Call for Tutorials

The GSCL 2017 Programme Committee invites proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials to be held in conjunction with the GSCL conference. 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. 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, software or methodology, but it should also cover the most important topics in an in-depth way. Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its content can be covered in a half-day (ca. 3.5h including a 30-minute break) or full day slot (ca. 7h). Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenter’s own work, a particular project or commercial presentations are discouraged.

Tutorial slides and other materials will be made available online on the main conference website.

Tutorial instructors will be offered the possibility of a reduced or waived registration fee, depending on the number of instructors.

Submission Details

Tutorial proposals should contain:

  1. A title and abstract of the tutorial.
  2. A brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the GSCL community (not exceeding two pages).
  3. The desired tutorial length: half-day or full-day.
  4. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial’s core content can be covered in a 3.5 hours or 7 hours slot (including a coffee break).
  5. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  6. 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.
  7. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted in PDF by email no later than 31 March 2017 to: gscl2017@dfki.de. The subject line should be: “GSCL 2017: Tutorial Proposal”.

Tutorial organisers can apply for financial support with the leaders of the respective GSCL Special Interest Groups. Furthermore, tutorial organisers can ask for additional fees in order to cover any additional costs.

Proposal Review

All proposals will be reviewed by the organising 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 organisation 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 on the conference website. Tutorial speakers must provide their tutorial materials (in PDF), at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by 01 September 2017.

Timeline

Tutorial proposal deadline
31 March 2017
Notification of acceptance
07 April 2017
Tutorial abstract due (ASCII format)
21 April 2017
Tutorial slides due (PDF format)
01 September 2017
Tutorial days at GSCL 2017
11/12 September 2017
GSCL 2017 main conference
13-15 September 2017

Contact

In case of questions, please contact us at gscl2017@dfki.de. We look forward to your tutorial proposals.