Call for Tutorials Proposals

The annual ACM/IFIP Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, construction and use of middleware systems. Middleware is an umbrella term for the diverse software that resides between applications and underlying hardware and systems software. It facilitates the development of applications by providing higher-level abstractions for better programmability, performance, scalability, and security. It is an important and rapidly evolving field with many open problems and challenges.


The Middleware conference traditionally includes tutorials given by renowned scientists and practitioners in their fields. We welcome tutorials on both mature and emerging topics. Tutorials may be lectures, interactive workshops, hands-on training, or any combination of the above, with a preference for ideas where there is some degree of interactivity. We especially welcome cross-disciplinary topics and innovative ways of interacting with the audience.

Important Dates

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Tutorial Proposal Deadline June 15, 2019
Tutorial Proposal Acceptance Notification July 15, 2019

Tutorial Proposal Submission

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A tutorial proposal (typically 3-5 pages, 11pt, single spacing, in PDF format) should include the following information:

  • Title and short outline of the tutorial content.
  • Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  • Information about the presenters (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and a short description of their expertise, experience in teaching and in tutorial presentation.
  • The type of tutorial (mix of lecture, hands-on, etc.).
  • References to previous editions of the tutorial (if applicable) including their date, venue, topics and number of participants and the motivation for the new proposal.
  • Special needs for the tutorial room.
  • Requirements for attendees (e.g., must bring own laptop or other hardware, familiarity with certain technologies or topics, etc.).
  • Any constraints on the maximum number of participants.
  • Sample video of a talk (encouraged, not required) especially for first-time tutorial presenters.

Proposers of accepted tutorials will be asked to provide information of their tutorial for publication on the conference web site.

Workshop proposals must be sent to both of the following addresses with the subject line [Middleware 2019 – Tutorial Submission]

  • Saurabh Bagchi, sbagchi@purdue.edu, Purdue University, USA
  • Khuzaima Daudjee, kdaudjee@uwaterloo.ca, University of Waterloo, CA

Sample Topics (not limited to this list)

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  • Middleware for smart cities.
  • Consensus in the age of blockchain.
  • Middleware for serverless computing.
  • NoSQL databases - managing them as part of a larger system.
  • Middleware for crowdsourcing and crowdsensing.
  • Middleware for ML in systems.

Sponsors

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