15th European Dependable Computing Conference
17-20 September 2019
Naples, Italy

Call for Workshops

EDCC 2019 is the 15th European Dependable Computing Conference. It will be held in Napoli, Italy on September 17-20, 2019. EDCC is a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their latest research results on theory, techniques, systems, and tools for the design, validation, operation and evaluation of dependable and secure computing systems. Traditionally, the main conference is preceded with two days of workshops. The purpose of workshops is to provide a forum for exchanging opinions, presenting ideas, and discussing preliminary results in an interactive atmosphere.

Workshops are half-day or one-day events which are held before the main conference (September 17). If necessary, they can run in parallel with the main conference on Sep. 18 or 19.

Workshop chairs are responsible for setting up an international technical program committee, independent of the one of the main conference. They may select a TPC chair(s) or chair the TPC themselves. Responsibilities of the workshop and TPC chairs include preparing and spreading a call for papers, attract high-quality submissions, set up the reviewing and selection process and assemble the workshop program. Workshops are expected to use their own website, which will be linked from the EDCC website. If a workshop wishes to have proceedings, workshop chairs will be responsible for the publication process with initial assistance from the EDCC organization committee. Note that it is by no means mandatory to have proceedings with a workshop, and organizers are free to favor other forms of communications, as long as the selection of presenters follows a competitive peer review process and that abstracts are available online prior to the event.

Proposal Submission

Proposals must not exceed three pages in PDF and must be sent to EDCC workshop chair Nuno Antunes (nmsa@dei.uc.pt). Proposals should have the following structure:

  • Title of the workshop;
  • A 150- to 200-word abstract, suitable for the conference website;
  • Themes and goals, and relevance to the EDCC community;
  • Information about the procedure for selecting papers and/or presentations, plans for dissemination and publication, and expected number of participants;
  • Preference for half/one/two-day format;
  • Information about previous editions of the same workshop, if any;
  • Organizers and a list of foreseen Program Committee members and their affiliations;
  • Names and briefbios of organizers, including their past experience in organizing workshops and/or conferences in the field.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission: January 25, 2019
  • Workshop acceptance notification: January 31, 2019, or earlier.

Other dates (paper submission deadline, notification, camera ready) will be discussed and decided as a consensus between workshop organizers and the EDCC organization committee, prior to any diffusion of a call for paper or communications. Selected workshops are expected to set up a website and issue these calls before the 15 of February 2019.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance to EDCC
  • Timeliness and expected interest in the topic
  • Organizers’ ability to lead a successful workshop
  • Balance and synergy with other EDCC events

Workshop Chair

For any questions regarding workshops, please email the workshop chair:

Nuno Antunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal (nmsa@dei.uc.pt)