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Important Dates
       Tutorial proposal submission: October 18, 2002 (23:59 GMT)
       Notification of acceptance: December 09, 2002
       Final course material submission: February 14, 2003
       Tutorials: March 17 & 18, 2003


The AOSD 2003 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day and full-day tutorials to be held in conjunction with the AOSD 2003 conference. The organizers seek to offer a high-quality tutorial program covering the state of the art in AOSD, with topics of interest for both beginning and advanced participants. Introductory tutorials should be designed for attendees with little or no experience in AOSD, and should seek to educate participants about major AOSD concepts and well-developed approaches. Advanced tutorials should attract more experienced participants and should address advanced techniques, applications, and emerging opportunities.


Specific topics of interest for the tutorials include, but are not limited to:
       Programming languages
       Software architectures and product lines
       Reverse engineering and refactoring tools
       Analysis and design methods
       Verification, validation, and testing

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should contain the following information:
1. About each Instructor:
       Contact information
              o Affiliation, job title, postal address, email address, URL, phone number, and fax number
       Brief biography
              o 100--150 words
       Summary of teaching experience
2. About the Tutorial:
       Half-day or full-day
              o Half-day is 3 hours and full-day is 6 hours, excluding breaks.
              o 200--300 words describing the tutorial, suitable for the conference web site and advance program.
       Expected audience
              o Technical experts, managers, users, or other.
       Level of the tutorial
              o Introductory, intermediate, or advanced.
       Prerequisites for participants
              o Background, knowledge, and/or skills that the intended audience should have.
              o 1000 - 3000 words describing the tutorial: topic, why it is important, educational goals, and a detailed outline including a syllabus and time schedule
       Previous venues at which this tutorial has been presented
              o Include brief summaries, with number of participants and rating that the tutorial received.
       Required equipment for presentation
              o Overhead projector, PC projector, whiteboard, microphone, etc.
       Required equipment for participants (if the tutorial includes hands-on sessions).

Proposals must be submitted in ASCII text, PostScript, PDF, or MS Word format. Tutorial materials such as slides and handouts should be included if available, but are not required for submission. Providing such materials will show depth and maturity of the tutorial, however, and will be a factor in the selection process.

Tutorial proposals must be sent via email to the AOSD 2003 Tutorial Chair, Eric Eide (, and must be received no later than Friday, October 18, 2002. Notifications to submitters will be made no later than December 09, 2002. Tutorial presenters should be prepared to submit completed course materials to the Tutorial Chair by Friday, February 14, 2003.


For additional information, clarifications, questions, or special requirements, please contact the AOSD 2003 Tutorial Chair: Eric Eide (

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