[DL] KI 2012: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Daniel Sonntag sonntag at dfki.de
Tue Jan 3 00:33:32 CET 2012

Call for Tutorial Proposals
KI 2012, Saarbrücken, 24-27 September, http://www.dfki.de/ki2012/

KI 2012, the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, invites 
tutorial proposals from all areas of AI, its fundamentals, and its 

Together with the main conference, we aim at organizing a small number 
of high-quality tutorials suitable for a large percentage of conference 
participants, including experienced researchers, practitioners, and 
students seeking to gain a better understanding of AI.

General Information
Tutorials will be free of charge for conference participants and will be 
held at 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 (1h30). Tutorials should preferably be given in English.

The KI 2012 conference organizers will provide logistic support and 
meeting places for the workshops as well as determine the dates and 
times of the workshops.
Teaching material will be printed by the conference organization. 
Volumes are limited to a total of 200 pages.

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,
- The intended length of the tutorial (half-day, full- day, or 
- URL to tutorial web site

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 
KI-2012 organisers.

Important Dates
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2012
Decision on acceptance: April 1, 2012
Camera-ready copy of tutorial notes (firm): July 31, 2012
Tutorials: September 24, 2012, Saarbrücken

Tutorial Chair: Wolfgang Maass, Universität des Saarlandes, 
wolfgang.maass at iss.uni-saarland.de

KI 2012, Saarbrücken, 24-27 September, http://www.dfki.de/ki2012/

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