Call for Workshops
IACSS is receiving proposals for workshops to be held during with the main conference. If you are interested to participate in the event and invite a group of researchers on a topic you consider relevant to IACSS, you can consider submitting a workshop proposal to IACSS.
IACSS workshops aim to provide opportunities for exchanging ideas, and discussing preliminary results in various areas of Social Sciences research.
Workshop proposals must be no more than 4 pages in length and must be prepared according to the IACSS Format and Submission Guidelines. Each proposal should address at least the following issues:
- Contact details of the organizers and identification of the main contact person.
- A brief (max 200 words) abstract of the goals;
- The theme, goals, and topics of the workshop, confirmation of its relevance to IACSS;
- The workshop format, including length (1 or 2 days);
- The paper selection procedure, including the types of papers permitted, the dates for submission and notification of acceptance, names of program committee members.
- Number of expected participants and selection process. Please indicate whether the workshop will be open or closed.
- Explaining how the workshop results are expected to be used.
- A brief CV of each organizer, including past experience in workshop organization.
Workshop Proposal Selection process
The criteria for judging the quality of workshop proposals are as follows:
Workshops cover topics falling in the general scope of the IACSS;
Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events and not mini-conferences.
We welcome workshops with creative structures that includes various types of contributions
Workshops should have a clear focus on a specific issue in field of Social Sciences;
There is expected that a significant community would be interested in the workshop’s topic;
Workshop duration can be half a day or a full day;
Significant number of participants of workshop intended to be of young researchers
Organizer of workshop could be one person, but we advise having no more than three organizer of workshop preferably from different institutions;
Please note that organizing of a workshop is based on the overall number of submissions received. Workshops that receive less than 5 submissions or have less than 6 people registered at the early registration deadline might be canceled.
The organizers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own reviewing process, but all information (timelines and call for papers) about workshop will be published on the conference website by organizer. Papers accepted by workshop organizers will be published in the conference proceedings and considered for publication journals offered by conference organizer. Workshop organizers are required to closely cooperate with the IACSS organizers to finalize all organizational details. Workshop attendees must pay the IACSS registration fee as normally pay participants of the IACSS.
Responsibilities of the workshop organizers
The workshop organizers are responsible for:
- Creating and distributing a call-for-papers, call-for-participation and any other relevant advertising. The calls should make it clear that at least one author of any accepted paper must attend the event and that papers will be withdrawn if no such participation is secured with the payment of the workshop dues. The call should clearly describe the review and selection process. Finally, the calls must be framed to encourage as broad a participation as possible.
- Creating and publishing (in a timely manner) a web site with all the relevant information pertaining to the workshop.
- Provide an extended abstract for the conference program
- Review and select paper submissions
- Collect camera-ready versions of the papers and their copyright forms
- Schedule the presentations within the workshop attend and coordinate their workshop
- Accommodation or travel expenses for the workshop organizers or their invited speakers are responsible of workshop organizers. Conference organizer will help to workshop organizer to find accommodation at the conference venue.
Responsibilities of the Organizing Committee
The conference organization is responsible for:
- Provide publicity for the workshop program
- Management of registration for participants
- Coordinate the allocation of time blocks for each workshop
- Provide support for publishing on the on-site CD
- Publish papers in ACM digital library (pending confirmation)
Benefits for Workshop Organizers
- Free meeting room, coffee breaks, Lunch for registered participants
- Free conference technical equipment;
- Preparing of Workshop webpage (linked to the official IACSS website) containing the call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timelines by conference organizer;
- Publish conference papers presented at the workshop in the conference proceedings
- Providing full conference package included in the conference fee
- Providing support to obtain an ISBN number
- Membership of the conference scientific committee
- Special Certificate as workshop chair
- 50 % discount conference registration fee if in their workshop there are at least 10 registrations for 1 workshop’s Organizer, 15 registrations for 2 workshop’s organizer, etc