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AISB event Bulletin Item


Call for Tutorial Proposals

Ninth International Joint Conference on
            (AAMAS 2010)

Toronto, Canada
May 10-14, 2010

The AAMAS-10 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial
Program, to be held on May 10--11, immediately before to the technical
conference. AAMAS-10 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

AAMAS 2010 will be co-located with KR, NMR, ICAPS, FOIS (all in
Toronto) and DL 2010 (in Waterloo), and welcomes proposals that cater
to the broader community across these areas.

Submission Requirements:
Proposals should be two to four pages in length, and should contain
the following information:

   * A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in
     the conference registration brochure.

   * A detailed outline of the tutorial, including preferred length
     (half or full day).

   * Characterization of the potential target audience for the
     tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge.

   * A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to
     a substantial part of the AAMAS audience.

   * A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include name,
     postal address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail 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), and evidence
     of scholarship in the area.

   * 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 the case
     clarifications and discussions on the scope and content of the
     proposal are needed.

The evaluation of the proposal will take into account its general
interest for AAMAS attendees, the quality of the proposal as well as
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.

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 (with respect to 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 time.
   * Duplicating tutorial material and distributing them to the participants.

Tutorial organizers will be responsible for:
   * Providing AAMAS with a legible PDF copy of their tutorial notes
     by April 4, 2010.
   * Presenting the tutorial at AAMAS-2010.

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:
November 13, 2009: Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline
December  4, 2009: Tutorial Acceptance Notifications
April  4, 2010: Deadline for submitting tutorial materials
May  10--11, 2010: AAMAS-2009 Tutorials

Submissions and Inquiries:
Proposals and inquiries should be sent by email (in ASCII or pdf) to the
tutorials chair:

Kate Larson
Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo