ICT4S 2020 WORKSHOPS (DEADLINES EXTENDED)


We invite workshop proposals of traditional or unconventional formats for evening, half-day or full-day workshops. Workshops are to be held on Monday, June 22, and Friday, June 26, 2020. Other slots during the main conference period may also be available.

The workshops at ICT4S 2020 look to facilitate the exchange of new ideas and directions in all areas related to sustainability and digital technology. A variety of formats are welcome and will be considered, ranging from traditional research paper presentations to interactive and participatory sessions. Given the urgency of the climate crisis we invite proposals that cover controversial viewpoints, national and global public policy interventions, emerging technology drivers or transformative ideas aimed at changing basic assumptions.

At ICT4S 2020 we are facilitating two kinds of workshop:

Details of what should be addressed in the proposal are as follows:

Formal Workshops
Formal workshop proposals should be between 4-6 pages long and include:

  • Title
  • Background - rationale for the workshop, including the aims and objectives
  • Organisers - short backgrounds/bios, including experience in organising workshops or similar events
  • Pre-workshop plans - details on recruitment for the workshop, e.g. the target audience communities, strategy for communication with these communities,
  • Workshop Structure/Activities - the workshop structure in detail, including activities and resources required. Please state whether this is a half or full day workshop here.
  • Post-workshop plans - plans for the creation of tangible outcomes or outputs, and follow-up with attendees/ICT4S
  • Website URL/details - We encourage all Formal Workshops to create a workshop website to
  • Programme committee (PC) details - This should include the names, contact details and affiliations of the PC.
  • Submission criteria for authors - criteria by which submissions to the workshop will be evaluated
  • Call for Participation (CfP) - a 250 word CfP that will be posted on the ICT4S website
  • References
  • Community Workshop
    Community workshop proposals should be between 2-4 pages long and include:

  • Title
  • Background - rationale for the workshop, including the aims and objectives
  • Organisers - short backgrounds/bios, including experience in organising workshops or similar events, contact details
  • Pre-workshop plans - details on recruitment for the workshop, e.g. the target audience communities, strategy for communication with these communities,
  • Workshop Structure/Activities - the workshop structure in detail, including activities, speakers, and resources required. Please state how long the workshop will be and preferred timing (e.g. morning, afternoon, evening, whole day).
  • Call for Participation (CfP) - a 250 word CfP that will be posted on the ICT4S website
  • References
  • Submission Guidelines
    All formal workshop submissions should follow the ACM template. Word and Latex templates are available.

    Submissions to formal workshops should follow these templates for their inclusion in the ICT4S2020 programme.

    More details:
    https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

    Community workshop proposals should follow the structure outlined above and be submitted in word or pdf format

    Potential Topics of Interest
    Possible workshop topics include (but are not limited to) sustainability and ICT in the context of the following:

  • Transport and logistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Behavioural and societal change
  • Energy-efficient and energy-aware software engineering
  • Infrastructure management and resilience, smart grids
  • Hardware obsolescence, E-waste and material life cycles
  • Decision support and policy making
  • Education
  • Smart cities, buildings, homes and offices
  • Data centres and high-performance computing
  • Social movements, grassroots communities and organisations
  • Further details
    All workshops will be provided with resources (pens, paper, flip charts, markers), WIFI, projector/screen, a room at the University of Bristol, and catering (tea/coffee break, lunch).

    Workshop organisers might wish to organise evening meals with their attendees.

    Formal workshop organisers are expected to set up and manage their own submission and review processes.

    Formal workshop organisers are expected to engage with the papers chairs (EMAIL) when preparing the camera ready submissions.

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Formal Workshops: March 6, 2020
    Formal Workshops Decision Notification: March 16, 2020
    Camera Ready Deadline for workshop submissions: May 15, 2020

    Community Workshops: April 1, 2020 (Please contact the community chairs if you require flexibility in this deadline)
    Community Workshops Decision Notification: April 8, 2020

    Workshop chair contact and submissions: o.bates@lancaster.ac.uk
    First point of contact for non-academic community submissions: caroline.bird@bristol.ac.uk

    Workshop chairs: Oliver Bates, Lancaster University, UK o.bates@lancaster.ac.uk
    Colin C. Venters, University of Huddersfield, UK c.venters@hud.ac.uk

    Community chairs:
    Caroline Bird, University of Bristol, UK caroline.bird@bristol.ac.uk
    Johanna Pohl, TU Berlin, Germany pohl@ztg.tu-berlin.de

    ICT4S Workshop 2020 Call [pdf]