Call for Proposals
Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics is currently seeking proposals for Dagstuhl Seminars and Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops for 2014 and 2015. Please encourage colleagues in your field to think about submitting a proposal, or consider collaborating on a proposal yourself. The deadline for proposal submission is April 15, 2013.
* Seminar Format:
A Dagstuhl Seminar discusses new and ongoing research whereas a Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop consolidates the state of an area to develop a vision for the future. Dagstuhl Seminars in the past have been instrumental in developing new directions and fields and are especially well suited for young ideas that have not yet found an established venue. We particularly welcome topics that span several subject areas, are interdisciplinary, and/or are relevant to industry. Dagstuhl's capacity has been increasingly allocated to series (defined as three or more seminars focused on the same topic or community), which leaves us with less freedom to support emergent topics or those that bring together diverse communities. For this reason, we ask that proposers of seminars forming part of a series give evidence of the success of prior seminars in the series and provide good reasons as to why it merits continuation.
* Organizer Team:
A seminar or workshop is organized by a maximum of four outstanding researchers who ideally should have different affiliations and represent different communities. The organizer team should reflect Dagstuhl's international orientation. Proposals covering research areas that are strongly represented in a specific geographical region (Europe, Americas, Asia) should include an organizer from that region if possible. A team of more than four organizers or one that includes more than two organizers with the same affiliation needs a justification and is subject to change by the Scientific Directorate. However, you may designate an additional (typically junior) researcher to act as coordinator. We encourage you to put together a balanced organizer team that represents top researchers in your scientific community, including female researchers if your community has that advantage. Industrial co-organizers should also be involved, depending on the topic.
* Seminar Size:
You may apply for a 30- or 45-person seminar. In either case, please specify whether your proposed seminar is for 3 or 5 days. Both a 5-day seminar with up to 45 participants and a 3- or 5-day seminar with up to 30 participants work well in our experience.
* Scheduling Options:
Seminars with up to 30 participants are likely to be scheduled between February 16, 2014 and August 30, 2014, and those with up to 45 participants between November 9, 2014 and May 29, 2015. If your seminar addresses a particularly hot and timely topic, you may therefore wish to limit the number of participants in order to take advantage of the earlier scheduling option. Conversely, if you propose a date outside of these general periods please give us your reasons for doing so.
* Proposal Guidelines and Submission:
A typical proposal is less than ten pages long, organizer CVs and invitee list included. Please submit your application electronically via the DOSA dedicated web interface. To submit, you will need to enter the metadata into DOSA, then upload the proposal as a single PDF file and your invitee list as a separate CSV file. Please note that the same invitee list should also appear within the pdf file of the proposal itself. See the following proposal requirements and guidelines:
- http://www.dagstuhl.de/seminars/proposal (Guidelines and examples)
- http://www.dagstuhl.de/dosa (Submission portal opens on April 2, 2013)
Your proposal and metadata can list both preferred and block-out dates for your seminar. In the case of acceptance, we will try but cannot guarantee that we will be able to schedule the seminar on one of your preferred dates. In general, we do respect your block-out dates.
* Proposal review and selection:
Proposals will be reviewed by our Scientific Directorate in late June of 2013, and notification letters will likely be sent out in early August of 2013.
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