CALL FOR DEMOS AND POSTERS

Middleware 2021 will provide a forum for live software demonstrations of middleware applications, systems, and tools. Demos could take a wide and open-ended variety of forms. Typical examples include: (i) presentation of an application that leverages advanced middleware concepts, (ii) working through coding of an example on a novel middleware platform, or (iii) real-time visualizations of middleware system metrics under simulated workloads. Although the form may vary, demo presenters should take advantage of not being constrained by the format of a traditional slide presentation. Demos are encouraged for both early prototypes and mature technology.

Posters will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to learn about innovative work in progress and to preview late-breaking research results. Poster sessions will provide an informal setting for presenters to communicate ideas & results, as well as to collect feedback from attendees.

Demo or poster contributions are solicited in all areas of middleware research and applications. For a list of applicable topics, please consider the full list of them in the call for papers of the main conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission: Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Notification: Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Camera Ready Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021

Submit your posters and demos through HotCRP. Detailed instructions for posters papers and demos submissions are listed below.

The authors of accepted demos and posters must prepare a single slide that provides an overview of their work which will be presented during the "1-minute madness" session that precedes the demo and poster session.

Accepted Demos and Posters papers will be included in the Middleware 2021 conference proceedings that will be published in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date will be the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library, which may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the Middleware conference. Note that the official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

DEMO SUBMISSIONS

Submissions describing live demos should be at most 3 pages PDF using the ACM SIGPLAN style, which can be found on the ACM template page. The font size has to be set to 10pt. The first two pages will include a description of the demo that will be included in the Middleware proceedings. The last page will outline aspects of the demo that will be considered during evaluation, but will not appear in the proceedings.

Pages 1 and 2 should include the following:

  • Title of the demo (including beginning with "Demo Abstract:"),
  • Authors, affiliation, and contact information,
  • Description of the problems addressed,
  • Research and technical approach,
  • Related work with bibliography.

Page 3 should contain any additional information that will be used only to evaluate your demonstration proposal: it will not be part of the proceedings. For example, you may detail what you will show during the demo, provide links to additional online material related to your demo, e.g., videos, etc. You may also use this space to outline any special requirements you will have for the demonstration, e.g., unusual space needs, exclusive access to a wireless channel, etc. The format of this page is at your discretion.

POSTER SUBMISSIONS

Submissions describing posters should be at most 2 pages PDF using the ACM SIGPLAN style, which can be found on the ACM template page. The font size has to be set to 10pt.

The submission should include:

  • Title of the poster (beginning with "Poster Abstract:"),
  • Authors, affiliation, and contact information,
  • Description of the problems addressed,
  • Research and technical approach,
  • Any preliminary results,
  • Related work with bibliography.

If you have questions or encounter any problems, please notify the Demo and Poster chairs:

SECOND RESEARCH TRACK CYCLE

Events Dates
Abstract Submission May 15th, 2021
Full Paper Submission May 22nd, 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

OTHER TRACKS

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

FIRST RESEARCH TRACK CYCLE

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 May 31st, 2021
Conference December 6th – 10th, 2021