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M4IoT 2018 : 5th International Workshop on Middleware and Applications for the Internet of Things at the 2018 ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference


When Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018
Where Rennes
Submission Deadline TBD

Call For Papers

M4IoT 2018 - CFP
5th International Workshop on
Middleware and Applications for the Internet of Things

At the 2018 ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference
Rennes, France
December 10-14, 2018
Following the successful 2017 edition of the Federated Workshop on
Middleware and Applications for the Internet of Things,
we are happy to announce the 2018 edition.
We are looking forward your submissions.

- Paper submission: September 12th, 2018
- Author notification: October 10th, 2018
- Camera-ready copies: October 19th, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new services and applications across various domains, including smart electricity grids, intelligent transportation, healthcare, smart homes, and energy management. As a consequence, a complex ecosystem of interconnected applications, services, and physical and virtual devices, characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity, emerges. Such heterogeneity can be addressed by middleware platforms to abstract away the specificities of these devices, promote interoperability among them, and leverage the development of services and applications. In this ecosystem, enabled by middleware, devices share contextual data or receive control commands; services consume, process, and/or provide data; and applications leverage services and devices to fulfill users’ needs.

This workshop focuses on two fundamental components in such ecosystems, namely (i) the middleware to compose applications, services, and devices and (ii) the applications built on top of such middleware. Central topics of interest include the architecture of these components, how they process data, how they communicate with each other, and the process of how they are
designed, implemented, and operated.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Abstractions and API composition for IoT applications
- Design and specify views, abstractions and APIs for IoT applications, sensors and devices
- Middleware concepts enabling end users to interconnect devices and applications (e.g., via APIs)
- Architectural concerns for building IoT applications
- Integration of IoT devices and cloud resources as well as ensuring interaction patterns
- Composition and interoperability of IoT services
- Software engineering for IoT applications
- Development methodologies, tools, and experience
- Speed of prototyping and ease of deployment of user-programmable content
- Services and infrastructure for IoT applications
- Cloud-, edge-, fog-, and mobile cloud-based services for IoT
- Data management for the IoT
- Design of IoT platforms and experience of using IoT platforms
- Distribution of services and applications over sensors, mobile devices, edge, fog, and cloud resources
- Semantic web services for the IoT
- Discovery and capability matching services
- Simulated IoT infrastructure and testbeds
- Processing paradigms and services
- Stream processing and distributed event-based systems
- Complex event processing for the IoT
- Intelligent data transformation services
- Quality aspects
- Security and privacy
- Quality of context capabilities
- Access control, especially in systems spanning multiple administrative domains
- System-wide quality concerns such as performance, availability, and fault-tolerance

- David Bermbach, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (
- Everton Cavalcante, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil,
- Stéphane Delbruel, Leuven University, Belgium (
- David Eyers, University of Otago, New Zealand (
- Danny Hughes, Leuven University, Belgium (
- Chantal Taconet, Télécom SudParis, France (
- Erik Wittern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA (

Contact all the co-chairs:

All submitted papers should describe original work and not be published or under review anywhere. The papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and contribution.

M4IoT 2018 seeks two kinds of paper submissions:
- Regular research papers (6 pages) describing original, substantial contributions in research and/or practice
- Position papers and experience reports (4 pages) describing emerging results, lessons learned, and open problems from concrete applications, or novel ideas and perspectives on research

The page limits include abstract, all figures, tables, and references.
Along with the paper, you are encouraged to submit additional material (e.g., a link to a YouTube video) on a separate page which will not be published as part of the proceedings.

All papers should follow the 2017 ACM Standard Proceedings Template ( for formatting and be submitted in PDF format via the HotCRP submission system (

All accepted and presented papers will appear in a Middleware 2018 Companion Proceedings, which will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

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