Call for Tutorials

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 tutorials on selected topics given by renowned scientists and practitioners in their fields. Tutorials on both mature and emerging topics are welcomed. Tutorials may be lectures, interactive workshops, hands-on training, or any combination of the above. Exploring diverse ways of interacting with the audience is welcome as are cross-disciplinary topics.

Important dates

Tutorial Proposals Deadline July 18, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection August 8, 2016

Proposals must include

  • Title and short outline of the tutorial content (max. 200 words).
  • 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, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation.
  • The type of tutorial (e.g., lecture vs. hands-on).
  • 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 (please note that our capabilities in fulfilling unusual requests are limited).
  • Requirements for the attendants (e.g., must bring own laptop or other hardware, familiarity with certain technologies or topics, etc.).
  • Any constraints on the max number of participants.

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

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF format, not exceeding three (3) pages in total, and be sent to:

in an email with subject line [Middleware 2016 – Tutorial Submission].