Aalto University, Finland
University of Piraeus, Greece
A workshop aims at bringing together speakers from industry and academia to discuss a timely and relevant topic of interest to conference participants. Therefore, workshops may address one or more tracks, but they should be organised under a unified theme.
The proposal for a workshop should follow the template, available at the conference website. A workshop must have at least two proposers: one serving as the General Chair and the other as the Chair of the Workshop Technical Programme Committee (TPC). It is recommended to have in total 2–3 Workshop TPC (Co-)Chairs. The proposal should be submitted via link by 9th of March, 2021 (short technical extension from 5th of March).
Workshops will be held fully virtual. Workshops may include invited speakers, papers, and panels. The structure of a workshop is not fixed, and proposers may design it as they think best. Proposers are responsible for defining the full contents of the workshop, namely the authors and presenters.
Workshop papers should be full papers (5 pages) and should be reviewed by the Workshop Technical Programme Committee, being done via EDAS (the conference TPC Chair and Secretary will establish the settings for the review process), which will be used also for the submission of papers. The organizers of an accepted workshop proposal need to create the Workshop Call for Papers. The submission deadline is on May 14th, 2021. The acceptance notifications must be made by June 10th.
It is expected that open calls for Workshop papers are launched, in order to attract authors.
All papers should have a minimum of 3 reviews according to the IEEE principles and practices. The Workshop TPC Chair is fully responsible for the review process. A maximum of 50% of the submitted papers should be accepted.
The papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and they will appear in IEEE Xplore.
Workshops will be held fully virtually. The presentations are pre-recorded can be viewed on demand during the conference week. The presentations (in particular keynotes and panels within the workshop) can also have real-time component, which should take place on the first conference day.
Workshops may extend for either a full- or a half-day (i.e., four or two conference times-slots, each time slot being 1h30).
The following information will be made public:
- Workshop Chairs’ names, affiliations, e-mail, and biographies
- Workshop title
- Workshop TPC
The following criteria will be taken into consideration for the evaluation and ranking of workshop proposals:
- Technical Content
- Overall Recommendation.
Workshop Co-Chairs will conduct the evaluation.