22nd ACM/IFIP International Conference

6th – 10th December 2021

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Québec City, Québec, Canada

Conference Information

We are currently planning for a physical conference in Quebec City, scheduled for December 2021. Due to the current pandemic, our plans may change and require a virtual conference. We will provide updates as they become available through our various channels (Website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn). In any case, please note that Middleware 2021 will adopt a 2-cycles submission process, and that the deadline for the 1st cycle submission of research articles is set to the end of November 2020.

ACM/IFIP Middleware

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 communication.

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, tutorials and workshops.


Original submissions of research papers on a diverse range of topics are sought, particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of the interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud and data centers
  • Virtualization, auto-scaling, provisioning, and scheduling
  • Data-intensive computing (big data) and data analytics
  • Stream Processing
  • Middleware Systems for Machine learning
  • Mobile and pervasive systems and services
  • Middleware techniques for Internet-of-Things, smart cities
  • Fog, Edge computing
  • Middleware for cyber-physical and Real-time systems
  • Energy and power-aware techniques
  • Event-based, publish/subscribe, and peer-to-peer solutions
  • Networking, network function virtualization, software-defined networking
  • Middleware for multimedia Systems
  • Fault tolerance and Consistency
  • Blockchains
  • Middleware support for security and privacy
  • Monitoring, resource management and analysis
  • Middleware Design principles
  • Programming abstractions and paradigms for middleware
  • Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective approaches
  • Reviews of middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect orientation, etc.
  • Methodologies and tools for middleware systems design, implementation, verification, and evaluation
  • General Co-Chairs

  • Kaiwen Zhang, ÉTS Montréal
  • Abdelouahed Gherbi, ÉTS Montréal
  • PC Co-Chairs

  • Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine
  • ‪Luís Veiga, Instituto Superior Técnico (U.Lisboa) & INESC-ID


    Events Dates
    Abstract Submission May 15th May 22nd, 2021
    Full Paper Submission May 22nd June 1st, 2021
    Author Notification August 15th, 2021
    Revised Submissions September 15th, 2021
    Notifications of Decisions of Revised Papers September 30th, 2021
    Camera Ready Will be announced later


    Events Dates
    Workshop Proposal Submission May 21st, 2021
    Industry Track Abstract Submission May 15th May 22nd, 2021
    Industry Track Full Paper Submission May 22nd June 1st, 2021
    Doctoral Symposium Submission September 15th, 2021
    Demo & Poster Submission October 1st, 2021


    Events Dates
    Abstract Submission November 20th, 2020
    Full Paper Submission December 1st, 2020
    Author Notification February 28th March 3rd, 2021
    Revised Submissions April 2nd April 5th, 2021
    Notifications of Decisions of Revised Papers April 30th May 20th, 2021
    Camera Ready June 14th July 7th, 2021
    Conference December 6th – 10th, 2021


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