25th ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference

02nd – 06th December 2024

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong, China

Conference Information

Middleware 2024 will be a physical conference in Hong Kong, scheduled for December 2024. All presentations for all tracks are expected to be in person. For special inquiries, please contact the general chair.

ACM/IFIP Middleware

The annual ACM/IFIP Middleware conference is a major forum for discussing innovations and recent scientific advances in middleware systems with a focus on the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of distributed systems, platforms, and architectures for computing, storage, and communication.

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.


The Middleware conference seeks original submissions of research papers on a diverse range of topics, particularly those identifying new research directions. The topics of 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
  • Reconfigurable, adaptable, and reflective 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 Chair

  • Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Valerio Schiavoni, Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Zhi Jin, Peking University, China