BIR 2015


Hence the main goal of workshops is to explore emerging research topics, and to provide a forum for authors and practitioners to present early results on the conference-related topics. Contributions to the workshops would be for presenting novel ideas in a less formal setting, possibly more focused on a particular topic than the regular conference sessions do. We seek proposals from individuals and teams interested in organizing strong workshops.

General Information

  • The organisers are inviting a half day (4 hours) or full day (8 hours) workshop proposals
  • The workshops are self-sustainable (not sponsored by the main conference)
  • Workshop venue and equipment are provided free of charge
  • Accepted workshop papers will be published in the CEUR proceedings
  • Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit their extended papers to a special issue of the journal on Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly (CSIMQ)
  • The organizer(s) of approved workshops are responsible for the following:
    • Advertising their workshop
    • Managing workshops Website
    • Organising the review process
    • Collecting camera-ready copies and verifying that they comply with the Springer LNBIP formatting rules
    • Attending the workshop and providing a summary of the event to the BIR2015 workshop chair
    • Selecting the best papers to be invited for the CSIMQ special issue.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission: January 15th 2015
  • Workshop proposal notification: January 22nd 2015
  • Paper submission: May 25th 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: June 29th 2015
  • Camera ready submission: July 20th 2015
  • Workshops: August 26th 2015

Workshop Proposal should include:

  • Workshop title
  • Purpose
    • How is the focus of the workshop different from / related to the main conference
    • List of the workshop topics
  • Organizers and PC members:
    • PC chairs (and/or other organizers who will be present at the workshop or are otherwise involved, including the person responsible for web presence and communications)
    • Names, addresses, and affiliations of all those listed
    • One-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant 
qualifications and experience
  • Estimation on the number of workshop attendees
  • Estimation on the expected submission number and estimated/targeted rate of acceptance
  • Brief information on plans for publicizing the workshop and making it highly visible
  • Historical figures from earlier editions of the workshop (if any)
  • Special requirements for special arrangements at workshop location (if any)

Proposal Submission

Workshop proposals should be submitted to by email bir2015_workshops<at> no later than January 15th, 2015

Workshop chair

  • Fabrizio Maria Maggi, University of Tartu, Estonia