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July 9–15, 2016

IJCAI-2016 Call for Tutorials

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@sabanciuniv.edu) and Yevgeniy Vorobeychik (yevgeniy.vorobeychik@vanderbilt.edu)