[ecoop-info] Call for SPLASH'13 tutorials - extended deadline May 20

Jonathan Aldrich jonathan.aldrich at cs.cmu.edu
Sat May 11 05:08:08 CEST 2013

SPLASH Tutorials

Subject: Call for SPLASH'13 tutorials - extended deadline May 20

*** Call for Tutorial Proposals ***

for ACM Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and
Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) 2013

   Indianapolis, Indiana, October 26-31, 2013

The reviewing process for SPLASH Workshop proposals has been changed to 
allow for a scheme in which proposals can be submitted over an extended 
period of time:

- April 10, 2013: START of reviewing period for submitted proposals
- May 20, 2013: DEADLINE for proposal submissions

Tutorial proposal evaluation began on April 10, 2013.  As long as
there is enough space, high-quality proposals can be submitted until
May 20, 2013.  All proposals will be notified by May 25, 2013.

Please find the complete call for proposals below, also found at


TUTORIALS: Call for Proposals

SPLASH (http://splashcon.org/) is a conference focused on the 
intersection of programming languages, programming, and software 
engineering.  The tutorial program complements the technical material 
from OOPSLA, Onward!, and Wavefront with short tech talks and 1/2-day 
in-depth tutorials taught by experts that provide participants with 
in-depth or hands-on background on SPLASH-related topics.

We invite tutorials covering any topic related to SPLASH and its 
constituent events, including programming languages, programming, and 
software engineering.  Tutorials should target one or more significant 
segments of SPLASH's audience, which includes researchers, educators, 
students, and leading-edge practitioners.  Successful tutorial models 
include describing an important piece of research infrastructure, 
introducing an educational technique or tool, or educating the community 
on an emerging topic.

This year's tutorial track re-introduces half-day tutorials in addition 
to shorter tech talks.  In a change from the OOPSLA tutorial model of a 
few years back, the tutorial track will focus on fewer tutorials and 
talks that are of interest to a broad set of attendees.  Tutorials will 
be free for all conference participants to attend, which should increase 
tutorial audiences but, given the desire to keep registration costs low, 
precludes offering significant compensation to presenters.  The tradeoff 
benefit to presenters is a larger audience for their tutorials.


  * April 10, 2013        Tutorial Proposal evaluation begins
  * May 20, 2013          Last date to propose a tutorial
  * May 25, 2013          Notifications
  * October 26-31, 2013   Tutorials at the SPLASH Conference


A tutorial submission should be emailed to tutorials at splashcon.org, and 
should include the following information:

  * Tutorial or talk title
  * Category: 80-minute tech talk or 3-hour tutorial.
  * Abstract: a description of the tutorial in under 200 words, to 
appear in the SPLASH advance program.  Take care to write an accurate 
and compelling abstract, as this is your primary way of "selling" your 
tutorial to potential attendees.
  * Advertising biography: a biography of the presenters, in under 100 
words, for the advance program.
  * Presenters and contact person: For each presenter, include name, 
e-mail address, and affiliation.  You may optionally expand on the brief 
"advertising" biography given above, to more completely describe the 
presenters' expertise and experience with the subject.  If there are 
multiple presenters, indicate the contact person for the tutorial.
  * 1-3 page tutorial description.  Include the objectives of the 
tutorial, the topics to be covered, the presentation approach (which may 
include slides, hands-on or laptop exercizes, games, etc.).  It is 
suggested that 3-hour tutorials include exercizes or interactive 
elements, not just lecture slides.  Describe the target audience and 
their prerequisite knowledge.  If the tutorial has been offered before, 
describe in what venue (e.g. which conference), the date, and the number 
of attendees.  Describe any special requirements, beyond a room and 
standard A/V equipment.


For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions 
please contact the Tutorials Chair, Jonathan Aldrich, at 
tutorials at splashcon.org

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