[hpc-announce] Call for workshops: ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2017

Guillaume Pierre guillaume.pierre at irisa.fr
Tue Apr 25 07:53:30 CDT 2017

          ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2017 call for workshops
                                Las Vegas, NV, USA
                             December 10-14th 2017

The ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2017 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 

We invite experts on related research subjects to submit one-day or 
half-day workshop proposals in scope of Middleware 2017. 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 	May 17, 2017
Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification 	May 24, 2017
Workshop Calls for Papers Online 	June 15, 2017
Approximate Workshop Paper Submission Deadline 	August 31, 2017
Workshop Paper Notification 	September 28, 2017
Workshop Paper Camera Ready (Hard Deadline) 	October 20, 2017

      Workshop Proposal Submission

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;
  * The history of the workshops, if applicable;
  * 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 20, 2017. 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;
  * The submission managing system;
  * 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 2017 Web site. Workshop 
organizers will ensure that all accepted papers are peer reviewed and 
will need to upload camera ready and copy rights of all accepted papers 
timely through ACM portal. It’s mandatory that at least one author of 
accepted papers has a full pre-conference registration. Moreover, 
organizers will plan their schedule so that: (i) the paper submission 
deadline falls after the main conference's notification date; (ii) 
authors are notified no later than September 28, 2017; and (iii) authors 
submit their that camera-ready papers no later than October 20, 2017. 
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 20, 2017.

We strongly encourage workshop organizers to use hotcrp 
(http://hotcrp.com/), which is free of charge for Middleware workshops 
and provides a list of tools to manage copyright assignment, 
final-version submission, PDF checking, and proceedings construction.

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

  * Lydia Y. Chen, yic at zurich.ibm.com (IBM Research Zurich, Swtizerand)
  * Guillaume Pierre, guillaume.pierre at irisa.fr (IRISA/Rennes 1
    University, France)

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