This workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers and engineers in academia and industry to foster an exchange of research idead, results, experiences, and products in the area of reliable, timely and scalable data dissemination in large-scale critical systems from a middleware support perspective. The scope is to envision new trends and ideas about theoretical and practical aspects of designing, implementing, and evaluating future data distribution platforms for the next generation critical networked infrastructures.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with EDCC 2010 on 27th April in Valencia (Spain).

It is a full day workshop composed of 4 sessions. Each session should consist of 3 paper presentations (15 minutes each) plus one panel discussion (30 minutes). Number of sessions (and of papers per sessions) can vary according to the nature of the submitted articles. Panelists include paper presenters and invited speakers.

The organization committee has planned a special issue of best papers from this workshop to be published in the International Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms.  Authors of accepted papers for the workshop will be provided an opportunity to submit significantly extended versions of their workshop papers, which will undergo a separate, rigorous review.