Call for Workshops, Panels, and Special Sessions (WPS)
Researchers in sustainable computing and/or computational sustainability are invited to submit proposals for Workshops, Panels, or Special Sessions in IGSC 2018, to be held October 22-24 in Pittsburgh, USA.
Aim and Scope
In conjunction with the regular IGSC conference program, the aim of these extracurricular WPS sessions is to provide specialized forums for the discussion of complementary, novel, or timely perspectives in sustainable computing or computational sustainability. The sessions are intended to introduce and discuss new R&D problems, cover specialized topics, or address trends in the technical domains that are of interest to the conference participants. Topics that introduce new directions and paradigms relevant to the IGSC community are highly encouraged. The WPS organizers/leaders may also be speakers in their respective sessions.
Workshops are envisioned to provide in-depth discussions for likeminded researchers interested in specific topics. They are often of longer length (typically several sessions in a half- or full-day setting) and may be composed of a combination of keynote, invited, and peer-reviewed presentations. Panels and Special Sessions will be integrated in the conference program as 1.5-hr sessions and are typically composed of a session chair (organizer) and a set of invited speakers.
Workshop participants will be able to publish their papers (maximum 6 pages in length for each paper) in the workshop proceedings, which will be published in IEEE Xplore as part of the IGSC proceedings. Panels and Special Sessions will have 3 publication choices: 1) no publishing (only presentations), 2) publishing abstracts of the presentations (maximum 2 pages in length per abstract), or 3) publishing invited papers for each presentation (maximum 6 pages in length for each paper). The WPS proposers are encouraged to specify which publication option they plan to use. The Panel and Special Session abstracts/papers will be clearly identified as such and will be integrated in Proceedings of IGSC on IEEE Xplore.
It is the responsibility of the WPS organizers to ensure that the final manuscript submission deadline is met and that all the camera-ready manuscripts from their respective WPS sessions are technically sound and meet the editorial standards of the IGSC Proceedings. The IGSC WPS Chair may decline the publication of the final manuscripts in the IGSC Proceedings if the above responsibilities are not fulfilled.
How to submit a WPS proposal
Proposals must be sent via e-mail (either pdf or MS Word) to the IGSC WPS Chair, Amlan Ganguly (firstname.lastname@example.org). All WPS proposals will be evaluated in terms of their novelty, quality, and technical/scientific contribution. Proposals strengthening and/or extending the conference program in new directions beyond the regular conference tracks will be prioritized. The organizing committee reserves the right to refuse proposals in the event of logistic constraints. Proposals should include:
Type and title of the Workshop, Panel, or Special Session
Rationale/motivation for the WPS, highlighting (i) the novelty or timeliness of the topic and/or its multidisciplinary flavor, (ii) how it complements/extends the scope of the conference, and (iii) a list of topics to be covered by WPS
Publication plan for Panels or Special Sessions
Short biography of the organizer(s)
List of potential contributors and their affiliations
WPS proposals due: FINAL EXTENSION TO July 2, 2018
Acceptance notification for WPS proposals: July 15, 2018
Camera-ready submission deadline for WPS papers/abstracts: September 15, 2018
IGSC will provide one complimentary conference registration per WPS to support either an WPS organizer or a speaker (e.g., keynote). Other WPS participants with a paper (up to 6 pages) in the proceedings are required to register for the conference at full (non-student) rate while presenters with or without an abstract (up to 2 pages) are required to register for the conference at a discounted rate.