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DisCoTec 2010

5th International Federated Conferences on Distributed Computing Techniques

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7-9 June 2010


Call for Workshop Proposals

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A workshop is intended to provide a forum for members of a focused research community to present preliminary research results and discuss position-style papers. Workshops are alternative forums for presenting full research papers. As such, organizers are encouraged to adopt an format that fosters interaction and discussion, devoting less focus to individual, formal presentations.

DisCoTec 2010 invites proposals for one day workshops to be held in conjunction with the main events. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshop chair should any questions arise.

Important Dates

   Workshop proposal deadline: December 17, 2009
   Workshop proposal notification: December 23, 2009
   Workshop: June 10, 2010

Submission and notification deadlines of the workshops are at the discretion of the individual workshop organizers, however notification must be no later than the early registration deadline for the main conference.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with a reasonable font and margin, and be submitted in PDF format via email to Marcello Bonsangue (see section Contact Information below for details).

Proposals should include the following information:

  • The title, theme, and goals of the workshop.
  • The targeted audience and the expected minimum and maximum number of participants. We prefer that workshops remain open to participation from any members of the community, but by-invitation-only workshops will also be considered. Please explicitly state your preference.
  • The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organizers to promote the workshop.
  • The participant solicitation and selection process.
  • Publication plan. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own publication (e.g., pre- or post- proceedings), if any is desired.
  • Approximate budget proposal (see section Budget below for details).
  • A preliminary version of the call for papers. This CFP must include important dates including submission, notification, and camera-ready deadlines.
  • The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization of the workshop.
  • A brief description of the organizer's background, including relevant past experience on organizing workshops and contact information.

Review Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the workshop chair, the DiScoTec 2010 general chair and members of the organizing committee. Acceptance is based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topic, the organizer's ability to lead a successful workshop, and potential for attracting sufficient number of participants.

Workshop Publicity

Workshop publicity is responsability of the organizers. In particular they are responsible for the following items:

  1. A workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the DisCoTec site.
  2. Hosting and maintaining web pages to be linked from the DisCoTec site. Workshop coordinators can integrate their pages into the wiki-page of DisCoTec 2010.
  3. Workshop proceedings, if any. If there is enough interest, the organizer of DiScoTec 2010 may contact the editor-in-chief of the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science ( for having a common volume dedicated to the workshops of DiScoTec 2010.
  4. Publicising the event.


DisCoTec will provide registration and organizational support for the workshops. Registration fees must be paid for all participants, including organizers and invited guests.

To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organizational expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee (the precise amount is still to be determined). Each workshop may increase this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student scholarships, registration for invited speakers, etc. All fees will be collected by the DisCoTec organizers as part of the registration, then additional funds will be redistributed to the individual workshop organizers.

Contact Information

Marcello Bonsangue (marcello at liacs dot nl)

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