CAiSE’16 invites proposals for tutorials in technical areas of Information Systems engineering. These tutorials will be 90 minutes long and should aim at offering new insights, knowledge, and skills to managers, teachers, researchers, and students seeking to gain a better understanding of the state-of-the-art in Information Systems engineering. They are a good way to get a broad overview of a topic beyond a current paper presentation.
Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction on a topic of relevance. Therefore, no commercial or sales-oriented presentations will be accepted. Potential presenters should keep in mind that there may be quite a varied audience, including novice graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialized researchers. Tutorial speakers should be prepared to cope with this diversity.
Tutorials will be organized in parallel with the technical sessions of the main conference and participants of the conference will have free access to all them.
Tutorial proposals should be sent by email to both tutorial chairs. Prior contact with the tutorial chairs is encouraged. The tutorial chairs will review each proposal and will select quality proposals that fit the criteria mentioned above. Each tutorial proposal will be evaluated on its anticipated benefit for prospective participants and its fit within the tutorial program as a whole. Factors to be considered also include: relevance to practice and to research, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; effectiveness of teaching methods; and past experience and qualifications of the instructors.
Detailed Instructions for Tutorial Proposers
The proposal (length up to 1500 words) should cover the following points:
- Presenters and affiliation
- Goal and Objectives: The overall goal of the tutorial and the concrete objectives to be achieved.
- Scope: Intended audience, level (basic or advanced), and prerequisites.
- Topic relevance and novelty: Specifically indicate the relevance to the scope of CAiSE, the relevance to practice, the novel aspects that would make this tutorial beneficiary and appealing to CAiSE participants
- Teaching Method: The teaching method(s) that you will use in your tutorial. Please specify the technology requirements for presentation (overhead transparency projector, pc projector, etc.)
- Structure of Contents: Here you should provide a structured overview of your planned tutorial, organized into numbered sections and sub-sections. For each sub-section, you should sketch its contents in a few sentences or bullets.
- References: Provide references to papers, books, etc. your tutorial builds on. Please specify previous venues at which similar tutorials have been presented by you and indicate the difference between the proposed tutorial and previous ones. CAiSE will not accept tutorials that have been presented in other venues.
- Sample Slides: Prepare 3 sample slides from the presentation that you would give if your tutorial were accepted. Select slides that are typical for your presentation style. These slides have to be submitted in a separate PDF file.
Services Provided by CAiSE
- Publication of an abstract of the tutorial in the LNCS proceedings.
- Tutorials will benefit from the local organizational infrastructure.
- The conference fee will be waived for tutorial presenters (one fee per tutorial).