[DL] AI'’12 Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Sebastian Sardina sebastian.sardina at rmit.edu.au
Mon May 14 23:44:34 CEST 2012

[Apologies for cross-posting and re-posting]


AI’12 Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Australasian Joint
Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which will be held in Sydney,
4-7 December 2012.  The AI’12 conference committee warmly invites
proposals for the workshop and tutorial programme to be held
immediately prior to the main technical programme of the AI’12
conference on 4 December.

The objectives of the workshops are to stimulate and facilitate active
exchange, interaction and discussion among field researchers, and
comparison of methodologies related to specific topics. Both
theoretical studies and applied exercises, in particular some
industrial applications of artificial intelligence, are welcome.  The
workshops will provide an informal setting where participants will
have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an
atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas and problem
solving experience.

The tutorials aim at providing conference attendees with an
introduction to current research in a area of artificial intelligence.
 Participants of the tutorial are expected to have a background in
artificial intelligence, but not necessarily in the area covered by
the tutorial.  Tutorial presenters are encouraged to not only cover
theoretical aspects of the area, but also point out relevant

Members from all areas of the AI community are invited to submit
workshop and tutorial proposals for review.  Workshops and tutorials
on new and emerging topics, or on applications, are particularly
encouraged.  Workshops and tutorials can vary in length from half-day
to one full day.

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline
29 June 2012

Proposal acceptance notification
27 July 2012

Deadline for posting workshop call for papers/tutorial call for participation
6 August 2012

Provisional attendees list (with a list of accepted papers for workshops)
5 October 2012

Final list of attendees
2 November 2012


Workshop and tutorial topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:

Agent-based and multiagent systems
AI applications and innovations
Cognitive modelling and computer human interaction
Commonsense reasoning
Computer vision
Constraint satisfaction, search, and optimisation
Evolutionary computation
Game playing and interactive entertainment
Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
Knowledge acquisition and ontologies
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Machine learning and data mining
Model-based systems
Multidisciplinary AI
Natural language processing
Planning and scheduling
Uncertainty in AI
Social choice
Web and information systems

Submission Requirements

Proposals for workshops and tutorials should contain the following information:
An attractive title and technical description of the
workshop/tutorial, clearly stating the goals, focus and technical
issues to be addressed, and indicating the relevance of the workshop
or tutorial to the main conference and potential participants.

A preliminary agenda, including planned duration, a proposed schedule,
publicity arrangement and, in the case of workshops, a description of
the paper review process and potential publications related to the

Workshop/tutorial organisers and/or tentatively confirmed attendees
(if any), their names, affiliations, and contact details (postal
addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses).  It is encouraged that
workshop committees are composed of the workshop chair(s) and at least
3 other committee members from different universities, with sound
track records and working experience on the technical issues to be
addressed in the workshop.

Proposers are encouraged to send their draft proposal to potential
participants for comments before submission.  All proposals should be
submitted by the deadline, via electronic mail, to the AI’12
workshop/tutorial chair:

        Hans W. Guesgen        h.w.guesgen at massey.ac.nz

The selection of the workshops and tutorials to be included in the
final AI ’12 programme will be based upon multiple factors, including:
the scientific/technical interest of the topics, the quality of the
proposal, balance and distinctness of topics, and the capacity of the
conference workshop/tutorial programme.

Note that authors of proposals addressing similar and/or overlapping
content areas and/or audiences may be requested to merge their
proposals as a condition for acceptance.

Responsibilities of AI’12

For successful proposals, AI’1w will be responsible for the followings:

Providing publicity for the workshop/tutorial series as a whole.
Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the workshop/tutorial.
Together with the organizers, determining the workshop/tutorial date and time.
Duplicating working notes and distributing them to the participants.
AI reserves the right to cancel any workshop/tutorial if the above
responsibilities are not fulfilled, or if too few attendees register
for the workshop/tutorial to support its running costs.

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