Call for Workshop Proposals
DisCoTec 2014 invites proposals for one-day workshops to be part of the joint event. DisCoTec 2014 hosts conferences in the area of coordination languages, distributed systems and formal methods for distributed systems, ranging from practice to theory. We invite workshops in these areas to provide a forum for presentations of preliminary research results and ongoing work as well as presentations of research work to a focused audience. DisCoTec workshops provide a vivid and open forum for discussions.
One-day workshops will be held in conjunction with the main events. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshops chair (Kirstin Peters) if any questions arise.
|December 19, 2013||Workshop proposal deadline|
|January 6, 2014||Workshop proposal notification|
|June 3-5, 2014||Main conferences|
|June 6, 2014||Workshops|
Submission and notification deadlines of the workshops are at the discretion of the individual workshop organizers, however notification must be no later than the early registration deadline for DisCoTec.
Proposal Submission Guidelines
Workshop proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with reasonable font and margin, and be submitted in PDF format via email to
- Kirstin Peters (kirstin.peters AT tu-berlin.de).
Proposals should include the following information:
- The title, theme, and goals of the workshop.
- The targeted audience and the expected number of participants. We prefer that workshops remain open to participation from any members of the community, but by-invitation-only workshops will also be considered. Please explicitly state your preference.
- The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organizers to promote the workshop.
- The participant solicitation and selection process.
- Publication plan. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own publication (e.g., pre- and/or post- proceedings), if any is desired.
- Approximate budget proposal (see Budget section below for details).
- A preliminary version of the call for papers, which must include important dates (e.g. submission, notification, and camera-ready deadlines).
- The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization of the workshop; and whether a poster session is planned.
- A brief description of the organizer's background, including relevant past experience on organizing workshops and contact information.
Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the following committee:
- Uwe Nestmann, TU Berlin, Germany (general chair)
- Kirstin Peters, TU Berlin, Germany (workshops chair)
- Margit Russ, TU Berlin, Germany (organization chair)
Acceptance is based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topics, the organizer's ability to lead a successful workshop, and potential for attracting sufficient number of participants.
Workshop publicity is responsibility of the workshop organizers. In particular they are in charge of
- Providing a workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the DisCoTec website.
- Hosting and maintaining web pages either on the DisCoTec website or linked from it.
- Editing workshop proceedings, if any.
- Publicising the event.
DisCoTec will provide registration and organizational support for the workshops. Registration fees must be paid for all participants, including organizers and invited guests.
To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organizational expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee (the precise amount is still to be determined). Each workshop may increase this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student scholarships, costs for invited speakers, etc. All fees will be collected by the DisCoTec organizers as part of the registration and will be used to cover the expenses of each workshop as agreed with the workshop organizers.
Kirstin Peters (kirstin.peters AT tu-berlin.de)