Call for Contributions

and Participation

How to participate

To participate (without giving a talk), please use the EasyChair website, pretend to submit an abstract, but write "None" into title and abstract field, and indicate "I only want to register and participate" by choosing the corresponding radio button.

How to contribute a talk

Please go to the workshop's EasyChair page, create an EasyChair account or log in with your existing account and submit a title and short abstract of your talk (one author: yourself, text only, no PDF papers). Additionally, please indicate in the choice field that you want to give a talk. Please only indicate yourself as an author in the author fields (so we don't get confused with registrations), and mention your co-authors in the abstract ("This is joint work with ..."). Thank you!

If the workshop is heavily over-subscribed, the organizers will make a selection among submitted abstracts to ensure a program that is diverse both in terms of topics and presenters.


When What Who/Where
Arrival day: Monday Feb 4
18:00 Welcome reception TBA
Day 1: Tuesday Feb 5 U-Tower
9:00 Morning coffee
Day 2: Wednesday Feb 6 U-Tower
9:00 Morning coffee

(Updated: 03-Oct-2018. This program is a stub. Times may change.)


of accepted talks

Abstract submission and registration is open. Please see the call for contributions above.

Accepted talks will be announced at a later date.


(so far)

Name Affiliation Role
Johannes Fischer TU Dortmund Organizer
Johannes Köster University of Duisburg-Essen Organizer
Tobias Marschall University of the Saarland Participant
Sven Rahmann University of Duisburg-Essen Organizer
Mikko Rautiainen MPI for Informatics, Saarbrücken Speaker
Jens Stoye Bielefeld University Speaker
Uriel Elias Wiebelitz TU Dortmund Participant
Roland Wittler Bielefeld University Speaker
Jens Zentgraf TU Dortmund Participant

Travel and Venue

How to find it

The workshop will take place at the U-Tower in Dortmund city center, close to the main train station ("Dortmund Hbf"). Dortmund is a major train hub and a stop of the high-speed ICE trains, as well as many local trains. There is a small local airport (code DTM) with good connections to the London area and Eastern Europe. An express bus connects the city and main station with the airport. Otherwise, the major international airport of Düsseldorf (DUS) is a short train ride away.

We recommend to book a hotel or other accomodation close to the venue and/or city center, for example:

We ask you to use the hotels' websites directly to book your accomodation, or via the usual booking sites.

Please note that we cannot cover or re-imburse your travel or accomodation costs.

Please be aware that, while major credit cards are frequently accepted, especially smaller amounts are usually paid in cash (Euros).


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