CAiSE 2018 Call for Workshop Proposals

30th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

June 11-15 2018, Tallinn, Estonia

CAiSE is a well-established highly visible conference series on Advanced Information Systems Engineering. CAiSE has a long tradition of hosting thematic workshops around Information Systems topics. CAiSE workshops provide ample room for discussion of recent developments, as well as new and emerging ideas.

CAiSE 2018, the 30th edition of the CAiSE series, invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. Two kinds of workshop proposals are invited:

  • Paper-oriented workshops concentrate on presentations of accepted papers with associated discussions. The proceedings of these workshops will be published as one volume in the Springer LNBIP series. According to Springer standards, the acceptance rate of full papers (up to 12 pages) should not exceed 45%-50%. Some of the contributions might be accepted as short papers (up to 6 pages). The organizers are encouraged to elicit short papers that deal with new and emerging ideas to be discussed in the workshop.
  • Discussion-oriented workshops have an emphasis on discussions. The discussions are facilitated by paper presentations. Since the main criterion for paper acceptance for such workshops is relevance and potential for raising discussion, the papers of this kind of workshop will not be published in the Springer LNBIP volume. The workshop organizers are expected to manage their own proceedings (e.g., using the CEUR series).

Workshop proposals should follow the guidelines below. They should be submitted to the workshop co-chairs Raimundas Matulevičius and Remco Dijkman using email. Prior contact with the workshop chairs is encouraged.

Important dates for workshop proposals:
Deadline for submission of workshops proposals (via email): 15 October 2017
Notification of workshop acceptance: 31 October 2017
Important dates for workshop submission for accepted workshops:
Workshop papers submission deadline: 4 March 2018
Notification of acceptance: 6 April 2018
Camera-ready submission deadline: 13 April 2018

Accepted workshops will be held on June 11th and/or June 12th 2018

Detailed instructions for workshop proposals

The proposal (length up to 1000 words) should cover the following topics:

  1. Workshop title, duration (1 day or 2 days), and workshop type (paper-oriented or discussion-oriented).
  2. The organizers (PC chairs, additional organizers present at the workshop or are otherwise involved, including people responsible for web presence and communication). Please include names, addresses, affiliations, and indicate the main responsible person. The submission should include a one-paragraph (up to 10 lines) short CV for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
  3. Purpose: What are the main goals of the workshop? Please list the workshop topics. How does the focus of the workshop differ from and complement the main conference?
  4. Organization of the workshop: How do you plan to organise the workshop in terms of type of sessions, etc. Mention if you plan to have a keynote (please note that the conference organization will not cover fees, travel expenses, accommodation nor registration cost). Please mention if you require any special requirement regarding infrastructure and room layout.
  5. Proceedings: For paper-oriented workshops LNBIP will be the default publication. For discussion-oriented workshops, specify how the contributions will be published and how you make them available to attendees (especially if you require some support from the conference organization).
  6. Tentative list of PC members.
  7. An estimation of the number of papers you are expecting to be submitted and the number of attendees at the workshop. If applicable, please provide information on previous editions of the workshop (this should include number of submission, number of accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.)
  8. Short information about your publicity plans for the workshop to increase submission and making it highly visible.
  9. Draft of the Call for Paper (1 page PDF as appendix to the above information)

All workshops are expected to have the same, fixed submission and notification deadlines as indicated above.

Responsibilities of the Workshop Organisers

The organizer(s) of approved workshops will be responsible for advertising their workshop, for eliciting high quality submissions, for organising and overviewing the reviewing process of workshop submissions, and for the collection of the camera-ready copies of accepted papers (verifying that they comply with the formatting rules). Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their workshop, and to provide a summary of the event to the CAiSE organizers. Workshops with papers published in the LNBIP proceedings should use Easychair (at least the final version of the papers) to support an efficient proceedings process.

Free Registrations

One free workshop registration will be granted if more than 10 people are registered for the workshop. Local organization support (registration, badges, refreshments, beamers, screens, etc.) will be provided by the CAiSE organizers. A joint advertisement of workshops on the CAiSE 2018 website and in general e-mailings (e.g., SEWORLD) will be made by the CAiSE organizers.

Submissions by Workshop Organizers

Workshop organizers should not submit to their own workshops. However, if there is more than one workshop organizer, at least one workshop organizer should not submit. This workshop organizer then should lead and guide the workshop paper review and selection process.

Cancelation and Merging of Workshops

If there are several workshop proposals focusing on similar topics, we might suggest merging workshops.

Accepted workshops with less than 12 submissions may be cancelled by the workshop chairs, or the workshop chairs might suggest to merge with another workshop to avoid a cancelation. The merge will be done (if at all) before the submitted papers are evaluated. If less than 6 papers are accepted for a workshop, the workshop could also be cancelled or requested to merge with a workshop to avoid cancelation. Also, please note that a workshop may be cancelled if the number of registrations is less than 10.

CAiSE 2018 Workshop co-chairs

Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Remco Dijkman, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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