Workshops

Background

ESOCC traditionally solicits proposals for as well as hosts a certain number of workshops. These workshops aim at providing an informal setting for workshop participants to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to discuss and/or demonstrate applications. The workshops may be driven by fundamental academic interests, or by needs from specific application domains. We encourage a diversity of workshops relating to the topics covered in the ESOCC CfP (see https://esocc-conf.eu/index.php/main-conference/).

Requirements & Responsibilities

All workshop proposals must be written in English and kept to a maximum of 3 pages in length. They should include a draft call-for-papers containing the following information:
– The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be on its focus.
– The names and contact information (web page, e-mail address) of the Programme Committee (PC) chairs, i.e., the workshop organisers.
– A tentative list of workshop PC members. We suggest at least 10 PC members coming from different countries.
– Relevance to ESOCC.
– If the workshop has taken place before:
   – How often has the workshop taken place so far?
   – Which conference(s) has the workshop been collocated with so far?
   – Number of participants in the previous workshop editions.
– A discussion of the proposed format and agenda.
– The proposed duration (half or full day).
– Procedures for selecting participants and papers.
– Plans for dissemination (e.g., proceedings or special issue of journals).
– Potential keynote/invited speakers.
– Expected number of submissions and participants.

Each workshop programme chair will be responsible for the following:
– Producing a web page/site and a “Call for Papers/Participation” for their workshop.
– Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web site and programme as well as supplying the workshop web page URL the conference can refer to for details.
– Selecting the papers for the workshop proceedings and providing the camera-ready copies ready for publication.
– Advertising the workshop over appropriate channels beyond its web page.
– Organizing and chairing the workshop event with at least one person from the chairs being registered and present at the conference day.

Proceedings & Registration

Reviewed and accepted workshop papers are planned to be published with Springer Nature in the CCIS series as post conference proceedings, which will be produced by the conference.  The workshop chairs, presenters and participants will be required to register for the workshop through the ESOCC 2020 main registration page.

Submission of Workshop Proposals

Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file. Please send your proposals and any inquiries by electronic mail to the Workshop chairs:
– Christian Zirpins, christian.zirpins@hs-karlsruhe.de
– Iraklis Paraskakis, paraskakis@citycollege.sheffield.eu

Important Dates

Workshop Proposal Submission: 25 November, 2019
Proposal Acceptance Notification: 6 December, 2019
Workshop Paper Submission: 27 January, 2020
Workshop Paper Notification: 6 March, 2020
Camera-Ready Submission: 20 March, 2020
Workshop Day: 1 April, 2020