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6thMiddleware Doctoral Symposium

Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA

November 30, 2009

Welcome to the 6th Middleware Doctoral Symposium,
Monday November 30th 2009

Following the past success of MDS 2008, MDS 2007, MDS 2006, MDS 2005 and MDS 2004, MDS 2009 will be held in Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA on November 30, 2009 in conjunction with the Middleware 2009 conference. MDS 2009 will serve as a forum for doctoral students to present their work and obtain guidance from mentors, as well as to provide contact with other students at a similar stage in their careers. The goal of the symposium is to expose students to helpful criticism before their thesis defense, and to foster discussions related to future career directions. Mentors will provide constructive criticism on the current work and give advice for possible future direction and focus. The mentors will be a small group of experienced researchers from academia and industry.

Participation in the symposium will be based on paper submissions of up to 6 pages in ACM format, describing novel doctoral research aligned with the themes of the Middleware conference. All submissions will be fully peer-reviewed by an international program committee, in order to provide useful feedback to the authors and select the highest quality papers for presentation at the symposium. The accepted papers will be published in the Middleware 2009 conference companion CD, together with the papers from the Middleware 2009 workshops, and will also appear online in the ACM Digital Library.


July 28 - Paper/abstract submission deadline extended to August 3, 2009.

July 21 - Abstract submission deadline extended to July 27, 2009.

June 05 - The MDS'09 website has gone online.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: July 27, 2009 July 20, 2009
Submission of paper: August 3, 2009 July 27, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2009
Camera-ready version due: October 1, 2009
Workshop date: November 30, 2009
Middleware 2009 Main Conference: November 30 - December 4, 2009