Call for Workshops

The call for workshops is now closed.

A series of workshops will be held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) to facilitate the creation and exchange of ideas between academia, industry, and government participants. Workshops provide a setting for presenting challenges to researchers and practitioners as well as working together with experts in the field to overcome those challenges. Workshops will be held on August 24 and on August 27 or 28 (to be decided later), i.e. before and after the main conference.

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

Proposals must be written in English and not exceed four pages in length. Proposals should contain:

1. Motivation and objectives of the workshop

  • 300 words with the motivation and objectives of the workshop topic. (Note: If your workshop is accepted then this description will be used as early publicity for the workshop.)
  • A more detailed discussion of the anticipated outcomes of the workshop (e.g., open research problems to pursue, validation objectives, empirical studies, etc.).

2. Workshop format and needed services

  • What will be the format for the workshop (e.g., paper presentation and discussion, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, experiments, or a combination thereof)?
  • How do you plan to make the workshop interactive and result-oriented?
  • Which roles and responsibilities will you assign to participants during the workshop (e.g., presenter, discussant, facilitator, etc.)?
  • What are the requirements in terms of rooms, equipment, and support staff (i.e., student volunteers)?
  • Workshop organizers can work with the workshop chairs to specify the services and facilitation support that they wish to employ.

3. Target audience

  • What backgrounds should the workshop attendees have?
  • What is the range (min, max) for number of attendees for the workshop?
  • Is the workshop open to all conference participants or by invitation only?
  • What mix of industry and research participants is being sought?

4. Workshop contributions and evaluation

  • What types of contribution are being solicited for the workshop (e.g., full papers, position papers, posters, demos, experiments, or other interactive sessions)?
  • What type of evaluation process will be used?
  • For scientific workshops that solicit submissions: The potential program committee (i.e., how large will the PC reviewing the papers be)?
  • How do you intend to evaluate the level of success and type of contribution of the workshop itself?

5. Workshop publication plans

  • We intend to publish workshop proceedings with CEUR-WS (ceur-ws.org), a free open access publication service. If you wish to follow a different publishing plan, then describe how you intend to disseminate the workshop proceedings.

6. Workshop duration

  • Indicate if you plan for a half-day WS or a full-day WS. Indicate if any of the days allocated for the workshops are unfeasible for you.

7. History of the workshop

  • Have you offered this workshop before? If so, please provide a history of the venues, dates, and approximate attendance numbers.

8. Short biographies of all workshop organizers

 

Submission Instructions

Please submit your workshop proposal in PDF format via EasyChair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ict4s2014

 

Duties of WS organizers

  • Write a summary of the WS on 1-2 pages to be included in the conference proceedings.
  • Responsible for managing papers for the WS, including designing a submission and selection process.
  • If the WS has proceedings, cooperate with the WS-chairs on this.

 

Evaluation Criteria

All workshop proposals will be reviewed by the WS chairs and they will come up with a suggestion to the program chairs and general chair, who will take final decision. Acceptance will be based on:

  • Relevance to the conference topics (See the description/background information at the conference site)
  • Evaluation of the workshop’s potential to advance the state of research and/or practice or bridging disciplines, between research and practice.
  • Potential for attracting an appropriate number of participants
  • Organizers’ ability to lead a successful workshop
  • Overall composition of the WS topics

 

Contact details

Queries regarding workshop call and contents: Workshop chairs Birgit Penzenstadler and Wolfgang Lohmann