The organizers of ChiliPLoP invite proposals for Hot Topic workshops for the 2002 conference. You may propose a new Hot Topic, or you may propose to reconvene an existing Hot Topic.
Hot topics will be selected by the program committee based on current relevance, interest in the community, and the quality of the workshop plan. It helps if you also can provide a list of certain, probable, or possible participants up front. Naturally, you'll have plenty of time to invite participants once your Hot Topic proposal is accepted, but we try to encourage those people already focusing on certain pattern areas to bring their work to ChiliPLoP.
Submit your proposal to Robert Hanmer (see contact information below), the program chair for ChiliPLoP 2002, by November 16, 2001. The program committee will announce its selections to all proposers by December 3, 2001.
Proposing a New Hot Topic
Send a two- to four-page proposal that includes:
Please submit your proposal via e-mail as a URL, in HTML, or in ASCII.
If your Hot Topic is accepted, you will be expected to canvas a short call for participation and to select the participants for your Hot Topic before the early registration date of January 1, 2002. Registrations after this date will be at a higher cost to your participants.
We are hoping for small groups of around six people for each Hot Topic. Please let us know if you expect more or fewer people. If you know of pattern experts who will certainly want to participate, or those whom you wish would participate, please let us know that, too.
Proposing an Existing Hot Topic
ChiliPLoP aims to promote ongoing communities of patterns people working on important topics over an extended period of time. To this end, it encourages continuation of previous Hot Topic groups at the previous ChiliPLoPs. Unless informed otherwise by the program committee, existing Hot Topic groups that comply with the requirements listed here and that submit a short proposal of the form listed here can proceed with reasonable expectation that they will be invited to return.
The program committee may accept a smaller group if it deems the topic sufficiently hot or if it accepts more Hot Topics than expected. The committee also reserves the right to restrict Hot Topic attendance in order to accommodate more Hot Topic groups.
If the existing Hot Topic is accepted, the group's contact person will be expected to provide a short call for participation upon request and to select the participants.
Contact Information for Proposers
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