Propose a Workshop or Tutorial

We welcome proposals for workshops and tutorials on topics related to the conference theme, i.e. on any topic expanding the computing innovation via fusion with other disciplines and communities, as well as on empowering diversity within the computing community. Workshops and tutorials provide our participants with an opportunity to gain some knowledge and practical skills from selected experts, who share their experience with the audience. We encourage contributions both as workshops and tutorials aiming at exploring how to:

  • Build bridges across different facets of CS and other disciplines beyond the scientific ones
  • Establish and reinforce links between industry and academia, with reference to successful models,
  • Promote and facilitate the participation of individuals of all genders, nationalities and ages to co-create together,
  • Exchange and adapt good practice examples across different contexts,
  • Balancing both soft and hard skills in computing field’s. Contributions targeting both, or one of these skills are invited, as we aim to have balanced discussion on these topics.

We invite proposals for technical workshops or tutorials on any topics related to computer science research and practice. Each workshop or tutorial can be offered in either a long (3 hours) or a short (1.5 hours) format and be delivered in English language. While workshops are having some hands-on interactive elements, tutorials are usually more frontal (lecture by the presenters).

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be prepared using the SIGCONF template from the packages available here (ACM conference publication format). Each proposal should provide details  about the title, authors’ names and affiliations, short description, format, schedule as well as provide a concise overview of the intended goals and outcomes, and should not exceed 4 pages, including bibliographic references and contact details, expertise and a track record of the presenter(s) (see Workshop Proposal). Submission(s) should be made through HotCRP (https://womencourage2021-workshops.hotcrp.com/) and follow this timeline:

Proposals dueMay 1, 2021
Notification of accepted proposals June 1, 2021
Final details dueJune 30, 2021

Workshop Selection Committee

  • Eleni Constantinou (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Paloma Diaz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
  • Angelika Kaplan (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany )
  • Shima Gerani (Cisco AI Lab, Canada)
  • Catia Trubiani (Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy)
  • Emilia Cioroaica (Fraunhofer IESE (Institute for Experimental Software Engineering), Germany)
  • Anastasia Giachanou (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Workshops and tutorials will be selected based on their:

  • Potential to attract audience and provide intellectually stimulating engagement
  • Quality of the proposed organization and delivery plan
  • Fit to the program and feasibility of supporting the proposed activities
  • Additionally, for the tutorials the expertise and track record or teaching curriculum on the topic area will be considered

If multiple workshop proposals are received on the same or similar topics, the organizers may be encouraged to merge them.

Should the workshop be accepted, the organizers will be asked to provide:

  • Workshop description, schedule, delivery plan (in person, online or in a mixed-blended) and organizers information (bio and contact details) to be published on the website
  • Call for Participation, not exceeding 250 words, and a high-quality photo to advertise the workshop on the Workshops and Tutorials page

Workshop organizers will be provided with free registration, including the social events, but are expected to cover their travel expenses and accommodation.