[ecoop-info] SASO 2014 - Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Giacomo Cabri giacomo.cabri at unimore.it
Mon Mar 10 13:02:07 CET 2014

SASO 2014 - Call for Workshops and Tutorials
8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing 
London, UK; 8-12 September 2014


1. Call for workshops

The SASO 2014 Steering Committee invites proposals for the Workshop 
Program to be held along with the technical conference. SASO 2014 
workshops will provide a meeting for presenting novel ideas in a less 
formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. Its aim 
is to stimulate and facilitate active exchange, interaction, and 
comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas related to specific topics, 
both theoretical and applied, in the general area of Self-Adaptive and 
Self-Organizing Systems. To motivate the discussion and participation of 
all the workshop attendants, we encourage organizers to get away of the 
typical "mini-conference" format of a workshop, and include more 
discussion sessions, panels, etc. Members from all areas of the SASO 
community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. Workshops 
on global challenges, applications or on new and emerging topics are 
particularly encouraged. Workshops can vary in length, but most will be 
one full day in duration. Optionally, if desired by the organizers, 
workshop proceedings can be published through IEEE. Attendance of 
workshops will be included in the registration fee for the main SASO 

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 11, 2014
Acceptance Notification: April 18, 2014
CFP Submission Deadline: April 25, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline: July 11, 2014 11
Paper Acceptance Notification: August 1, 2014
Early Registration Deadline: TBD
Camera-Ready Papers due: August 13, 2014
Workshop notes submission to WS chairs: August 18, 2014
Workshops dates: September 8 & 12, 2014

SASO 2014 Workshops - Requirements for Submission

Proposals for workshops should be separated in two parts. The first part 
should be organized as preliminary call for papers or call for 
participation, depending on the intended format of the workshop with a 
maximum of two pages and contain the following information:

- Title of the workshop.
- A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop 
goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of 
the workshop to the main conference.
- Description of paper review process (if any) and acceptance standards 
in order to keep the workshop high in quality. Note that papers must be 
in the same format as the conference proceedings and may not be more 
than 6 pages in length.
- The names, affiliations, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email 
addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee 
should consist of three or four people knowledgeable about the technical 
issues to be addressed. The organizing committee should include 
individuals from multiple institutions.
- The primary email address for contacting the organizing committee.
- Expected duration of the workshop (half or full day).
- A brief description of the workshop format.
- List of potential program committee members (if applicable), including 
their title and affiliations.
- List of potential invited speakers, panelists, or disputants (if 

The second part with a maximum of three pages should contain additional 
information not suitable for a Call for Papers, including:

- A discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
- A list of related workshops held within the last three years, if any, 
and their relation to the proposed workshop.
- Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop: when 
and where it has been offered in the past, organizers names and 
affiliations, number of submissions, acceptances and registered attendees.
- A description of the qualifications of the individual committee 
members with respect to organizing a SASO workshop, including a list of 
workshops previously arranged by any members of the proposed organizing 
committee, if any.
- A list of places (distribution lists, web sites, journals, etc.) where 
the workshop is planned to be advertised.

All proposals should be submitted in plain ASCII text or PDF format by 
electronic mail to the SASO 2014 Workshops Chairs.

The selection of the workshops to be included in the final SASO 2014 
Workshop program will be based upon multiple factors, including:

- the scientific/technical interest of the topics,
- the quality of the proposal,
- complementarity with the conference topics,
- balance and distinctness of workshop topics, and
- the capacity of the conference workshop program.

Note that authors of proposals addressing similar and/or overlapping 
content areas and/or audiences may be requested to merge their proposals.

Responsibilities of SASO 2014 and Workshop Organizers

For all accepted proposals, SASO 2014 will be responsible for:
- Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
- Providing logistical support and a meeting place for the workshop.
- Together with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
- Liaising and coordinating between the workshop chairs and the finance 
chair, publicity chair, registration chair, and web chair for SASO.
- Arranging for publication of proceedings.

