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.

As <Programming> is online this year, the main goal of workshops is to promote social gathering and lively discussions amongst participants. This edition’s workshops will replace the social experience of a physical event and as such, their topics and organization may deviate from their physical counterparts. So they should be the main events in the conference week.

A workshop can be intended as 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 can also be regarded as a forum for lively discussion of innovative ideas, 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 encourage organizers to be creative and experiment with all kinds of events including hallways discussions, academic parties besides the more 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, social gathering around a particular topic and so on. Open meetings are preferable but closed ones could be accepted. We are flexible and welcome innovative social gatherings; 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. If desired, the workshop proceedings can be published in the post-conference Companion Proceedings, in the ACM Digital Library.

Call for Events

Submission Notifications

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 system, and adhere to the workshop proposal guidelines given below.

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

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 <Programming> 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 software do you need to run the workshop (e.g. slack, Zoom, Teams, etc.)
    • Advertisement: Planed advertisement strategy to ensure 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 planned 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/talks, planned invited talks/keynotes, etc.)
  5. What is the intended publication of accepted submissions?(*)
    • ACM DL post companion proceedings and/or website pre/post-proceedings

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

Workshop web page/site and CFP: December 11th 2020

Deadline for submissions to the workshops:

  • possibly after January 7th 2021 (final notification issue 3)
  • no later than February 1th 2021

Notification of authors: March 1st, 2021, the latest, to be before the early registration deadline.

Deadline for Camera-Ready Papers (Companion Proceedings at ACM DL): May 1st 2021

Workshop dates: March 22nd to 26th 2021

Notes on Proceedings

Workshops that wish to have their proceedings published in the ACM DL will have the opportunity to have post proceedings. Note that 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 . Please consider them carefully when determining your deadlines for the workshop.

Manuscripts that will be published in the ACM DL should use the template available here.

Questions? Use the ‹Programming› Workshops contact form.