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Workshop Proposals

Call for Workshop Proposals

  • Proposals' Deadline: 1st October 2012
  • Workshop Dates: 25th and 26th March 2013

As with previous AOSD conferences, Modularity: AOSD 2013 will host a vibrant workshop programme. We invite proposals for one or two day workshops to be hosted in conjunction with Modularity: AOSD 2013. We encourage workshop proposals on all conference-related topics, particularly those that are novel or emerging within the community. However, the topics of the workshops are not limited to aspects and AOSD. The workshop chairs will evaluate each proposal based upon the relevance of the workshop, it's potential to attract participants and the likelihood of interesting results emerging. Precedence will be given to those workshops that propose an innovative format and foster a collaborative environment between participants. We also welcome proposals for local workshops (i.e. those where English is not the primary language), however, English based papers/discussions are strongly encouraged.

Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals must be authored by at least two organisers and should contain the following sections:

1. Workshop Organisers' Information

  • The name and contact information of each organiser.
  • A brief (100-200 words) biography of each organiser, detailing their expertise that is relevant to the workshop and experience as a workshop organiser.
  • Identify a primary contact for the workshop.

2. Workshop Details

  • Workshop name and acronym.
  • Workshop abstract (less than 200 words) describing the workshop. This should also be suitable for the conference website and advance program.
  • A description of the workshop's topics, themes and motivation.
  • What are the expected goals and results of the workshop? How will these be achieved?
  • An overview of the workshop format, this should include activities to stimulate collaboration and interaction.
  • What is the expected number of participants? How will the workshop attract this number of people?
  • Details of previous workshops in this series or on similar topics.
  • Does the workshop have any specific room requirements beyond a projector, whiteboard/flipcharts, etc.?

3. Preliminary Call for Papers

A preliminary call for papers should also be included in the workshop proposal, this will naturally repeat some of the previous information provided but should instead target potential workshop participants. The following information should be included:

  • Workshop name/acronym.
  • Overview of the workshop including: motivation, topics and goals.
  • Workshop format.
  • Tentative important dates including submission date, notification date, camera-ready date, etc. (these should align to the suggested dates below).
  • Submission guidelines (these should align with the guidelines suggested below) and procedure.
  • Preliminary program committee.
  • Website URL.

Workshop Proceedings

The workshop chairs are currently in negotiation with the ACM to include the workshop proceedings in the ACM digital library. The inclusion of a workshop's proceedings in the digital library is optional and is at the discretion of each workshop's organisers. However, for consistency we suggest each workshop request papers to be submitted in ACM formatting and use the following dates for submissions to meet ACM's publication deadlines: Workshop Paper submission deadline: 7th January 2013, Workshop Paper notification date: 28th January 2013, Workshop Paper camera-ready deadline: 18th February 2013.

How to Submit

Workshop proposals must submitted on or before 1st October 2012 in PDF format by emailing the workshop chairs at There are no strict page limits being enforced, however, organisers are strongly encouraged to keep their proposals concise.

To ensure a balanced workshop program, the workshop chairs will work closely with the other conference organisers and may suggest the merging of workshops when deemed appropriate. Upon a workshop proposal being accepted, the workshop organisers should create and maintain a workshop website that contains the information set out in call for papers as well as providing the workshop program in due course. The workshop chairs will assist in co-ordinating publicity of the workshops.