Call for Workshop Proposals


MDM 2020 aims at providing specialized workshops where researchers and practitioners will have an opportunity to explore, in a more focused manner, the specific interests of mobile data management. In addition to sharing experience, workshops are intended to provide a fertile ground for discussing possibly-controversial ideas.

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with MDM 2020 - tentatively scheduled to take place on June 30, 2020 - as preamble to the main conference. An important aspect that potential organizers should take into consideration is precisely the formatting - both in terms of scope and presentations' organization - so that the main objectives identified above are catered to. In particular, we would like to encourage organizers to avoid a mini-conference format by (i) encouraging the submission of position papers and extended abstracts, (ii) allowing plenty of time for discussions and debates, and (iii) organizing workshop panels. Organizers have free control over the format, style, and the building blocks of the workshop while respecting the main conference constraints (e.g. coffee break / lunch). Possible contents of a workshop include, but are not limited to, invited talks, regular papers/posters, panels, and other pragmatic alternatives. Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to announce the workshop and disseminate calls for papers, make and maintain the workshop website.

All accepted workshop papers will be published through IEEE Computer Society. The length of a regular workshop papers is limited to 6 pages (including references). The organizers may accept even shorter papers with prior notice to the workshop chairs.

Workshops Guidelines

Upon notification of acceptance of the proposal, workshop organizers are required to:

  • Follow up with announcements and calls for contributions on different forums and mailing lists.
  • Manage the reviewing process, both in terms of coordinating the PC members and ensuring resolving controversial submissions.
  • Collaborate with Proceedings Chairs for ensuring timely completion of the camera-ready copies.
  • Determine the final program of the respective workshop.

Tentative milestones for individual workshops

Submission of Workshop Papers: Mid March 2020
Acceptance Notification: Mid April 2020
Camera Ready Submission: May 3rd, 2020 (firm)

Workshop organizers can postpone the submission deadline after the main conference notification to allow rejected papers to be submitted to workshops. The camera ready deadline, however, cannot be postponed.

Submission guidelines for workshop proposals

Proposals are limited to 4 pages and they need to include:

  • Title and Acronym for the workshop
  • Concise description of the workshop scope/theme along with a (tentative) list of topics
  • Names and contact info for the organizers
  • Preliminary list of (potential) PC members
  • Important milestones for the workshop (announcements, submission, etc.)
  • Proposed duration (half-day or full-day workshop)
  • Bio-sketches of the organizers
  • If the organizers have had such/similar workshops held in the past, a brief history-description including statistics regarding number of submissions, the number of accepted papers, and number of registered participants
  • Interest to MDM audience
  • Policy for handling conflicts of interest with reviewers or PC chairs
  • Publicity plans

Please be aware that at least one of the workshop organizers must register to MDM 2020, and participate in the Conference, at least during the workshop.

Important Dates:

Proposal submission: December 8th, 2019 January 10th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: December 24th, 2019 January 20th, 2020

Submission

Workshop proposals should be submitted directly by email, to:
MDM2020-WorkshopChairs@isti.cnr.it, with the subject "[MDM2020-Workshops] Workshop Proposal".

Workshop Co-Chair contact

Please, feel free to contact the Workshop Chairs for questions or clarifications at the address:
MDM2020-WorkshopChairs@isti.cnr.it

Workshop Co-Chairs

José Antonio Fernandes de Macedo (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil)

Chiara Renso (HPCLab, ISTI-CNR, Italy)