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Distributed Computing Techniques 2009
June 9-12, 2009
Lisbon, Portugal


Call for Affiliated Workshops

Conference Dates: June 9-12, 2009
Affiliated Workshops Date: 12 June, 2009

The 4th Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques will be held next summer in Lisbon, Portugal. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics related to distributed computing techniques and its applications.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide a forum for members of a focused research community to present preliminary research results and discuss position-style papers. Workshops are alternative forums for presenting full research papers. As such, organisers are encouraged to adopt an format that fosters interaction and discussion, devoting less focus to individual, formal presentations.

The Distributed Computing Techniques 2009 Organising Committee invites proposals for one day workshops to be held in conjunction with the conferences.

Prospective workshop organisers are requested to follow the guidelines below and are encouraged to contact the workshops chair should any questions arise.

Proposals should include

  • The title, theme, and goals of the workshop.
  • The targeted audience and the expected minimum and maximum number of participants. We prefer that workshops remain open to participation from any members of the community, but by-invitation-only workshops will also be considered. Please explicitly state your preference.
  • The publicity strategy that will be used by the workshop organisers to promote the workshop.
  • The participant solicitation and selection process.
  • Publication plan. Each workshop is responsible for managing its own publication (e.g., pre- or post- proceedings), if any is desired. Several options are available:
    • digital publication in ENTCS (Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science) or the ACM Digital Library. This option is encouraged as it allows both for official, widespread publication and involves relatively low overhead.
    • informal distribution from a private web page (managed by you)
    • printing an informal booklet directly in Lisbon (for a small fee, and with reasonable deadlines in advance to allow printing time)

State your publication intentions in your proposal. If enough workshops are interested in either ENTCS or the ACM DL, we will approach the publishers as a federation, otherwise contact information will be forward for you to deal directly with the editors.

  • Approximate budget proposal (see section BUDGET below for details).
  • A preliminary version of the call for papers. This CFP must include important dates including submission, notification, and camera-ready deadlines.
  • The equipment and any other resource necessary for the organisation of the workshop.
  • A brief description of the organiser's background, including relevant past experience on organising workshops and contact information.

Review Process

Workshop proposals will be reviewed by the organisers. Acceptance is based on an evaluation of the workshop's potential for generating useful results, the timeliness and expected interest in the topic, the organiser's ability to lead a successful workshop, and potential for attracting sufficient number of participants.


Workshop organisers are responsible for following items:

  • A workshop description (200 words) for inclusion on the DisCoTec site.
  • Hosting and maintaining web pages to be linked from the DisCoTec site.
  • Workshop proceedings, if any.
  • Publicising the event

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposals due November 17th, 2008.
  • Notification of acceptance: December 1st, 2008.
  • Submissions to: discotec09ws at

The DisCoTec organisation offers

DisCoTec will provide registration and organisational support for the workshops. Registration fees must be paid for all participants, including organisers and invited guests.

To cover food and basic expenses, all workshops will be required to charge a minimum participation fee (the precise amount is still to be determined, but should be approximately 80 Eur). Each workshop may increase this fee to cover additional expenses such as publication charges, student scholarships, registration for invited guests, etc. All fees will be collected by the DisCoTec organisers as part of the registration, then additional funds will be redistributed to the individual workshop organisers.

Additionally, DisCoTec organisation will provide

  • A link from DisCoTec and Workshop web sites to the workshop web page.
  • Setup of meeting space, and related equipment.
  • Coffee-breaks.
  • On-line and on-site registration to the workshop.

The main responsibility of organising a workshop goes to the workshop chairperson(s), including:

  • Workshop publicity (possibly including call for papers, submission and review process).
  • Scheduling workshop activities in collaboration with the DisCoTec organisers.

Contact Information

Please contact the DisCoTec09 workshops organiser (Francisco Martins) for further details at the address: discotec09ws at

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