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Due to multiple requests, we are happy to announce that we extended the deadline for workshop proposals to March 15, 2021!



Call for EICS 2021 Workshop Proposals



The Workshops Track of EICS 2021 offers the opportunity to organize specialized forums alongside the EICS 2021 main conference and attract the attention of participants to emerging and trendy topics of research related to the engineering of interactive computing systems.


In addition to traditional workshops with paper presentations, we welcome innovative workshop formats including design and experience workshops (where participants design and/or evaluate artifacts), interactive sessions based on collaborative work, etc. Workshops durations can be suggested by the organizers (half-day or full-day).


EICS 2021 focuses on models, languages, notations, methods, techniques and tools that support designing and developing interactive systems. The Conference brings together people who study or practice the engineering of interactive systems, drawing from HCI, Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Conceptual Modelling, CSCW, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Systems


*** Quick Facts ***

- Submission deadline (workshop proposals): extended to March 15, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)

- Workshop day: between June 7 and Jun 11, 2021

- Submission system: 

- Proposal format: ACM Master template, max 5 pages


Workshop proposals should be no longer than 5 pages (new ACM Master template, and must include a description of:

* Background: The workshop aims and goals

* The target audience

* Organizers: The organizers’ short bio, including the main contact person

* Pre-Workshop Plans: State your plans for recruiting and community-building (e.g. through a website or other communication with participants).

* Workshop Structure: Explain in detail the workshop structure & format, including activities, timing, and resources. Address how to run the workshop online and how to keep the audience engaged during the envisioned duration of your workshop.

* Any operational requirements

* The advertising plan, including details of the planned website

* Post-Workshop Plans: The workshop output dissemination plan (e.g., publication of proceedings, organization of journal special issue, video report, blog, etc.). We suggest organizers to consider submitting the outcome of their workshops for publication to Springer HCIS (, either as a full volume or or as a brief. Other means like CEUR workshop proceedings, Open Science Framework (OSF -, etc. are also suitable venues.



Workshop organizers will get the opportunity to present the work they cover and the results of their workshop as posters at the main EICS 2021 conference to maximize their impact (meaning workshop participants have the possibility to create a poster and present it as part of the main conference). Notice that workshop proposals are juried. Criteria selection include the relevance of the workshop topics and goals, scientific background and experience of the workshop’s organizers in organizing events, advertising and dissemination plan.


Examples of workshops run at previous EICS can be found at:

* EICS 2019 Workshops:

* EICS 2018 Workshops:



Please submit your proposals to the Precision Conference System (PCS) at, by selecting “SIGCHI” as Society, “EICS 2021” as Conference, and “EICS 2021 Workshop” as Track in the associated drop-down lists.



*** Covid-19: Virtual workshops ***

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are looking into different ways to hold EICS 2021. As the situation has been very dynamic in the last months, we currently expect the conference to go fully virtual.


The safety of all attendees is our primary concern, and we have to consider the situations in many other countries to guarantee inclusiveness. Thus, even if we decide to run a hybrid conference format, we will make sure to facilitate virtual participation. In any case, all submissions will follow the usual review and publication process.


We will carefully follow the situation and will keep you updated.


*** Important dates ***

- Submission: extended to March 15, 2021 (anywhere on earth)

- Notification: March 22, 2021

- Camera-ready deadline for workshop description: May 07, 2021

- Paper submission deadline for position papers for a workshop: April 30, 2021

- Paper notification deadline for position papers: May 07, 2021

- Camera-ready deadline for each workshop: May 14, 2021

- Workshop day: between June 7 and June 11, 2021



Workshop Chairs

- Gavin Doherty (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

- Bastian Pfleging (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

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Registration Policy

- To participate in a workshop, attendees need to register for the main conference. In case of participating on-site, there will be an additional workshop fee to cover catering (40 €).

- Workshops with 5 or less attendees will be canceled.

- The organization offers one free registration to the workshops day for one workshop organizer every group of 8 attendees registered.

- The organization offers one free registration for the workshops day + the main conference to one workshop organizer every group of 12 attendees registered.


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