Call for Workshop Proposals

Update 22-May-2015: Deadlines have been extended.

The organising committee for ASWEC 2015 solicits proposals for workshops targeting emerging and/or specialised areas of software engineering. The workshop programme provides an opportunity for researchers to examine novel themes in a focused and somewhat less formal manner than in the main conference. Workshop organisers are accorded considerable flexibility in determining the scope of the workshop, the nature of the submissions and the balance between contributed research papers, position papers and panel sessions. Proposals directly related to one or more of the topics listed in the call for papers are preferred, but high quality submissions exploring other topics will also be considered. Proposals of equal interest to academia and industry are especially welcome. Workshops may serve as a suitable venue for younger researchers – especially graduate students – to present work in progress and receive feedback from a more experienced and diverse, professional audience. Tutorials and workshops (half or full day) will run on the first day of the conference.

Requirements for Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposals for workshops should be no more than 3 pages in length, preferably 1-2 pages. They should contain the following information:

  • Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, if any.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee. This committee should consist of two or three people actively conducting research in the proposed topic of the workshop.

A panel of academics and industry representatives will assess the workshop proposals according to the following criteria:

  • Workshop topic: novelty, relevance to conference topics and theme, likely interest level.
  • Quality of proposal: overview material, realistic schedule and budget.

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Producing a web page and a “Call for Papers/Participation” for their workshop.
  • Providing a brief description and format of the workshop for the conference web page.
  • Selecting a review panel to review the papers and finalizing decisions.
  • All advertising of the workshop beyond web page advertising.
  • Provide the camera-ready copies of the accepted papers along with a table of content and introduction to be included in the conference proceedings.

The papers accepted in the workshops will be published by Conference Publishing Services like the main conference proceeding.

Please send your workshop proposals in an email titled “ASWEC Workshop Proposal <short name of proposal>” to Rashina Hoda and Aldeida Aleti, ASWEC Workshop Chairs, by 19 April 2015.

Workshop Submissions

Proposals Due: 23 May 2015 12 June 2015 (extended)
Proposal Notification: 26 May 2015 19 June 2015
Confirmation of Programme: 31 July 2015 2 August 2015

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