W&M Researchers Win Best Paper Award

Ningfang MiNingfang Mi, Giuliano Casale, and Evgenia Smirni, together with Lucy Cherkasova (HP Labs) won the best paper award at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 9th International Middleware Conference (Middleware'08), Leuven, Belgium, 2008, for the paper titled "Burstiness in Multi-Tier Applications: Symptoms, Causes, and New Models." Middleware is one of the premier conferences in middleware research and technology. The broad scope of the conference covers the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed systems platforms and architectures for future distributed computing environments.