PosterECAL 2011
8-12 August 2011

Call for Workshops (Closed)

>> For the current list of workshops, go to the Workshops page. <<

The ECAL 2011 conference is pleased to give Artificial Life researchers the opportunity to organize satellite workshops and tutorials in two “bookend” sessions, on the first day (Monday 8 August) and last afternoon (Friday 12 August). Workshops are dedicated to the same general topics as the main conference, while allowing for more focused interactions among participants.

On Monday 8 August, up to 12 half-day sessions can be distributed into two 4-hour sessions, one in the morning 9am-1pm and one in the afternoon 2:30pm-6:30pm, thus making 6 workshops in parallel per half-day (see program). In the case of an even greater number of eligible proposals, some workhops will be scheduled in a later “spillover” session on Friday 12 August in the afternoon (1:30pm-5:30pm).

The internal organization of the satellite workshops and tutorials (website, paper submission, invited talks, proceedings, all deadlines except registration) is entirely left up to their respective organizers. ECAL provides the onsite logistics (seminar rooms, projectors, coffee breaks, and lunch boxes) and links from the main conference website (see workshops). All other organizational issues — including separate review process and proceedings publication, if any — are taken care of by the workshop chairs. Therefore, any workshop-specific requests from participants should be exclusively addressed to them, not to the ECAL committee.

No extra financial help for workshops or tutorials will be given either. However, ECAL also offer attendees the possibility of a special reduced registration fee for anyone who wishes to come to the workshops only (Monday 8 and/or Friday 12 afternoon), but not attend the main conference.

Important deadlines

>> Please note that workshop proposals will be studied in the order that they arrive and might be accepted (or declined) earlier than the February 28 deadline. <<

Workshop Proposal Submission

>> Download the ECAL 2011 Workshop Proposal Submission form. <<

To submit a workshop proposal, please send an attached PDF document to (by February 21, 2011) containing the following information items (please keep the same item numbers):

1. Title and ACRONYM of the workshop.

2. Names, affiliations, and contact details of the organizers. Please indicate a primary contact person to whom correspondence should be directed by default.

3. Short description: What would be the topic of the workshop? Let us also know the format: peer-reviewed papers, poster sessions, invited talks, panel discussions, competition, etc. — or a mix of the above? Keep in mind that if you include any kind of review process, then you will have to manage it yourself. It will not be part of the general conference review process. Workshop contributions (whether reviewed or invited, full papers or abstracts) will not be included in the conference proceedings either.

4. History of this workshop and related events: Is this the first workshop of its kind or is it part of a series? What are the most closely related workshops or similar events that have taken place over the past few years? What other closely related events are likely to take place this year and in the near future, if any?

5. Experience of the organizers: Please briefly describe your qualification to organize such a workshop (relevant scientific activity, other events you have organized, etc.).

6. Draft of your potential “Call for Papers”: Your custom CFP should include a description of the scientific goals of the workshop, the target audience, the topics covered, your deadlines, the reviewing process (if applicable), and a tentative list of Program Committee members, if any (specifying who has already given their consent to serve on your PC). A standard summary of ECAL will also be appended to your CFP.

7. An accurate and reasonably short HTTP link to the (future) website of your workshop.

8. Anything else that you feel is important.

You will be notified whether your proposal is accepted by February 28, 2011. Accepted satellite workshops will then be listed in the ECAL website (as external links), while the organizers of the workshops will be responsible for hosting and maintaining their own website.