research in this field; only to mention a few, middleware solutions for datacenter resource management optimization for quality-aware online stream processing of big data flows, energy-aware middleware for resource management in smart city/smart grid deployment environments, middleware for cloud-hosted cyber-physical systems with strict requirements on latency and reliability.

In summary, topics include (but are not limited to) the challenging issues in the design of reliable and resource efficient middleware:
=> Reliable and time-sensitive distribution models
=> Performance of distributed applications
=> Cloud computing advances for cyber-physical systems and mobile cloud computing
=> Middleware for the efficient integration of cyber-physical systems and the cloud
=> Reactive stream processing and on line processing of big data flows
=> Efficient integration with the run-time support: operating systems and virtualization technology
=> QoS-aware middleware for datacenter resource management
=> Interaction models (e.g., publish-subscribe or event-based)
=> Programming models and languages
=> Efficient and context-aware server-side management of smart city data
=> Scalability in city-wide deployment scenarios

Submission guidelines

Prospective papers should be submitted to the track in pdf format using the START submission system for regular papers and SRC papers. Submission of the same paper to multiple tracks is not allowed; all papers should represent original and previously unpublished works that are currently not under review in any conference or journal.
SAC 2016 will use double-blind reviewing. Author name(s) and institution(s) must be omitted, and references to authors' own related work should be in the third person.
The paper format must adhere to the main conference style. Full papers are limited to 6 pages at the submission stage. Later, two additional pages are possible at extra charge.
Papers that fall short the above requirements are subjected to rejection. For more information please visit the SAC 2016 Website.

Submission to RST track: imageRST submission link.

For Student Research Competition (SRC) submission to the main conference SRC.

Best submitted papers (after extending their original material by 35%) will be considered for publication in a Journal Special Issue in the FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS (FGCS). FGCS is a JCR-indexed journal with 2.786 impact factor in 2014 (5-Year impact factor is 2.464).

The PDF call for papers can be downloaded here: imageCfP file.

The TEXT call for papers can be downloaded here: Text CfP file.