24th ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference

11th – 15th December 2023

Department of History, culture and civilization

University of Bologna, Italy

Conference Information

Middleware 2023 will be a physical conference in Bologna, scheduled for December 2023. All presentations for all tracks are expected to be in person. For special inquiries, please contact the general co-chairs.

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
  • Programming abstractions and paradigms for middleware
  • Critical reviews of middleware paradigms, e.g., object models, aspect orientation, etc.
  • Methodologies and tools for middleware systems design, implementation, verification, and evaluation
  • Serverless, Function-as-a-Service computing
  • General Co-Chairs

  • Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • PC Co-Chairs

  • Christine Julien, University of Texas, United States
  • ‪Pramod Bhatotia, Technical University of Munich, Deutschland

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