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Call for Workshop Proposals

The Middleware conference traditionally includes a number of high quality workshops, which are co-hosted with the conference. To continue this tradition, Middleware 2011 is soliciting proposals for 1-day workshops. Proposed workshops can be on any topic related to middleware, but we are particularly seeking new workshops in emerging, new middleware areas.

The Middleware conference is a forum for the discussion of innovations and recent advances in the design, implementation, deployment, and usage of middleware systems. Middleware is the software that resides between applications and the underlying architecture. The goal of middleware is to facilitate the development of applications by providing higher-level abstractions for better programmability, performance, scalability, security, and a variety of essential features. It is a rapidly evolving and growing field.

This year's Middleware workshops will be scheduled on December 12/13, 2011. The deadline for workshop proposals is:

  • May 6, 2011 - Workshop proposal submission deadline

 

A workshop proposal (not exceeding three pages, 11pt, in PDF format) should include the following information:

  • The title of the workshop
  • A brief technical description of the workshop topic area
  • A short description of the intended length (full/half day) and format of the workshop
  • A brief statement of the relevance of the workshop to Middleware
  • The names and e-mail addresses of the organizing committee
  • A preliminary list of PC members that have accepted to participate in the committee
  • 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 their own publicity, submissions, and refereeing procedures and will provide their own web page. A link will be provided to this web page from the Middleware 2011 Web site. The workshop organizers will have to apply the schedule outlined below. The organizers of the workshop will ensure that all accepted papers are peer reviewed. Accepted papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the standard ACM format. Notice that 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. Camera-ready papers will be required by October 1st 2011.

The conference organizers aim for a common timeline for all workshops, which is presented below.

Schedule:

  • May 6 - Workshop proposal submission due date
  • May 15 - Workshop proposal acceptance notification
  • May 29 - Call for Workshop papers available online
  • August 15 - Workshop paper submission due date
  • September 29 - Workshop paper acceptance notification
  • October 10 - Camera-ready workshop papers due date

Please send workshop proposal submissions to: <middleware11-workshops@doc.ic.ac.uk>

 

-- Peter Pietzuch (Middleware 2011 Workshop Chair)