AOSD 2004: Call For Workshop Proposals
|Workshop proposals due:
||Wednesday, October 8, 2003
||Monday, November 3, 2003
|Workshop CFPs due:
||Monday, November 10, 2003
||Monday--Tuesday, March 22--23, 2004
The AOSD 2004 Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day workshops to
be held in conjunction with the AOSD 2004 conference. A workshop is a
collaborative forum where participants (typically 15 to 30) meet to exchange
opinions, present ideas, and discuss preliminary results on a focused topic.
The workshops at previous AOSD conferences have addressed a wide variety of
areas including language foundations, software engineering and modeling,
application of AOSD to specific domains, and commercialization. For AOSD 2004,
the conference committee again seeks to offer an exciting set of workshops on
well-defined and focused topics that deal with emerging challenges and
innovative approaches in AOSD. Each workshop proposal will be evaluated
according to the value and relevance of its topic, the expertise and experience
of the workshop organizers, and the workshop's potential for attracting
participants and generating useful results. We would like to stress the
importance of active and creative workshops that foster a collaborative
environment of interest to both practitioners and researchers.
A workshop proposal must be authored by at least two organizers, preferably
from different institutions, and should contain the following information:
- About each Organizer:
- Contact information
Affiliation, job title, postal address, email address,
URL, phone number, and fax number
- Brief biography
100--200 words, focusing on the organizer's expertise
in the field and experience as a workshop organizer
- Primary contact
Identify one organizer as the primary contact
- About the Workshop:
150--200 words describing the workshop, suitable for
the conference Web site and advance program
- Topics and motivation
What are the topics, themes, and areas of interest of
the workshop? How is the workshop relevant to AOSD?
- Goals and expected results
Explicitly state the goals of the workshop and how you
intend to reach them. What are the expected results of
the workshop? How will these results be disseminated?
What is the planned workshop format? What will be
done to stimulate collaborative interaction? What are
the planned pre- and post-workshop activities?
What is the expected number of participants? Explain
why this workshop will attract a sufficient number of
attendees. Specify the participant selection process.
- Previous workshops
Have there been previous workshops on the same topic?
When, where, and how many participants?
- Required equipment
Overhead projector, PC projector, whiteboard, flip
charts, microphone, etc.
- A Preliminary Call for Workshop Papers:
This will necessarily repeat some of the information from the
previous sections, but should be targeted towards prospective
participants. The workshop call for papers should address the
- Overview of the motivation, topics, and goals
- Workshop format
- Submission guidelines and review process
- References to previous workshops (Web sites)
Proposals must be submitted in ASCII text, PostScript, PDF, or MS Word format.
Relevant supporting materials, such as proceedings from previous offerings of
the proposed workshop (or other workshops run by the proposal authors), should
be included if available but are not required for submission.
To obtain a balanced and cohesive workshop program, the AOSD 2004 Organizing
Committee will collaborate closely with workshop organizers and reserves the
right to circulate proposals to other submitters in view of possible workshop
mergers. The organizers of an accepted workshop will be required to create and
maintain a Web site in a timely manner to serve as a workshop information
center and to provide a repository for documenting pre- and post-workshop
activities. Workshop organizers will work with the AOSD 2004 Workshop
Co-Chairs on details such as setting a uniform date for AOSD 2004 workshop
Workshop proposals must be sent via email to the AOSD 2004 Workshop Co-Chairs
at firstname.lastname@example.org, and must be received no later than Wednesday, October
8, 2003. Early submissions allow us to provide feedback that can improve the
final proposal. Notifications to submitters will be made no later than Monday,
November 3, 2003. Workshop organizers should be prepared to have initial Web
sites and initial calls for papers to the Workshop Co-Chairs by Monday,
November 10, 2003.
For additional information, clarifications, questions, or special requirements,
please contact the AOSD 2004 Workshop Co-Chairs, Eric Eide and Hidehiko
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