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[DMANET] Middleware 2019 Call for doctoral Symposium, Tutorials, Industry Papers, Demos and Posters



9-13 December 2019


Call for Doctoral Symposium Papers


The annual ACM/IFIP Middleware conference is a major forum for the

of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems with a

focus on the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of

systems, platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and

Middleware 2019 will be held at UC Davis, California from 9 to 13
December 2019.

The conference will include a doctoral symposium, to which all PhD students

working on the topics of the Middleware conference are invited to apply. The

doctoral symposium will be held prior to the main conference.

The Middleware doctoral symposium is a welcoming and supportive environment

allowing all PhD students to receive feedback, discuss their work, and

to get the most out of their participation to the main conference.

All participating students will be offered the opportunity to engage
with their

peers, as well as with senior academic and industrial members of the

community. This will include the feedback of panel members on the day of the

symposium and individual meetings with a personal mentor during the

The symposium is open to PhD students at any stage of their studies.

will be divided into two groups:

- Planners: students at an early-stage of their thesis who are focused on

crafting their research proposal and completing background research.

- Finishers: students closer to finishing their thesis or dissertation and

thinking about how to present their research, its results, and its

All PhD students carrying out research on middleware topics are invited to

submit a position paper to the doctoral symposium. Papers will be

by the symposium's committee of selected mentors. The criteria for accepting

papers includes the extent of the contribution of the work to the field, the

originality of the problem, and the overall quality of the position paper.

Position papers should fit within the topics of the Middleware 2019 main

conference Call for Papers.

Position papers are limited to 2 pages (for students in the planner

or 4 pages (for students in the Finishers category). Submissions must
use the

same format as for research papers (ACM SIGPLAN 9pt or 10pt). The suggested

content is detailed on the Middleware 2019 website:

Contributions to the Middleware 2019 PhD Workshop will appear in a

that supplements the main conference proceedings.

Accepted position paper will lead to a presentation during the doctoral

symposium, which may require the preparation of a poster for the
symposium and

for the main conference.

Doctoral students that submit their work to this symposium are strongly

encouraged to apply for student travel grants to attend Middleware 2019.

Students participating in the doctoral symposium will be given priority
for the

travel grants.

Paper submission site:

Important dates

- Position papers submission: September 27, 2019

- Notification: October 11, 2019

- Camera Ready: October 18, 2019

Doctoral Symposium chairs

- Faisal Nawab, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

- Etienne Riviere, UCLouvain, Belgium

Contact the doctoral symposium chairs at

Call for Tutorials, Industry papers, Posters and Demos

Call for Tutorial Proposals
Middleware is an umbrella term for the diverse software that resides
between applications and underlying hardware and systems software. It
facilitates the development of applications by providing higher-level
abstractions for better programmability, performance, scalability, and
security. It is an important and rapidly evolving field with many open
problems and challenges. For more information and submission guidelines

Important Dates for Tutorials Track:
Tutorial Proposal Deadline June 15, 2019
Tutorial Proposal Acceptance Notification July 15, 2019

Call for Industry papers
The Industrial Track of the Middleware 2019 Conference solicits 6-page
papers for presentation during the main conference (single track) and
inclusion in the ACM Digital Library. The topics of interest are similar
to those in the general conference call for papers. However, the purpose
of the Industrial Track is to emphasize the practical issues,
observations, and measurements of "real-world" systems and applications
and to disseminate information of particular interest to middleware
researchers, architects, developers and administrators. For more
information and submission guidelines see

Important Dates for Industry Track:
Paper Submission September 6, 2019
Author Notification September 30, 2019
Camera Ready October 18, 2019

Call for Demos and Posters
Middleware 2019 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 that 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.

Demo or poster contributions are solicited in all areas of middleware
research and applications. For a list of applicable topics, please
consider those from the call for papers. For more details and submission
guidelines see

Demos and Posters Deadlines:
Paper Submission September 6, 2019
Author Notification September 30, 2019
Camera Ready October 15, 2019

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