Call for Workshops

The IEEE ETFA 2020 Program Committee invites proposals for Workshops to address cutting edge research and developments in technological sciences in the technical scope of the IEEE ETFA 2020 Conference. The workshops will be held on September 8th, 2020. Proposals are invited for two types of workshops: workshops based on solicited research papers, and workshops based on invited presentations.

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Organization of Workshops

If you would like to organize a workshop, please prepare a proposal and send it in PDF format to Workshops Co-Chairs, Marina Indri (, and Moris Behnam ( Please note the important dates below.

Rules for organization of Workshops


The proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title of the Workshop and its format.
  • Names and contact addresses of all organizers.
  • Bio sketches of all organizers (around 500 words) accompanied by a list of their journal publications relevant to the workshop’s subject matter(s).
  • Reasons which, in view of the organizers, make their proposal relevant and of interest to the IEEE ETFA 2020 Conference attendees.
  • Summary of the subject matter(s) covered by the workshop – no less than 500 words.

Additionally for Workshops based on Solicited Research Papers

The proposal has to include a list of the workshop’s Technical Program Committee members.

Additionally for Workshops based on Invited Presentations

Outline of the Workshop: presentation titles and their order, names, and affiliations of the speakers accompanied by their bio sketches (around 500 words) and a list of their journal publications (it does not apply to speakers from industry) relevant to the workshop’s subject matter(s).


Proposals are accepted for half and full-day Workshops.


Presenters and Organizers are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance from the appropriate bodies if use in their presentations material subject to copyright laws.


All organizers and speakers are to cover their travel expenses.

Conditions for Workshops based on Solicited Research Papers

Organizers are responsible for forming the workshop’s Technical Program Committee to assist in the review of the submitted papers. Organizers are expected to act as the Chairs of this Technical Program Committee. A minimum of three review reports is required to make an acceptance/rejection decision.


Organizers are to use the conference submission system.

The accepted material is to report on significant novel research/development results having a lasting impact on the research area with prospects for implementations. The final manuscripts must comply with the IEEE ETFA 2020 formatting requirements. The page limit is 8 pages for no more than 0.5-hour presentation.

Organizers are encouraged to submit a proposal as soon as possible to allow ample time for soliciting submissions. Workshops papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore.


All presenting authors and attendees are required to pay an appropriate workshop registration fee. Only one presentation is allowed per a single registration fee. The workshop registration fee does not entitle access to the conference.

Conditions for Workshops based on Invited Presentations

Organizers are expected to ensure that slides of presentations are available by the final submission deadline. The collated slides will be distributed to workshop attendees.

Workshop organizers and presenters are NOT required to pay workshop registration fees.


The IEEE ETFA 2020 Conference Organizers reserve a right to cancel a workshop based on Invited presentations if there are insufficient registrations. The cut-off date will July 15, 2020.

Important Dates

Submission of workshop proposals March 2, 2020
Notification of acceptance March 9, 2020
Submission of workshop papers June 12, 2020
Workshop Day September 8, 2020