[PlanetKR] IJCAI-16 Second Call for Tutorials

Smaranda Muresan smara at ccls.columbia.edu
Fri Oct 23 01:04:11 EST 2015

IJCAI-16 Second Call for Tutorials

25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 
New York, USA, during July 9-15, 2016 

*** Submission deadline for Tutorial Proposals: November 20, 2015 *** 

IJCAI-16 invites proposals for the Tutorial Track. Tutorials will be held on July 9-11, 2016, immediately prior to the technical conference. Attendance of the tutorials will be included in the IJCAI-16 conference registration fee and will not incur any additional fees. 


Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives: 

• Introduce novices to major topics of 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 audience 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). 

We especially encourage tutorials with a hands-on component. 

Key dates: 

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 20th, 2015 
Acceptance Notification: January 8th, 2016 
Title, Abstract, and Speaker Biography Deadline: March 4th, 2016 
Syllabus and Course Handouts Posted: June 10th, 2016 
IJCAI-15 Tutorials: July 9--11, 2016 

Submission Instructions: 

Tutorial proposals should be submitted at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/T2016 

Proposals must be in PDF, and contain 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. 
•	A detailed outline of the tutorial. 
•	A characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge. 
•	A 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 and fax numbers, 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 

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. Any questions about the tutorial program should be directed to the tutorial chairs, Esra Erdem (esraerdem at sabanciuniv.edu) and Yevgeniy Vorobeychik (yevgeniy.vorobeychik at vanderbilt.edu)

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