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Moti Medina <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 16 Mar 2020 20:24:05 +0200
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[Apologies for duplicate postings.]

Call for workshop and tutorial proposals DISC 2020

Corona contingency plan:
The steering committee is monitoring the situation with COVID19 and is
considering measures to ensure a safe environment for all participants.
Announcements will be published on the conference's website. If the
situation warrants it, the conference and workshops will either be
postponed or held virtually.

DISC 2020 will be held this year in Freiburg, Germany at  "Stadthotel
Freiburg - Kolping Hotels & Resorts" (https://www.hotel-freiburg.de/) between
the *12th to the 16th of Octobe*r (
http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2020/) .

The main conference will take place between the 13th to the 15th.
*There are two workshop and tutorial days: 12th and the 16th*. We intend to
follow the "workshops template" from last year's DISC (
http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2019/workshops/), that is, there will
be up to 3-4 workshops per each day (depending on the predicted number of
participants) where we synchronize the parallel talks as much as possible
so that "cross-workshops" participants will not miss any of the talks. This
also guarantees shared coffee and lunch breaks.

The organization of DISC will encourage students to participate at the
workshops, e.g., allotting a quota of free-of-charge local students, and
waiving workshop registration for students that participate the main
conference. DISC will also waive the registration fees of a limited number
of speakers per workshop/tutorial.

We already have 3 committed workshops/tutorials:
1) ADGA (chaired by Jara Uitto): See ADGA website in her
http://adga.hiit.fi/   that includes all past ADGA workshops.
2) CELLS (chaired by Matthias Fuegger, Manish Kushwaha, and Thomas Nowak):
This year the organizers are going to have a "hands-on" tutorial by Manish
Kushwaha. Check out their last year's website (https://parsys.lri.fr/CELLS/
3) TLA+ (chaired by  Leslie Lamport and Stephan Merz): Check out their 2018
meeting website at  http://tla2018.loria.fr/.

We are interested in topics which are related to distributed-computing and
systems on one hand, but also in topics that have the potential of
extending the scope of what the community sees as "distributed computing"
on the other hand (please see the scope of DISC in
http://www.disc-conference.org/wp/disc2020/ and check out the list of
last's year workshops in

Please email me (Moti Medina, [log in to unmask]) a short proposal *by the
end of May* with the following details:

   1. Workshop/tutorial name and an optional acronym (please state whether
   it is a workshop,a tutorial, or any other format)
   2. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of the organizers. Please
   specify who is the point of contact.
   3. Short description of the workshop's topic and its relevance to the
   DISC community.
   4. Date preference: please state if you are OK with being scheduled to
   the 12th, the 16th, or that you are OK with both options.
   5. Two names of committed speakers.
   6. A skeleton schedule of the workshop (see an example in here:
   7. A link to a website of a past meeting of your workshop.
   8. Predicted number of participants.
   9. In case the physical meeting is canceled, would you like to have a
   virtual workshop?

Thank you,
Moti Medina
Workshops and tutorials chair, DISC 2020