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ICT4S 2022
Mon 13 - Fri 17 June 2022 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Call for Workshops

We invite workshop proposals of traditional or unconventional formats for evening, half-day or full-day workshops. Furthermore, workshops can be held on-site, online, or in hybrid form. Workshops are to be held on Monday, June 13, and Friday, June 17, 2022. Other slots during the main conference period may also be available.
The workshops at ICT4S 2022 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 2022 we are facilitating two kinds of workshop:

1) Formal Workshops - workshops looking to establish annual gatherings and publish proceedings associated with topics covered by ICT4S. We expect to publish a proceedings volume including all accepted workshop papers as a report at arXiv’s Computing Research Repository. These workshops are expected to include a full peer review process for workshop submissions (facilitated by the workshop organisers).

2) Community Workshops - workshops for community building and passionate discussion in emerging topics relating to ICT4S. These workshops may also draw in a wider audience and we welcome proposals from community, business and local government that might help start a dialogue to develop solutions.

Details of what should be addressed in the proposal for each type of workshop are provided below.

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
  • Type of workshop - on-site, online, hybrid and expected number of participants
  • 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 (among the ones we can provide, please see “Further Details” below). Please state whether this is a half, full day, or evening workshop here.
  • Post-workshop plans - plans for the creation of tangible outcomes or outputs, and follow-up with attendees/ICT4S
  • Programme committee (PC) proposal - This should include the names, contact details and affiliations of potential members of the PC.
  • Type of papers
  • 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 Workshops

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
  • Type of workshop - on-site, online, hybrid and expected number of participants
  • 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 (among the ones we can provide, please see “Further Details” below). 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

Workshop proposal should be submitted electronically in the “[ICT4S’22] Workshops” track in EasyChair. All workshop proposal submissions should be submitted in IEEE conference proceedings 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 on-site/hybrid workshops can be provided with the following resources: catering (coffee breaks and lunch), conference materials, WIFI, white board with markers, projector/screen, laptop, and an air-conditioned room at the University of Plovdiv. Available rooms are of three different types to support different workshop formats: a) room with “round” table for discussions, b) computer lab room, or c) “lecture” type room. All rooms are equipped with a video conference system.
Online workshops can be provided with the virtual environment for them to happen.
Formal workshop organisers are expected to set up and manage their own submission and review processes.
Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that workshop organizers set up websites and social media accounts to help publicize the event.