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

- Setting up a web site for the workshop.
- Advertising the workshop (and the main SASO conference), and issuing a 
call for papers and a call for participation.
- Collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance 
or rejection on a timely basis, and ensuring a transparent and fair 
selection process. All workshop organizers commit themselves to adopt 
the deadlines set by the committee.
- Making the pdf of the whole workshop notes available to the workshop 
chair, as well as a list of audio-visual requirements and any special 
room requirements.
- Writing a 1-page organizers introduction for your proceedings.
- Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants register 
for the workshop and/or the main conference (at least one author must 
register for the paper to appear in the proceedings).

SASO reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the above 
responsibilities are not fulfilled, or if too few attendees register for 
the workshop to support its running costs.

Submissions and Inquiries

Please send proposals (as a PDF document) and inquiries to the SASO 2014 
workshop chairs:

Jan-Philipp Steghöfer (University of Augsburg, Germany)
steghoefer at informatik.uni-augsburg.de

Didac Busquets (Imperial College London, UK)
didac.busquets at imperial.ac.uk

2. Call for tutorials

Important Dates

The exact deadlines are at 11:59 PM CET (Central European Time).

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 18, 2014
Presenter Notification: April 25, 2014
Extended Abstract and Presentation Handouts due: August 1, 2014
Tutorial presentation: September 8 & 12, 2014

Call for Tutorials

SASO 2014 will host a tutorial program, to be held in Imperial College 
London, UK, in the week of September 8-12, 2014. For detailed 
information about SASO 2014 please visit the conference website.

Goal and Scope

The goal of the tutorial program of SASO 2014 is to provide an 
instructional offer to scholars, practitioners and students attending 
the conference, on a range of topics related to self-adaptive and 
self-organizing systems.

We plan to accommodate either half-day tutorials (approx. 3.0 hours, 
plus one 30-minutes break) and full-day tutorials (approx 6.0 hours, 
plus two 30-minutes breaks, and a lunch break). The topic of a tutorial 
may range from practical techniques and technologies, to methodologies, 
guidelines over standards, to theoretical aspects related to 
self-adaptive and self-organizing systems (software, networks or services).

The topic areas that fall into the general scope of SASO, as well as the 
focus of this year's conference, are listed in the Call for Papers that 
is available on the conference web site. Please note that no marketing 
or product specific tutorials will be accepted.

Tutorial levels may be introductory, intermediate, or advanced. Topics 
that can capture the interest of a broad audience of scholars, 
practitioners or students are preferred.

Review Process

Each tutorial proposal will be evaluated by the SASO organizing 
committee according to relevance and to SASO and its community, 
attractiveness and novelty of the topic, consistency with the focus of 
the conference, general fit within the overall tutorial program, and 
previous teaching experience of the proposers.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals must not be longer than three pages, in the same 
format of the SASO research papers, that is, compliant with the IEEE 
Computer Society Press proceedings style.

Please make sure the submission includes the following elements:

- title of the tutorial;
- preferred duration (half-day or full-day);
- intended level (introductory, intermediate, or advanced) and prerequisites
- contact information for all presenters, including full name, 
affiliation, email address, full postal address, phone and fax number, 
URL of personal homepage;
- short bio of all presenters including prior teaching and tutorial 
- description of the material covered by the tutorial, not exceeding two 
pages (approx. 1500 words): must include a proposed structure of the 
content to be presented;
- identification of the target audience (e.g., researchers, teachers, 
practitioners, students);
- references of publications (books, papers etc.) the tutorial builds on;
- indication of whether the submission of a tutorial paper (see below) 
is planned.

All proposals should be submitted as a PDF document via email to the 
tutorial chair at the following address: a.artikis at gmail.com

Accepted Proposals

Once notified that the tutorial has been accepted, tutorial proposers 
should prepare a two-page extended abstract - compliant with the IEEE 

Society Press proceedings style - describing the content of the 
tutorial, in addition to the handout material that is going to be 
distributed to the

participants to their tutorial. Both the extended abstract and the 
handout material must be ready and submitted to the Tutorial Chair by 
the deadline noted above.

Submissions and Inquiries

Please send proposals and inquiries to the SASO 2014 tutorial chair:

Alexander Artikis <a.artikis at gmail.com>


| Prof. Giacomo Cabri - Ph.D., Associate Professor
| Dip. di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche
| Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italia
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