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Call for tutorials

The PRICAI2022 organizers invite proposals for the Tutorial Program of the 19th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI2022). The tutorials will be held on the 10th and 13th of November 2022 in Shanghai, China. Anyone interested in presenting a tutorial at PRICAI2022 should submit a proposal as detailed below.

The aim of the Tutorial Program is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to spend half a day exploring exciting advances in the principles and practices of multi-agent systems.

We believe that this type of program is essential for the cross fertilization, cohesiveness, and vitality of the multiagent systems’ field. The Tutorial Program promotes the continuing education of each member of the PRICAI community.

PRICAI2022 Tutorials should serve one, or more of the following objectives:
  • Introduce novices to major topics of research in the PRICAI community
  • Provide instruction in established practices and methodologies
  • Survey a mature area of PRICAI research or practice
  • Motivate and explain topic of emerging importance to the PRICAI community
  • Survey an area of research especially relevant for people from industry
The PRICAI organization will not hand on any material to attendees, but we expect tutorialists to upload their material (e.g., slides, software, etc.) online before the event.

Important Dates

  • Tutorials proposal submissions due: June 12, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance of tutorials proposals: July 10, 2022
  • Tutorials web pages and 1st cfp due: ASAP after notification
  • Tutorials materials ready and shared with the tutorial chairs: September 29, 2022
  • Sharing tutorials materials with the participants:November 1, 2022
  • Workshop Dates: November 10-13, 2022

Proposal Submission Requirements

Tutorials are intended to provide an overview of the field. They should present 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. Each tutorial is expected to last 2 hours.

Proposals should be no more than three pages long, excluding the resumes of the presenters and the supplementary materials. Tutorial proposals for PRICAI2022 should contain the following information:
  • Title of the tutorial;
  • Acronym of the tutorial;
  • The name and email address of the presenter(s);
  • Please give a few keywords of different granularity. For example a tutorial on Sentiment Analysis should write: Machine Learning, Natural language processing, Deep-Learning, LSTM, etc.
  • Suggested duration of the tutorial: 2 hours. The timeline will be determined according to the demographic distribution of the participants. We will decide it together with the tutorial instructor.
  • A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the conference registration brochure;
  • Detailed outline of the tutorial;
  • List of supplemental material augmented with samples, such as past tutorial slides and survey articles, whenever possible;
  • Characterisation of the target audience for the tutorial;
  • Estimated number of participants: Please estimate the audience size (large audience is not always preferable);
  • Prerequisite knowledge: What knowledge is assumed of the target audience;
  • Motivations on why the tutorial topic would be of interest to the PRICAI audience? What will the audience walk away with?
  • A brief résumé of the presenter(s), which should include:
    • Name;
    • Current positions: Ph.D. Student, Postdoc, Professor, Researcher, etc.;
    • Affiliation;
    • Postal address;
    • Phone and fax numbers;
    • Email address;
    • Background in the tutorial area;
    • Any available example of work in the area, ideally a published tutorial-level article or presentation materials on the subject, evidence of teaching experience such as courses taught or references that address the proposer's presentation skills, and evidence of scholarship in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science.
The evaluation of the proposal will take into account the level of general interest for PRICAI attendees, the quality of the proposal, and the expertise and skills of the presenters. The selection of the tutorials will be based upon a number of factors, including:
  • The scientific and technical interest of the topics;
  • The quality of the proposal;
  • The need to avoid strictly overlapping tutorials;
  • The unavoidable need to limit the overall number of selected tutorials

Responsibilities

For all accepted proposals, PRICAI will be responsible for:
  • Providing publicity for the tutorials.
  • Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the tutorials.
  • Together with the organizers, determining the tutorials date and time.

Submission Procedure

Proposals must be submitted as a PDF file to Rafik Hadfi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Weiwei Yuan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). All information should be collated into one single PDF file. If it is necessary to refer to information in another format, such as video, the link to this material should be contained in the submitted PDF. Submissions will be acknowledged via email in two weeks after their submission.