[hpc-announce] 20th ACM/IFIP International Conference on Middleware 2019: Call for all Doctoroal Symposium

Vinay Setty vsetty at mpi-inf.mpg.de
Tue Sep 10 02:26:24 CDT 2019


     MIDDLEWARE 2019

     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

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 

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 

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 


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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