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Mon Oct 13 1997

Calls: ECAI-98 Workshop & Tutorial Proposals

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Message 1: ECAI-98 #2: CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 22:14:58 +0100
From: ecai98 <ecai98cogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: ECAI-98 #2: CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS



 AUGUST 23-28 1998 BRIGHTON UK 


 CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
 http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98/workshopscall.html

The ECAI-98 Programme Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held
in conjunction with the conference. The workshops will be held on 24-25
August 1998, immediately prior to the start of the main conference.

 IMPORTANT DATES
 -------------------------------------------
 1 Nov 1997 Deadline for proposals
 1 Dec 1997 Notification of acceptance
 15 Dec 1997 Deadline for workshop summaries
 5 Jan 1998 Publication of ECAI-98 workshop programme
 15 Jun 1998 Camera-ready workshop notes and other information
 24-25 Aug 1998 Workshops at ECAI-98


ECAI workshops

Gathered in an informal atmosphere, workshop participants will have the
opportunity to meet and discuss selected technical topics, fostering the
active exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners. Members from
all segments of the AI community are invited to submit their proposals for
review.

To encourage interaction, the workshops will be kept small, preferably under
30 participants and certainly under 40. Attendance should be limited to
active participants only. Workshops are intended to be genuinely interactive
events and not mini-conferences. Thus, although the format of workshop
presentations are to be determined by their organizers, ample time should be
allotted for general discussion. Workshops can vary in length, but most will
last a full day. Attendees at workshops must also register for the main
ECAI-98 conference.

As a new feature in ECAI-98, a special series of sessions will be reserved
in the main ECAI-98 conference programme for 15 minute presentations of the
main workshop issues by each workshop chair. A booklet summarising the main
features of each workshop is also planned.


How to propose a workshop

Proposals for workshops should be two to three pages in length and should
contain:

 + A brief technical description of the specific technical issues that
 the workshop will address
 + The reasons why the workshop is of interest this time.
 + The names, postal address, phone and fax numbers and email addresses
 of the Workshop Organising Committee, which should consist of at
 least three people knowledgeable in the field but not all at the same
 institution.
 + The name of one member of the Workshop Organising Committee who is
 designated the contact person.
 + A list of previously-organized related workshops by any of the
 Workshop Organising Committee, although previous experience with
 similar workshops is not required. This is to help the Workshop
 Coordinator putting the workshop in context.
 + If possible, a list of potential attendees in case the proposal of
 the workshop being accepted.
 + A schedule for organising the workshop and a preliminary agenda
 + A summary of the intended workshop Call for Participation, showing
 how the organisers will encourage a workshop, rather than a
 mini-conference, atmosphere.
 + A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room
 requirements.

Proposers are encouraged to send their draft proposal to the potential
participants for comments before submission.


Submission procedure

Proposals should be submitted electronically (in ascii, UNIX compatible
postscript or rtf) to the ECAI-98 Workshop Coordinator, Lluis Godo, at the
following address:

 ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION
 --------------------------
 Lluis Godo, ECAI-98 Workshop Coordinator
 IIIA - CSIC
 Campus Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
 08193 Bellaterra
 Spain

 Email: godoiiia.csic.es
 URL: http://www.iiia.csic.es/IIIA.html
 Tel: +34(3)580 95 70
 Fax: +34(3)580 96 61

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 1 November, 1997. For other
important dates, see the table above.

Additional information

Workshop organizers will be responsible for:

 + Producing and distributing a Call for Participation in the workshop,
 open to all members of the AI community. The Call for Participation
 should be make clear that all workshop participants are expected to
 register for the main ECAI-98 conference and that the number of
 participants is limited. It should also make clear the process by
 which the Workshop Organising Committee will select the participants
 (for example, by reviewing submitted papers).
 + Reviewing requests to participate in the workshop and selecting the
 participants.
 + The production of camera-ready copy for the workshop notes in
 accordance with guidelines to be supplied by the Workshop
 Coordinator.
 + Providing a provisional list of workshop participants.
 + Arranging for a short summary of the workshop to be presented to the
 main conference if required, and providing a written summary to be
 included in the workshops booklet.

