[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] AAAI-18 Call for Workshop Proposals

Matthew E. Taylor taylorm at eecs.wsu.edu
Thu Jul 20 12:41:31 PDT 2017

** Call for Proposals **

Workshops at The Thirty-Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence
February 2-7, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

** Important Dates for Workshop Organizers **

*  Friday, August 4, 2017: Proposals for Workshops Due
*  Friday, August 18, 2017: Decisions Sent to Organizers
*  Friday, August 25, 2017: Workshop CFP Due at AAAI
*  Friday, October 13, 2017: Workshop Submissions Due to Organizers
*  Thursday, November 9, 2017: Notifications Sent to Authors
*  Friday, November 10, 2017: List of Participants Due at AAAI
*  Tuesday, November 21, 2017: Final Workshop Papers Due at AAAI

** Formats **

The AAAI-18 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program of
the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence's
Thirty-Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18).

Workshops are scheduled to be held at the beginning of the conference, February
2-3, 2018. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and
discuss issues with a selected focus -- providing an informal setting for
active exchange among researchers, developers and users on topics of
current interest. Members of all segments of the AI community are
encouraged to submit proposals. To foster interaction and exchange of
ideas, the workshops will be kept small, with 25-65 participants.
Attendance is sometimes limited to active participants only, but most
workshops also allow general registration by other interested individuals.
The format of workshops will be determined by their organizers, who are
encouraged to leave ample time for general discussion. Workshops will
typically be one full day in length, although half-day and two-day
proposals will also be considered.

** Innovations for the AAAI-18 Workshop Program **

The AAAI-17 Workshop co-chairs particularly encourage the submission of
proposals for interdisciplinary workshops, which may involve co-organizers
that are from disciplines other than AI (including robotics) or may attract
participants from disciplines other than AI. Proposals that focus on
important or novel application domains for AI are also encouraged.

** Proposal Content **

Proposals for workshops should be about two (2) pages in length, and should
contain the following:

*  A description of the workshop topic. Identify the specific issues on
which the workshop will focus.
*  A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this
time, including a discussion of prior workshops in this area (if
* A brief description highlighting the organizing committee's expertise in
the area and experience organizing similar events.
*  A brief description of the proposed workshop format, regarding the mix
of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general
*  An indication as to whether the workshop should be considered for a
half-day, one, or two-day meeting.
*  The names and full contact information (email and postal addresses, fax
and telephone numbers) of the organizing committee - three or four people
knowledgeable in the field-and short descriptions of their relevant
expertise. (Please specify the main contact.) Strong proposals include
organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who
are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.
*  A list of comparable workshops, either from AAAI or similar conferences,
with corresponding links to further details. Please indicate specifically
if this workshop is part of a continuing series.

Workshops are an excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and task
areas, for bridging the gaps between AI and other fields or between
subfields of AI, for elucidating the results of exploratory research, or
for critiquing existing approaches. Because workshops are intended for
focused exploration of special topics, topics that are already the subject
of regular meetings are not appropriate.

** Workshop Organization **

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

Producing a call for participation. The call for participation is due no
later than August 25, 2017. It will be posted on the AAAI web site.
Organizers are responsible for additional publicity such as distributing
the CFP to relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing lists, and especially
to potential audiences from outside the AAAI community. Organizers are
encouraged to maintain their own web site with updated information about
the workshop.

Selecting participants. Workshop attendance is by invitation of the
organizers. Selection of attendees will be made by the organizers on the
basis of submissions due October 13, 2017. Workshop organizers will need to
provide AAAI with a preliminary list of the participants by November 10,

Facilitating the production of the technical reports. AAAI coordinates the
collection, production, and distribution of the technical reports or
working notes for the workshops. Workshop organizers will submit lists of
papers and author contact information to AAAI by November 10, 2017.
Workshop papers and abstracts must be received from authors at AAAI no
later than November 21, 2017. Workshop organizers who want to publish the
papers from their workshop (or significant portions of it) will have the
opportunity to do so through the AAAI Press. The Press (which retains the
right of first refusal to publish) will furnish details of its program to
interested organizers and authors.

More information about the robotics-worldwide mailing list