SPLASH 2013
Sat 26 - Thu 31 October 2013 Indianapolis, United States

The SPLASH tutorial program complements the technical material from OOPSLA, Onward!, and Wavefront with 80-minute tech talks and 1/2-day in-depth tutorials taught by experts that provide participants with in-depth or hands-on background in the area of focus. We invite tech talks and tutorials covering any topic related to SPLASH and its constituent events, including programming languages, programming, and software engineering. Tutorials and talks should target one or more significant segments of SPLASH’s audience, which includes researchers, educators, students, and leading-edge practitioners. Successful tutorial models include describing an important piece of research infrastructure, introducing an educational technique or tool, or educating the community on an emerging topic. Note the different tutorial model this year, with free tutorials and the short tech talk option, and the first-come first-served review process.

Call for Contributions

Tutorials

The SPLASH tutorial program complements the technical material from OOPSLA, Onward!, and Wavefront with 80-minute tech talks and 1/2-day in-depth tutorials taught by experts that provide participants with in-depth or hands-on background in the area of focus. We invite tech talks and tutorials covering any topic related to SPLASH and its constituent events, including programming languages, programming, and software engineering. Tutorials and talks should target one or more significant segments of SPLASH's audience, which includes researchers, educators, students, and leading-edge practitioners. Successful tutorial models include describing an important piece of research infrastructure, introducing an educational technique or tool, or educating the community on an emerging topic. Note the different tutorial model this year, with free tutorials and the short tech talk option, and the first-come first-served review process.

Submission Summary
Due on: April 10, 2013
Accepted until: May 20, 2013
Notifications: May 25, 2013
Camera-ready copy due: (Tentative) August 05, 2013
Format: ACM Proceedings format
Contact: (chair)

The ACM International Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH) is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN.

SPLASH is the home of OOPSLA Research Papers, Onward!, and the Dynamic Languages Symposium, among other events.

Tutorial Changes from Previous Years

This year's tutorial track re-introduces half-day tutorials in addition to shorter tech talks. In a change from the OOPSLA tutorial model of a few years back, the tutorial track will focus on fewer tutorials and talks that are of interest to a broad set of attendees. Tutorials will be free for all conference participants to attend, which should increase tutorial audiences but, given the desire to keep registration costs low, precludes offering significant compensation to presenters. The tradeoff benefit to presenters is a larger audience for their tutorials.

Note that after April 10th proposals are evaluated on a first-come first-serve basis, until the final deadline which is May 20th.

Submission

A tutorial submission should be emailed to tutorials@splashcon.org, and should include the following information:

  • Tutorial or talk title
  • Category: 80-minute tech talk or 3-hour tutorial.
  • Abstract: a description of the tutorial in under 200 words, to appear in the SPLASH advance program. Take care to write an accurate and compelling abstract, as this is your primary way of "selling" your tutorial to potential attendees.
  • Advertising biography: a biography of the presenters, in under 100 words, for the advance program.
  • Presenters and contact person: For each presenter, include name, e-mail address, and affiliation. You may optionally expand on the brief "advertising" biography given above, to more completely describe the presenters' expertise and experience with the subject. If there are multiple presenters, indicate the contact person for the tutorial.
  • 1-3 page tutorial or talk description. Include the objectives of the tutorial, the topics to be covered, the presentation approach (which may include slides, hands-on or laptop exercises, games, etc.). It is suggested that 3-hour tutorials include exercises or interactive elements, not just lecture slides. Tech talk speakers should plan an 80-minute presentation with 10 additional minutes available for questions. Describe the target audience and their prerequisite knowledge. If the tutorial has been offered before, describe in what venue (e.g. which conference), the date, and the number of attendees. Describe any special requirements, beyond a room and standard A/V equipment.

Evaluation of submitted proposals starts after April 10th, 2013. Proposals submitted after that date may be selected based on their quality and provided there is space available.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Tutorials Chair, Jonathan Aldrich.