[hpc-announce] [CFP] Middleware18 Industrial Track

Lydia Chen YIC at zurich.ibm.com
Thu Aug 2 07:57:34 CDT 2018

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ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2018 Conference - Call for Industry Track 

Rennes, France; Dec 10 - 14, 2018

Key Dates
Paper submissions: August 18, 2018
Reviews due & online discussion: September 24, 2018
Author notification: September 30, 2018
Camera-ready paper: October 27, 2018

Call for Papers 
The Industrial Track of the Middleware 2018 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. 

Topics - the topics of the industry track include, but are not limited to: 

Experience reports and measurements relating to 
Deployments of Internet-scale environments, including grids, datacenters, 
and other large-scale systems 
Cloud computing middleware, for Infrastructure/Platform/Application as a 
Service Quality of service, quality of user experience 
Scalability issues (e.g., observed real-life workloads and applications) 
Reliability and availability issues (observed real-life faults, fault 
models, and recovery mechanisms) 
Security issues (e.g., real attacks on deployed platforms and their 
Middleware in big data and machine learning systems and applications 
Deployments of embedded systems, sensor networks and Internet of Things 
Deployments of blockchain-based middleware and applications 
Approaches, mechanisms and tools for 
Real-life deployment, e.g., hardware equipment management (installation, 
updates, replacement), management of data center buildings, network points 
of presence, “data center in-a- box” 
DevOps, continuous software development, integration, and delivery 
Operation and maintenance, e.g., install and upgrade, bug fixes, and 
Runtime management, e.g., monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting, and 
Economic, energy-aware, and environmental analyses (e.g. cost and/or 
energy impacts of various data center deployment models) 
Security management, e.g., intrusion detection, and key management 
Submission Guidelines
A submission must be a single PDF file conforming to the ACM SIGPLAN 
Conference Format and must not exceed 6 pages (including abstract, 
figures, tables, and appendices, but excluding references). Submissions 
must be in English. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines or 
that violate formatting will be declined without review. Reviewing is 
single-blind; papers must include author names and affiliations. Authors 
are required to add “(industry track)” at the end of their paper title.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the 
Industrial Track Program Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on the 
basis of originality, importance of contribution, technical soundness, 
evaluation, quality of presentation and appropriate comparison to related 
work. The committee as a whole will make final decisions about which 
submissions to accept for presentation at the conference.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of 
previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. 
The conference organizers, like those of other scientific conferences and 
journals, prohibit these practices and may take actions against authors 
who have committed them.  Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement 
forms will not be considered.  If you are uncertain whether your 
submission meets the guidelines, please contact the program co-chairs.    

By submitting a paper, you agree that at least one of the authors will 
attend the conference and present the paper in person.

General chair
Guillaume Pierre, Univ. Rennes, France

Program Chairs 
Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Research, Switzerland
Erwan Le Merrer, Technicolor R&I, France

Program Committee
Robert Birke, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
Daniele Bonetta, Oracle, USA
Antoine Boutet, INSA-Lyon, France
Ruichuan Chen, Bell Labs, Germany
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research, UK
Thierry Coupaye, Orange Labs, France
Ioana Giurgiu, IBM, Switzerland
Vincent Gramoli, NICTA/Data61-CSIRO and University of Sydney, Australia
Yuxiong He, Microsoft Research, USA
Nicolas Le Scouarnec, Technicolor, France
Padmanabhan Pillai, Intel Labs, USA
Jan Rellermeyer, TU Delft, Nederlands
Christopher Stewart, Ohio State University, USA
Maja Vukovic, IBM, USA
Chen Wang, VMWare, USA
Xiaoyun Zhu, HyperPilot, USA

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