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[HTCondor-users] Call for Workshop Proposals @ IEEE ICAC 2019

Call for Workshops @ 16th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC) 2019
June 16-20, 2019
Umea, Sweden

Important dates

+ Workshop proposal deadline: November 14, 2018
+ Notification of workshop acceptance: November 21, 2018
+ Workshop call for papers online (at the latest): December 15, 2018
+ Workshops dates (tentative): June 16,20 2019

Call for Workshops

IEEE ICAC 2019, to be held in the vibrant Umea, the fastest growing city in Sweden, is soliciting proposals for workshops to be co-located with the main conference. The goals of the workshops are to explore emerging research topics, and to provide a forum for authors to present early research results on these topics.

The workshops should be on original and timely topics of relevance to the ICAC community.
Accepted workshop papers will be published in the proceedings and submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore (final agreement with IEEE pending but expected).
Hence, it is expected that workshops will aim for high quality papers and follow a rigorous review process.

Ideally each workshop should be a full or half-day divided into sessions of approximately 1.5 hours.
We will interact with workshop organisers in due time to define the schedule of the sessions and coffee breaks as well as room logistics.

Workshop organisers need to:

+ Produce a web page and a âCall for Papers/Participationâ for their workshop. The call must make it clear that at least one author of each accepted submission must register and present the paper.
+ Provide a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
+ Advertise the workshop beyond the conference web page.
+ Select the participants and the format of the workshop.
+ Set up the paper submission site and review process.Â
+ Ensure that all workshop papers follow the standard IEEE formatting guidelines and an agreed page limit of 6 pages. A higher page limit and/or additional extra paid pages may be possible subject to the approval by the proceedings chair.
+ Assist in producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.

Workshop proposals should include:

+ A brief statement of interest with a description and rationale for the workshop topic and its relevance to the ICAC community.
+ A draft call for papers, including names and affiliations of workshop chairs and a tentative list of TPC members.
+ The workshop deadlines, both internal and external. The camera ready deadline for papers in the proceedings is set to end of April (exact date pending). Some guidelines provided below.
+ An expected number of submissions, accepted papers, and attendees.
+ A list of past instances of the proposed workshop (if any), including number of submissions, accepted papers, and attendees.

If you have questions about your workshop proposal, do not hesitate to contact the workshop chair at <birke@xxxxxxxx>.

Workshop proposals should be sent as simple ASCII text or pdf via email to <icac2019.workshops@xxxxxxxxx

Important Notes:

+ If the workshop is too small (i.e. does not attract enough submissions) the ICAC Organising Committee may decide to merge that workshop with another. So we encourage workshop organisers to attract a large community. In extreme situations we may cancel workshops.
+ Workshop organisers must ensure that suitable quality measures have been taken. All papers must be reviewed by an International Technical Program Committee with a minimum of 3 reviews per paper.
+ The camera ready deadline is a strict deadline given by IEEE. A possible timeline given the current tentative date of April 29, could be: counting backwards two weeks for the authors to prepare the camera ready gives a notification deadline mid April. Allowing a month for the reviews results in an extended submission deadline mid March and, maybe, a first submission deadline of end of February (allowing a deadline extension of two weeks). Dissemination of CFP should start as soon as possible, but not later than mid December.
+ Workshops are not automatically endorsed by IEEE or ACM and should not use the names of these organisation in their titles.
+ The selection will be made by the workshop chair in consultation with the general chairs and the steering committee.