STAF 2023
Tue 18 - Fri 21 July 2023 Leicester, United Kingdom

Call for Workshop Proposals

Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations (STAF) is a federation of leading conferences on software technologies. It was formed after the end of the successful TOOLS federated event in 2012, providing an umbrella organisation, with a steering committee that aims to provide continuity. The STAF federated event runs annually; the conferences that participate may vary from year to year, but all focus on practical and foundational advances in software technology. The conferences address all aspects of software technology, from object-oriented design, testing, formal approaches to modelling and verification, transformation, model-driven engineering, aspect-oriented techniques, and tools.

STAF 2023 will be held in Leicester, UK between July 18-21.

The workshops at STAF will provide a collaborative forum for groups of typically 15 to 35 participants to exchange recent and/or preliminary results, to conduct intensive discussions on a particular topic, or to coordinate efforts between representatives of a technical community. They are intended as a forum for lively discussion on innovative ideas, recent progress, or practical experience on specific aspects, specific problems, or domain-specific needs. Each workshop should provide a balanced distribution of its time for both presentation of papers and discussions. We encourage prospective workshop organisers to submit proposals for highly-interactive workshops. Both research-oriented and applied topics are welcome. The duration of each workshop is either half day or full day.

Important Dates

  • December 20th, 2022: Workshop proposal submission deadline
  • January 10th, 2023: Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals

Workshop Proposal Preparation Guidelines

Workshop proposals must contain the following information:

General Information:

  • Workshop title
  • Organisers and primary contact (name/affiliation/email)
  • Abstract (200 words), intended for the STAF 2023 website
  • Desired length of the workshop (half day or full day)

Objectives and Scope:

  • Motivation
  • Objectives
  • Intended audience
  • Relevance (in particular to the STAF community)
  • Previous events (if any) including the following information: (1) a link to the website; (2) the number of submitted and accepted papers, and (3) the number of attendees

Organization Details:

  • Details on the organisers (150 words max each), including relevant past experience in workshop organization
  • Preliminary list of program committee members (either proposed or confirmed – please specify)

Workshop Format:

  • Intended paper format (number of pages; types of papers, e.g., full papers, work-in-progress papers, practitioners’ reports, posters)
  • Paper evaluation process
  • Intended publication of accepted papers (please see proceedings options stated below)
  • Intended workshop format (number of presentations, planned keynotes, panels, etc.)
  • Specific requirements (e.g., equipment, room capacity)

Additional Material:

  • Event Web page (URL of the draft Web page, if one exists; accepted workshops will be offered hosting from
  • Draft Call for Papers for the workshop (a one-page Call for Papers that you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)

Information about Accepted Workshops

General rules

The organisers will be required to issue the workshop Web page and the first Call for Papers no later than two weeks after the acceptance of their proposal.

  • All participants, including workshop organisers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register at least for the workshop day.
  • Workshop organisers must attend their workshop or, if not possible, communicate in advance to the STAF workshop chairs who will act as session chair(s) and will be responsible for the proper realisation of the event.
  • The STAF organisers will decide the actual dates of workshops.
  • There will be a joint volume of proceedings for the STAF 2023 satellite and co-located events published with CEUR-WS. In case the organisers want to publish the proceedings on their own, they will have to make a request and obtain approval from the STAF organising committee.

Recommended deadlines to be set by the organisers of accepted workshops:

  • Workshop paper submission: May 21st, 2023
  • Workshop paper notification: June 12th, 2023 (in particular, it should be earlier than the early bird registration deadline)

Proposal Submissions

Please ensure that you adhere to the above workshop proposal guidelines by providing all requested information using at most six pages (not including the draft Call for Papers). Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF via EasyChair:

Proposals will be selected based on their relevance to the conferences’ aims, beneficiaries, and timely advances in their respective topics. In particular, proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • potential to advance the state of research and practice,
  • organisers’ experience and ability to lead a successful event,
  • balance and synergy between the proposed topics,
  • continuity of workshop series.


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