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.
Tutorial proposals should contain:
Proposals should be submitted in PDF by email no later than 31 March 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
In case of questions, please contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to your tutorial proposals.