The ICDE 2013 Conference (Brisbane, Australia, April 8-11, 2013) invites submissions for workshop proposals on topics related to data engineering. The ICDE 2013 workshops will be co-located with the main conference and the duration of each workshop is either half a day, one day or two days. Proposals for workshops should be submitted (in pdf format) to both of the Workshops chairs by June 25th, 2012. Half-day and one-day workshops will take place on April 8th or April 11th while two-day workshops will take place on April 11th.
The proceedings of the workshops will be published jointly with the conference proceedings, and the camera-ready deadline for accepted workshop papers is on November 30th 2012.
Workshops will benefit from the registration process of ICDE 2013. 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 Technical Program Chairs, taking into account venue capacity.
Evaluation criteria include overall quality and the fit with respect to the expected ICDE 2013 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 July 20th, 2012.
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 2013 local organizers to finalize all details mentioned above, provide input for publicity to the ICDE 2013 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.