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. 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 workshops. We invite experts on related research subjects to submit one-day workshop proposals in scope of Middleware 2015. Proposed workshops can be on any topic related to middleware, but we are particularly interested in new workshops in emerging, new middleware areas.

  • Accepted Workshops
  • Call for workshops Proposals (closed)
  • Important Dates

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 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 3, 2015.
  • 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 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 2015 Web site. Workshop organizers will ensure that all accepted papers are peer reviewed. Moreover, they will organize 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 20, 2015, and (iii) authors submit their that camera-ready papers no later than October 3, 2015. 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 3, 2015.

Workshop proposals should be sent to both of the following addresses

  • Davide Frey (
  • Xiaohui (Helen) Gu (

in an email with subject line “[Middleware 2015 – Workshop proposal submission]”.

Workshops co-chairs

  • Davide Frey, Inria Rennes, France
  • Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, North Carolina State University, USA

Workshop proposal submission deadline (extended) May 22, 2015 May 8, 2015
Workshop proposal acceptance notification June 1, 2015  May 25, 2015
Workshop calls for papers online June 8, 2015  June 1, 2015
Workshop paper submission deadline See workshop websites
Workshop paper notification See workshop websites
Workshop paper camera ready deadline See workshop websites