Call for Workshops and Minisymposia

Scope

Euro-Par is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and distributed processing, ranging from theory to practice, from small to the largest parallel and distributed systems and infrastructures, from fundamental computational problems to applications, from architecture, compiler, language and interface design and implementation, to tools, support infrastructures, and application performance aspects. To provide a meeting point for researchers to discuss and exchange new ideas and hot topics related to parallel and distributed computing and their applications, Euro-Par 2023 will co-locate workshops and, for the first time, minisymposia with the main conference. This is an invitation to send proposals for the workshop and, for the first time, a minisymposium program. Both workshops and minisymposia will be held on August 28 - August 29, 2023, the first two days of the conference.

Workshops

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

The proposals should include the following information:

  • Workshop title and acronym, preference for length (half or full-day)
  • Information of the organizers, including a short biography of each organizer (5-10 lines). Each workshop will have a single main organizer, the corresponding contact. Others can be co-organizers. All the organizers must be a staff member at an institution or a company, and no PhD or other students can be organizers.
  • A tentative program committee (10-15 members)
  • Motivation of the workshop:
  • - scientific objective,
    - interest to the Euro-par community
    - positioning with respect to the currently existing Euro-Par workshops
  • Description of the workshop:
    - content
    - organizational aspects

    - format (contributed papers, invited talks, panels, posters or any other kind of activity including european project meetings),
  • Workshop background (number of previous editions jointly with Europar or in any other format)
  • Link to international projects/initiatives

The decision about the acceptance/rejection of a workshop proposal will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal and the degree to which it matches the scope of the conference. In the case that several workshop proposals have very similar objectives and scopes, a merge of overlapping workshops may be recommended. The topics covered by a workshop should not overlap with the main topics of the conference. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Proposals can already be sent, and the organizers may be notified before the notification deadline in case of a strong proposal.

Workshop Organizer Responsibilities

  • Preparing the call for papers for the workshop and publicizing it
  • Preparing and maintaining the workshop Web site including the relevant sections according   to the organization guidelines
  • Selecting the workshop program committee considering that each member of the committee should make at least one review
  • Selecting papers through a rigorous peer-review process including at least three reviews per submission using the provided EasyChair installation and considering the possible conflicts of interest
  • Delivering the final workshop program to the Euro-Par 2020 conference co-chairs in time
  • Delivering the preliminary workshop proceedings in time before the conference
  • Providing the Euro-Par Steering Committee with a Management Report, after the conference, with key indicators such as: number of submitted and accepted papers, program committee and review process management
  • Delivering the final workshop proceedings with a revised version of the papers in time after the conference in the required Springer LNCS format (12 pages max.) and writing a preface to the workshop. Camera-ready papers will be published only if the management report has been delivered
  • Short papers can be accepted and presented at the workshop. However, to be included in the formal Springer proceedings, the minimum length is of 10 pages per paper
  • Registering for the conference
  • Meet the deadlines according to the organization guidelines

Workshop Proceedings and Paper Review

The workshop proceedings will be published in a separate LNCS workshop volume after the conference. The principal coordinator of each workshop will appear as co-editor of the workshop volume. Registered workshop participants will receive an electronic copy of the volume by email. All authors of accepted papers will be requested to sign a Springer copyright form.

The Euro-Par organizers will provide an EasyChair setup for all Euro-Par 2020 workshops, and its use is mandatory to facilitate paper submissions, reviewing, and collecting the camera-ready versions. The workshop papers will not be published in the proceedings otherwise. Each workshop will be an independent track within the Workshops' EasyChair installation, but it will be fully manageable by the respective organizers. Papers of less than 10 pages will be considered as short papers that can be presented at the conference but not published in the proceedings.

Minisymposia


A minisymposium is a session of coordinated presentations for promoting interdisciplinary communication on a topic of current interest and importance in the field of parallel and distributed computing, ideally having potential application in other domains. The length and program will be decided by the organizers; half-day (three-hour) minisymposia are very welcome, longer is possible, not exceeding one day (6 hours). The contributions to the minisymposia will not be published in the proceedings.

Minisymposium Proposal Guidelines

The proposals should include the following information:

  • Minisymposium title and acronym, preference for length (half or full-day)
  • Information of the organizers (full name, affiliation, country and email address), including a short biography of each organizer (5-10 lines). Each minisymposium will have a single main organizer, the corresponding contact. Others can be co-organizers.
  • Motivation and scope of the minisymposium:
    - Problem area to be addressed by the speakers and possible applications [max 1500 characters];
    - Description of target audience and estimated number of participants [max 1500 characters]
    - Link to international projects/initiatives - Format (contributed papers, invited talks, panels, posters or any other kind of activity including European project meetings)
  • Format (contributed papers, invited talks, panels, posters or any other kind of activity including European project meetings),
  • Speakers:
    - a tentative list of speakers detailing their names, affiliation, email address and title of their presentations. Nominated speakers should be approached in advance and should have agreed that they will participate.
    - companies and/or institutions involved

Minisymposium Selection Process

All the submitted proposals will be assessed by the organizing committee. The decision about the acceptance/rejection of a minisymposium proposal will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal and the degree to which it matches the scope of the conference. Overlapping minisymposia will be avoided (or possibly merged). Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Proposals can already be sent, and the organizers may be notified before the notification deadline.

Minisymposium Organizer Responsibilities

Minisymposium organizers will be in charge of making publicity of the minisymposium and specify the number of talks and other activities. The contributions will be sent to the same web page as the contributions for the workshops. The review process will be decided by the minisymposium organizers. One of the organizers will be the contact with the conference organization. The review process includes:

  • Preparing the call for papers for the workshop and publicizing it
  • Preparing and maintaining the minisymposium website mentioning the Euro-Par vinculation.
  • Deciding the length of the minisymposium, the program and type of activities and the names of the speakers
  • Use the provided EasyChair installation for receiving the contributions
  • Delivering the program to the Euro-Par 2023 conference co-chairs in time
  • Providing the Euro-Par Steering Committee with a Management Report, after the conference, summarizing the experience and including number of persons involved in the activities as well as any consideration useful for future editions.
  • Registering for the conference as well as all the participants to the minisymposium.
  • Meet the deadlines according to the organization guidelines

Minisymposium publication

The contributions to the minisymposia will not be published in the proceedings. However, the organizers are invited to send one non-compulsory 4-page summary of the minisymposium. The document should summarize the scientific discussion promoted by the minisymposium and it will be published in the same LNCS volume as the workshop proceedings after the conference. The authors of the summary will be requested to sign a Springer copyright form.

SUBMISSION (for Workshop and Minisymposium Organizers)

 

Workshop and Minisymposium proposals should be sent in PDF format via email to the workshop co-chairs (contact details at the end of this call).

An email verification will be sent to each successful submission. In case the verification is not received, submitters are asked to contact the workshop chairs.

IMPORTANT DATES (for Workshop and Minisymposium Organizers) (AoE)

 

Workshop and minisymposium proposals due: February 10, 2023

Workshop and minisymposium notifications: February 24, 2023

Workshop website online and launches of Call for Workshop Papers: March 24, 2023

Workshop and minisymposium dates: August 28-29, 2023

Workshop and minisymposium management report summarizing the experience and results of the activity due: September 15, 2023

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Demetris Zeinalipour, University of Cyprus, Cyprus (dzeina-AT-ucy.ac.cy)

Dora Blanco Heras, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (dora.blanco-AT-usc.es)