Tutorials & Workshops

Proposals for tutorials, workshops, and technical demonstrations (new this year!) are being accepted until July 25th. These special sessions are pre-conference half- or full-day sessions that provide in-depth, interactive education to expand attendees’ knowledge of a key technology or emerging areas of technology, research, or application. The sessions complement the technical program.

Prospective presenters may submit as many proposals for tutorials, workshops, and/or technical demonstrations as s/he likes; each proposal entry must be submitted separately using a new form. Use the link to the form below to submit your proposal, and please follow all instructions (detailed below) carefully.

Note: Half day sessions will run three hours and a half including 20 to 30 minutes for a break. Full day sessions will run up to eight hours, including time for two breaks and a one hour recess for lunch. The preference is for half day sessions; however, full-day sessions will be considered. Acceptance of full day sessions will be based on the depth and complexity of the subject matter and availability of space.

For questions regarding special sessions, please contact the Technical Program chair.

A tutorial should improve and expand the audience’s knowledge and practice through the presentation of the latest science and engineering techniques. It can also help career professionals get a robust introduction to an area into which they would like to expand their practice. OCEANS tutorials typically provide information that is not easily gleaned from manuals, textbooks, or academic papers. Participants are paying for the presenter’s synthesis of basic science and engineering practice, and their personal experience or research, and may qualify to receive continuing education credit through the IEEE. The instructor receives an honorarium unless he or she is a Government employee, working and not on leave, in which case the honorarium is waived.

TUTORIAL submissions:

Applications should provide detailed information which will allow the Technical Program and Tutorial committees to evaluate the quality and importance of the topic, the value of the presentation materials, and the teaching ability of presenter. Tutorials can be taught by one or more persons. The written application should include a 500 to 1,000 word proposal which includes the following:

1. Topic Overview
– Subject matter to be presented.
– Applicability of the material to current day practice in the respective field.

2. Target Audience
– The intended audience.
– Baseline level and content of the audience’s knowledge and skills.
– Core learning objectives.
– Anticipated number of participants.

3. Content Details
– A detailed outline of the presentation, with estimated time devoted to each item. This should be an attachment to
the proposal. It will not be included in the proposal word count.
– Duration and proposed breaks are outlined above.

4. Format
– Manner of presentation.
– Specify required classroom facilities.
– Specify any audiovisual presentation that will be required.
– Identify any additional requirements.

Additional supporting materials.
– Curriculum Vitae for all presenters.
– A short biographical sketch of each presenter suitable for publication in the conference program.
– A brief bibliography for the proposed presentation.
– If there are multiple presenters specify the allocation of topics and tasks.
– Full contact information for all presenters. Include personal web pages if available.
– Samples of previous presentations given on the selected subject matter (optional for the proposal package).

A workshop has a leader but not necessarily an instructor that discusses a new topic of interest or material to a group of attendees. A report is not required, and although the results of the workshop may be presented in a report, it will not be included in the Conference Proceedings. Continuing education credit will not be given for attendance.

WORKSHOP submissions:

1. Topic Overview
– Subject matter to be presented.
– Applicability of the material to current day practice in the respective field.

2. Format
– Manner of presentation.
– Specify required classroom facilities.
– Specify any audiovisual presentation that will be required.
– Identify any additional requirements.

Additional supporting materials.
– Curriculum Vitae for all presenters.
– A short biographical sketch of each presenter suitable for publication in the conference program.
– Full contact information for all presenters. Include personal web pages if available.

Similar to a tutorial, a technical demonstration is presented by a company for its customers or potential customers, in the use and operation of its product. The purpose is to provide training and expertise in equipment, software, or other skills required to operate and understand the vendor’s product. Continuing education credits will not be given for attendance, although the vendor may present certificates of attendance.

TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION submissions:

1. Topic Overview
– Subject matter to be presented.
– Applicability of the material to current day practice in the respective field.

2. Format
– Manner of presentation.
– Specify required classroom facilities.
– Specify any audiovisual presentation that will be required.
– Identify any additional requirements.

Additional supporting materials.
– Curriculum Vitae for all presenters.
– A short biographical sketch of each presenter suitable for publication in the conference program.
– Full contact information for all presenters. Include personal web pages if available.

Similar to a tutorial, a technical demonstration is presented by a company for its customers or potential customers, in the use and operation of its product. The purpose is to provide training and expertise in equipment, software, or other skills required to operate and understand the vendor’s product. Continuing education credits will not be given for attendance, although the vendor may present certificates of attendance.

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