[Haskell] Call for Workshop Proposal:GPCE'04 -- Generative ProgrammingandComponent Engineering

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Fri Feb 13 11:02:20 EST 2004

[ posted on behalf of Benaissa, Zino <zino.benaissa at intel.com> ]

                          CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS 


                          Third International Conference on 

       Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'04) 

                                         Vancouver, October 24-28, 2004 
                                         co-located with
<http://oopsla.acm.org/> OOPSLA 2004 and
<http://www.research.ibm.com/ismm04/> ISMM 2004 



Important Dates

Submission date: March 19, 2004 

Overview Important Dates

GPCE workshops provide intensive collaborative environments where
generative and component technologists meet to surface, discuss, and
solve challenging problems facing the field. 

Workshops occur on the day before the conference. To ensure a
sufficiently small group for effective interaction, workshop organizers
manage attendance based on an objective criterion, typically, a short
position paper submitted by potential attendees. Other criteria are
permitted as long as they are clearly specified in the workshop's call
for participation. 

We encourage proposals for innovative, well-focused workshops on a broad
spectrum of component engineering and generative programming topics. All
topics related to generative programming and component engineering are
potential candidates for workshops. Workshops typically fall into the
following categories: 

*	A workshop may address a specific sub-area of generative and
component technology in depth. 

*	A workshop may cover areas that cross the borders of several sub
areas. Workshops that cross the borders of the formal and the applied
areas is one example. 

*	A workshop may focus on the applications and deployment of
generative and/or component technology in areas such as
telecommunications, mobile computing or real-time systems. Workshops
reporting on industrial experiences are particularly welcome. 

Workshop topics are by no means limited to the types mentioned above.
However, in each case, the proposed area is supposed to have enough
impetus to yield new results that can be considered important and worth
more detailed investigation. 

What should a proposal look like? 

Workshop proposals should be sent in ASCII or PDF format to the workshop
chair, and they should consist of four pages/parts: 

1.	Cover Page 

*	Name of the proposed workshop. 

*	Names and addresses of the organizers. 

*	Intended number of participants. 

*	Requested Audio/Video equipment. 

2.	Abstract 

*	Why it is relevant to GPCE and a short overview of the rationale
for the workshop and the major topics. In particular, statements about
the review process and ways to ensure creativity during the workshop
would be appreciated. 

*	The abstract should preferably not exceed 200 words. 

3.	Call for Participation 

*	A preliminary version of the Call for Participation that the
organizers must prepare if the workshop is accepted. 

*	Should provide a brief overview of the proposed workshop
including a description of the goals of the workshops and the work

*	May repeat some of the statements made on the abstract page, but
should be targeted specifically to potential workshop participants. 

4.	Organizers 

*	Short biography of each organizer. 

*	References to similar workshops organized at previous
conferences, including the number of participants. 

*	If a workshop is accepted, the organizers will be requested to
prepare a WWW page that will contain the latest information about the
workshop. The web pages of each workshop will be linked to the GPCE
workshop web site. 

*	Each workshop must have at least two organizers, preferably from
different organizations. Preference will be shown to workshops that have
more organizers. Workshop organizers and participants have to register
for the conference. 


*	Workshop organizers should in particular take care to foster the
creative potential that is tentatively present in a workshop. 

*	Remember that a workshop is NOT a conference! 

*	The success of a workshop depends greatly on the results
generated on-site. 

*	A number of interrelated issues should be taken into account in
order to provide a good framework for such on-site creativity. 

*	Time allocation 

*	During the workshop, enough time should be reserved for
collaborative work. 

*	Such creative sessions should have a precise topic and objective
and their results should be written down so that they can be reported
later. Reasonable expectations 

*	One should not count on people's instantaneous and proactive

*	For many reasons, participants tend to prefer a consumer role
much to a producer role during a workshop. 

*	Thus prescreened presentations, even formally reviewed papers,
should usually precede any creative sessions. Task forces 

*	Large groups tend to behave like an audience, whereas groups of
four to eight people are much more likely to interact. 

*	When planning collaborative sessions, consider having several
smaller groups rather than one large group in order to foster the
generation of new ideas. 

*	Presentation selection 

*	Quality should obviously be the primary criterion for selecting
the presentations. 

*	However, in order for a workshop to be productive, consider also
having presentations on some new, controversial topics to spark

*	Participant selection 

*	Although the number of workshop participants does not need to be
restricted to the selected presenters, the overall size of the workshop
should remain small enough to foster creativity. 

*	Usually this means less than 20 participants. 

Submission Process 

Electronic submission of proposals is required--send to
<mailto:workshops04 at gpce.org> workshops04 at gpce.org. Proposals must be
submitted no later than March 19, 2004, BUT EARLIER IS BETTER, as it
allows for a more satisfactory coordination between workshop proposals. 

Proposal Review and Acceptance 

The proposals received will be reviewed by the Workshop Committee to
determine a high quality and appropriate mix for the conference . 

Important Dates 

Workshop proposals schedule 

*	Submission deadline for workshop proposals: March 19, 2004 

*	Notification of workshop acceptance: April 5, 2004 

*	Workshop program posted on the website: August 31, 2004 

This call for participation is for workshop organizers; a later call
will occur for workshop attendees. 

Workshop attendee schedule (all workshops): 

*	Calls for Workshop Paper Submissions issued: April 15, 2004 

*	Workshop paper submission deadline: July 1, 2004 

*	Workshop papers - notification of acceptance: August 31, 2004 

*	Workshop papers - final versions posted at the workshop sites:
October 20, 2004 

*	Workshop day: Monday, October 25, 2004 

Workshop chair 

zino benaissa (Intel Corporation)

For More Information 

For additional information, clarification, or questions please feel free
to contact the Workshop Chair. 

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