25th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'13)

CAiSE'13, 17-21 June 2013, Valencia, Spain


CAiSE is a well-established highly visible conference series on Information Systems (IS) Engineering. It covers all relevant topics of IS engineering such as 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 several workshops in its area. Workshops are intended to focus on particular topics and provide ample room for discussion of new developments.

CAiSE'13, the 25th instantiation of the CAiSE series, invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference, related to the CAiSE topics, covering new emerging topics and targeting ground breaking papers in the special focus area.

Two kinds of workshops are invited:

  • Presentation-oriented workshops: these will concentrate on presentations of accepted papers and discussion about these papers. The proceedings of these workshops are intended to be published in one volume in the Springer LNBIP series. According to Springer standards, the acceptance rate of full papers (12 pages) should not exceed 45%-50%. However, it is also possible to additionally accept short papers (6 pages) that will appear in a designated section of the proceedings.
  • 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 LNBIP volume. The workshop organizers are expected to manage their own proceedings (e.g., using CEUR series).

Workshop proposals should be submitted via easychair. Prior contact with the workshop chairs is encouraged.

The organizer(s) of approved workshops will be responsible for advertising their workshop, for the reviewing process for their workshop's papers, and for 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, and to provide a summary of the event to the CAiSE organisers.


19th October 2012 Deadline for submission of Workshops proposals
10th November 2012 Notification of workshop acceptance
3rd April 2013 Camera ready of all papers and summary by workshop chairs
17-18th June 2013 Workshops

Detailed instructions for workshop proposers

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

  1. Workshop title, length (1 day, 2 days), preferred date, workshop type (presentation-oriented or discussion-oriented).
  2. The organisers (PC chairs, other organisers who will be present at the workshop or are otherwise involved, including the person responsible for the web presence and communications). 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.
  3. Purpose: How does the focus of the workshop differ from the main conference? How does the focus of the workshop differ from other potential workshops (you are advised to look at the workshops and working conferences held at CAiSE 2012 and differentiate your scope from theirs)? What are the main goals? List the workshop topics.
  4. 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 organization will not cover fees). Include any special requirement on infrastructure and room layout. In particular, specify the proceedings type. In presentation-oriented workshops LNBIP will be the default option; in discussion-oriented workshops, specify how you will publish the contributions and how do you plan to make them available to attendees (especially if you plan to require some support from the organization).
  5. Tentative list of PC members.
  6. 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).
  7. Short information on your plans for publicising your workshop and making it highly visible.

Services provided by CAiSE

  1. Publication of LNBIP volume for presentation-oriented workshops.
  2. One free workshop registration for every 10 registrations.
  3. Local organizational infrastructure and administrative support (registration, badges, refreshments, beamers, screens, etc.).
  4. Advertisment of the workshop on CAISE'13 homepage and mailings.

The workshop may be cancelled if the number of submissions is too low. Also, in case of close topics, two or more workshops may be suggested to be merged.

Workshop chairs

Xavier Franch
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
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Pnina Soffer
University of Haifa, Israel
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