The ECAI-98 Organising Committeee will be responsible for:

 + Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
 + Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the workshop.
 + In conjunction with the workshop organisers, determining the workshop
 date and time.
 + Setting the rate for participation and dealing with registration of
 participants.
 + Duplicating working notes and distributing them to the participants.

ECCAI encourages the production of publications based on the workshops, but
the ECCAI and ECAI-98 names cannot be used on such publications without
prior permission being given.

In case of any disagreement over procedures or arrangements, the ECAI-98
Organising Committee Chair will have final authority. The ECAI-98 Organising
Committee reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed,
or if the number of registered attendees is too low to support the costs
related to organising and running the workshop.


- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email: ecai98cogs.susx.ac.uk
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.
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Message 2: ECAI-98 #3: CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 22:16:03 +0100
From: ecai98 <ecai98cogs.susx.ac.uk>
Subject: ECAI-98 #3: CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

 
 AUGUST 23-28 1998 BRIGHTON UK 


 CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
 http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98/tutorialscall.html

The ECAI-98 Organising Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held
in conjunction with the conference. The tutorials will be held on 24-25
August 1998, immediately prior to the start of the main conference.

 IMPORTANT DATES
 --------------------------------------
 1 Nov 1997 Deadline for proposals
 1 Dec 1997 Notification of acceptance
 15 Dec 1997 Deadline for tutorial summaries
 5 Jan 1998 Publication of ECAI-98 tutorial programme
 1 May 1998 Camera-ready tutorial notes
 24-25 Aug 1998 Tutorials at ECAI-98

We invite proposals for four-hour tutorials on topics relating to
theoretical and applied AI. The aim is to offer conference delegates both
tutorials on up-to-date AI technologies, and case study tutorials on the
application of the AI technologies to real-world problems. A list of
suggested topics is given below but other related topics will be considered:

case-based reasoning knowledge representation
constraint management machine learning
genetic algorithms model-based reasoning
information management natural language processing
intelligent agents neural networks
intelligent interfaces ontological engineering
intelligent workflow planning and scheduling
knowledge discovery and data mining probabilistic reasoning and uncertainty
knowledge engineering qualitative modelling and simulation.
knowledge management temporal and spatial reasoning


How to propose a tutorial

Proposals for tutorials should be between two and three pages in length and
should contain:

 + A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in
 ECAI-98 promotional literature and registration brochure.
 + A detailed outline of the tutorial specifying:
 Tutorial Objectives: What should attendees know or be able to do
 as a result of taking the tutorial and why is the topic important?
 Tutorial Content: How will the objectives be met?
 + The necessary background and potential target audience for the
 tutorial.
 + Administrative information concerning the presenter(s), including:
 name, postal address, phone, fax numbers, and email address.
 + A brief resume of the presenter(s), including: background in the
 tutorial area, references to published work in the area, evidence of
 teaching experience. This information may be used in promotional
 material relating to the conference.
 + A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room
 requirements.


Submission procedure

Tutorial proposals should be submitted by post or electronically (in ascii,
postscript or rtf) to the ECAI-98 Tutorial Chair, Ann Macintosh, at the
following address:

 ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION
 ----------------------------
 Ann Macintosh, ECAI-98 Tutorial Chair
 Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
 The University of Edinburgh
 80 South Bridge
 Edinburgh
 EH1 1HN, UK

 Email: A.Macintoshed.ac.uk
 URL: http://www.aiai.ed.ac.uk/
 Tel: +44(0)131 650 2732
 Fax: +44(0)131 650 6513

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 1 November, 1997. For other
important dates, see the table above.


Additional information

Tutorial organisers will be required to enter into a contract with the
ECAI-98 Organising Committee. Remuneration will be on the basis of a flat
rate plus an amount per participant. Rates for participation will be set by
the ECAI-98 Organising Committee.

In case of any disagreement over procedures or arrangements, the ECAI-98
Organising Committee Chair will have final authority. The ECAI-98 Organising
Committee reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if deadlines are missed,
or if the number of registered attendees is too low to support the costs
related to organising and running the tutorial.

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email: ecai98cogs.susx.ac.uk
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/ecai98

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue