Call for Workshop Proposals

International Conference on Networked Systems 2021

March 8 till March 11, 2021 – Lübeck, Germany

NetSys 2021 organizing committee invites proposals for full day and half day workshops affiliated to the 2021 International Conference on Networked Systems. The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than at the conference itself. The Workshops are a great opportunity for community building and a forum for attendees with common interests. Accepted workshop papers are included in the adjunct proceedings of the Netsys Conference are published as open access via the journal Electronic Communications of the EASST (ECEASST). We expect all selected workshops to adhere to a common paper submission and reviewing schedule as outlined in the dates indicated below.

We are soliciting workshop proposals on topics relevant to Networked Systems. Workshops addressing emerging research directions in these areas are highly welcome. Both, March 8th and March 9th 2021 are tentatively planned for Workshops, please indicate preferences in your proposal.

Pre-Proposal Submission Inquiries

Should you wish to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal, feel free to contact the Workshop chairs by email. Please see below for contact information.

Workshop Proposals

The proposal should be prepared as a document of no more than 4 pages in the official IEEE proceedings format – tighter alternate style (Word, Latex) , and must in addition include a tentative Call for Papers. It must describe the workshop name, topic, rationale and objectives for the workshop, the organizers’ backgrounds and bio, an estimate of expected attendance, in the case of followup workshops: statistics from any previously held workshops and a detailed plan (timeline) for conducting the workshop (including any plans for pre-workshop preparation and/or post-workshop follow up).

Workshop Selection

Workshops will be reviewed by a jury of experts who will consider several factors, including:

  • The potential for the workshop topic to generate stimulating discussions and useful results

  • The expected interest of the community in the workshop topic

  • The quality, organization and plan described in the workshop proposal

  • Relevance to the main conference

  • In the case of multiple submissions on similar topics, organizers may be encouraged to merge them

Responsibilities of Workshop Organizers

The organizers of each workshop are expected to:

  • Publicize the workshop with a call for participation via the NetSys website and within the respective research communities

  • Set up a web site for the workshop containing more details on the workshop, including CFP, workshop format, plans for publication (if any), participants, program, etc

  • Establish an IEEE compliant peer review process (e.g. workshops are expected to have a TPC, and 3+ independent single or double-blind reviews for each paper)

  • Encourage potential participants to submit papers and attend NetSys

  • Work with the NetSys Publication Chairs to include workshop papers in the supplementary proceedings

  • Work with the NetSys Workshop Chairs to arrange the workshop

  • Actively run the workshop

Submitting your Proposal

Workshop proposals should be submitted, no later than June 12th, 2020 by e-mail with "NetSys 2021 Workshop Proposal" in the subject, to *both* NetSys 2021 Workshop Co-Chairs. The submission should be attached to the email as a single PDF file, including both the proposal (max. 4 pages) and an appended draft CFP.

Workshop Chairs