Workshops

It is a good tradition of the DisCoTec series to host one day of workshops as part of the joint event. The workshops will be held on June 9th. Below is the (already expired) call for workshops:

Call for Workshop Proposals

DisCoTec 2011 invites proposals for one day workshops to be part of the joint event. DisCoTec 2011 hosts conferences in the area of coordination languages, distributed systems and formal methods for distributed systems, ranging from practice to theory. Following a good tradition we invite workshops in these areas to provide a forum for presentions of preliminary research results and ongoing work as well as presentions of research work to a focused audience. DisCoTec workshops provide a vivid and open forum for discussions.

One day workshops will be held in conjunction with the main events. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshop chairs if any questions arise.

Important Dates


  • Workshop proposal deadline: December 17, 2010
  • Workshop proposal notification: December 23, 2010
  • Main Conference: June 6-8, 2011
  • Workshop: June 9, 2011

Submission and notification deadlines of the workshops are at the discretion of the individual workshop organizers, however notification must be no later than May 10th 2011, the early registration deadline, for DisCoTec.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with a reasonable font and margin, and be submitted in PDF format via email to Marcello Bonsangue (marcello at liacs.nl).

Proposals should include the following information:

  • The title, theme, and goals of the workshop.
  • The targeted audience and the expected number of participants. We prefer that workshops remain open to participation from any members of the community, but by-invitation-only workshops will also be considered. Please explicitly state your preference.
  • The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organizers to promote the workshop.
  • The participant solicitation and selection process.
  • Publication plan. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own publication (e.g., pre- or post- proceedings), if any is desired.
  • Approximate budget proposal (see section Budget below for details).
  • A preliminary version of the call for papers. This CFP must include important dates including submission, notification, and camera-ready deadlines.
  • The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization of the workshop.
  • A brief description of the organizer's background, including relevant past experience on organizing workshops and contact information.

Review Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the following committee:

  • Marjan Sirjani, Reykjavik University, IS (DiScoTec 2011 general chair)
  • Marcello M. Bonsangue, University of Leiden, NL (workshops co-chair)
  • Immo Grabe, CWI, NL (workshops co-chair)

Acceptance is based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topic, the organizer's ability to lead a successful workshop, and potential for attracting sufficient number of participants.

Workshop Publicity

Workshop publicity is responsability of the organizers. In particular they are responsible for the following items:

  1. A workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the DisCoTec site.
  2. Hosting and maintaining web pages to be linked from the DisCoTec site. Workshop coordinators can integrate their pages into the wiki-page of DisCoTec 2011.
  3. Workshop proceedings, if any. If there is enough interest, the organizer of DisCoTec 2011 may contact the editor-in-chief of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (http://info.eptcs.org/) for having a common volume dedicated to the workshops of DisCoTec 2011.
  4. Publicising the event.

Budget

DisCoTec will provide registration and organizational support for the workshops. Registration fees must be paid for all participants, including organizers and invited guests.

To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organizational expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee (the precise amount is still to be determined). Each workshop may increase this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student scholarships, costs for invited speakers, etc. All fees will be collected by the DisCoTec organizers as part of the registration, then additional funds will be redistributed to the individual workshop organizers.

Contact Information

Marcello Bonsangue (marcello at liacs.nl)
Immo Grabe (Immo dot Grabe at cwi dot nl)

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