Important Dates | Goal | Format | Evaluation | Submission
Publication / Presentation | Budget
Committee Members | Contact Information

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ICSE 2005 is soliciting proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below in submitting a workshop proposal by the submission date, and are encouraged to contact the workshop chairs should any questions arise.

> Important Dates

Workshop proposals due 4 October 2004
Notification 15 November 2004
Camera-ready copy of workshop summary 28 January 2005
Submission of workshop papers 21 February 2005
Notification of workshop papers 21 March 2005
Final proceedings ready for electronic publication 11 April 2005

> Goal

ICSE 2005 workshops provide a forum for small groups of participants to exchange opinions, advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on focused research topics. Workshops are not alternative forums for full research papers, and usually restrict themselves to submission of position papers only. Workshops should focus on fostering discussion and avoid being presentation only; at least half the time should be devoted to discussion. To foster dialog, the ideal group size is twenty to twenty-five. Group sizes may range as high as forty, but at the cost of limiting the opportunities to engage all participants in meaningful discussions.

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> Workshop Format

Workshops may be either one, one and a half, or two days long, and may be held before or after the main conference. Prospective workshop organizers must clearly specify the desired length of their workshop. In addition, they may indicate in their workshop proposals any scheduling preferences they have, but the acceptance of a workshop proposal does not guarantee that the requested dates/times will be accommodated. We assume that submission of a workshop proposal indicates that the prospective workshop organizers are available to run the workshop on any of the days that ICSE 2005 has scheduled for workshops. Scheduling and other constraints might in some cases also require that the intended workshop duration be shortened.

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> Evaluation

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by at least three members of the ICSE 2005 Workshop Committee. Acceptance will be based on:

> an evaluation of the workshop's potential to advance the state of software engineering research and/or practice;
> the timeliness and expected interest in the topic;
> the organizers' ability to lead a successful workshop;
> the need of ICSE 2005 to achieve balance and synergy in its workshop and other event offerings.

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> Submission

Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). The proposal, in 3 pages or less, minimum 10pt font, must include:

> full contact information for the principal organizer;
> the desired length of the workshop (one, one and a half, or two days)
> a one-page outline of the theme and goals of the workshop;
> a short statement discussing the relevance of the workshop to the field of software engineering;
> the desired minimum and maximum number of workshop participants;
> the participant solicitation and selection process;
> a brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant past experience in organizing workshops and contact information;
> a preliminary version of the call for workshop papers that the workshop organizers intend to use;
> a list of (proposed & already committed) program committee members;
> desired workshop date(s), and any additional scheduling constraints;
> requested equipment, room capacity and organization, and any other logistic constraints.

Submissions for this category are closed.

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> Publication / Presentation

Accepted workshops must adhere to the common deadlines listed above for submission of workshop papers, notification of acceptance of workshop papers, and preparation of the workshop proceedings. Workshop organizers must limit the length of any requested workshop papers to 7 pages in ICSE two column format.

Workshop organizers are responsible for producing two items:

1. An informal proceedings, which will be made electronically available by ICSE 2005 before the workshop so participants can download the papers (ICSE 2005 will be entirely electronic).

2. A set of files, prepared specifically for inclusion of the papers in the ACM Digital Library (instructions to follow upon workshop acceptance).

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> Budget

ICSE 2005 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited guests. All participants, including workshop organizers, must register for the workshop.

ICSE 2005 has arranged for accepted workshops to be able to use, if so desired, CyberChairPRO at no extra charge.

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> Committee Members

André van der Hoek (chair) UC Irvine, USA
Gian Pietro Picco (chair) Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Arie van Deursen CWI, Netherlands
Valérie Issarny INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Kenichi Matsumoto NAIST, Japan
Alex Orso Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Claudia Werner Federal U. of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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> Contact Information

André van der Hoek

Gian Pietro Picco

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