The GSCL-2015 Organizing Committee invites proposals for half-day tutorials.
Tutorials are intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to core techniques and areas of interest for the GSCL community. We are interested in tutorials on established or emerging research topics in these areas but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or applications. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen research area, but it should also cover the most important topics in depth. Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its content can be covered in a half day slot (3.5h including a 30-minute break). Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenter’s own work, a particular project or commercial presentations are discouraged.
Tutorial slides will be made available online at the main conference website; authors can provide them in additional websites as well.
Tutorial speakers will be offered the possibility of a reduced or waived registration fee, depending on the number of speakers for the tutorial.
The tutorial proposals should contain:
- A title and abstract of the tutorial.
- A brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the GSCL community (no more than 2 pages).
- A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s core content can be covered in a 3.5 hours slot (including a coffee break).
- The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
- A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
- A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).
Proposals should be submitted in PDF by electronic mail no later than March 1, 2015 to: email@example.com
The subject line should be: “GSCL-2015: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL”.
The proponents will receive an email confirmation that their proposal has been received. If no confirmation arrives within 72 hours after sending the proposal, the proponents should contact the tutorial chair again.
GSCL will offer publicity of the tutorials on the GSCL website, free rooms for up to 25-30 people (larger rooms might be arranged, if an application indicates higher foreseen attendance), no separate registration fee (covered by main registration), as well as a complimentary coffee break.
All proposals will be reviewed by the organizing committee, who may use the help of external reviewers on the submission topics.
The features that will be evaluated are: (i) the interestingness for the GSCL areas, which should result in a large audience; (ii) the clarity of the tutorial, which should emerge from its description; (iii) good organization as appearing from the outline; (iv) the adequacy of the speakers, i.e., her/his background/experience in teaching the target topics; and (v) the ability to explain the topics to a large audience with heterogeneous background.
Accepted tutorial speakers will be asked to provide an abstract (ASCII format) of their tutorials for advertisement purposes in the conference website. Tutorial speakers must provide their tutorial materials (pdf format), at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by August 31, 2015.
Mar 1, 2015 Tutorial proposal deadline
Mar 15, 2015 Notification of acceptance
Apr 1, 2015 Tutorial abstract due (ASCII format)
Aug 31, 2015 Tutorial slides due (PDF format)
Sep 28/29, 2015 Tutorial day
In case you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are looking forward to your proposals.