Call for interactive workshops and tutorials
During the Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems 2020 (Forum-ISTS2020), interactive workshops are planned. For the first time, these will be part of the main conference and spread over different conference days. Workshops will be explicitly interactive, hence the name: ‘Interactive Workshops’. We want the workshops to be an environment in which active discussions can take place on the workshop topic as well as sharing state of the art developments in presentations as food for discussion.
We envisage the setup of a workshop to follow a schedule resembling:
- Introduction to the workshop and topic by the workshop organisers
- Short presentations* (e.g. 15-20 mins) on a related state of the art topic or development
- Followed by an open discussion of the questions posed in the presentation (e.g. 10-20 mins)
- After all the presentations have been given, a general discussion on the main topics can be performed, chaired by one of the workshop organisers.
- Workshops will be planned in blocks of 3 hours and shouldn’t exceed this. This allows enough time for the introduction, four to five contributions, and the final discussion.
- Workshop topics should be aligned to the F-ISTS topics list, which can be found on the website or in the general ‘Call for Contributions’ Workshop organisers may deviate from the suggested format, but we do request that the format remains an interactive one.
* Presentations should be on a state of the art or recent development in the area of the workshop topic. The presentation should be informative and should conclude by posing some relevant open questions that exist for the community. The questions can be discussed after the presentation.
Participation in a workshop can be by invitation or registration and is part of the conference program. We request that the workshop be setup such that it is a single conference component rather than multiple unrelated presentations. This way, we want to encourage participants to join in one workshop and be active throughout that single workshop. A participant will be asked to explicitly register for specific workshops.
A Tutorial session should focus on presenting the fundamental principles, tools, and algorithms of an active research area in an instructive manner. The main objective of a tutorial is to disseminate knowledge of a very active area across a general audience. Therefore, topics should be focussed, but accessible to a broad audience.
Tutorials are not part of the main conference program and will take place on Monday the 29th of June, the day before the conference starts in earnest. For this reason, an additional fee will be requested for participation in a tutorial upon registration for the conference. Alternatively, a host of a tutorial session has the option to sponsor the tutorial session and in doing so make it free of charge for participants.
All accepted workshops and tutorial sessions will also be listed on the Forum-ISTS 2020 website, along with the names of the organisers. It is strongly recommended that all workshop/tutorial organisers actively promote their workshop, possibly giving details of their workshop/tutorial sessions, such as titles of talk and presenter profiles. The use of a dedicated webpage with a link to the Forum-ISTS 2020 website is also encouraged.
Instructions for submitting Interactive Workshop and Tutorial Session Proposals: Proposals must address the following items:
- Total duration
- Organisers Aim of the Workshop/Tutorial (50-400 words )
- Topics of Interest Intended Audience (up to 200 words)
- Expected Attendance
- Invited Speakers (if known)
- Format/Program Equipment required
Please use our online form below to develop your proposal and submit it as soon as it is complete. The sooner, we have your proposal, the sooner we can confirm its place in the conference. The initial deadline for interactive workshop and tutorial proposals is December 15, 2019. A final proposal submission deadline is set for February 1, 2020.
Please note that if we have sufficient proposals by the initial deadline, that we will not consider any further proposals for the final deadline.
Please contact the workshop chair, Dr. Simeon Calvert by email. (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain any further information.