Guidelines for Authors of Workshop Proposals
The organising committee for ASWEC 2009 solicits proposals for workshops targeting emerging and/or specialised areas of software engineering. The workshop programme is intended to provide an opportunity for researchers to examine novel themes in a focused and perhaps less formal manner than in the main conference. Workshop organisers are accorded considerable flexibility in determining the scope of the workshop, the nature of the submissions and the balance between contributed research papers, position papers and panel sessions. Without unncessarily limiting the range of workshop topics, it is likely that successful proposals will be directly related to one or more of the topics listed in the call for papers, and the organisers will especially welcome proposals of equal interest to academia and industry. Workshops may also serve as a suitable venue for younger researchers - especially graduate students - to present work in progress and to receive feedback from a professional audience.
Workshops will run on Tuesday 14 April, and will be assessed by a panel of academics and industry representatives according to the following criteria:
PLEASE NOTE: All ASWEC workshops must be self-supporting, and under no circumstances will the main conference sponsor a workshop offering. The workshop budget must thus reflect this position, and detail expected attendance, revenue and sponsorship levels as well as the likely cost of keynote speakers and any workshop booklets or electronic proceedings. The main conference will levy a fee for each workshop registrant to cover registration support, catering and venue hire. Workshop organisers are responsible for setting an appropriate registration fee incorporating this charge, but it is normal practice for workshops to offer a substantially discounted rate to those who have registered for the main conference. The ASWEC organising committee will, in consultation with the workshop organisers, determine a break-even point for the workshop, and reserves the right to cancel workshops which do not achieve this number of registrations by an agreed date.
Proposals should, in the first instance, be emailed to the workshops chair, A/Prof Jim Hogan (firstname.lastname@example.org; Subject Line: ASWEC2009 Workshop Proposal) in plain text (preferred) or pdf format. Submissions should include the following information: