32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2013)
Hong Kong
Call for Workshops

The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling is the leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research and applications in which the major emphasis is on conceptual modeling. Topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in areas such as theories of concepts and ontologies underlying conceptual modeling, methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models, and techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations.

ER 2013 will host a number of workshops addressing different areas related to conceptual modeling that complement the main ER 2013 conference. Workshops are intended to serve as an intensive collaborative forum for exchanging innovativeideas in conceptual modeling. We encourage prospective workshop organizers to submit proposals for highly interactive workshops focusing on either in-depth analysis or broad-ranging approaches to emerging topics in conceptual modeling.

Important Dates:
  • Workshop proposal submission: December 31st, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2013
  • Full paper submission: will depend upon the workshop
  • Camera-ready paper submission: July 15, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

A workshop proposal should be about 3-5 pages long and contain the following information:

  • Title;
  • Topics;
  • Format and duration;
  • Type (academic and/or industrial);
  • Significance in relation to topics of the main conference;
  • Organizers (attach short CVs, limit of 2 pages each and pointing out their experience in organizing events);
  • Proposed program committee;
  • Expected submission volume and number of expected participants;
  • Any available information of any previous organization of the workshop, with an emphasis to submission and registration volumes.

Workshop proposals are reviewed based on the quality of the proposal, its relation to the main ER topics, and the likelihood to attract enough participants as well as the hosting capacity of the venue.

Exact workshop paper submission and author notification due dates are at the discretion of workshop organizers but must fit within the time-line indicated.

Proceedings of all ER workshops are to be published as a single volume of Springer LNCS to be distributed at the ER 2013 conference. All the workshop papers should be limited to no more than 10 pages in LNCS format. It is expected that the organizers of ER workshops conform to the rules imposed by the ER steering committee such as the acceptance rate for all workshops will not exceed 40% and organizers are not allowed to submit their own papers to their workshop. Workshop proposals should be submitted by email to either of the workshop chairs listed below.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
  • Dickson Chiu (Dickson Computer Systems) – dicksonchiu@gmail.com
  • Jeffrey Parsons (Memorial University of Newfoundland – jeffreyp@mun.ca