Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshops are incubators for research. In contrast to conference technical tracks, where presentations dominate Q&A and interaction, workshops have the potential to foster spontaneous in-depth discussions of emerging research topics in a focused community. For Modularity'14, we invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction and close interlocking with the Modularity'14 conference. We encourage proposals on conference-related topics that are novel or of emerging importance. We stress the importance of active and creative workshops that promise to form a collaborative environment of interest to both practitioners and researchers. We encourage workshop proposals that are highly interactive, rather than mini-conferences.

Each workshop proposal will be evaluated according to the value and relevance of its topic, the expertise and experience of the workshop organizers, the workshop's potential for attracting participants and generating useful results, and its potential for interaction and spawning further research.

To increase workshop visibility, workshop organizers will be invited to give short introductions to the workshops at the beginning of related research track sessions.

Note that the workshop scheduling model is being considered, and hence it cannot be assumed that the workshops will be on the same days as usual relative to the conference. We will of course try to accommodate requests as usual, such as to avoid scheduling conflicts between workshops due to topic overlap or organizer involvement.


Important Dates

  • Proposal submission: October 11, 2013
  • Notification: October 25, 2013
  • Workshop websites up: November 8, 2013
For ACM publishing of proceedings:
  • Workshop submission: January 26, 2014
  • Notification: February 16, 2014
  • Camera ready: February 24, 2014

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 names
    • 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 Modularity'14?
      • How does the workshop connect Modularity'14 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 and length?
      • 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. The inclusion of a workshop's proceedings in the digital library is optional and is at the discretion of each workshop's organizers. However, for consistency we suggest each workshop request papers to be submitted in ACM formatting (sigplanconf style, 9pt font size) and use the following dates for submissions to meet ACM's publication deadlines:
  • Workshop Paper submission deadline: January 26, 2014
  • Workshop Paper notification date: February 16, 2014
  • Workshop Paper camera-ready deadline: February 24, 2014
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 Workshops Chair at, and must be received no later than Oct 11, 2013. Notifications to submitters will be made no later than Oct 25, 2013. By Nov 8, 2013, workshop initial web sites should be set up and notified to the Workshops Chair, and calls for papers should have been disseminated.


For additional information feel free to contact the Workshops Chair:
Michael Haupt, Oracle Labs, Germany