September 30 - October 2, 2018

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Call for Workshops/Tutorials/Panels/Special Sessions 

Researchers from both academia and industry are invited to submit proposals for Tutorials, Panels, and Special Sessions for the IISWC 2018. See below for each specific call. Proposals must be sent via e-mail to the Workshop/Tutorials Chair (Arkaprava Basu <arkapravab@iisc.ac.in>). While submitting a proposal, please indicate whether the proposal is for a tutorial, panel, or special session.

Important Dates

In general, tutorial, panel, and special session proposals will be evaluated in terms of their quality and technical/scientific contribution. Sessions strengthening and/or extending the conference program will be prioritized.


The workshop proposals should focus on the topic areas which are of interest to the IISWC audience as described in the call for papers.

The workshop proposal (length limit: 2 pages in 11-point font) should include:


The purpose of tutorials is to educate attendees about specific topics or to provide the background necessary to understand technical advances in relevant areas. The tutorial should be attractive to a wide audience. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to emerging workloads, new simulation/profiling infrastructures, evaluation methodologies etc. Tutorial sessions can be proposed for half or full day durations.

The tutorial proposal (length limit: 2 pages in 11-point font) should include:

The evaluation of the proposal will include its general interest for IISWC attendees, the quality of the proposal, and the expertise of the presenters. Further, the selected tutorials are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:


Proposals are solicited for panels that will address major topics of interest to IISWC attendees. An ideal panel will not be so broad as to be unfocused or too narrow as to be uninteresting to the majority of the attendees. It will engage a discussion among panelists and attendees with a strategy making focus that can illuminate challenges, new areas of research enquiry, and cross-disciplinary research endeavors for the broader community. Typically panelists will be leading experts in the panel topic or closely related discipline and will offer their opinions, share their insights and be willing to engage the other panelist and audience in debate and interaction.

Special Sessions

A special session is devoted to either a traditional core IISWC topic, or a topic of future interest to the audience. An example topic could be workloads for deep learning/machine learning. The session typically consists of 3-4 speakers providing a coherent set of presentations with depth in a specific topic.