Call For Workshop Proposals

FSE-20 is soliciting proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference. If you would like to bring together a group of researchers on a topic you consider relevant and exciting, you can consider submitting a workshop proposal to FSE. All proposals will be evaluated according to such criteria as relevance, anticipated level of discussion and liveliness of the workshop, the expected number of participants, and the organizer's experience in setting up a successful workshop.

FSE-20 workshops aim to provide opportunities for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results in various areas of software engineering research and applications. Workshops are not an alternative forum for presenting full research papers.

Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals must be no more than 4 pages in length. We suggest they be formatted in the ACM style also required for FSE technical papers. Each proposal should address at least the following issues:

  1. Contact details of the organizers, including an identification of the main contact person.
  2. A brief (max 175 words) abstract of the goals and format of the workshop intended for the FSE-20 web pages.
  3. The theme, goals, and topics of the workshop, as well as a motivation of its relevance and timeliness, including an account of the workshop's history (if any).
  4. The workshop format, including desired length (1 or 2 days), forms of participation supported (demo, position statement, panel discussion, working session, ...) and plans for generating and stimulating discussion at the workshop.
  5. The paper selection procedure, including the types of papers permitted (demo's, short, long, position statements, ...), the dates for submission and notification of acceptance, names of proposed and confirmed program committee members, and a link to a preliminary workshop web site and call for papers.

    Specify if the workshop intends to publish its proceedings through the ACM digital library. The hard deadline for camera-ready workshop papers to be published in the digial library is September 7, 2012. The workshop dates should permit solid reviewing and paper completion before that. We strongly recommend an initial submission date on or after June 25, 2012, which is a week after the notification date for FSE-20 research papers.

  6. Publicity plans, including a motivated assessment of the number of expected participants, as well as the the participant solicitation and selection process. Indicate whether the workshop will be open or closed.
  7. Follow-up plans, explaining how the workshop results are expected to be used.
  8. A brief bio of each organizer, including past experience in workshop organization.


In order to enable us to recognize and resolve topic conflicts and overlaps before the proposal submission deadline, we encourage you to communicate the topic of your workshop to the workshop co-chairs by e-mail as early as possible.

Workshop proposals are to be sent by email in PDF format to aldrich at cs dot cmu dot edu


If a workshop's proceedings are to be published in the ACM Digital Library, the organizers should ensure that all authors submit their camera-ready papers by the required date. Papers intended to appear in the ACM Digital Library will be made available to all conference participants as part of the electronic FSE proceedings.

Most workshops will be scheduled in the 3 days before the FSE-20 conference, November 10-12. Workshops may also be scheduled after the conference on November 16-17, if necessary or on request.

Workshop organizers will be required to submit, within 3 months after the workshop, a workshop summary to be published in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes.

Important Dates

Workshop chair

Jonathan Aldrich
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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