Anders Andersen (Editor), Chang Xu (Editor), MDS '13: Proceedings of the 2013 Middleware Doctoral Symposium, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013, ISBN 978-1-4503-2548-6.
The Middleware Doctoral Symposium has a long history, with the first one held in 2004. MDS 2013 will serve as a forum for doctoral students to practice writing their research ideas in paper format, to present their work and to obtain guidance from mentors. It also provides opportunity to get to know the research community, and to get in contact with other students at a similar stage in their careers. It will expose students to helpful criticism before their thesis defense, and foster discussions related to future career directions. Well-established researchers from academia and industry will also attend the workshop, serving as mentors who will participate actively in the discussions, provide feedback on the current work and give advice for possible future direction and focus.