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Bridging the interoperability gap: overcoming combined application and middleware heterogeneity

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Bridging the interoperability gap: overcoming combined application and middleware heterogeneity. / Bromberg, Yerom David; Grace, Paul; Reveillere, Laurent; Blair, Gordon.

Proceedings of ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2011). ed. / Fabio Kon; Anne-Marie Kermarrec. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 390-409 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 7049).

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Bromberg, YD, Grace, P, Reveillere, L & Blair, G 2011, Bridging the interoperability gap: overcoming combined application and middleware heterogeneity. in F Kon & A-M Kermarrec (eds), Proceedings of ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2011). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7049, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 390-409, ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 12/12/11. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25821-3_20

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Bromberg, Y. D., Grace, P., Reveillere, L., & Blair, G. (2011). Bridging the interoperability gap: overcoming combined application and middleware heterogeneity. In F. Kon, & A-M. Kermarrec (Eds.), Proceedings of ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2011) (pp. 390-409). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 7049). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25821-3_20

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Bromberg YD, Grace P, Reveillere L, Blair G. Bridging the interoperability gap: overcoming combined application and middleware heterogeneity. In Kon F, Kermarrec A-M, editors, Proceedings of ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2011). Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2011. p. 390-409. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25821-3_20

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Bromberg, Yerom David ; Grace, Paul ; Reveillere, Laurent ; Blair, Gordon. / Bridging the interoperability gap: overcoming combined application and middleware heterogeneity. Proceedings of ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2011). editor / Fabio Kon ; Anne-Marie Kermarrec. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2011. pp. 390-409 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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