I am happy to announce that Ed and I are organizing the Modeling Symposium for EclipseCon North America 2013. It is scheduled for the first day of the conference, i.e., Tuesday, March 26th at 5pm. The symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief overview of their work. We offer 10 minute lightning slots (including questions) to facilitate a broad range of speakers. The primary goal is to introduce interesting, new, technology and features. We are mainly targeting projects that are not otherwise represented in the conference program.
If you are interested in giving a talk, please send a short description (a few sentences) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the number, we might have to select among the submissions.Submission Deadline is February 10th. Acceptance notification is February 20th.
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Topics presented in other sessions during the conference should only be proposed as teasers.
- Please provide sufficient context. Talks should start with a concise overview of what the presenter plans to demonstrate, or what a certain framework offers. Even more important, explain how and why the topic is relevant.
- Don’t bore us! Get to the point quickly. You don’t have to use all your allocated time. An interesting 3 minute talk will have a bigger impact than a boring 10 minute talk. We encourage you to plan for a 5 minute talk, leaving room for 5 minutes of discussion.
- Keep it short and sweet, and focus on the most important aspects. A conference offers the advantage of getting in contact with people who are interested in your work. So consider the talk more as a teaser to prompt follow-up conversations than a forum to demonstrate or discuss technical details in depth.
- A demo is worth a thousand slides. We prefer to see how your stuff works rather than be told about how it works with illustrative slides. Please restrict the slides to summarize your introduction or conclusion.
Looking forward to your submissions!