Call for Workshops

ICDE conferences have become popular focal points for co-located workshops on topics related to data and information management. Continuing this trend, ICDE 2009, to be held in Shanghai, China, from March 29 to April 4, 2009, plans to feature a number of co-located workshops. Proposals for workshops are hereby invited and should be submitted, in pdf format, to both of the Workshops Chairs by June 1st, 2008.

Workshop duration is 1 day (March 29 or April 4). Workshops will be held at the same location as the main conference (venue assignment is at the discretion of the local ICDE 2009 organizers). All workshops will benefit from the registration process of ICDE 2009. A fixed amount (depending on the workshop duration) will be charged per workshop participant for meals, refreshments, etc. Beyond this, workshop organizers are free to set their own registration fees as they see fit, depending on publication and other costs.

Each Workshop proposal should contain all pertinent information, including the following:

  • workshop title
  • short description of the topic and format of the workshop
  • why the proposed workshop is of interest to the ICDE 2009 attendees?
  • names and contact information of workshop organizer(s)
  • names of members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be known and confirmed at the time of the proposal)
  • mode of proceedings publication o important dates (paper submission deadline, notification deadline, etc.)
  • expected number of participants
  • preferred workshop dates (before/after ICDE).

The decision about acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be made by the Workshops Chairs (in consultation with the General, Technical Program Chairs, and a workshop selection committee). Evaluation criteria include overall proposal quality, complementarities with respect to the expected ICDE 2009 program, and availability of venue capacity. Note that proposals are especially encouraged on emerging topics that are relevant to data and information management, and are not already covered by the main conference. Notification will be given by July 1st, 2008.

The organizers of successful workshops will be responsible for their own reviewing process, publicity (e.g., website), and proceedings. They will be required to closely cooperate with the Workshops Chairs and the ICDE 2009 local organizers to finalize all details mentioned above, provide input for publicity to the ICDE 2009 organizers, etc. In particular, local organizers may require that all workshops adhere to a specific general timetable to facilitate catering. Note also that workshops with fewer than 20 registrants may be canceled at the discretion of the local organizers.

Please note that only accepted workshops are official ICDE workshops and enjoy support as mentioned above.

Workshop Chairs

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2008
Notification Date: July 1, 2008