Call for Workshop Proposals


EAI SecureComm 2023 is pleased to invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference, which will be held in Hong Kong, with both in-person and virtual workshops. The goal of the workshops is to provide additional venues for discussing novel ideas as well as recent results of research in progress.

In 2023, our goal is to have a balanced workshop program that comprises workshop formats of different types and a combination of emerging, evolving, and historically understudied topics. Different full-day and half-day workshop formats are possible, for example:

We encourage you to contact us by email at [email protected] before the deadline with workshop ideas. We actively encourage both researchers and industry practitioners to submit workshop proposals.

Deadline for Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals submission deadline: 15 June 2023
Workshop proposals notification deadline: 30 June 2023

Contents of the proposal

The workshop proposal should be organized as follows:

  • Workshop title.
  • A short description of the workshop. Please also add an explanation on how the workshop complements, rather than duplicates, the topics of the main conference.
  • Name, email address, and affiliation for workshop organizers and a brief description of their experience in organizing such events.
  • Requested duration (half day or full day), with a motivation on the choice of this duration, and expected number of participants.
  • Workshop format (virtual, in-person, or hybrid). Note that in-person workshops will require at least one organizer to attend;
  • Description of workshop activities. Outline how the workshop will be organized and how the time will be spent. In particular, please sketch how you will engage participants to foster more interactivity and engagement during the workshop;
  • History of prior workshops on this topic (if available).

Evaluation criteria

  • The ability of the topic to contribute to the continued development of the field of recommender systems.
  • Level of complementarity of the topic to the main conference.
  • A clear plan for attracting submissions, making the workshop itself productive, and disseminating results.
  • Evidence that this plan will be successful.
  • Experience of the organizers.

Workshop selection

We aim to select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops on overlapping themes. Organisers of selected workshops will be asked to produce a Call for Papers to describe the workshop to potential participants and solicit submissions. In order to promote vivid discussions with more participants to the workshops, EAI will provide Workshop Organisers with one free registration to the Workshop for every 10 papers submitted to their workshop.

The criteria for assessment will include:

  • Relevance to conference vision/topics and attendees
  • Potential to bring in participants to the conference from different audiences
  • The overall quality of the contribution
  • Provides a hands-on, collaborative, and/or active learning environment for attendees

Workshop publication

Accepted and presented papers will be published alongside the main conference proceedings as a sub-section/chapter. Paper formats should, therefore, correspond to the templates of the publisher of the main conference.

Workshop chairs are invited to engage journals and further publication opportunities.

Paper length

Short papers: 6-11 pages or/and Full papers: 12 and more pages

Proposal submission

Workshop proposals should be submitted in a maximum of 4 pages in PDF format, single-spaced.

Please email your workshop proposals to Weizhi Meng – [email protected]