ISN: International Workshop on Insights into the School of Nancy June 19-21 2023 France

Vitrail de Jacques Gruber (musée de l’Ecole de Nancy) 

ISN: International Workshop on Insights into the School of Nancy, June 19-21 2023 LASER Center, Villebrumier, France

There are precious few events in the field and we really hope that a well-timed and informative workshop can help give a new jolt to studies of the École de Nancy. We are looking to have both research presentations and tutorials. 

Keynote speaker


About the workshop


Participation and submissions

All submissions will be reviewed for conformance to the aims of the workshop, but the actual refereeing process will apply to final contribution submitted after the workshop for publication in the LNCS proceedings. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

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Proposals can be either full papers or extended abstracts (2 to 15 pages). All submissions will be reviewed for conformance to the aims of the workshop.

To submit a contribution, use the EasyChair submission page.


Final contributions must not only  be conformant to the aims of the workshop, but also meet the following criteria:

Significance: The paper’s contributions are important with respect to topics addressed.

Novelty: The paper presents new ideas and results and places them appropriately with respect to the state-of-the-art.

Evidence: The paper presents sufficient evidence supporting its claims.

Clarity: The paper presents its contributions, methodology, and results clearly: i.e. adequate use of the English language, absence of major ambiguity, clearly readable figures and tables, and adherence to the LNCS format.

Papers will be reviewed by three PC members using a two rounds single-blind review process.

The first round may lead to either (1) reject the paper, (2) accept the paper (with minor modifications), or (3) request authors to provide a newer version of the paper (major revisions). In case of major revisions (case 3), authors are requested to provide a newer version of the paper along with a letter that explains how each concern has been addressed. Authors will have up to one month to submit the new (and final) version of the paper along the letter. The day after the letter and the newer version of the paper are submitted, the second round review is started. For the second round, reviewers will have 10 working days to review the latest submitted version. After that, the final decision is made based on reviewers’ scores. In case conflicts persist, the final decision is made by the chairs.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • TBD

Important dates

Proposals (full papers or extended abstracts)

  • TBD 2023: deadline for submission of extended abstracts (and invitation requests)
  • TBD 2023: notification of participation acceptance and position papers
  • TBD 2023: deadline for registration


  • June 18 2023 (Sunday evening): arrival day
  • June 19-20 2023 (full days), June 21 (morning): workshop
  • June 21 2023: departure


  • TBD 2023: deadline for full papers for post-conference proceedings (max 15 pages), LNCS format.
  • TBD 2023: notification.
  • TBD 2023: camera-ready.
  • TBD 2023: LNCS volume published

Conference chair

Bertrand Meyer (Schaffhausen Institute of Technology)

Program chairs

  • Dr. François Le Tacon (École de Nancy)
  • TBD

Organization chairs

  • Marco Piccioni, PhD

PC Members

  • Donata Patrucci


The workshop will be held in Villebrumier near Toulouse in Southwest France, a conference center devoted to meetings on new technologies. Villebrumier is easily reachable from Toulouse International Airport (40 km) or Montauban train station (15 km, 4 hours from Paris via high-speed trains). Participants will be hosted (single or double room) on site or in a nearby hotel.

The program will include social events and an excursion, giving the participants the opportunity to discover a beautiful region — including, just across the Tarn river from Villebrumier, one of the oldest wine-growing areas of Europe: Fronton, with its unique Négrette grapes.

To ensure the quality of interactions, the number of participants on-site is limited to 20, on a first-applied, first-registered basis.