Call for Research Papers

The annual ACM/IFIP Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems with a focus on the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed systems, platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and communication. The conference will include a high quality single-track technical program, invited speakers, an industrial track, panel discussions involving academic and industry leaders, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, tutorials and workshops.

Important Dates

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Abstract Submission May 10, 2019
Paper Submission May 17, 2019
Notification August 23, 2019

Topics

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Original submissions of research papers on a diverse range of topics are sought, particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of the interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud and data centers
  • Virtualization, auto-scaling, provisioning, and scheduling
  • Data-intensive computing (big data) and data analytics
  • Stream Processing
  • Machine learning
  • Mobile and pervasive systems and services
  • Internet-of-Things, smart cities
  • Fog, Edge computing
  • Cyber-physical and Real-time systems
  • Energy and power-aware techniques
  • Event-based, publish/subscribe, and peer-to-peer solutions
  • Networking, network function virtualization, software-defined networking
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Fault tolerance and Consistency
  • Blockchains
  • Security and privacy
  • Monitoring, resource management and analysis
  • Middleware Design principles
  • Programming abstractions and paradigms for middleware
  • Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective approaches
  • Reviews of middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect orientation, etc.
  • Methodologies and tools for design, implementation, verification, and evaluation

Submission Guidelines

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Submitted papers must have at most 12 pages of technical content, including text, figures, and appendices, but excluding any number of additional pages for bibliographic references. Note that submissions must be double-blind: authors’ names must not appear, and authors must make a good faith attempt to anonymize their submissions. Submitted papers must adhere to the formatting instructions of the ACM SIGPLAN style, which can found on the ACM template page. Please note that it is preferable, although not mandatory, to use a 10pt font instead of 9pt one.

The Middleware 2019 conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date will be the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library which may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the Middleware conference. Note that the official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Software and Data Artifact Availability for Accepted Papers

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The authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit supporting materials to be made publicly available as “source materials” in the ACM Digital Library. The materials will be vetted by the Artifact Availability Evaluation process run by a separate committee. This submission is voluntary but encouraged and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers. Papers that go through the Artifact Availability Evaluation process successfully and are made available in the ACM Digital Library will receive a badge printed on the papers themselves.

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