WATERS 2020 – Call for contributions

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Due to the recent developments of SARS-COV-2 pandemic, we decided to postpone WATERS to the next edition of ECRTS 2021 which will be held in Modena.

The goal of WATERS is to collect researchers in an unique venue where they can discuss and share ideas. The workshop therefore benefits more from the interaction and lively discussion around the presented challenge, tools and benchmarks, which will be hard to implement as a virtual event.

we hope you understand our decision and we are looking forward to your contribution and participation to next year’s edition of WATERS!

WATERS will accept two types of submissions: industrial challenge solutions and contributed talks.

Challenge solutions

Challenge solutions must describe a (possibly partial) solution to the WATERS industrial challenge and present the strengths and limitations of the used approach. Authors are strongly encouraged to implement their solution in a tool and make it available along with the submission. They will be able to present it at the interactive demo session. In addition to the proposed solution, each paper should also discuss how much time and effort was needed by the authors to (a) understand the challenge and (b) solve it.

Challenge solutions should be submitted by using the EasyChair conference management system. The system acknowledges receipt of each submission by sending an e-mail to the contact author, and it allows revision of a submission until the deadline. In order to submit a solution, use this link:


Important: The submission of challenge solutions will be in two steps.

  • Submission by the workshop submission deadline of a one-page abstract following the IEEE conference format (2 columns, 10 pt, single-line spacing)
  • Submission by the final version deadline of the full solution: a 6-page max paper in IEEE conference format (2 columns, 10 pt, single-line spacing) describing the proposed solution and a link to the associated code
Contributed talks

Submissions for a talk at WATERS 2020 are welcome, in particular in relation with this year’s topic “Modeling and Performance Analysis of High-performance Computing Platforms”. Proposals for a technical presentation should consist of a one-page abstract following the IEEE conference format (2 columns, 10 pt, single-line spacing). To submit a proposal for a talk, use the link:


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