Call for Workshops Proposals

DisCoTec 2015 invites proposals for one-day workshops to be part of the joint event. DisCoTec 2015 hosts conferences in the area of coordination languages, distributed systems, and formal methods for distributed systems, ranging from practice to theory. We invite workshops in these areas to provide a vivid and open forum for discussions, presentations of preliminary research results and ongoing work as well as presentations of research work to a focused audience. One-day workshops will be held in conjunction with the main events. Prospective workshop organizers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshops chair (Sophie Quinton) if any questions arise.

Important Dates

December 5, 2014    Workshop proposal deadline
December 19, 2014    Workshop proposal notification
June 2-4, 2015    Main conferences
June 5, 2015    Workshops

Submission and notification deadlines of the workshops are at the discretion of the individual workshop organizers, however notification must be no later than the early registration deadline for DisCoTec.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals must be written in English, not exceed 5 pages with reasonable font and margin, and be submitted in PDF format via email to

  • Sophie Quinton (sophie.quinton AT

Proposals should include the following information:

  • The title, theme, and goals of the workshop.
  • The targeted audience and the expected number of participants. We prefer that workshops remain open to participation from any members of the community, but by-invitation-only workshops will also be considered. Please explicitly state your preference.
  • The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organizers to promote the workshop.
  • The participant solicitation and selection process.
  • Publication plan. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own publication (e.g., pre- and/or post- proceedings), if any is desired.
  • Approximate budget proposal (see Budget section below for details).
  • A preliminary version of the call for papers, which must include important dates (e.g. submission, notification, and camera-ready deadlines).
  • The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organization of the workshop; and whether a poster session is planned.
  • A brief description of the organizer’s background, including relevant past experience on organizing workshops and contact information.

Review Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the following committee:

  • Alain Girault, INRIA Grenoble, France (general chair)
  • Sophie Quinton, INRIA Grenoble, France (workshops chair)
  • Jean-Bernard Stefani, INRIA Grenoble, France (member, DisCoTec Steering Committee)

Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop’s potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topics, the organizer’s ability to lead a successful workshop, and potential for attracting participants.

Workshop Publicity

Workshop publicity is responsibility of the workshop organizers. In particular they are in charge of

  1. Providing a workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the DisCoTec 2015 website.
  2. Hosting and maintaining web pages either on the DisCoTec 2015 website or linked from it.
  3. Editing workshop proceedings, if any.
  4. Publicising the event.


DisCoTec 2015 will provide registration and organizational support for the workshops. Registration fees must be paid for all participants, including organizers and invited guests. To cover lunches, coffee breaks and basic organizational expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee (to be determined). Each workshop may increase this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student scholarships, costs for invited speakers, etc. All fees will be collected by the DisCoTec organizers as part of the registration and will be used to cover the expenses of each workshop as agreed with the workshop organizers.

Contact Information

Sophie Quinton (sophie.quinton AT