Workshops are all about networking, sharing, exchanging, discussing, and maturing new exciting ideas, to enable you to start new collaborations and incubate new communities - whether you are seeking research partners, projects, potential funders, or practitioners to new and emergent ideas!

SPLASH workshops are a great way to grow your knowledge and expand your professional network. They are highly interactive events that provide a creative and collaborative environment where attendees from various industry and research organizations around the world meet to discuss, and solve challenging problems related to a variety of new emerging technologies and research areas.

Submission Summary
Due on: April 08, 2011
Notifications: May 08, 2011
Camera-ready copy due: June 08, 2011
Format: ACM Proceedings format
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (chair)


The topics of workshops as well as their formats are diverse. For example, workshops may provide an opportunity for people working in a particular area to coordinate efforts and to establish a collective plan of action, to collaborate on a book, to seek contribution, or to discuss and share ideas on a hot new language/environment/topic. In the last 25 years of OOPSLA/SPLASH, workshops have played an important role in addressing seminal topics that led to significant advances, especially during their formative stages, namely UML, Eclipse, distributed objects, agile software development, new programming languages, and patterns, to mention a few.

Today, the software world is moving forward at an accelerating pace and the changes in the next 5 years will be more dramatic than the last 25. Explosive new technologies have created many challenging problems - technical, cultural and organizational - that must be solved to support the next generation of software design and development.

We encourage proposals for innovative, well-focused workshops on a broad spectrum of topics. If there is a topic relevant to SPLASH about which you feel passionate - and you want to connect with others who have similar interests and passions - consider submitting a proposal to organize a SPLASH 2011 workshop!


SPLASH workshop proposals should be limited to 5 pages (in the ACM Proceedings format) and submitted through the EasyChair submission system.

Your proposal should include the sections described below.

Main theme and goals

The proposal must explain the importance of the workshop theme to the SPLASH community. Goals should be clearly stated.


The proposal must include a 150-word abstract that summarizes the theme and goals of the workshop. If the workshop is accepted, this abstract will be published in the advance program and the final program.


The proposal must list the workshop organizers. Workshop organizers are responsible for advertising the workshop (e.g., creating the anchoring website for the workshop and sending CFPs to relevant mailing lists), organizing the review of paper submissions (e.g., by forming a small program committee), running the workshop, and collating any results of the workshop for dissemination to others. Workshop organizers should be listed, together with their affiliation and contact information. The primary organizer of the workshop and a contact person should be specified (they need not be the same person). For each organizer, the proposal should describe his/her background (expertise in the area, and previous experience running workshops) and also identify his/her responsibilities for this workshop.

Anticipated attendance

A workshop proposal must specify the ideal, minimum, and maximum expected number of participants. Please note: Workshop registration at SPLASH 2011 will be an additional charge. The SPLASH organizing committee reserves the right to cancel any workshop that does not meet attendance goals. Workshops must have a minimum attendance of eight registered attendees.


Describe how you plan to advertise your workshop to ensure participation.

Participant preparation

Your proposal should describe what preparation is expected from workshop participants. How do attendees gain access to your workshop (e.g., full paper, extended abstract)?

Activities and format

The format of the workshop should be described and a timetable given. All SPLASH 2011 workshops must be planned for a full-day of activities. For example, a proposal should describe whether there will be any introductory material, whether there will be any paper presentations, any panel discussion, debate, or focus groups, and how such groups will report back to the other participants.

Post-workshop activities

The proposal should describe what results the workshop will produce and how those will be disseminated to the wider public.

Special Requirements

Identify any special requirements you might need, in terms of room configuration, audio and video equipment, etc.

Selection process

The workshops will be selected based on the quality of the proposals and according to the space available. The following questions may help focus your submission and improve its overall quality:

  • Are there at least two organizers and do they represent a reasonably varied cross-section of the community close to the topic?
  • Does the proposal present a compelling case for the importance of the topic area? Is this done succinctly and completely?
  • Are the goals of the workshop expressed clearly?
  • Is the topic likely to be attractive to SPLASH attendees?
  • Is the format clearly described and does it encourage a high level of interaction between the participants?
  • Is a workshop the right forum to address the theme and goals or does the proposal fit better into another type of SPLASH event (e.g., tutorial)?

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Workshops Chair, Ademar Aguiar and Ulrik Pagh Schultz, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Workshops Committee

  • Ademar Aguiar, Universidade do Porto, Portugal (chair)
  • Ulrik Pagh Schultz, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark (chair)
  • Dave Thomas , Bedarra Research Labs, Canada
  • Dirk Riehle, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg , Germany
  • Eric Van Wyk, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Gary T. Leavens, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
  • Jonathan Sprinkle, University of Arizona, USA
  • Joseph Yoder, The Refactory, Inc., USA
  • Paulo Borba, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil