Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops

Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops complement Dagstuhl Seminars. They look beyond recent research far into the future, trying to identify new goals, fields, and applications of computer science.

For examples, see the list of past and future Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops.


Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops are more oriented towards a small group of internationally renowned senior researchers for an intensive discussion with a focus on strategy. In contrast to Dagstuhl Seminars, they do not refer to their actual research results but reflect the state of a field, identify strengths and weaknesses, determine promising new developments and relevant new problems, and seek synergies between different fields. The scope of Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops includes reflection about the state of individual or overlapping fields.


Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops are led by a small group of established leaders in their field. They assemble about 30 participants of international standing to discuss thoroughly for 3 to 5 days the status quo and the future direction of a field in computer science. Compared with Dagstuhl Seminars, a Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop is more oriented towards senior researchers with a focus on strategy.


Guided by their extensive experience, participants of the workshop analyze the status quo of a field and jointly develop a vision for its future. This may entail, for example:

  • identifying strengths and shortcomings of a field,
  • identifying development perspectives for a field,
  • locating synergies between fields,
  • encouraging concentrations,
  • providing suggestions for research projects,
  • prompting Dagstuhl Seminars to explore directions,
  • opening existing research fields for beneficial and valuable applications, or
  • triggering innovations.

How the Workshops Are Conducted

At Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops, discussion takes front stage. In contrast to Dagstuhl Seminars, which focus on recent research results and ideas, the focus is on presenting and discussing views on and strategies for the future development of the field. Discussion is most productive when the number of participants is limited to not more than 30 of a field's international elite.


The distinguishing result from a Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop is a Dagstuhl Manifesto. Such a manifesto should include research directions that are put into a larger context, like its relevance for society and economy, applications, and relations to other fields. Its audience goes beyond the inner circle of experts and should include policy makers. Once a manifesto is accepted by Dagstuhl's Scientific Directorate, it will be published in the series Dagstuhl Manifestos.


In addition to the Manifesto, a Dagstuhl Report to be published in the periodical Dagstuhl Reports has to be compiled as well.

Proposing and Organizing a Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop

If you would like to organize a Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop you should submit a proposal. The proposal will be reviewed by Dagstuhl's Scientific Directorate and once your proposal is approved, our staff will help you to organize the workshop. For details on the format and required content of a proposal and on the proposal process, please refer to Information for Submitting Proposals.


In case your proposal is approved, take a look at our list of things to know for organizers.


To guarantee a high scientific standard of the Dagstuhl Perspective Workshops, a list of possible participants is part of the proposal. Consequently, participation in a workshop is by personal invitation from Schloss Dagstuhl only.

General Information for Participants


For questions concerning planning and the organization of Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops, please contact:


Dr. Marsha Kleinbauer

Phone: + 49 681 / 302 3849

E-Mail: marsha.kleinbauer(at)dagstuhl.de

More Information

Differences to Dagstuhl Seminars

  • Small group of leading researchers
  • Focus is on the research area, not on the recent results of the participants
  • Goal is positioning of the research area and visions for the future
  • Result is a manifesto in addition to the report



about 30



3 – 5 days (typically 5 days)


Cost per Participant /Day

50 Euros (valid until 31.12.2022)



April 15th and November 1st



9 to 15 months after approval



Scientific Directorate