Preliminary Call for Tutorials

41st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2022) Online (Virtual), October 17-20, 2022

The 41st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2021) solicits proposals for tutorials. Tutorials will be held on the days of October 17-20, in parallel to the ER main technical program. The topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in the areas defined in the Call for Papers. Some general topics include:

  • Theories of concepts underlying conceptual modeling
  • General-purpose and domain-specific methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models
  • Techniques for the algorithmic processing of conceptual models
  • The impact of conceptual modeling on databases, business strategies and information systems engineering.
  • Innovative applications of conceptual models in industry and practice.

The goal of a tutorial at the conference is to provide a road map - for beginners or advanced attendees - about a subject area related to conceptual modeling. Generally, tutorials emphasize breadth and cover material from a variety of different authors. The audience generally varies from novice students to practitioners and specialized researchers. Ideally, a tutorial covers a subject that has an adequately supporting corpus of past work and significant prospects of future expansion research-wise.


Submission Instructions

Tutorial proposals must be no more than 5 pages LNCS style and must provide a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope (see for style files and details). Tutorial proposals must clearly identify the intended audience and its assumed background. Tutorials are typically extended lectures of 2-4 hours by an expert on a highly focused topic of relevance to conceptual modelers. Also, it should be indicated how a high-quality presentation will be achieved within the chosen time period. Tutorial proposals must include:

  • The presenter(s) name, affiliation, contact information, and short bio;
  • Tutorial title;
  • Five-line abstract;
  • Scope, goals, and novelty of the tutorial;
  • Expected audience and their level (beginner, intermediate or advanced);
  • Projected benefits (mainly via a list of the targeted knowledge outcomes);
  • Detailed outline and timetable;
  • Tutorial method, including teaching method(s), technology requirements for presentation (beyond standard equipment, such as pc projector), and so on;
  • Sample material to be provided to attendees (and uploaded to the conference’s website).

In addition, proposals that extend any previous tutorials of the presenter/s should state where the related tutorials have been given and how the previous tutorial is extended or customized for the case of the ER Conference.

Each proposal (tutorial) should be in English and must be submitted electronically via EasyChair and the official ER submission page

We will be evaluating tutorials based on the following criteria:

  • Fit with ER audience - Please see topics of interests to the conference
  • Interestingness - will it be likely that people who attend ER will want to learn what is offered by the tutorial?
  • Projected benefit - will people be likely to leave the tutorial more informed about a specific topic than before?
  • Clarity of activity and outcomes - Do we know what the tutorial presenter will do? Is it clear that what the presenter will do will lead to interestingness?
  • Ability to sustain audience attention - Incorporate new, innovative teaching methods, ideally using hands-on experience.

For all accepted proposals, ER will take care of all local arrangements.


Important Dates

Tutorial/Panel proposals

Tutorial author notification

Camera-ready tutorial descriptions