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Call for demos and posters

Middleware 2014 will provide a forum for live software demonstrations of middleware applications, systems, and tools. Demos could take a wide and open-ended variety of forms. Typical examples include: (i) presentation of an application which leverages advanced middleware concepts, (ii) working through coding of an example on a novel middleware platform, or (iii) real-time visualizations of middleware system metrics under simulated workloads. Although the form may vary, demo presenters should take advantage of not being constrained by the format of a traditional slide presentation. Demos are encouraged for both early prototypes and mature technology.

Posters will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to learn about innovative work in progress and to preview late-breaking research results. Poster sessions will provide an informal setting for presenters to communicate ideas or results and also to collect feedback from attendees. Free poster printing services will be available for the authors of accepted posters.

Demo or poster contributions are solicited in all areas of middleware research and applications. The best demos and posters will be invited to give a 3-minutes oral presentation during one of the plenary sessions. For a list of applicable topics, please consider those from the call for papers

Important dates

Demo Submission October 10, 2014
Notification of Acceptance October 17, 2014
Conference December 8-12, 2014

Submission Details

Live demos

Submissions describing live demos should be at most 2 pages PDF using the ACM proceedings format. The submission should include:

  • a description of the problems addressed,
  • research and technical approach,
  • a scripted timeline that describes what the audience will see during the demo including one or more screenshots,
  • related work with bibliography.

For the purpose of submission, assume a 20 minute demo (actual allocated demo time is to be determined). For added flexibility to make it more accessible to attendees, we also strongly encourage the author of an accepted live demo to provide a 5 minute video.


Submissions describing posters should be at most 2 pages PDF using the ACM proceedings format. The submission should include:

  • a description of the problems addressed
  • research and technical approach
  • any preliminary results
  • related work with bibliography

Deadline for submissions of both Demo and Poster papers is September 19th. Please use our EasyChair page for submission. Contact of the poster and demo chair: