Call for Workshops

STAF 2019 Call for Workshops

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 a 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 2019 will bring together:

  • 12th International Conference on Model Transformation (ICMT)
  • 12th International Conference on Graph Transformation (ICGT)
  • 15th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA)
  • 12th Transformation Tools Contest (TTC)
  • 1st STAF Junior Researcher Community Event (STAF-JRC)

STAF 2019 will be held between July 15-19 within the premises of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. STAF 2019 will also host a number of satellite events including workshops between July 15-19. Workshops 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 organizers 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

January 19th, 2019 Workshop proposal submission deadline
January 26th, 2019 Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals
February 16th, 2019 Workshop web page and Call for Papers issued

Workshop Proposal Preparation Guidelines

Workshop proposals must contain the following information:

1. General Information

1.1. Workshop title
1.2. Organizers and primary contact (name/affiliation/email)
1.3. Abstract (200 words), intended for the STAF 2019 website
1.4. Desired length of the workshop (half day or full day)
1.5. Related STAF conference. If more than one, please indicate the most related one

2. Objectives and Scope

2.1. Motivation
2.2. Objectives
2.3. Intended audience
2.4. Relevance (in particular to the STAF community)
2.5. Previous events including, where applicable,

2.5.1. a link to the website
2.5.2. the number of submitted and accepted papers, and
2.5.3. the number of attendees

3. Organization Details

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

4. Workshop Format

4.1. Intended paper format (number of pages; types of papers, e.g., full papers, work-in-progress papers,
practitioners’ reports, posters)
4.2. Paper evaluation process
4.3. Intended publication of accepted papers
4.4. Intended workshop format (number of presentations, planned keynotes, panels, etc.)
4.5. How many participants do you expect (please explain your educated guess)?
4.6. Specific requirements (e.g., equipment, room capacity). For Section 4.4, please clarify in particular why participants should submit to your workshop instead of to a conference or journal on related topics. If you do not plan to apply some interactive parts (such as interactive brainstorming, prototyping, benchmarking, experimentation, …) please clarify why you still think a physical workshop is the appropriate format.

5. Additional Material

5.1. Event Web page (URL of the draft Web page, if one exists)
5.2. 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 organizers will be required to issue the workshop Web page and the first Call for Papers by the deadline indicated above (see Important Dates)
  • All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register at least for the workshop day
  • Workshop organizers 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 correct realization of the event
  • The STAF organizers will decide the actual dates of workshops

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

  • Workshop paper submission: April 20, 2019 (or later)
  • Workshop paper notification: May 25, 2019 (or before, but STRICTLY NOT LATER since the STAF early registration deadline will be end of May)


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 using the Springer LNCS style (see and 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
  • organizers’ experience and ability to lead a successful event
  • meaningful use of methods that activate the audience
  • balance and synergy between the proposed topics
  • continuity of workshop series

Workshop Chairs

  • Ivan Kurtev, Altran Netherlands, the Netherlands
  • Massimo Tisi, IMT Atlantique, France

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