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Call for Workshop proposals

ESEC/FSE 2011 is soliciting proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. If you would like to bring together a group of researchers on a topic you consider relevant and exciting, you should consider submitting a workshop proposal to ESEC/FSE. Workshops will be held before or after the conference. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below in submitting their workshop proposal by the submission date, and are encouraged to contact the workshop chairs should any questions arise.

ESEC/FSE 20011 workshops aim to provide opportunities for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results in various areas of software engineering research and applications. Workshops are not an alternative forum for presenting full research papers.

Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals must be up to 4 pages in length, according to the template available here. Each proposal should contain the following information (for your convenience, we include a .doc and a .tex version of the template)

  1. Contact details of the organizers, including the identification of the main contact.
  2. A brief (max 175 words) abstract of the goals and format of the workshop intended for the ESEC/FSE 2011 web pages.
  3. The theme, goals, and topics of the workshop, as well as a motivation of its relevance and timeliness, including an account of the workshop's history (if any).
  4. The workshop format, including desired length (1 or 2 days), forms of participation supported (demo, position statement, panel discussion, working session, ...) and plans for generating and stimulating discussion at the workshop. Specify if the workshop intends to publish its proceedings through the ACM digital library.
  5. The paper selection procedure, including the types of papers permitted (demos, short, long, position statements, ...), the dates for submission and notification of acceptance, names of proposed and confirmed program committee members, and a link to a preliminary workshop web site and call for papers. The hard deadline for camera-ready workshop papers is July 12, 2011. With notification from ESEC/FSE being June 3, 2011, we suggest that the paper submission deadline be around June 15, 2011. The workshop dates should permit solid reviewing and paper completion before that date.
  6. Publicity plans, including a motivated assessment of the number of expected participants, as well as the participant solicitation and selection process (also indicate whether the workshop will be open or closed).
  7. Follow-up plans, explaining how the workshop results are expected to be used.
  8. A brief biography of each organizer, including past experience in workshop organization.

Ideally, a workshop proposal should consist of a two-page description (to be included in the conference proceedings, if accepted) and an appendix (up to two pages) containing additional material, if appropriate.

Review and Selection Criteria

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ESEC/FSE 2011 Workshop selection committee according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance, timeliness and expected interest in the workshop topics
  • Expected level of participant involvement and discussion
  • The organizers' experience and ability to lead a successful workshop.

Furthermore, the workshop chairs will seek to minimize redundancy and maximize synergy with other ESEC/FSE events. In order to enable us to recognize and resolve topic conflicts and overlaps before the proposal submission deadline, we encourage you to communicate the topic of your workshop to the workshop co-chairs by e-mail as early as possible.


A two-page workshop description will be published in the ESEC/FSE proceedings for each accepted workshop. The workshop abstract will be included on the ESEC/FSE site, and the workshop web page will be linked from there. In addition, the workshops may choose to publish their proceedings in the ACM digital library. In this case, the organizers should ensure that all authors sign the appropriate copyright forms, and submit their camera-ready version. Papers intended to appear in the ACM digital library will also be put on a memory stick and distributed to all conference participants as part of electronic ESEC/FSE proceedings.

ESEC/FSE 2011 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited speakers or guests. All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop.

Submission Procedure

Workshop submissions are to be sent through EasyChair.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submissions: March 21, 2011 (firm)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 08, 2011
  • Camera-ready submission: April 29, 2011

Workshop co-chairs

Henry Muccini
University of L'Aquila, Italy

Marsha Chechik
University of Toronto, Canada

Workshop Selection Committee

  • Emmanual Letier, University College of London, UK
  • Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, US
  • Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Cristina Gacek, City University London, UK
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