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Call for workshops

The annual ACM/IFIP/USENIX 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, 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 workshop proposals in scope of Middleware 2014. Proposed workshops can be on any topic related to middleware, but we are particularly interested in new workshops in emerging, new middleware areas.

Important dates

Workshop proposal submission deadline June 23, 2014
Workshop proposal acceptance notification July 2, 2014
Call for Workshop papers available online July 8, 2014

Workshop Proposal Submission

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

  • The title of the workshop
  • A brief technical description of the workshop topic area
  • A short description of the intended length (full/half day) and format of the workshop
  • A brief statement of the relevance of the workshop to Middleware
  • The names and e-mail addresses of the organizing committee
  • A preliminary list of PC members that have accepted to participate in the committee
  • A description of the organizers’ strategy for attracting submissions and attendees to the workshop, including information about how publicity will be carried to attract world-wide participation.

Each workshop will organize their own publicity, submissions, and refereeing procedures and will provide their own web page. A link will be provided to this web page from the Middleware 2014 Web site. The workshop organizers will have to apply the schedule outlined below. The organizers of the workshop will ensure that all accepted papers are peer reviewed. Accepted papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the standard ACM format. Notice that 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. Camera-ready papers will be required by October 11th 2014.

The conference organizers aim for a common timeline for all workshops, which is presented below.

Please see our EasyChair page for details about submission.

Workshops co-chairs

  • David Bromberg, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Thais Batista, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil