‹Programming› 2020
Mon 23 - Fri 27 March 2020 Porto, Portugal

To build a community and to foster an environment where participants can exchange ideas and experiences related to practical software development, ‹Programming› will host a number of workshops, during the days before the main conference. The workshops will provide a collaborative forum to exchange recent and/or preliminary results, to conduct intensive discussions on a particular topic, or to coordinate efforts between representatives of a technical community. They are intended as a forum for lively discussion of innovative ideas, recent progress, or practical experience on programming and applied software development in general for specific aspects, specific problems, or domain-specific needs.

This year, we would like to host various types of meetings as well as traditional workshops. Possible types of workshops include a meeting like a Dagstuhl Seminar or Shonan meeting, a gathering for an international research project, a tool demo/tutorial, hands-on workshops in which participants experience one or several aspects of practical software development, and so on. Open meetings are preferable but closed ones could be accepted. We are flexible; if you have any ideas or questions, please contact the workshops co-chairs.

The duration of workshops is in general one day, but we encourage the submission of half-day workshop proposals on focused topics as well. In exceptional situations, e.g., for workshops that involve actual practice of programming-related activities, workshop organizers can request a 2 day workshop slot. If desired, the workshop proceedings can be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Call for Workshops

Submission Deadlines

  • Deadline: October 3rd, 2019

Notifications will go out as soon as possible, within a week after the deadline.

Submission and Workshop Process

Please submit your workshop proposal electronically via the submission link on the right. Please adhere to the workshop proposal guidelines given below and provide all requested information about the proposed workshop.

Please keep it brief. The intention is not to spend time proposal writing, but preparing the organization of the workshop.

To coordinate with the deadlines of the main conference, the following deadlines have to be respected by workshops:

Workshop web page/site and CFP: October 14th 2019

Deadline for submissions to the workshops:

  • after December 1st 2019 (first notification issue 3)
  • possibly after January 7th 2020 (final notification issue 3), if this is feasible
  • no later than January 15th 2020

Notification of authors: February 15th 2020, the latest, to be before the early registration deadline.

Deadline for Camera-Ready Papers (ACM DL):

  • for pre-proceedings before March 1st
  • for post-proceedings before May 1st

Workshop dates: March 23rd or 24th 2020

Workshop Proposal Guidelines

Please include the following information either directly in the proposal, or CFP. The submission system has a form that includes an abstract (for the website), the CFP, and the remaining proposal. CFPs often cover the same information, duplication is not necessary for such cases. Organizers of a workshop previously co-located at are allowed to submit a minimal proposal including information for the questions marked with (*).

  1. What is the motivation for the workshop?
    • Objectives
    • Intended audience
    • Relevance (with respect to the topics of the conference)
  2. (*) Who organizes the workshop?
    • Organizers and primary contact (name / affiliation / email)
    • Brief details on the organizers (previous workshop organizing experience, etc.)
    • Data on potential previous iterations of the workshop
      • How many participants do you expect (please make at least an educated guess)
      • What kind of equipment do you need (e.g., data projector, computer, whiteboard)
    • Advertisement: Planed advertisement strategy to ensure sufficient participation
  3. Is there going to be a workshop program committee?
    • if so, please list the members (indicated as finalized or expected)
  4. What is the planed workshop format?
    • Planned deadlines
    • Intended submission format (e.g. intended format for articles, posters, abstracts, or any other kind of submission requested to participate in the workshop)
    • Evaluation process for submissions
    • Intended workshop format (including duration, number of presentations, and planned invited talks/keynotes)
  5. (*) What is the intended publication of accepted submissions?
    • ACM DL proceedings or website
    • either as pre or post companion

Notes on Proceedings

Workshops that wish to have their proceedings published in the ACM DL will have the opportunity to have either a pre or post proceedings. However, chairs will be responsible for making sure that camera ready deadlines are respected so that final copies and metadata are collected on time. The deadlines mentioned above are strict and we won’t be able to extend them. Please consider them carefully when determining your deadlines for the workshop.

Questions? Use the ‹Programming› Workshops contact form.