Workshops: Call for Papers

CAiSE is a well-established, highly visible conference series on Advanced Information Systems Engineering. It covers all relevant topics of information systems (IS) engineering, including methodologies and approaches for IS engineering, innovative platforms, architectures and technologies, and engineering of specific kinds of IS. CAiSE conferences also have the tradition of hosting workshops in related areas. Workshops are intended to focus on particular topics and provide ample room for discussions of new ideas and developments.

CAiSE 2021, the 33rd edition of the CAiSE series, invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference, related to the CAiSE topics, covering new emerging topics and targeting ground-breaking papers in a special focus area.

The workshop organizers are encouraged to focus their events on topics that are not already explicitly addressed by the two co-located working conferences BPMDS and EMMSAD.

Two kinds of workshops are invited:

  • Presentation-oriented workshops: These will concentrate on presentations of accepted papers and discussions of these papers. The proceedings of these workshops are intended to be published as one volume in the Springer LNBIP series. According to Springer standards, the acceptance rate of full papers (12 pages) should not exceed 45%-50%. Some of the contributions might be accepted as short papers (6 pages) and they will appear in a designated section of the proceedings. However, the overall acceptance rate, still, should not be higher than 45%-50%.
  • Discussion-oriented workshops: These will emphasize discussions facilitated by paper presentations. Since the main criterion for paper acceptance in such workshops is relevance and potential for raising discussion, they are not expected to have their proceedings in the Springer LNBIP volume.

Workshop proposals should be submitted to:

Artem Polyvyanyy ( and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma (

Prior contact with the workshop chairs is encouraged. The organizer(s) of approved workshops will be responsible for advertising their workshop, eliciting high quality submissions, the reviewing process of their workshop’s papers according to the principles and guidelines of the CAiSE organizers, and the collection of camera-ready copies of accepted papers (verifying that they comply with the formatting rules). Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop, and to provide a summary of the event to the CAiSE organisers.

Detailed instructions for workshop proposers

The proposal (up to 1000 words) should cover the following points:

  • Workshop title, duration (1 day or 2 days), preferred date (28-29 June 2021), workshop type (presentation-oriented or discussion-oriented).
  • The organizers (PC chairs, other organizers who will be present at the workshop or are otherwise involved, including the person responsible for web presence and communication). Please include names, addresses, affiliations, and indicate the main responsible person. The submission should include a one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Purpose: What are the main goals of the workshop? Please list the workshop topics. How does the focus of the workshop differ from the main conference? How does the focus of the workshop differ from other potential CAiSE events (you are advised to look at the workshops and working conferences held at CAiSE 2019 and CAiSE 2020 and differentiate your scope from theirs)?
  • Organization of the workshop: Specify the type of contributions, distribution into sessions, type of sessions, etc. Mention if you plan to have any keynote speaker (please note that the conference organization will not cover fees, travel expenses, accommodation and registration cost of keynote speakers). Include any special requirement regarding infrastructure and room layout. In particular, specify the proceedings type. For presentation-oriented workshops LNBIP will be the default option. For discussion-oriented workshops, specify how you will publish the contributions and how you plan to make them available to attendees (especially if you plan to require some support from the conference organization).
  • Tentative list of PC members.
  • An estimate of the number of papers to be accepted, and the number of attendees. If applicable, short information on previous editions of the workshop series (this should include submission, acceptance, and attendance information).
  • Short information on your plans for publicizing your workshop and making it highly visible.

Services provided by CAiSE

  • EasyChair installation for the management of the workshop submissions (each organizer will be made chair of its own workshop)
  • Publication of contributions in LNBIP volume for presentation-oriented workshops.
  • One free workshop-only-registration if more than 15 people are registered for the workshop. Organizers willing to attend the whole event (main conference) will have to register to the conference at their own expense.
  • Local organizational infrastructure and administrative support (registration, badges, refreshments, beamers, screens, etc.). In particular, all accommodation issues (rooms, meals and catering, social dinner, etc.) as well as the management of the registrations and the financing/administrative issues will be handled by the CAiSE Organization Board and are not under the responsibility of the workshop organizers.
  • Advertisement of the workshop on the CAiSE 2021 homepage and mailings.

Please note that the workshop may be cancelled if the number of registrations is less than 10. Also, in case of workshops with topics that are similar, two or more workshops or working conferences may be suggested to merge.

Workshop Chairs

Artem Polyvyanyy, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Stefanie Rinderle-MaUniversity of Vienna, Austria

Important Dates

  • Submission of workshops proposals (via email): 16 October 2020
  • Notification of workshop acceptance: 20 November 2020
  • Camera-ready of all papers and summary by workshop chairs: April 19 2021
  • Workshops: 28-29 June 2021

Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE).