[ecoop-info] Middleware 2016 - Call for Workshops

Mirco Musolesi m.musolesi at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Jun 7 00:12:17 CEST 2016

Middleware 2016 - Call for Workshops 

online version available at http://2016.middleware-conference.org/workshop/

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.


- 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


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

- The title of the workshop;
- The names and e-mail addresses of the organizing committee;
- A brief technical description of the workshop topic area;
- A short description of the intended format of the workshop (keynote speakers, discussions, ...);
- Tentative workshop paper submission and notification deadlines. Note that the latest camera-ready deadline for all workshop papers is October 17, 2016. This is a HARD DEADLINE to allow papers to be published in the ACM digital library.
- A brief statement of the relevance of the workshop to Middleware;
- 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 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 organisers 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:

- Anirüddhā Gokhālé, Vanderbilt University, USA (a.gokhale at vanderbilt.edu)
- Guillaume Pierre, IRISA/Rennes 1 University, France (guillaume.pierre at irisa.fr)

Mirco Musolesi
Reader in Data Science
Department of Geography, University College London
Pearson Building
Gower Street WC1E 6BT
London, United Kingdom
Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucfamus

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