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3rd International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software

June 4–5, 2012 | Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Affiliated Workshops

The Conference on Sensor Systems and Software invites proposals for one day workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshops chair should any questions arise.

The 3rd International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software will be held on 4-6 June in Lisbon, Portugal. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics related to Sensor Networks and their applications. The purpose of the workshops is to provide a forum for members of a focused research community to present preliminary research results and discuss position-style papers. Workshops are alternative forums for presenting full research papers. As such, organizers are encouraged to adopt a format that fosters interaction and discussion, devoting less focus to individual, formal presentations.

Proposals should include

  • The title, theme, and goals of the workshop
  • The targeted audience and the expected minimum and maximum number of participants. We prefer that workshops remain open to all members of the community, but by-invitation-only workshops will also be considered. Please explicitly state your preference.
  • The publicity strategy that will be used by the organizers to promote the workshop
  • The strategy to gather participants and the selection process
  • Publication plan. Separate section in the conference proceedings book. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own publication (e.g., pre- or post-proceedings), if any is desired. Several options are available:
  1. digital publication in EPTCS (Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science) or the ACM Digital Library. This option is encouraged as it allows both for official, widespread publication and involves relatively low overhead
  2. informal distribution from a private web page (managed by you)
  3. printing an informal booklet directly in Lisbon (for a small fee, and with reasonable deadlines in advance to allow printing time). State your publication intentions in the proposal. If enough workshops are interested in either EPTCS or the ACM DL, we will approach the publishers as a federation, otherwise contact information will be forward for you to deal directly with the publishers.
  • Approximate budget proposal
  • A preliminary version of the call for papers. This CFP must include important dates including submission, notification, and camera-ready deadlines.
  • The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization of the workshop.
  • A brief description of the organizer's background, including relevant past experience on organizing workshops and contact information.

Review Process

Workshop organizers are responsible for following items:

  • A workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the S-Cube website.
  • Hosting and maintaining web pages to be linked from the S-Cube website.
  • Workshop proceedings, if any.
  • Publicizing the event.

Important Dates

Workshop date - 4 June 2012.

  • Workshop proposals due December 31, 2011.
  • Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2012.
  • Submissions to: S-Cube2012

The S-Cube organization offers

S-Cube will provide registration and organizational support for the workshops.

Chair and Vice-chair have free registration and can invite up to two invited speakers and wave the registration for them.

Registration fees must be paid for all participants, including organizers and invited guests. To cover food and basic expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee that will be specified after submission deadline. All fees will be collected by the ICST registration system, then funds will be dedicated to cover the costs for the individual workshops. Additionally, S-Cube organisation will provide

  • A link from S-Cube and Workshop web sites to the workshop web page.
  • Setup of meeting space, and related equipment.
  • Coffee-breaks.
  • On-line and on-site registration to the workshop.

The main responsibility of organizing a workshop goes to the workshop chairperson(s), including:

  • Workshop publicity (possibly including call for papers, submission and review process).
  • Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the S-Cube organizers.

Contact Information

Please contact the S-Cube 2012 organizers (Francisco Martins or Hervé Paulino) for further details at S-Cube2012.

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