Call for Workshop Proposals


The IEEE ISPA 2017 Workshops provide vibrant opportunities for academic researchers and industry practitioners to share their research experiences, original research achievements and practical development products on specific new challenges and emerging issues. The themes of the IEEE ISPA 2017 Workshops should be related to the scopes of the IEEE ISPA 2017 main conference, reflecting to advances in all aspects of parallel and distributed systems, theories and applications.


The organizers of the IEEE ISPA 2017 Workshops shall have responsibility of soliciting call for papers, forming program committee on reviewing and selection of papers as well as planning workshop program. The registration fees for workshops will be determined by and paid to the main conference other than the workshops. The main conference will provide workshop facilities including the working notes printing, meeting rooms, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, proceedings, etc.


The proceedings of the IEEE ISPA 2017 Workshops will be published by IEEE Computer Society (indexed by EI Compendex).


Prospective Workshop Organizers should send a proposal containing the following information to IEEE ISPA 2016 Workshop Chairs via email by June 15, 2017 (Extended):


 - Title of the workshop (Full name and Abbreviation)

 - Objectives, scopes, and contributions to the main conference (up to 1 page)

 - Short bios of the key organizers and their experiences on conference/workshop organization

 - Procedures for selecting papers, plans for advertising call for papers, and intentions for organizing journal special issues    if possible

 - The expected number of participants

 - A tentative list of program committee members

 - The workshop website URL address if available


Approved workshops should strictly follow the Important Dates of the main conference, particularly the Author Notification Date (September 15, 2017) and the Camera-ready Paper Due Date (October 20, 2017). The submission deadline could be later than that of the main conference. But, a workshop should have sufficient time, say 5-7 weeks, for generating peer reviews. Generally, each paper should receive 2 or 3 peer reviews.


In order to encourage the workshop organisors, the main conference will also provide the following benefits to the workshop organisors: (1) If a workshop will have at least 10 full registrations for accepted papers (excluding those borderline papers transferred from the main conference), then one of the main organisors can choose either to waive one of his or her papers for registrations or to get the travel grant to attend the conference. (2) If a workshop will have at least 20 full registrations for accepted papers (excluding those borderline papers transferred from the main conference), then the main organisors can also invite one keynote speaker for the workshop and the conference will provide free registration and travel grant for the keynote speaker.


Look forward to your stimulating proposals and contributions to IEEE ISPA 2017 Workshops!

IEEE ISPA 2017 Workshop Chairs

Karl Andersson, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden <karl DOT andersson AT ltu DOT se>;
Habib M. Ammari, Fordham University, USA <ammari DOT habib AT gmail DOT com>;
Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia <syu AT deakin DOT edu DOT au>;
Andy Li, University of Florida, USA <andyli AT ece DOT ufl DOT edu>;