Call for Fringe Workshops

ETS’21 is seeking proposals for co-located workshops. A fringe workshop may cover a specific emerging topic related to the ETS core scientific areas listed in the ETS’21 Call for Papers. The workshop may also focus on test and reliability aspects of a particular technology, industry, or class of products.

Pending final program arrangements, workshop can start on Thursday, May 27, immediately after the ETS’21 closing session and carry through all day on Friday, May 28. Registration to a workshop will be facilitated via the ETS’21 registration site.

Potential organizers are invited to submit a brief (one-page) proposal through the submission website, providing the following information:

  • What is the topic of the proposed workshop and what is its relevance?
  • How will the technical program be composed (open call for submissions, invited talks, special sessions)?
  • Were there any previous editions? Were they co-located with larger conferences? How many attendees and paper submissions were observed in previous editions?
  • What attendance can realistically be expected? Numbers can be supported by information such as attendance of earlier editions of this or similar workshops, attendance in related special sessions in ETS or other conferences, on-going collaborative research projects in the area of the workshop, etc.
  • What are the synergies with ETS? Why should a typical ETS attendee be interested in this workshop or, vice-versa, why would a workshop participant consider attending ETS?
  • Who are the organizers (at least the General and Program Chairs) of the workshop? Specify previous experience in organizing conferences or workshops, in particular TTTC-sponsored events.


Fringe workshop organizers will have the option to make their accepted individual contributions be made available to the workshop attendees or to all attendees of ETS’21 in electronic format. These informal contributions will not be sent for indexing by IEEE Xplore, and thus a later publication of the work in another conference or journal will still be possible.

Key Dates for Submissions

Fringe Workshop proposal submission deadline: November 30th, 2020

Notification of proposal acceptance: December 15th, 2020

A timeline with organizational milestones will be communicated together with the decision.

Submission Website

Submissions must be made using the submission website (link below).

Proposal abstracts submission should be made electronically as a single PDF file here.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Fringe Workshops Chairs:
Erik Larsson, Lund University (SE),
Ilia Polian, University of Stuttgart (DE),
Daniel Tille, Infineon (DE),

A PDF version of this call for workshops can be found here.">