[DL] KI-2012: Last Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals, Deadline: March 15, 2012
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Tue Mar 13 18:04:23 CET 2012
Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals at KI-2012
KI 2012, the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, invites
workshop and tutorial proposals from all areas of AI, its fundamentals,
its algorithms, and its applications.
Together with the main conference, we plan to organize a small number of
high-quality workshops and tutorials that any participant, whether
graduate student or experienced researcher and practitioner, may attend.
Workshops will be free of charge for conference participants and will be
held on the first day of the conference. We are interested in
submissions of full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) workshops. They
should preferably be given in English.
Tutorials will be free of charge for conference participants and will
be held at the first day of the conference. Tutorials will be free of
charge for conference participants and will be held on the first day of
the conference. We are soliciting proposals for full-day (6 hours) and
half-day (3 hours) tutorials as well as mini-tutorials (1.5 hours).
Tutorials should preferably be given in English.
The KI 2012 conference organizers will provide logistic support and
meeting rooms for the workshops and tutorials and will determine the
dates and times of the workshops. Working and teaching material will be
printed by the conference organization. Workshop volumes are limited to
a total of 200 pages.
*How to Propose a Workshop*
Proposals should be prepared in PDF, or plain ASCII (two pages) and sent
by email to the KI 2012 Workshop Chair. Each workshop proposal should
provide the following information:
- Description of workshop topic and goal.
- This description should discuss the relevance of the suggested topic
and its interest to the general AI community and the KI 2012 audience.
- Names and full addresses (including email and web address) of the
workshop organizer(s). This can be a single person or a group of
persons. Please indicate the primary contact person for the workshop to
KI 2012. Strong proposals include organizers who bring differing
perspectives to the workshop topic and who are actively connected to the
communities of potential participants.
- Names and affiliation of the members of the Program Committee.
- For which areas of AI do you expect to draw participants for your
workshop and how many participants do you expect? How do you plan to
invite participants for the workshop?
- A brief description of the workshop format regarding the mix of events
such as paper presentation, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, and
- Do you expect the workshop to be a full-day workshop or a half-day
- A list of important dates (submission deadline etc.) for the workshop.
Workshop organizers will be responsible for:
- Producing a call for participation. This call will be posted on the KI
- Organizers are responsible for additional publicity such as
distributing the call to relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing
lists, and especially to potential audiences from outside the KI
- Submissions of the workshop papers will be handled by the workshop
organizers. Please make sure that you have a proper review process.
- Organizers are encouraged to maintain their own web site with updated
information about the workshop.
- Coordinating the production of the workshop notes. The workshop
organizer coordinates the paper collection, production and distribution
of the working notes for the workshops.
*How to Propose a Tutorial*
Tutorials should give a comprehensive, in-depth perspective on
innovative AI methods or technologies that have an obvious potential for
research and/or application and are not covered by typical AI textbooks.
Proposals for tutorials should be submitted to the tutorial chair,
Wolfgang Maass [wolfgang.maass at iss.uni-saarland.de]. Prior contact with
the tutorial chair is encouraged.
Proposal texts should be submitted by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair in
pdf or plain text format. Annexes may be sent as .pdf, .ppt, or .doc
format. Each tutorial proposal should provide the following information:
- Descriptions of the tutorial topic, goals, the intended audience, an
outline of the contents
- Necessary information to point out the importance, quality and
community interest in the proposed tutorial
- Brief CVs of the tutor(s), including their expertise and teaching
experience in the field and the intended length of the tutorial
(half-day, full-day, or mini-tutorial).
Proposers are encouraged to include excerpts of material from recent
teaching about the proposed topic as an annex of their submission, if
The organizer(s) of approved tutorials will be responsible for
advertising their tutorial, e.g., via relevant newsgroups and electronic
mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences from outside the KI
conference community. Organizers are encouraged to maintain their own
web site with updated information about the tutorial.
Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire
tutorial and to provide a summary of the event for presentation to the
*Chairs and Important Dates*
Workshop Chair: Gabriele Kern-Isberner, TU Dortmund,
gabriele.kern-isberner at cs.tu-dortmund.de
Deadline for workshop proposals: March 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2012
Workshop proceedings ready: September 1, 2012
Workshops date: September 24, 2012, Saarbrücken
Tutorial Chair: Wolfgang Maass, Universität des Saarlandes,
wolfgang.maass at iss.uni-saarland.de
Deadline for tutorial proposals: March 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2012
Camera-ready copy of tutorial notes (firm): July 31, 2012
Tutorials date: September 24, 2012, Saarbrücken
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