The ICDE 2014 Conference (Chicago, USA, March 31-April 4, 2014) invites submissions for workshop proposals on topics related to data engineering. The ICDE 2014 workshops will be co-located with the main conference and the duration of each workshop is either half a day or one day. Proposals for workshops should be submitted (in pdf format) to all the three Workshops chairs by July 15, 2013. Half-day and one-day workshops will take place on March 31 or April 4th.
The proceedings of the workshops will be published jointly with the conference proceedings.
Workshops will benefit from the registration process of ICDE 2014. Each workshop will be charged a fixed amount per workshop participant for hotel costs, equipment rental, coffee breaks, etc. Beyond this, if the organizers of a workshop choose to charge additional fees to cover meals, etc., they must inform the General Chairs of their intent and must manage the process on their own.
Each workshop proposal must contain all pertinent information, including the following:
The decision about acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be made by the Workshops Chairs in consultation with the General and Research Program Chairs, taking into account several factors including venue capacity.
Evaluation criteria include overall quality and the fit with respect to the expected ICDE 2014 program. Note that proposals are especially encouraged on emerging topics that are relevant to data engineering and are not already covered by the main conference. Notification will be given by August 17th, 2013.
The organizers of successful workshops will be responsible for their own review process and publicity (e.g., website). They are required to cooperate closely with the Workshops Chairs and the ICDE 2014 local organizers to finalize all details mentioned above, provide input for publicity to the ICDE 2014 organizers, etc. In particular, local organizers may require that all workshops adhere to a specific general timetable to facilitate catering. Workshop organizers must inform the Workshop Chairs of the numbers of submissions and acceptances as these numbers become available. Workshops with fewer than 20 expected registrants may be canceled at the discretion of the conference organizers. Only accepted workshops are official ICDE workshops and enjoy the support mentioned above.
For submission guidelines see this page.