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The Department of Computer Science at Brown University was mentioned as one of the seven most influential institutions in the area of middleware technology in a recent issue of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology. According to authors Wolfgang Emmerich, Mikio Aoyama and Joe Sventek, “Without researchers laying the foundations in Computer Science departments at Brown, CMU, Cambridge, Newcastle, MIT, Vrije and University of Washington and without industrial researchers at Xerox, PARC, IBM Research, HP Labs, DEC Research, AT&T Research and APM consolidating basic research results, contributing them to standards and informing product development departments we would not have the $8.5 billion middleware market in the same form as we have today.”

The department is thrilled to be recognized for our contribution to the field of middleware. Shriram Krishnamurthi was especially excited and said, "This acknowledgement of the department's work is really a tribute to Steve Reiss's contributions over the years, starting with Field. Congrats, Steve!"