[hpc-announce] CFP: Middleware 2014, Bordeaux, France - December 8-12, 2014

Etienne Riviere etienne.riviere at unine.ch
Tue Mar 4 07:51:27 CST 2014

15th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference
Bordeaux, France
8-12 December, 2014


May 9, 2014 - Abstract Submission
May 16, 2014 - Paper Submission
July 18, 2014 - Paper Rebuttal
August 1, 2014 - Notification of Acceptance
September 8, 2014 - Camera-ready paper due
December 8-12, 2014 - Conference

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. The scope of the conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and communication environments. Highlights of the conference will include a high quality single-track technical program, invited speakers, an industrial track, panel discussions involving academic and industry leaders, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and workshops.


Original submissions of research papers on a diversity of topics are sought, particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

* Middleware Platforms and Usage Models
- Middleware for emerging cloud computing platforms
- Middleware for data-intensive computing (Big Data)
- Middleware for Internet applications and multimedia
- Middleware for mobile devices and ubiquitous, computing

* Systems Issues for Middleware
- Reliability and fault-tolerance
- Consistency, availability, and replication
- Energy- and power-aware techniques
- Virtualization, auto-scaling, provisioning, and scheduling
- Real-time solutions and quality of service
- Scalability and performance

* Design Principles and Tools
- Event-based, publish/subscribe, and peer-to-peer solutions
- Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective approaches
- Programming frameworks, parallel programming, and design methodologies for middleware
- Formal methods, testing, diagnosis, and distributed debugging of middleware
- Methodologies and tools for middleware design, implementation, verification, and evaluation
- Retrospective reviews of middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect orientation, etc.


The Middleware 2014 conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Papers should not exceed 12 pages in length, including the abstract, all figures, tables, and references. Submitted papers should adhere to the formatting instructions of the ACM Style (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates), and should clearly indicate their type on their first page. Please note that submissions are single-blind: authors' names should appear. (Note that the process for publication in the Middleware companion proceedings will be explained in the relevant, specific CFP, e.g. Industry short papers, Doctoral workshop, etc.). Papers should be submitted to our Easychair page:


Original research papers are sought on the above topics.

Experience papers describe complete systems, platforms, and papers with comprehensive experimental evaluations of alternative designs and solutions to well-known problems. The emphasis during the evaluation of these papers will be less on the novelty and more on the demonstrated usefulness and potential impact of the contributions, the extensive experimentation involved, and the quality and weight of the lessons learned (including negative results).

We also encourage big ideas papers; that is papers that have the potential for opening up new research directions. For such papers, the potential to motivate new research is more important than full experimental evaluation, though some preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of the approach or idea is important. Such papers should clearly indicate their vision; why the idea is revolutionary and not evolutionary; what the major questions still to be answered are; and possible avenues of attack for the community to pursue towards the development of the idea.


Middleware 2014 authors are encouraged to make their system/library implementations and data sets publicly available for the community's wide benefit as open-source software and their experimental data available as open datasets. This is particularly encouraged for "experimentation and deployment papers". Please discuss your requirements with the conference chairs.


This call for paper is also available in pdf: http://2014.middleware-conference.org/data/cfp.pdf


General chair:
Laurent Réveillère, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, France

Program committee co-chairs:
Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs, USA
François Taïani, Université de Rennes 1 / IRISA, France

Industry co-chairs:
Thierry Coupaye, Orange Labs, France
Michael A. Kozuch, Intel Labs, USA

Workshops and tutorials co-chairs:
David Bromberg, University of Bordeaux, France
Thais Batista, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil

Doctoral Symposium co-chairs:
Wouter Joosen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Luis Veiga, Instituto Superior Técnico - UTL / INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal

Posters and demonstrations chair:
Romain Rouvoy, University Lille 1, France

Proceedings chair:
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, CNRS Lyon, France

Publicity co-chairs:
Etienne Rivière, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Timothy Wood, the George Washington University, USA
Hailong Sun, Beihang University, China

Sponsorship co-chairs:
Didier Donsez, University of Grenoble, France
Gaël Thomas, University Paris 6, France

Registration and financial chair:
Gaël Thomas, University Paris 6, France

Local arrangements chair:
David Bromberg, University of Bordeaux, France

Web chair:
Jean-Rémy Falleri, University of Bordeaux, France

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