Workshop Proposal Format

Workshop proposals should be no more than 4 pages, single column, and be submitted via EasyChair. The workshop proposal can be informal and brief, and will not be included in the conference proceedings. The proposals should answer a range of questions:

  • What is the topic?
  • Why is the topic interesting?
  • Who are the organizers?
  • What is their experience with organizing workshops?
  • What is their background in relation to the workshop topics?
  • What is the planned format for the workshop (length, planned activities, such as talks, discussions, etc.

We note that the length of many workshops depends in large part on received and accepted submissions – so we understand the planned length as an estimate, and aim to be flexible to accommodate you if the required time changes.)

  • Are there any activities planned besides talks and invited talks? If so, please describe those events.
  • How do you plan to deal with the hybrid format? Is your workshop possible in either format or can cater to both?
  • Do you have any plans for publications? (Note that there is an option to publish workshop submissions in the main FDG proceedings if they fulfill certain peer review and length requirements, similar to regular FDG papers – please discuss with us past acceptance if you plan to do this).
  • How to plan to advertise for the workshop, and what are your expected (online/offline) participation numbers.
  • What would you need from the organizers to make the workshop happen?
  • Anything else we should know? Anything that makes your workshop special?

The Review Process

We plan this year to review the workshops with a panel of chairs that will go over all workshops and then make suggestions regarding which submissions to accept. Rather than ranking workshop proposals based solely on reviewer feedback, we will consider the proposal quality while aiming for a mixture of workshops based on the following criteria:

  • Are the topics relevant for FDG?
  • Is there a good mix of workshop topics?
  • Is there a good mix of activities?
  • Are we convinced the organizers can pull this off?
  • Is there a nice mix of activities provided by the workshops?
  • Will they bring in new people from different topics, industries, or backgrounds?

Once again, the proposal can be informal, and we see this process as less of a quality assessment and more as a condensed way to provide us with the information necessary to make a choice. We do encourage new workshops and hope that this proposal format makes things more approachable. If we have workshops with high topical overlap, we might ask you if you are interested in joining forces with other people that also submitted similar workshop proposals. We also suggest, if you want to organize a workshop, and need partners, or are looking for someone more experienced to help, to join the FDG discord as a way to look for partners. You can also reach out to the workshop chairs there, or via mail, if you have any questions.

Workshop Chairs

Christoph Salge (University of Hertfordshire) -

Amy K. Hoover (New Jersey Institute of Technology) -