Call for Demos and Posters

Middleware 2020 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 or results and also 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 those from the call for papers.

Important Dates

SubmissionMonday, September 14, 2020
NotificationMonday, September 28, 2020
Camera Ready DeadlineFriday, October 16, 2020

Submit your posters and demos through HotCRP.

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 2020 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 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 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:

  • Angela Nicoara,
  • Ihor Khuz,