[ecoop-info] First Call for Workshop Proposals - AOSD 2011: Perspectives on Modularity

Mónica Pinto pinto at lcc.uma.es
Thu Jul 22 23:46:19 CEST 2010

                 AOSD 2011: Perspectives on Modularity
            10th International Conference on Aspect-Oriented
                          Software Development
   March 21st - 25th, 2011, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil
              Supported by ACM SIGSOFT & SIGPLAN (pending)
Call for Workshop Proposals

Important Dates:

Workshop proposals:      Sunday, October 10, 2010.
Notifications:           Sunday, October 31, 2010.
Workshop web sites up:   Sunday, December 5, 2010

For ACM publishing of proceedings:
Notification of accepted papers:  Sunday, January 23, 2011
Camera ready copy of proceedings: Sunday, February 20, 2011          

We invite proposals for one-day workshops to be held in conjunction
with the AOSD.11 conference. We encourage proposals on AOSD-related
topics that are novel or of emerging importance. Each workshop
proposal will be evaluated according to the value and relevance of its
topic, the expertise and experience of the workshop organizers, and
the workshop's potential for attracting participants and generating
useful results. We stress the importance of active and creative
workshops that foster a collaborative environment of interest to both
practitioners and researchers. We encourage workshop proposals that
are highly interactive, rather than mini-conferences.

Submission Guidelines

A workshop proposal must be authored by at least two organizers,
preferably from different institutions, and should contain the
following three sections:

1) About the Organizers

- Name: Organizers full name
- Contact information: Affiliation, job title, postal address, email
  address, URL, phone number, and fax number
- Brief biography: 100-200 words, focusing on the organizer's
  expertise in the field and experience as a workshop organizer
- Primary contact: Identify one organizer as the primary contact

2) 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 AOSD? How
  does the workshop connect AOSD 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? 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.

3) 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 have an agreement with ACM enabling the
inclusion of the workshop papers in both the electronic conference
proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. We suggest the workshop
organizers make use of this option. For ACM publication, final
versions of each workshop paper will have to be prepared using ACM
formatting, granting ACM copyright and will have to be limited in
length to five pages. The workshop organizers are responsible for
assembling their workshop proceedings and therefore ensuring correct
formatting. Workshop organizers should send the workshop chairs the
list of accepted papers by Sunday, January 23, 2011 and the workshop
proceedings by Sunday, February 20, 2011. (Hard deadlines)

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

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 Workshop Chairs at
workshops en aosd.net, and must be received no later than Sunday,
October 10, 2010. Notifications to submitters will be made no later
than Sunday, October 31, 2010. By Sunday, December 5, 2010, workshop
initial web sites should be set up and notified to the Workshop
Chairs, and preferably calls for papers should have been sent out.

For additional information feel free to contact the Workshop Chairs,
Johan Fabri and Marco Tulio Valente, at workshops en aosd.net.

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