[PlanetKR] AAAI-10: Last Call for Tutorials

Thomas Lukasiewicz Thomas.Lukasiewicz at kr.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Nov 6 13:41:04 EST 2009

**** NEW TUTORIAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 13, 2009 ****




  * The deadline for submission of AAAI-10 Tutorial Forum Proposals
    has been extended to November 13, 2009.

  * The notification deadline will be December 7, 2009.

The Tutorial Forum of the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (AAAI-10) will be held July 11-12, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia
USA. The Tutorial Forum is sponsored by the Association for the
Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

The AAAI-10 Program Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Forum
of the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(AAAI-10). The Tutorial Forum will be held July 11-12, 2010 in Atlanta.
Anyone interested in presenting a tutorial at AAAI-10 should submit a
proposal to the 2010 Tutorial Forum Cochairs listed below.

     What Is the Tutorial Forum?

The Tutorial Forum provides an opportunity for junior and senior
researchers to spend two days each year freely exploring exciting
advances in disciplines outside their normal focus. We believe this type
of forum is essential for the cross fertilization, cohesiveness, and
vitality of the AI field. We all have a lot to learn from each other;
the Tutorial Forum promotes the continuing education of each member of
the AAAI.


AAAI is interested in proposals for advanced tutorials at the leading
edge of AI. We are particularly interested in tutorials that offer two
types of knowledge. The first type provides in-depth background tools to
help educate researchers and students for the purpose of conducting AI
research; examples of this type of tutorials from AAAI-08 include
"General Game Playing," "Graphical Models for Multiagent
Decision-Making," and "Satisfied by Message Passing: Probabilistic
Techniques for Combinatorial Problems." A second type of tutorial
provides a broad overview for an AI area that potentially crosses
boundaries with an interesting application area; examples of this type
of tutorial from AAAI-08 include "Social Network Mining: A Tutorial on
Inference and Learning with Social Network Data" and "Machine Learning
for Biomedical Applications."

Our goal is to present a diverse program that includes core areas of AI,
new techniques from allied disciplines that can inform research within
AI, and conversely emerging applications of AI techniques to new areas.
Previous years' tutorial programs provide an indication of the scope and
variety of possible topics. The list is not exclusive; indeed, we are
expressly interested in topics that we would not have imagined to
mention. Finally, note that we very much welcome proposals for
educational approaches that go beyond the traditional format of
four-hour tutorials, exploiting the flexibility that the one-fee
program offers.

      Submission Requirements

We need two kinds of information in the proposals: information that will
be used for selecting proposals and information that will appear in the
tutorial description brochure. The proposal should provide sufficient
information to evaluate the quality of the technical content being
taught, the quality of the educational material being used, and the
speakers' skill at presenting this material.

Each proposal should include at least the following:

  * Goal of the tutorial: Who is the target audience? What will the
    audience walk away with? What makes the topic innovative?

  * Content: Detailed outline and list of additional materials,
    augmented with samples, such as past tutorial slides and survey
    articles, whenever possible. Be as complete as possible.

  * Tutorial description: A short paragraph summarizing the tutorial
    outline, and the intended duration of the symposium (default is
    four hours).

  * Prerequisite knowledge: What knowledge is assumed of the target

Please also submit the following information about the team of
presenters: name, mailing address, phone number, email address;
background in the tutorial area, including a list of publications and/or
presentations; any available examples 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); and evidence of scholarship in AI or computer science.

      Submission Deadline

Proposals must be received by November 13, 2009. Decisions about the
tutorial program will be made by December 7, 2009. Speakers should be
prepared to submit their tutorial descriptions and bios by January 8,
2010, and to post completed course materials on their websites by June
4, 2010. Please e-mail proposal material to Russell Greiner and Thomas
Lukasiewicz at the following addresses.


    AAAI-10 Tutorial Program Cochairs

  * Russell Greiner
    Department of Computing Science
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Canada T6G 2E8
    780-492-1071 (fax)
    russ.greiner+Tutorial at gmail.com

  * Thomas Lukasiewicz
    Oxford University Computing Laboratory
    Wolfson Building, Parks Road
    Oxford OX1 3QD, UK
    0044-1865-273839 (fax)
    Thomas.Lukasiewicz at comlab.ox.ac.uk

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