Call for Workshops

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 the software that resides between applications and the underlying architecture and platforms, often with an emphasis on networked computing. The goal of middleware is to facilitate the development of applications by providing higher-level abstractions for better programmability, performance, scalability, and security. It is a rapidly evolving and growing field. The Middleware conference traditionally includes a number of high-quality workshops. We invite experts on related research subjects to submit one-day or half-day workshop proposals in scope of Middleware 2019. Proposed workshops can be on any topic related to middleware, but we are particularly interested in new workshops in emerging middleware areas.

Important Dates

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Proposal Submission May 24, 2019
Proposal Acceptance Notification May 31, 2019
Website and CFP Online June 14, 2019
Paper Submission August 30, 2019
Paper Notification September 27, 2019
Paper Camera Ready October 18, 2019

Workshop Proposal Submission

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A workshop proposal (not exceeding three pages of 11pt single-spaced text, in PDF format) should include the following information:

  • The title of the workshop;
  • The names and e-mail addresses of the organizing committee;
  • A brief technical description of the workshop topic area;
  • The history of the workshop, if applicable;
  • A short description of the intended format of the workshop (keynote speakers, discussions, etc.);
  • A description of the intended review process;
  • Tentative workshop paper submission and notification deadlines (Note that the latest camera-ready hard deadline for all workshop papers is October 18, 2019.);
  • A brief statement of the relevance of the workshop to Middleware;
  • A preliminary list of PC members that have accepted to participate in the committee;
  • The submission management system to be used;

Each workshop will organize its own submissions and reviewing procedures, and will provide its own website. A link will be provided to this web page from the Middleware 2019 website. Workshop organizers will ensure that all accepted papers are peer reviewed and will need to upload camera ready and copyrights of all accepted papers in a timely manner through the ACM portal. Organizers will plan their workshop’s schedule so that: (i) the paper submission deadline falls after the main conference's notification date; (ii) authors are notified no later than September 27, 2019; and (iii) authors submit their camera-ready papers no later than October 18, 2019. Accepted papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the standard ACM format. Note that at least one author on each accepted workshop paper must hold a full pre-conference registration. Workshop organizers are responsible for preparing the papers for their workshops in the format required by ACM. As in previous years, the Middleware conference organizers will provide companion proceedings including all workshop papers, which will be available in the ACM Digital Library. This is subject to the availability of camera-ready version by October 18, 2019.

We strongly encourage workshop organizers to use HotCRP to collect submissions and manage reviewing. HotCRP is free of charge for Middleware workshops and provides many useful tools, such as to manage copyright assignment, final-version submission, PDF checking, and proceedings construction.

Workshop proposals must be sent to:

  • middleware2019-workshops@cs.otago.ac.nz

Workshops Chairs

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  • David Eyers, University of Otago, NZ
  • Jan Rellermeyer, TU Delft, NL

Sponsors

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