Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany, March 25–30, 2012


Workshop Proposals

We invite proposals for one-day workshops to be held in conjunction with the MODULARITY: aosd.12 conference. We encourage proposals on conference-related topics that are novel or of emerging importance. 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 stress the importance of active and creative workshops that foster a collaborative environment of interest to both practitioners and researchers. We encourage workshop proposals that are highly interactive, rather than mini-conferences.

Important Dates

(all deadlines are in 2011, 23:59:59 Apia, Samoa, time)

  • Proposal submission: September 23, 2011
  • Notification: September 30, 2011
  • Workshop websites up: October 14, 2011
For ACM publishing of proceedings (pending):
  • Notification of accepted papers: January 13, 2012
  • Camera ready copy of proceedings: January 27, 2012

Submission Guidelines

A workshop proposal must be authored by at least two organizers, preferably from different institutions, and should contain the following three sections:

About the Organizers

  • Name: Organizers' full name
  • Contact information: Affiliation, job title, postal address, email address, URL, phone number, and fax number
  • Brief biography: 100-200 words, focusing on the organizers' expertise in the field and experience as workshop organizers
  • Primary contact: Identify one organizer as the primary contact

About the Workshop

  • Title: Workshop title and acronym
  • Abstract: 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? How does the workshop connect AOSD to other research communities, if at all?
  • 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?
  • Format: What is the planned workshop format? What will be done to stimulate collaborative interaction? What are the planned pre- and post-workshop activities?
  • Participants: 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 following items:

  • Overview of the motivation, topics, and goals
  • Workshop format
  • Deadlines of the workshop
  • Submission guidelines and review process
  • References to previous workshops (Web sites)

ACM Publication

The conference organizers are negotiating with ACM to enable the inclusion of the workshop papers in both the electronic conference proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. We suggest the workshop organizers make use of this option. For ACM publication, final versions of each workshop paper will have to be prepared using ACM formatting, granting ACM copyright and will have to be limited in length to five pages. The workshop organizers are responsible for assembling their workshop proceedings and therefore ensuring correct formatting. Workshop organizers should send the workshop chairs the list of accepted papers by Friday, January 13, 2012 and the workshop proceedings by, January 27, 2012. (Hard deadlines)

Note that the above requirements are for the actual workshop papers that are to be published by ACM, not the workshop proposals. Workshop proposals should mention these paper formatting requirements in the sample Call for Papers, and have compatible deadlines.

Submission requirements

Proposals must be submitted in ASCII text or PDF 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 Conference 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. Recommended paper submission deadline and notification deadlines will be notified here when available.

How to submit

Workshop proposals must be sent via email to the Workshop Chairs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and must be received no later than Friday, September 23, 2011. Notifications to submitters will be made no later than Friday, September 30, 2011. By Friday, October 14, 2011, workshop initial web sites should be set up and notified to the Workshop Chairs, and preferably calls for papers should have been sent out.

Workshop Chairs

For additional information feel free to contact the Workshop Chairs, Sven Apel and Bastian Steinert, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .