Call for Workshops/Tutorials:

IISWC 2018 Workshops/Tutorials/Panels

Final Submission Deadline
August 18, 2018

IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC)
Workshops/Tutorials/Panels/Special Sessions
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
September 30 – October 2, 2018

Researchers from both academia and industry are invited to submit proposals for Tutorials, Panels, and Special Sessions for the IISWC 2018. See below for each specific call. Proposals must be sent via e-mail to the Workshop/Tutorials Chair (Arkaprava Basu ). While submitting a proposal, please indicate whether the proposal is for a tutorial, panel, or special session.

– Tutorial/Panel/Special Session proposals due: August 18, 2018 (23:59 GMT)
– Acceptance notification: August 13, 2018
– Presentation Material Deadline: September 22, 2018
– Workshop/Tutorials/Panels/Special Sessions date: September 30, 2018 (only one day)

In general, tutorial, panel, and special session proposals will be evaluated in terms of their quality and technical/scientific contribution. Sessions strengthening and/or extending the conference program will be prioritized.

The workshop proposals should focus on the topic areas which are of interest to the IISWC audience as described in the call for papers.

The workshop proposal (length limit: 2 pages in 11-point font) should include:
– Title of the workshop
– Organizers and their affiliations
– Sample call for papers
– Duration – Half-Day or Full Day
– If the workshop was previously held, the location (conference), date, and number of attendees

The purpose of tutorials is to educate attendees about specific topics or to provide the background necessary to understand technical advances in relevant areas. The tutorial should be attractive to a wide audience. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to emerging workloads, new simulation/profiling infrastructures, evaluation methodologies etc. Tutorial sessions can be proposed for half or full day durations.

The tutorial proposal (length limit: 2 pages in 11-point font) should include:
– Title of the tutorial
– Contact information for the presenter(s) (name, email address, affiliation)
– Keywords
– Short description of the target audience
– A detailed outline of the tutorial
– A short biography of the presenter(s)
– If the tutorial has been offered previously at a conference, provide the conference information (location, date) and number of attendees.

The evaluation of the proposal will include its general interest for IISWC attendees, the quality of the proposal, and the expertise of the presenters. Further, the selected tutorials are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

Speakers are required to provide tutorial material to the Chair on the dates provided above and prior to the conference.
The symposium will reproduce the tutorial material for the attendees.
The program committee reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if too few attendees are registered for a given tutorial.

Proposals are solicited for panels that will address major topics of interest to IISWC attendees. An ideal panel will not be so broad as to be unfocused or too narrow as to be uninteresting to the majority of the attendees. It will engage a discussion among panelists and attendees with a strategy making focus that can illuminate challenges, new areas of research enquiry, and cross-disciplinary research endeavors for the broader community. Typically panelists will be leading experts in the panel topic or closely related discipline and will offer their opinions, share their insights and be willing to engage the other panelist and audience in debate and interaction.

A special session is devoted to either a traditional core IISWC topic, or a topic of future interest to the audience. An example topic could be workloads for deep learning/machine learning. The session typically consists of 3-4 speakers providing a coherent set of presentations with depth in a specific topic.

A complete submission should list at least three inspiring speakers who can address the various issues within the topic.

Special session proposals require an overall title, abstract for the special session plus a title, short abstract, and name of the speaker (with full contact information and short biography) for each of the proposed talks. Note that the organizer/submitter of the special session may also be a speaker for the session.