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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 13th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2011), 11-15 July

Contact: ulle.endriss@uva.nl OR maudet@lamsade.dauphine.fr

to be held in Girona, Catalonia, Spain

The 13th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS) will be held in the 
historic city of Girona during 11-15 July 2011, in the week preceding IJCAI 
(the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence), which will be 
held in nearby Barcelona. As its highly successful earlier incarnations, 
EASSS-2011 will offer a rich programme of both introductory and advanced 
courses on a broad range of topics in the area of Autonomous Agents and 
Multiagent Systems.

The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and other 
young researchers and will be taught by leading researchers in the field. EASSS 
is organised under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association for 
Multiagent Systems (www.euramas.org).

We are now inviting proposals from members of the research community who are 
willing to offer tutorials at EASSS-2011.

We are interested in tutorial proposals in all areas of current research in 
Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. As a very rough guideline, any topic 
that might get covered at the AAMAS conference or in the JAAMAS journal would 
also be suitable for EASSS. We are looking for a mix of tutorials on 
fundamental and clearly establishedtopics on the one hand, and overviews of new 
and emerging areas of research on the other. Tutorials should cover an 
appropriate selection of approaches and not specifically focus on the tutors?? 
own contributions.

We encourage both well-established senior researchers and younger colleagues to 
put in a proposal. Each tutorial is usually given by one or two people 
(exceptions are, of course, possible; for proposals by more than two tutors, 
please justify this choice in the proposal and explain how you intend to ensure 
the coherence of the tutorial).

To be able to offer this summer school and to be able to do so at a reasonable 
price for students, we are dependent on the support of the research community. 
To make a modest contribution towards the expenses of tutors, if needed, EASSS 
can provide accommodation for up to three nights, but unfortunately EASSS 
cannot cover travel expenses.


To submit a tutorial proposal, please produce a single PDF document covering 
the points listed below and submit it via the EasyChair system before 31 
January 2011.

Submit here: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=easss2011

(1) Title of the proposed tutorial.

(2) A short paragraph describing the tutorial (100-300 words), suitable for 
publication at the EASSS-2011 website.

(3) Additional information on the proposed tutorial. Please include as much 
detail as you see fit. A detailed list of topics to be covered and a short 
bibliography would be welcome.

(4) Name, affiliation, full contact details, and a link to the personal 
homepage of each tutor.

(5) A short paragraph on the background of the tutor or tutors (around 100 
words per tutor), suitable for publication at the EASSS-2011 website.

(6) Experience of tutors: Please provide details on relevant teaching 
experience of the tutor(s).

(7) Teaching materials: Please indicate what kind of teaching materials do you 
intend to provide. Note that we will have to receive any materials to be 
distributed to the students by EASSS no later than 1 June 2011.

(8) Duration: Tutorials are typically 4 hours long. If you have strong reasons 
for wanting to deviate from this standard, please explain this in your 

(9) Equipment: Please list any special equipment (beyond data projector and 
blackboard) that you might need.

(10) Any other information you wish to include.

Deadline for tutorial proposals: 31 January 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2011
Teaching materials due: 1 June 2011
Summer school: 11-15 July 2011

EASSS has been organised annually in different European locations since 1999, 
when it was held in Utrecht. Here are the websites of the most recent editions:

* EASSS-2010 in Saint-Etienne: http://easss2010.emse.fr/
* EASSS-2009 in Torino: http://agents009.di.unito.it/EASSS.html
* EASSS-2008 in Lisbon: http://centria.di.fct.unl.pt/events/easss08/

For all matters concerning the technical programme of EASSS-2011 and this Call 
for Tutorial Proposals, please contact Ulle Endriss or Nicolas Maudet. For 
matters concerning the local organisation of the summer school, please contact 
Didac Busquets.

Didac Busquets: easss2011@eia.udg.edu
Ulle Endriss: ulle.endriss@uva.nl
Nicolas Maduet: maudet@lamsade.dauphine.fr