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!

Past editions of M4IoT


The 5th International Workshop on Middleware and Applications for the Internet of Things (M4IoT) will be held on December 11th 2018 together with the 3rd Workshop on Middleware for Edge Clouds & Cloudlets at the 2018 ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference in Rennes, France.

Tuesday, December 11th 2018

Call for papers

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:


M4IoT 2018 seeks two kinds of paper submissions:

Please indicate the respective paper type on the title page of your submission.

All submitted papers should describe original work and must not be published or under review anywhere. The papers will be judged on the basis of their clarity, relevance, originality, and contribution. The page limits must 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paper, you are encouraged to submit additional material (e.g., a link to a YouTube video) on a separate page which will not be published as part of the proceedings.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.

Dates & location

Paper submission deadline: Sep. 19th, 2018
Sep. 12th, 2018
Author notification: Oct. 10th, 2018
Camera-ready copies: Oct. 27th, 2018
Oct. 19th 2018
Middleware early registration: Oct. 31st 2018 (details)

M4IoT is co-located with the 2018 ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference in Rennes, France.


Workshop co-chairs

Preliminary program committee

Contact us at m4iot@mcc.tu-berlin.de

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