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.
- Proposal submission: October 11, 2013
- Notification: October 25, 2013
- Workshop websites up: November 8, 2013
- Workshop submission: January 26, 2014
- Notification: February 16, 2014
- Camera ready: February 24, 2014
- 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?
- 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?
- 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
- Workshop Paper submission deadline: January 26, 2014
- Workshop Paper notification date: February 16, 2014
- Workshop Paper camera-ready deadline: February 24, 2014