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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR TUTORIALS: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 4-8 June 2012, SPAIN

Eleventh International Conference on AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS (AAMAS 2012) Valencia, Spain

The AAMAS 2012 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Program, to be held on June
4-5, immediately before the technical conference. AAMAS 2012 Tutorials should serve one or more 
of the following

* 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

Topic areas of interest include all of those listed in the call for the technical track, including 
the special tracks on robotics, virtual agents, and innovative applications.


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

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 the 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 

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 March
  28, 2012.
* Presenting the tutorial at AAMAS 2012.

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.


December 6, 2011: Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline 
January 13, 2012: Tutorial Acceptance Notifications 
March 28, 2012: Deadline for submitting tutorial notes 
June 4-5, 2012: Tutorial Forum Presentations


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

Chris Kiekintveld (primary contact for submissions)
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at El Paso

Catherine Pelachaud