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 2016. 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 17, 2016
Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification June 24, 2016
Workshop Calls for Papers Online July 15, 2016
Approximate Workshop Paper Submission Deadline September 9, 2016
Workshop Paper Notification October 3, 2016
Workshop Paper Camera Ready (Hard Deadline) October 17, 2016

Workshop Proposal Submission

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

Each workshop will organize its own submissions and reviewing procedures, and it will provide its own web page. A link will be provided to this web page from the Middleware 2016 Web site. Workshop organizers will ensure that all accepted papers are peer reviewed. Moreover, they will organize their schedule so that: (i) the paper submission deadline falls after the main conference's notification date; (ii) authors are notified no later than October 10, 2016; and (iii) authors submit their that camera-ready papers no later than October 17, 2016. Accepted papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the standard ACM format. 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 17, 2016.

Workshop proposals must be sent to both of the following addresses: