9th Joint Meeting of
the European Software Engineering Conference and
the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium
on the Foundations of Software Engineering

Call for Workshop proposals

ESEC/FSE 2013 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 should consider submitting a workshop proposal to ESEC/FSE. Workshops will be held before and/or after the conference. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below in submitting their workshop proposal by the submission date, and are encouraged to contact the workshop chairs should any questions arise.

ESEC/FSE 2013 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 up to 4 pages in length, according to the template available below. Each proposal should contain the following information (for your convenience, we include a .doc and a .tex version of the template)

  1. Contact details of the organizers, including the identification of the main contact.
  2. A brief (max 175 words) abstract of the goals and format of the workshop intended for the ESEC/FSE 2013 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. Specify if the workshop intends to publish its proceedings in the ACM digital library (under negotiation for all ESEC/FSE 2013 workshops).
  5. The paper selection procedure, including the types of papers permitted (demos, short, long, position statements, ... together with page limits), the expected dates for submission and notification of acceptance, names of proposed and confirmed program committee members. The hard deadline for camera-ready workshop papers is expected to be July 1, 2013.
  6. Publicity plans, including a motivated assessment of the number of expected participants, as well as the participant solicitation and selection process (also 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 biography of each organizer, including past experience in workshop organization.

Ideally, a workshop proposal should consist of a two-page description (to be included in the conference proceedings, if accepted) and an appendix (up to two pages) containing additional material, if appropriate.

Review and Selection Criteria

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the ESEC/FSE 2013 Workshop selection committee according to the following criteria:

Furthermore, the workshop chairs will seek to minimize redundancy and maximize synergy with other ESEC/FSE events, even in terms of joining two or more workshops into a single one.


A two-page workshop description will be published in the ESEC/FSE proceedings for each accepted workshop. The workshop abstract will be included on the ESEC/FSE site, and the workshop web page will be linked from there. In addition, the workshops may choose to publish their proceedings in the ACM digital library (under negotiation). In this case, the organizers should ensure that all authors sign the appropriate copyright forms, and submit their camera-ready version. Papers intended to appear in the ACM digital library will also be distributed to all conference participants as part of electronic ESEC/FSE proceedings (either via memory stics or web download).

ESEC/FSE 2013 will not pay for registration, travel, or other arrangements for workshop organizers or any of their invited speakers or guests. All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop.

Moreover, please beware that our policy does not allow workshop PC chairs to submit papers to their own workshops. This however applies only to PC chairs, not the remaining PC members.

Submission Procedure

Workshop submissions are to be sent through EasyChair.

Important Dates

Workshop co-chairs

Ralf Reussner
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Bara Buhnova
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Workshop Selection Committee


esec_fse2013-workshops-template.doc 2MB
esec_fse2013-workshops-template.zip 79KB

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