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Call for Proposals
AAAI-12 Tutorial Forum
Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
July 22-26, 2012 * Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial
December 2, 2011: Tutorial Proposals due to tutorial chairs
January 13, 2012: Tutorial Acceptances mailed
January 27, 2012: Tutorial descriptions, autobiographical
statements, and speaker photos due
June 15, 2012: Completed course materials must be posted on
July 22-23, 2012: AAAI-11 Tutorial Forum
The AAAI-12 Program Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial
Forum of the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (AAAI-12). The Tutorial Forum will be held July
22-26, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Anyone interested in presenting a
tutorial at AAAI-12 should submit a proposal to the 2012 Tutorial
Forum Cochairs via EasyChair
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. To encourage full
participation by technical conference registrants, no separate
fee will be charged for admittance to the Tutorial Forum in 2012.
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-11 include "Algorithms for
Classical Planning," "Discourse Structure: Theory and Practice,"
and "Machine Learning in Time Series Databases." 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-11 include
"Discourse Models for Generating Optimized User Interfaces:
Theory from AI and Application in HCI," "Opinion Mining and
Sentiment Analysis," and "Event Processing - State of the Art and
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 open format
program offers. Although the majority of tutorials in the past
have been four hours, we also encourage quarter-day or full-day
formats as the topic dictates.
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 brochure description. 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?
* History: List of previous venues and approximate audience
sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given
elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
* 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.
* 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.
Proposals must be received by December 2, 2011. Decisions about
the tutorial program will be made by January 13, 2012. Speakers
should be prepared to submit their tutorial descriptions and bios
by January 27, 2012, and to post completed course materials on
their websites by June 15, 2012.
Submissions must be in pdf format and made via EasyChair at
AAAI-12 Tutorial Program Cochairs
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management
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