[hpc-announce] EDCC 2018 - Call for workshops

Etienne Rivière etienne.riviere at unine.ch
Tue Oct 24 12:25:59 CDT 2017

Call for Workshops – EDCC 2018

EDCC 2018 is the 14th European Dependable Computing Conference. It will be held
in Iaşi, Romania on September 10-14, 2018. EDCC provides an international and
European-hosted venue for researchers and practitioners from all over the world
to present and discuss their latest research results on dependability,
security, fault-tolerance, testing, and other related topics. Traditionally,
the main conference is preceded with two days of workshops. The purpose of
workshops is to provide a forum for exchanging opinions, presenting ideas, and
discussing preliminary results in an interactive atmosphere.

Workshops may be half-day, one or two-day events. They are held before the main
conference (September 10 and 11). A separate call for tutorials will be issued

Workshop chairs are responsible for setting up an international technical
program committee, independent of the one of the main conference. They may
select a TPC chair(s) or chair the TPC themselves. Responsibilities of the
workshop and TPC chairs include preparing and spreading a call for papers,
attract high-quality submissions, set up the reviewing and selection process
and assemble the workshop program. Workshops are expected to use their own
website, which will be linked from the EDCC website. If a workshop wishes to
have proceedings, workshop chairs will be responsible for the publication
process with initial assistance from the EDCC organization committee. Note that
it is by no means mandatory to have proceedings with a workshop, and organizers
are free to favor other forms of communications, as long as the selection of
presenters follows a competitive peer review process and that abstracts are
available online prior to the event.

Proposal Submission

Proposals must not exceed three pages in PDF and must be sent to EDCC workshop chair Etienne Rivière (etienne.rivierqe at uclouvain.be). Proposals should have the following structure: 
• Title of the workshop;
• A 150- to 200-word abstract, suitable for the conference website;
• Themes and goals, and relevance to the EDCC community;
• Information about the procedure for selecting papers and/or presentations,
plans for dissemination and publication, and expected number of participants;
• Preference for a half/one/two-day format;
• Information about previous editions of the same workshop, if any;
• Organizers and a list of foreseen Program Committee members and their
• Names and brief bios of organizers, including their past experience in
organizing workshops and/or conferences in the field.

Important Dates

• Workshop proposal submission: December 22, 2017
• Workshop acceptance notification by January 5, 2018, or earlier.

Other dates (paper submission deadline, notification, camera ready) will be
discussed and decided as a consensus between workshop organizers and the EDCC
organization committee, prior to any diffusion of a call for paper or
communications. Selected workshops are expected to set up a website and issue
these calls before the end of January 2018.

Evaluation Criteria

• Relevance to EDCC 
• Timeliness and expected interest in the topic
• Organizers’ ability to lead a successful workshop
• Balance and synergy with other EDCC events

Workshop Chair

For any questions regarding workshops, please email the workshop chair:
Etienne Rivière, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
etienne.riviere at uclouvain.be 

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