Call for Tutorials

ER tutorials introduce general or special topics in ER and relevant neighboring areas. A focus on specific tools and methodologies can still be useful to offer concrete examples and hands-on activities to participants.

The topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in the areas defined in the Call for Papers. Some general topics include:

  • Theories of concepts underlying conceptual modeling.
  • General-purpose and domain-specific methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models.
  • Techniques for the algorithmic processing of conceptual models.
  • The impact of conceptual modeling on databases, business strategies, and information systems engineering.
  • Innovative applications of conceptual models in industry and practice.

The goal of a tutorial is to provide a road map – for beginners or advanced attendees – about a subject area related to conceptual modeling. Generally, tutorials emphasize breadth and cover material from a variety of different authors. The audience generally varies from novice students to practitioners and specialized researchers. Ideally, a tutorial covers a subject that has an adequately supporting corpus of past work and significant prospects of future expansion research-wise.

Important Dates

  • Submission of tutorial proposals: 29 May 2023
  • Notification of tutorial acceptance: 12 June 2023
  • Camera-ready tutorial descriptions: 30 June 2023
  • Tutorials: 06 November 2023

Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

Submission Instructions

Tutorials proposals must be submitted via the official ER submission page on Easychair to the track “ER 2023 Tutorials”.

Tutorial proposals must be no more than 5 pages LNCS style and must provide a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope (see for style files and details). Tutorial proposals must identify the intended audience and its assumed background. Tutorials are typically 90 or 180 minutes long lectures given by an expert on a highly focused topic of interest to conceptual modelers. It should also be stated how a high-quality presentation will be delivered within the time frame specified. Tutorial proposals must include:

  • Tutorial title
  • The presenter(s) name, affiliation, contact information, and a short bio
  • Five-line abstract
  • Goals and objectives: The overall goal of the tutorial and the concrete objectives to be achieved
  • Audience: Intended audience, level (basic or advanced), and prerequisites
  • Topic relevance and novelty: Relevance to the scope of ER; the relevance to practice; the novel aspects that would make this tutorial appealing to ER participants
  • Projected benefits: list of the targeted knowledge outcomes)
  • Detailed outline and timetable
  • Tutorial method, including teaching method(s) and technology requirements for presentation (beyond standard equipment, such as pc projector)
  • References: references to papers, books, etc. that 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.
  • 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 of your presentation style. These slides have to be submitted in a separate PDF file.
  • A 3-5 minute video “teaser” of the tutorial, which provides a brief overview of the planned tutorial to attract the intended audience.

Each proposal for a tutorial should be in English and must be submitted electronically via the official ER submission page (to be available soon).

Tutorials Selection

Tutorials will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Fit with ER audience (please see topics of interest to the conference)
  • Interestingness: People who attend ER will want to learn what is offered by the tutorial?
  • Projected benefit: Will people be likely to leave the tutorial more informed about a specific topic than before?
  • Clarity of activity and outcomes: Do we know what the tutorial presenter will do? Is it clear that what the presenter will do will lead to interestingness?
  • Ability to sustain audience attention: Incorporate new, innovative teaching methods, ideally using hands-on experience

For all accepted proposals, ER will take care of all local arrangements.

Services Provided by ER 2023

  • Tutorials will benefit from the local organizational infrastructure (registration, badges, refreshments, screens, etc.).
  • Participation in tutorials will be available to all registered participants, at no extra costs.
  • Advertisement of the tutorial on the ER 2023 homepage and mailings.
  • The conference fee will be waived for tutorial presenters (one fee per tutorial).