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ASWEC is a joint conference of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society reporting through the Engineers Australia/ACS Joint Board on Software Engineering.

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Guidelines for Authors of Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals that have practical appeal to the software engineering community are sought for ASWEC 2009. Tutorials are designed to help software professionals rapidly come up to speed on a specific technology or methodology. They can be lecture-oriented or participatory. Tutorials are half-day sessions consisting of two 90-minute blocks separated by a 30-minute break, or full-day sessions consisting of four 90-minute blocks, with 30-minute breaks in the morning and afternoon, and a one-hour lunch break. Tutorial rooms are equipped with a data projector; attendees are provided with handouts, to be submitted by presenters one month in advance.

Proposals due
17 Oct 2008
Acceptance notification
12 Dec 2008
Confirmation of programme
13 Feb 2009
Final versions due
13 Mar 2009

Tutorials will run on Tuesday 14 April, and will be assessed by a panel of academic and industry representatives according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to ASWEC attendees;
  • Completeness, clarity, and quality of the tutorial proposal;
  • Expertise and experience of the presenters in the proposed topic and in delivering a successful educational presentation; and
  • Effectiveness of the proposed presentation approach.

The ASWEC Organising Committee reserves the right to cancel tutorials that have not received sufficient registrations by the close of early registration for the conference.

Proposals should be emailed to the tutorials chair, Richard Thomas (r.thomas@qut.edu.au; Subject Line: ASWEC2009 Tutorial Proposal) in plain text (preferred) or pdf format. Submissions should include the following information:

  1. Title:
  2. Speaker(s):
  3. Contact Person: (including full physical and electronic contact details)
  4. Level: Introductory / Intermediate / Advanced
  5. Topic Area:
  6. Duration: Half Day / Full Day
  7. Tutorial Description:
    This will be used to advertise the tutorial and should provide a clear indication of the topic to be covered and the expected outcomes for the participants. (Maximum 300 words)
  8. Presenters' Biographies: (Maximum 200 words)
  9. Content Outline
    This should be a detailed description of the tutorial and its content. Included in this description should be an outline indicating time allocated to topics. Tutorial sessions will be scheduled for three and a half hours, including a half hour tea break. Your running time should be for three hours (or six for a full day tutorial). This is where you are selling your tutorial to the conference organisers. Show how this tutorial will benefit attendees and relate to the conference topics and theme.
  10. Presenter Resume
    In this section provide evidence of your experience in conducting professional tutorials. Include references to past conference tutorials or professional development courses you have conducted. Also indicate if this tutorial has been presented in the past and if it has been modified since the last presentation.
  11. Technical Experience
    Provide evidence that you are qualified to claim you are an expert in the topic area of this tutorial.
  12. Supporting Material
    Attach any other material that you believe may support your proposal.