ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada

Dec 11-15, 2017

Consolidated Call for Submissions (PDF):

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. Following the success of past conferences in this series, the 18th International Middleware Conference will be the premier event for middleware research, technology and experimentation in 2017. 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.


The scope of the Middleware conference is the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed system platforms and architectures for computing, storage, and communication environments. Detailed information on topics is available from the URLs above. Submitted research papers must have at most 12 pages of technical content, including text, figures, and appendices, but excluding any number of additional pages for bibliographic references. Note that submissions must be double-blind: authors' names must not appear, and authors must make a good faith attempt to anonymize their submissions.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: May 12, 2017
Paper submission: May 19, 2017
Notification of acceptance: August 23, 2017
Camera-ready due: September 15, 2017


The Industrial Track of the Middleware 2017 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 call for research 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.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: August 11, 2017
Paper submission: August 18, 2017
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2017
Camera-ready due: October 27, 2017


We invite experts on related research areas to submit one-day or half-day workshop proposals within the scope of Middleware 2017. Proposed workshops can be on any topic related to middleware, but we are particularly interested in new workshops in emerging 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


The Middleware conference traditionally includes tutorials given by renowned scientists and practitioners in their fields. We welcome tutorials on both mature and emerging topics. Tutorials may be lectures, interactive workshops, hands-on training, or any combination of the above. We especially welcome cross-disciplinary topics and innovative ways of interacting with the audience.

Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals Deadline: June 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: July 15, 2017


Middleware 2017 will provide a forum for live software demonstrations and innovative work in progress posters of middleware applications, systems, and tools. Demos could take a wide and open-ended variety of forms, and are encouraged for both early prototypes and mature technology. Poster sessions will provide an informal setting for presenters to communicate ideas or results and also to collect feedback from attendees.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: September 2, 2017
Notification of acceptance: October 2, 2017
Camera ready due: October 15, 2017


The doctoral symposium will provide an informal and welcoming atmosphere in which early- and late-stage Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to discuss their planned goals, their progress and achievements, the key research challenges to overcome, as well as software and tools they are developing. Participating students will receive valuable feedback from senior researchers and experts from both industry and academia. The symposium will also be an opportunity for meeting and sharing experiences with other Ph.D. students who are addressing similar topics.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: September 25, 2017
Notification of acceptance: October 9, 2017
Camera ready due: October 16, 2017