Call for Tutorials

CAiSE’19 invites proposals for tutorials on advanced topics in the field of Information Systems engineering. These tutorials will be 90 minutes long and should aim at offering new insights, knowledge, and skills to managers, teachers, researchers, and students seeking to gain a better understanding either about methods of broad interest in the field, or emergent paradigms that are ripe for practical adoption or that require further research to reach maturity. Proposals emphasizing the special theme of the CAISE’19 conference ‘Responsible Information Systems’ are highly encouraged, but proposals on other new or long-standing fundamental challenges of Information Systems Engineering are also welcome.

Tutorials are intended to provide a pedagogic introduction to or overview of a topic of relevance. Potential presenters should keep in mind that there may be quite a varied audience, including novice graduate students, seasoned practitioners, and specialized researchers. Tutorial speakers should be prepared to cope with this diversity in the audience. Tutorials will be organized in parallel with the technical sessions of the main conference and participants of the conference will have free access to all of them. Tutorials should be focused on principles, concepts and methods. Commercial or sales-oriented presentations are discouraged.

Tutorial proposals should be sent by email to Potential proposers are free to contact the tutorial chairs using this email address to validate their idea prior to the submission. The tutorial chairs will review each proposal and select a subset of them based on the following criteria: (1) relevance to the field of IS engineering; (2) anticipated appeal to the conference audience; (3) timeliness and importance vis-à-vis of the conference audience; (4) past experience and qualifications of the instructor(s). The tutorial chairs will also consider the complementarity of the proposal w.r.t. the conference program and other tutorial proposals.

Detailed instructions for tutorial proposers

The proposal (length up to 1500 words) should cover the following points:

  • Title
  • Presenters and affiliation
  • Goal and Objectives: The overall goal of the tutorial and the concrete objectives to be achieved.
  • Scope: Intended audience, level (basic or advanced), and prerequisites.
  • Topic relevance and novelty: Specifically indicate the relevance to the scope of CAiSE, the relevance to practice, the novel aspects that would make this tutorial beneficiary and appealing to CAiSE participants.
  • Structure of Contents: Here you should provide a structured overview of your planned tutorial, organized into numbered sections and sub-sections. For each sub-section, you should sketch its contents in a few sentences or bullets.
  • References: Provide references to papers, books, etc. your tutorial builds on. Please specify previous venues at which similar tutorials have been presented by you and indicate the difference between the proposed tutorial and previous ones. CAiSE usually does not accept tutorials that have been presented in other venues.
  • Sample Slides: Include at least 5 sample slides of the presentation you plan to give if your tutorial is accepted. Select slides that are typical for your presentation style. These slides have to be submitted in a separate PDF file.

Important dates

  • 21 January 2019: Submission of tutorial proposals
  • 22 February 2019: Notification of tutorial acceptance
  • 18 March 2019: Camera-ready abstract submission for proceedings
  • 5-7 June 2019: Tutorials during CAiSE conference

Services provided by CAiSE

  • Publication of an abstract of the tutorial in the LNCS proceedings.
  • Tutorials will benefit from the local organizational infrastructure.
  • The conference fee will be waived for tutorial presenters (one fee per tutorial).

Tutorial chairs

  • Devis Bianchini, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia

You can contact them at:


Call for Tutorials pdf