Workshops: Call for proposals

CAiSE is a well-established, highly visible conference series on Advanced Information Systems Engineering. It covers all relevant topics of information systems (IS) engineering, including methodologies and approaches for IS engineering, innovative platforms, architectures and technologies, and engineering of specific kinds of IS. CAiSE conferences also have the tradition of hosting workshops in related areas. Workshops are intended to focus on particular topics and provide ample room for discussions of new ideas and developments.

CAiSE 2023, the 35th edition of the CAiSE series, invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference, related to the CAiSE topics, covering new emerging topics and targeting innovative papers in special focus areas.

The workshop organizers are encouraged to focus their events on topics that are not already explicitly addressed by the two co-located working conferences BPMDS and EMMSAD.

Two kinds of workshops are invited:

  • Presentation-oriented workshops: These will concentrate on presentations of accepted papers and discussions of these papers. The proceedings of these workshops are intended to be published as one volume in the Springer LNBIP series. According to Springer standards, the acceptance rate of full papers (12 pages) should not exceed 45%-50%. Some of the contributions might be accepted as short papers (6 pages) and they will appear in a designated section of the proceedings. However, the overall acceptance rate, still, should not be higher than 45%-50%.
  • Discussion-oriented workshops: These will emphasize discussions facilitated by paper presentations. Since the main criterion for paper acceptance in such workshops is relevance and potential for raising discussion, they are not expected to have their proceedings in the Springer LNBIP volume.

Workshop proposals should be submitted to: Please select the Author role and the Workshops track. 

Prior contact with the workshop chairs is encouraged. The organizer(s) of approved workshops will be responsible for advertising their workshop, eliciting high-quality submissions, the reviewing process of their workshop’s papers according to the principles and guidelines of the CAiSE organizers, and the collection of camera-ready copies of accepted papers (verifying that they comply with the formatting rules). Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop.

Detailed instructions for workshop proposers

The proposal (up to 1000 words) should cover the following points:

  • Workshop title, duration (1 day or 2 days), preferred date (12-13 June 2023), workshop type (presentation-oriented or discussion-oriented).
  • The organizers (PC chairs, other organizers who will be present at the workshop or are otherwise involved, including the person responsible for web presence and communication). Please include names, addresses, affiliations, and indicate the main responsible person. The submission should include a one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Purpose: What are the main goals of the workshop? Please list the workshop topics. How does the focus of the workshop differ from the main conference? How does the focus of the workshop differ from other potential CAiSE events (you are advised to look at the workshops and working conferences held at CAiSE 2021 and CAiSE 2022 and differentiate your scope from theirs)?
  • Organization of the workshop: Specify the type of contributions, distribution into sessions, type of sessions, etc. Mention if you plan to have any keynote speaker (please note that the conference organization will not cover fees, travel expenses, accommodation and registration cost of keynote speakers). Include any special requirement regarding infrastructure and room layout. In particular, specify the proceedings type. For presentation-oriented workshops, LNBIP will be the default option. For discussion-oriented workshops, specify how you will publish the contributions and how you plan to make them available to attendees (especially if you plan to require some support from the conference organization).
  • Tentative list of PC members.
  • An estimate of the number of papers to be accepted, and the number of attendees. If applicable, short information on previous editions of the workshop series (this should include submission, acceptance, and attendance information).
  • Short information on your plans for publicizing your workshop and making it highly visible.

Services provided by CAiSE

  • EasyChair installation for the management of the workshop submissions (each organizer will be made chair of its own workshop)
  • Publication of contributions in LNBIP volume for presentation-oriented workshops.
  • One free workshop-only registration if more than 10 people are registered for the workshop, and 2 free workshop-only registrations if more than 20. Organizers willing to attend the whole event (main conference) will have to register for the conference at their own expense.
  • Local organizational infrastructure and administrative support (registration, badges, refreshments, beamers, screens, etc.). In particular, all accommodation issues (rooms, meals and catering, social dinner, etc.) as well as the management of the registrations and the financing/administrative issues will be handled by the CAiSE Organization Board and are not under the responsibility of the workshop organizers.
  • Advertisement of the workshop on the CAiSE 2023 homepage and mailings.

Please note that the workshop may be cancelled if the number of registrations is less than 10. Also, in case of workshops with topics that are similar, two or more workshops or working conferences may be suggested to merge.

Workshop Chairs

  • Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Marcela Ruiz, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Key Dates
Submission of workshops proposals (via Easychair):18th October 2022
Notification of workshop acceptance:5th November 2022
Workshop Paper submission (recommended for proceedings-based workshops): 7th March 2023
Workshop Paper decision (recommended for proceedings-based workshops):4th April 2023
Workshops:12th – 13th June 2023

Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)