should a proposal look like?
To make the evaluation process easier, please write your proposal
according to the following scheme. Proposals adhering to this form
will be truly preferred. We prefer to receive proposals by electronic
- Select an expressive title that captures the contents
of your tutorial well without being too long.
- Remember that the title must be attractive and should
make a reader curious.
- In exceptional cases we may re-edit the title in order
to make it consistent with other tutorial titles.
- Give the full name and address of the tutorial speaker.
- If there are multiple speakers, give this information
for all of them but clearly specify who the contact person
- Don't forget to specify the electronic mail address.
- Give a concise description of
the contents and goals of your tutorial.
- The abstract will be used for the Advance
- It should not be longer than 150 words.
- If it is longer, be prepared to
have it cut or re-edited.
This information will be used by the tutorial
committee for reviewing the detailed tutorial contents.
The outline should be a table of contents of the tutorial, with
a few keywords for each section, and with a rough estimate of the
time spent on each.
- Tutorials can be half-day or full-day.
- Half-day tutorials are preferred. A half-day tutorial
should last for 3.5 hours including a half an hour break.
- A full-day tutorial should last for 7 hours including
two half an hour and excluding the lunch break.
The tutorial level can be introductory
(requires almost no experience with object-orientation), intermediate
(assumes knowledge of object-oriented concepts but little or no
experience with the tutorial's subject), or advanced (assumes several
years of practical experience with object-orientation and preferably
also some experience with the tutorial's subject).
- Clearly state
what knowledge you expect from your participants.
- This information
will be included in the Advance Program.
- It should not
be longer than 20 words.
- Who should attend
- How will the
participants benefit from attending?
- Describe your
affiliation, interests and experience.
- It should be
clear from this text that you are the right person to give
- The information
will be included in the Advance Program.
- It should not
be longer than 40 words.
- Has this tutorial been given before?
- How many participants were there?
- If available, please specify the ratings
that the participants gave to your tutorial.
- Please specify
the equipment you need, e.g., number of slide projectors,
video projection facilities, computer tables, power plugs,
paper boards, etc.
- Note that we
may not be able to provide computers for all the participants.
- If the tutorial
has been given before, please include at least the first
5 pages of your handouts.
- If the tutorial
is new, it would still be useful to include a few sample
slides that let the committee judge the expected quality
of the presentation.
should a tutorial look like?
If you never presented a tutorial before here
are some suggestions that may help you in preparing your presentation.
- When preparing the tutorial, keep your
audience in mind.
- People don't pay for a tutorial in order
to hear things that they already know or that are irrelevant
for their work.
- So don't be vague, don't waste time
with lengthy introductions, but speak to the point.
- Don't try to impress the audience with
the amount of your research, but convey practical knowledge
and ideas that the participants will find useful for their
- Whenever possible, use examples and
case studies and avoid lengthy abstract passages.
- Also consider demonstrations on video
or an overhead panel.
- In order to get an audience as homogeneous
as possible, clearly state which knowledge you expect from
the participants in the tutorial description.
Slides and notes
- You will have to prepare tutorial notes for the participants.
- These handouts usually contain copies of the slides that
- Here are a few guidelines for preparing the slides and
- Use at least a 14 pt (or better an 18 pt) font on all
of your slides.
- A good slide should not just repeat everything you say
but summarize your presentation.
- Use short phrases and keywords instead of full sentences.
- People cannot read as fast as you speak. Make heavy use
of pictures and examples.
- Consider also using the blackboard for short examples.
- Use colors where they are helpful, but remember that they
will not appear in the black and white handouts.
- Don't put too much or too little material on a single
- A good rule of thumb is to spend 3 minutes per slide.
- Don't include slides that you will skip in the presentation;
people will find that annoying.
- You will have to deliver the tutorial notes in camera-ready
form (see the deadline below).
- We request that you send them as hard copy, so consider
the postage delay to meet the deadline.
- To avoid wasting paper, copy two slides on a single page
(reduced size). The printed area of such a page must not
exceed 27 x 17cm (10.5 x 6.7 inch).
- In addition to the slide copies, also consider providing
full-text handouts (papers, summaries, bibliography, etc.).
Participants will appreciate that.
- The maximum length of the notes for a half-day tutorial
should be 50 pages for slide copies and another 20 pages
for full-text material. For full-day tutorials these numbers
can be doubled.
- Try to achieve good printing quality.
- We will add an uniform cover page to all tutorial notes.
- The participants expect that your presentation will be
much easier to understand than a book about the same subject.
- Thus speak clearly and lively. Try to interact with your
- Encourage them to ask questions.
- A presentation is much more lively if it also includes
examples and demonstrations on the blackboard, on video
or on an overhead panel.
- Tutorials should be split into sessions of 1.5 hours each
with a 0.5 hour coffee break in between.
- Don't overrun your tutorial time. After the tutorial the
participants will be asked to assess the tutorial with a
- A good rating will help you when applying for other tutorials
in the future.
ECOOP is a non-profit conference that offers
high-quality knowledge at a reasonable price. Therefore we cannot
pay as much as commercial organizations. Nevertheless, giving a
tutorial at ECOOP is attractive, since it brings you into contact
with people of similar interests and is a good reference for your
The honorarium will be €500 for a half-day
tutorial and €850 for a full-day tutorial. Multiple speakers
will decide how the honorarium is to be split.
A travel compensation of up to €475 (or
up to €750 for long distance trips) will be paid for every
tutorial. The compensation will be based on Iberia economic air
fares augmented by the amount to cover surface transportations between
Airport and the conference site. The travel reimbursement will be
allowed upon reception of the tickets, which will not be returned.
Multiple speakers will have to decide to whom the forfeit reimbursement
is to be allocated.
Accommodation expenses up to €250 will be
Tutorial speakers will have free registration
for the first two days of the conference (Monday and Tuesday), which
includes access to workshops and free lunches and coffee breaks.
Note that a tutorial that does not attract a
minimum number of participants until the early registration deadline
may be cancelled by the ECOOP 2002 organization. In this case, the
speaker will be notified and no compensation will be due to the
tutorial speaker. However, we shall still grant him or her a free
registration to the event during Monday and Tuesday, excluding any
refund of travel or lodging expenses.
The earlier a proposal arrives, the better the
chances to get feedback in order to bring the proposal into a form
that is likely to be accepted.
For additional questions or clarification, or
for your suggestions, please feel free to contact the Tutorials