[PlanetKR] ECAI 2012 Workshop Call

ML Mugnier mugnier at lirmm.fr
Fri Oct 28 20:09:57 EST 2011

Call for ECAI 2012 Workshops

ECAI, the biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 
organized by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial 
Intelligence (ECCAI), is the premier forum for presenting Artificial 
Intelligence results in Europe. The twentieth conference in this series, 
ECAI 2012, will take place in the beautiful city of Montpellier (France) 
August 27-31.

ECAI 2012 will gather researchers and practitioners of Artificial 
Intelligence from all over the world; they will present the latest 
results and identify new trends and challenges in all subfields of 
Artificial Intelligence as well as demonstrate innovative applications 
and uses of advanced Artificial Intelligence technology. In addition to 
the main technical track, the ECAI 2012 program will feature keynote and 
invited talks, invited tutorials, an elaborate workshop program, and a 
system-demonstration track.


All workshop proposals are welcome on any topic related to AI, ranging 
from robotics to games, from knowledge modelling to reasoning to 
constraints, from machine learning to planning and scheduling, from 
uncertainty to perception to language, from multi-agents to interactions 
and user modelling (non-exhaustive list).

The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for 
researchers to discuss focused and/or emerging research questions and 
challenges. Workshops can come in several flavors:

* presentations of peer-reviewed papers (standard workshop format), 
including discussions and possibly panels;
* AI competitions or challenges;
* Position papers and discussion on open or controversial problems.
* any other format aimed at investigating new AI trends.
What a workshop should *not* be: a mini-conference packed with short 
talks and with no time for discussion and interaction.  We therefore 
encourage workshop organizers to include invited talks, short 
tutorials,  panel-discussions and representation of alternative 
viewpoints in their workshop program in addition to the regular 

The typical duration for a workshop is one day; two-day workshops can 
also be accommodated.

For any question, any intention to submit, please contact Jérôme Lang 
and Michèle Sebag (lang at lamsade.dauphine.fr, sebag at lri.fr).

The deadline for workshop proposals is January 6, 2012.

6 Jan 2012: workshop proposals due (early submissions are welcome!)
1 Feb 2012: workshop proposal notifications sent
19 Feb 2012: 1st call for papers sent; workshop websites ready; 
announcement of all ECAI-2012 workshops at the main conference site
28 May 2012 (suggested): workshop paper submission deadline
28 Jun 2012 (suggested, and subject to modification): notification on 
workshop paper submissions
22 Jul 2012: workshop proceedings to be sent to workshop chair

Notes that the workshop submission deadline should preferably take place 
after ECAI notification (21 May 2012) and workshop paper notifications 
*must* be sent before the ECAI early registration deadline (which will 
be announced later).

Workshop proposal submission:

Please submit your proposal at

Each workshop proposal (pdf file) must include:
(1) Title and acronym.

(2) Names, affiliations, and contact details of all organizers (please
indicate  a primary contact  person to  whom correspondence  should be

(3) Short description (workshop format and duration, tentative call for
papers, tentative invited speakers and members of the program committee).

(4) Audience: research groups working in the field; (if applicable)
details about previous editions of the workshop; related workshops
in other venues; expected number of submissions.

(5) One paragraph about each organizer (scientific profile, previous
events you have organized).

(6) Every information you deem to be relevant.


* all workshop  participants, including the organizer, are  required  to 
register for both the workshop and the main conference. For up to three 
invited speakers per workshop  the workshop registration will be waived, 
though they must still register  for the main conference. Unfortunately, 
ECAI cannot provide any other support for these speakers.
* Due to budget reasons, a workshop might be cancelled if there are not 
enough submissions or registrations.
* Proceedings: The organizers will provide a single pdf file to be 
posted on the website.

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