IJCAI-ECAI-2018 Call for Tutorials

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IJCAI-ECAI-18 invites proposals for the Tutorial Track. Tutorials will be held on July 13-15, 2018, immediately prior to the technical conference. Tutorial attendance is complimentary for all IJCAI-ECAI-18 conference registrants.

Objectives:

Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce novices to major topics within Artificial Intelligence.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to an AI subarea.
  • Motivate and explain a topic of emerging importance for AI.
  • Survey a mature area of AI research and/or practice.
  • Provide instruction in established but specialized AI methodologies.
  • Present a novel synthesis combining distinct lines of AI work.
  • Introduce AI audiences to an external topic that can motivate or use AI research.
  • Mentor AI researchers (particularly, junior researchers) on a broad AI-relevant non-technical topic (examples could be AI jobs, or ethical issues in AI).

Tutorials are intended to cover reasonably well-established information in a balanced way. Tutorials should not be used to advocate a single avenue of research, nor should they promote a product. We encourage tutorials with a hands-on component or other interactive element. We also welcome tutorials with explicit ties to IJCAIECAI-18’s theme of the Evolution of the Contours of AI.

Key dates:

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018 (tentative)
  • Acceptance Notification: February 10, 2018 (tentative)
  • Title, Abstract, and Speaker Biography Deadline: March 6, 2018
  • Syllabus and Course Handouts Posted: June 12, 2018
  • IJCAI-18 Tutorials: July 13-15, 2018

Submission Instructions:

Tutorial proposals should be submitted here.
Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file containing the following information:

  • A two-sentence description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the conference registration brochure.
  • A two-paragraph description of the tutorial, suitable for a web page overview.
  • Proposed length of the tutorial: 1/4 or 1/2 day (one or two 1:45h slots respectively)
  • A detailed, point-form outline of the tutorial.
  • A brief characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge.
  • A brief description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a substantial part of the IJCAI audience, and which of the above objectives are best served by the tutorial.
  • A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include:

    • Name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address
    • Background in the tutorial area, including a list of publications/presentations
    • Citation to an available example of work in the area (ideally, a published tutorial-level article or presentation materials on the subject)
    • Evidence of teaching experience (courses taught or references)
    • Evidence of scholarship in AI or Computer Science

Any questions about the tutorial program should be directed to the tutorial chairs, Bo An and Meghyn Bienvenu.