The annual ACM/IFIP 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, and 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 or half-day workshop proposals within the scope of Middleware 2022. Proposed workshops can be on any topic related to middleware, but we are particularly interested in workshops focusing on emerging middleware areas.

Nicolas Hili, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Aniruddha Gokhale, Vanderbilt University, USA
Middleware 2022 Workshop Co-Chairs


  • (AoE) Workshop proposal submission: May 21, 2022
  • Workshop proposal acceptance notification: June 4, 2022
  • Workshop website and CFP online: June 18, 2022
  • Workshop paper submission (approximate): August 31, 2022
  • Workshop paper notification (approximate): September 23, 2022
  • Workshop camera ready (approximate): October 3, 2022


Each workshop proposal, not exceeding three pages of 11pt single-spaced text, in PDF format, should include the following information:

  • the title of the workshop;
  • the names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of the organizing committee;
  • a brief technical description of the workshop topic area;
  • the history of the workshop, if applicable;
  • a short description of the intended format of the workshop (keynote speakers, discussions, etc.);
  • a description of the intended review process;
  • tentative workshop paper submission and notification deadlines;
  • a brief statement of the relevance of the workshop to Middleware;
  • a preliminary list of PC members that have accepted to participate in the committee.

Each workshop will organize its own submissions and reviewing procedures and will provide its own website. A link will be provided to the workshop’s website from the Middleware 2022 website. Workshop organizers will ensure that all accepted papers are peer reviewed and will need to upload camera ready and copyright agreements of all accepted papers in a timely manner through the ACM portal. Organizers will plan their workshop’s schedule so that: (i) the paper submission deadline falls after the main conference's second round notification date (31 August 2022); (ii) authors are notified no later than September 23, 2022; and (iii) authors submit their camera-ready papers no later than October 3, 2022. Accepted workshop papers should be no longer than 6 pages in the standard ACM format. Note that at least one author on each accepted workshop paper must hold a full pre-conference registration, as must at least one workshop organizer. 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 their cameraready papers by October 3, 2022.

Middleware requires workshop organizers to use HotCRP ( to collect submissions, manage reviewing, and facilitate collection of material for the proceedings. HotCRP is free of charge for Middleware workshops and provides many useful tools, such as to manage copyright assignment, final-version submission, PDF checking, and proceedings construction.

Workshop proposals must be sent to:

For the camera-ready instructions, please visit the camera-ready instructions page.

The Middleware conference adheres strictly to the ACM policies against discrimination and harassment.


All times are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
Events Dates
Full Paper Submission May 15th May 25th, 2022
Rebuttal July 29th-August 1st, 2022
Author Notification August 9th, 2022
Revised Submissions September 9th, 2022
Notifications of Decisions of Revised Papers September 23rd, 2022
Camera Ready October 3rd, 2022


All times are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
Events Dates
Workshop Proposal Submission May 21st, 2022
Industry Track Full Paper Submission June 30th July 15th, 2022
Doctoral Symposium Submission September 15 October 9, 2022
Demo & Poster Submission September 9th September 16th , 2022
Conference November 7th – 11th, 2022


All times are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)
Events Dates
Full Paper Submission November 20th, 2021
Rebuttal February 1st-3rd, 2022
Author Notification February 14th, 2022
Revised Submissions March 14th, 2022
Notifications of Decisions of Revised Papers March 28th, 2022
Camera Ready April 15th, 2022