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Call for Proposals

The application deadline is November 1, 2016

Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik is currently seeking proposals for Dagstuhl Seminars and Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops. 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 November 1, 2016.

* Seminar Format:
A Dagstuhl Seminar discusses new and ongoing research, whereas a Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops reflects on the current 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 and 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.

More information about Dagstuhl Seminars and Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops is available at:

* Organizer Team:

A seminar or workshop is organized by a maximum of four outstanding researchers of different affiliations. The organizer team should represent a range of research communities and reflect Dagstuhl's international orientation. Proposals covering topics with a strong research presence in a specific geographical region (e.g., Europe, Americas, Asia) should include an organizer from that region if possible. Likewise, industry-relevant seminars would greatly benefit from an organizer who is active in industry. In general, we encourage you to put together a balanced organizer team that represents the top researchers in their scientific communities, including women researchers if your community has that advantage.

Including more than two organizers with the same affiliation, requires a clear scientific justification in your proposal and is subject to change by the Scientific Directorate.

* 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. In our experience 3-day seminars with 45 participants tend not to work well in practice..

* Scheduling Options:

Seminars with up to 30 participants are likely to be scheduled between August 2017 ans February 2018, and those with up to 45 participants between February 2018 and August 2018. If you propose a date outside of these general periods please give us your reasons for doing so.

* Proposal Guidelines and Submission:

For a proposal to be successful it needs to convince that it concerns an interesting and pertinent topic (possibly connecting different fields inside and outside computer science), that it is submitted by the right set of organizers, and that it states an appropriate and realistic collection of participants.

A typical proposal is less than ten pages long, organizer CVs included. Please submit your application electronically via the DOSA dedicated web interface. To submit, you will need to enter the metadata into DOSA and upload the proposal as a single PDF file plus the invitee list as a CSV file. You can learn more about the submission process on the following web pages:



Both preferred and block-out dates for your seminar can be entered via DOSA.  If your proposal is accepted, we will try to schedule the seminar on one of your preferred dates but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. In general, we do respect your block-out dates.

* Proposal review and selection:

Proposals will be reviewed by our Scientific Directorate end of January 2017, and notifications will likely be sent out in February 2017.

       Raimund Seidel 
       Scientific Director 
       Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik