Call for Workshops and Tutorials

The ICFCA’17 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops/tutorials to be held on the first days of the conference (June 12 and 13, 2016), which will take place in Rennes, France. We invite proposals for both full- and half-day workshops/tutorial in current and emerging topics in FCA. They will provide an opportunity to discuss novel topics in an interactive atmosphere. They can concentrate in-depth on research topics, but can also be devoted to application issues.

Duration & format

We welcome both full- and half-day workshop/tutorial proposals. We would like to encourage proposers to aim for a program that is both varied and interesting. For workshops, especially where the format is concerned, we would like you to think about ways of going beyond the usual list of presentations of accepted papers. Another way of extending the usual format is to include a specific challenge problem that can be addressed by the workshop participants, with a dedicated challenge session in the workshop program. Note, however, that the challenge should be only one of the components of the workshop, targeting a problem which is specific to the workshop topic(s).

Combined Tutorial & Workshop

Especially for a relatively novel but rapidly maturing topic, giving an introduction of the state-of-the-art may go beyond the scope of an invited presentation. In this case, a half day tutorial followed by a half day workshop could be a good format.

Guidelines for proposals

When proposing a workshop or a tutorial, please provide (at least) the following information:

  • A brief description of
    • the specific issues that will be addressed,
    • the reasons why the workshop/tutorial is of interest in these times,
    • the main research areas involved,
    • and what the workshop/tutorial will add to the conference (e.g., do you expect papers of a theme that would not fit the main conference?).
  • For workshops,
    • a draft of the Call for Papers, including information on accepted formats (e.g., regular papers, extended abstracts, oral-only presentations of relevant recently published or submitted contributions, etc.)
    • and expected format of the workshop (e.g., invited talks, presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, challenge sessions, or other ideas for ensuring an interactive atmosphere).
    • In the case of a combined tutorial-workshop, please clearly indicate the format.
  • Any special requirements regarding logistics (e.g., poster stands, audio equipment), if applicable.

Submission

For applying or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Chairs (Peggy Cellier, Sébastien Ferré). We are looking forward to your proposals .

Tutorial/Workshop proposal deadlineTuesday, January 31, 2017

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