[robotics-worldwide] Call for Tutorials for AAMAS 2013

AAMAS_2013_Publicity_Chair AAMAS_2013_Publicity_Chair at wenen.twi.tudelft.nl
Sat Sep 15 03:05:06 PDT 2012

	      Twelfth International Joint Conference on


		      Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

			  6th-10th May 2013


The AAMAS-13 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Program,
to be held on May 6--7, immediately before the main conference program. AAMAS-13
Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

 - Introduce novices to major topics of AAMAS research.

 - Provide instruction in established practices and methodologies.

 - Survey a mature area of AAMAS research or practice.

 - Motivate and explain an AAMAS topic of emerging importance.

 - Introduce expert non-specialists to an AAMAS area.

 - Survey an area of agent research especially relevant for people

   from industry.

Topic areas of interest include all of those listed in the AAMAS-2013 call for papers, including all special tracks.

Submission Requirements


Proposals should be two to four pages in length, and should contain

the following information:

 1. A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the

    conference registration brochure.

 2. A detailed outline of the tutorial, including preferred length

    (half or full day).

 3. Characterization of the potential target audience for the

    tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge.

 4. A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a

    substantial part of the AAMAS audience.

 5. A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include name,

    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 on the subject),

    evidence of teaching experience (including references that address

    the proposer's presentation skills as applicable), and evidence of

    scholarship in the area.

 6. The name and e-mail address of the corresponding presenter. The

    corresponding presenter should be available for e-mail

    correspondence during the evaluation process, in case

    clarifications and discussions on the scope and content of the

    proposal are needed.

The evaluation of the proposal will take into account the level of

general interest for AAMAS attendees, the quality of the proposal, and

the expertise and skills of the presenters. We emphasize that the

primary criteria for evaluation will be whether a proposal is

interesting, well-structured, and motivated, rather than the perceived

experience/standing of the proposer.

Those submitting a proposal should keep in mind that 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. It is often beneficial to have multiple

presenters who represent multiple perspectives on a research area.

The selection of the tutorials to be included in the final AAMAS

program will be based upon a number of factors, including: the

scientific/technical interest of the topics, the quality of the

proposal, the need to avoid strictly overlapping tutorials, and the

unavoidable need to limit the overall number of selected tutorials.

Responsibilities for accepted proposals


AAMAS will be responsible for:

 - Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the tutorial.

 - Together with the organizers, determining the tutorial date and


 - Duplicating tutorial material and distributing them to the


Tutorial organizers will be responsible for:

 - Providing AAMAS with a legible PDF copy of their tutorial notes by

   March 4, 2013.

 - Presenting the tutorial at AAMAS-2013.

AAMAS reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if the above

responsibilities are not fulfilled, if deadlines are missed, or if too

few attendees register for the tutorial to support the costs of

running the tutorial.

Important Dates


December 16, 2012: Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline

January 14, 2013:  Tutorial Acceptance Notifications

March 4, 2013:     Deadline for submitting tutorial notes

May 6--7, 2013:    Tutorial Forum Presentations

Submissions and Inquiries


Proposals should be submitted by email (in ASCII or PDF) to:

tutorials.aamas.2013 at gmail.com

Inquiries can be sent to that same address or directly to the

tutorials chairs:

Rafael Bordini
Faculty of Informatics
R.Bordini at pucrs.br

Christopher Kiekintveld
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at El Paso
cdkiekintveld at utep.edu

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