CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
Second International Conference on
Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'03)
Kasper Osterbye, IT University Copenhagen
GPCE workshops provide intensive collaborative environments where generative
and component technologists meet to surface, discuss, and solve challenging
problems facing the field.
Workshops occur on the day before the conference. To ensure a sufficiently
small group for effective interaction, workshop organizers manage attendance
based on an objective criterion, typically, a short position paper submitted
by potential attendees. Other criteria are permitted as long as they are
clearly specified in the workshop's call for participation.
We encourage proposals for innovative, well-focused workshops on a broad
spectrum of component engineering and generative programming topics. All
topics related to generative programming and component engineering are
potential candidates for workshops. Workshops typically fall into the
Workshop topics are by no means limited to the types mentioned above. However,
in each case, the proposed area is supposed to have enough impetus to yield
new results that can be considered important and worth more detailed investigation.
A workshop may address a specific sub-area of generative and component
technology in depth.
A workshop may cover areas that cross the borders of several sub areas.
Workshops that cross the borders of the formal and the applied areas is
A workshop may focus on the applications and deployment of generative and/or
component technology in areas such as telecommunications, mobile computing
or real-time systems. Workshops reporting on industrial experiences are
What should a proposal look like?
Workshop proposals should be sent in ASCII or PDF format to the workshop
chair, and they should consist of four pages/parts:
1. Cover Page
Name of the proposed workshop.
Names and addresses of the organizers.
Intended number of participants.
Requested Audio/Video equipment.
3. Call for Participation
Why it is relevant to GPCE and a short overview of the rationale for the
workshop and the major topics. In particular, statements about the review
process and ways to ensure creativity during the workshop would be appreciated.
The abstract should preferably not exceed 200 words.
A preliminary version of the Call for Participation that the organizers
must prepare if the workshop is accepted.
Should provide a brief overview of the proposed workshop including a description
of the goals of the workshops and the work practices.
May repeat some of the statements made on the abstract page, but should
be targeted specifically to potential workshop participants.
Short biography of each organizer.
References to similar workshops organized at previous conferences, including
the number of participants.
If a workshop is accepted, the organizers will be requested to prepare
a WWW page that will contain the latest information about the workshop.
The web pages of each workshop will be linked to the GPCE workshop web
Each workshop must have at least two organizers, preferably from different
organizations. Preference will be shown to workshops that have more organizers.
Workshop organizers and participants have to register for the conference.
Workshop organizers should in particular take care to foster the creative
potential that is tentatively present in a workshop.
Remember that a workshop is NOT a conference!
The success of a workshop depends greatly on the results generated on-site.
A number of interrelated issues should be taken into account in order to
provide a good framework for such on-site creativity.
During the workshop, enough time should be reserved for collaborative work.
Such creative sessions should have a precise topic and objective and their
results should be written down so that they can be reported later.
One should not count on people's instantaneous and proactive participation.
For many reasons, participants tend to prefer a consumer role much to a
producer role during a workshop.
Thus prescreened presentations, even formally reviewed papers, should usually
precede any creative sessions.
Large groups tend to behave like an audience, whereas groups of four to
eight people are much more likely to interact.
When planning collaborative sessions, consider having several smaller groups
rather than one large group in order to foster the generation of new ideas.
Quality should obviously be the primary criterion for selecting the presentations.
However, in order for a workshop to be productive, consider also having
presentations on some new, controversial topics to spark discussion.
Although the number of workshop participants does not need to be restricted
to the selected presenters, the overall size of the workshop should remain
small enough to foster creativity.
Usually this means less than 20 participants.
Workshop proposals schedule
This call for participation is for workshop organizers; a later call will
occur for workshop attendees.
Submission deadline for workshop proposals: April 6, 2003
Notification of workshop acceptance: April 20, 2003
Workshop program posted on the website: April 27, 2003
Workshop attendee schedule (all workshops):
Early conference registration close on August 3.
Calls for Workshop Paper Submissions issued: April 27, 2003
Workshop paper submission deadline: June 22, 2003
Workshop paper submissions - notification of acceptance: July 13, 2003
Workshop papers - final versions posted at the workshop sites: July 20,
Electronic submission of proposals is required--send to email@example.com.
Proposals must be submitted no later than April 6, 2003, BUT EARLIER IS
BETTER, as it allows for a more satisfactory coordination between workshop
Proposal Review and Acceptance
The proposals received will be reviewed by the Workshop Committee to
determine a high quality and appropriate mix for the conference.
For More Information
For additional information, clarification, or questions please feel
free to contact the Workshop Chair, Kasper Osterbye at firstname.lastname@example.org.