CALL FOR TUTORIALS

IJCAI-ECAI 2022 invites proposals for the Tutorial Track. Tutorials will be held on July 23-25, immediately prior to the technical conference. Tutorial attendance is complimentary for all IJCAI-ECAI 2022 conference registrants.

Objectives

Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce novices to major topics within AI.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to an AI area.
  • Motivate and explain a topic of emerging importance for AI.
  • Survey a mature area of AI research or practice.
  • Educate experts or non experts to established but specialized AI methodologies.
  • Present novel synthesis conceptualizations or methods combining distinct lines of AI research.
  • Introduce AI audiences 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).

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. We welcome tutorials with interactive elements, but recognize this may not be appropriate to all topics in AI. We also welcome tutorials on topical subjects, particularly those with social or industrial implications, such as privacy, security, fairness or ethics in AI.

Key Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: February 18, 2022 (Friday)
  • Acceptance Notification: April 8, 2022 (Friday)
  • Abstract and Tutorial Website Deadline: April 29, 2022 (Friday)
  • Tutorials held July 23-25

Submission Instructions

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via 

https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IJCAItutorials2022/

Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file containing 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.
  • Proposed length of the tutorial: 1/4 or 1/2 day (consisting of one or two 1:45h slots respectively)
  • A detailed, point-form outline of the tutorial.
  • A brief characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge.
  • A brief description of why the tutorial topic should be of interest to a substantial part of the IJCAI-ECAI audience, and which of the above objectives are best served by the tutorial.  
  • A brief explanation of ethical concerns (if any) related to the tutorial topic and how the tutorial plans to address these ethical concerns in the tutorial content.
  • A brief CV of the presenter(s), which should include:
    • Name, work address, phone number, e-mail address
    • Education and work experience
    • Background in the tutorial area, including a list of publications/presentation
    • 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, previous tutorials presented)
    • Evidence of scholarship in AI or Computer Science

Any questions about the tutorial program should be directed to the tutorial chairs Pradeep Varakantham and Scott Sanner at the following address: tutorials@ijcai-22.org.