[ecoop-info] Middleware 2019: Doctoral Symposium (deadline Sep 27)

Etienne Riviere etienne.riviere at uclouvain.be
Wed Sep 18 14:38:45 CEST 2019

Please forward to interested PhD students. Note that there are a number of
grants available this year, and participants to the doctoral symposium will be 
given priority!

   9-13 December 2019


   Call for Doctoral Symposium Papers and Participation

The annual ACM/IFIP Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion
of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems with a
focus on the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed
systems, platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and communication.

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 prepare
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 Middleware
community. This will include the feedback of panel members on the day of the
symposium and individual meetings with a personal mentor during the conference.

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

All PhD students carrying out research on middleware topics are invited to
submit a position paper to the doctoral symposium. Papers will be peer-reviewed
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 category)
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 proceedings
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: https://middleware19ds.hotcrp.com/

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 chairs at middleware19dw at uclouvain.be

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