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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 24-27 Sep 2012, Saarbruecken, GERMANY


KI 2012

KI 2012, the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, invites tutorial proposals from 
all areas of AI, its fundamentals, and its applications.

Together with the main conference, we aim at organizing a small number of high-quality tutorials 
suitable for a large percentage of conference participants, including experienced researchers, 
practitioners, and students seeking to gain a better understanding of AI.

General Information
Tutorials will be free of charge for conference participants and will be held at the first day 
of the conference. We are soliciting proposals for full-day (6
hours) and half-day (3 hours) tutorials as well as mini-tutorials (1h30). 
Tutorials should preferably be given in English.

The KI 2012 conference organizers will provide logistic support and meeting places for the 
workshops as well as determine the dates and times of the workshops.
Teaching material will be printed by the conference organization. Volumes are limited to a 
total of 200 pages.

How to Propose a Tutorial
Tutorials should give a comprehensive, in-depth perspective on innovative AI methods or 
technologies that have an obvious potential for research and/or application and are not 
covered by typical AI textbooks. Proposals for tutorials should be submitted to the tutorial 
chair, Wolfgang Maass [wolfgang.maass@iss.uni-saarland.de]. Prior contact with the tutorial 
chair is encouraged.

Proposal texts should be submitted by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair in pdf or plain text format. 
Annexes may be sent as .pdf, .ppt, or .doc format. Each tutorial proposal should provide the 
following information:

- Descriptions of the tutorial topic, goals, the intended audience, an outline of the contents,
- Necessary information to point out the importance, quality and community interest in the proposed tutorial.
- Brief CVs of the tutor(s), including their expertise and teaching experience in the field,
- The intended length of the tutorial (half-day, full- day, or mini-tutorial).
- URL to tutorial web site

Proposers are encouraged to include excerpts of material from recent teaching about the proposed 
topic as an annex of their submission, if available.

The organizer(s) of approved tutorials will be responsible for advertising their tutorial, e.g., 
via relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences from 
outside the KI conference community. 
Organizers are encouraged to maintain their own web site with updated information about the 

Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire tutorial and to provide 
a summary of the event, for presentation to KI-2012 organisers.

Important Dates
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2012
Decision on acceptance: April 1, 2012
Camera-ready copy of tutorial notes (firm): July 31, 2012
Tutorials: September 24, 2012, Saarbrcken

Tutorial Chair: Wolfgang Maass, Universitt des Saarlandes, wolfgang.maass@iss.uni-saarland.de

KI 2012, Saarbrcken, 24-27 September, http://www.dfki.de/ki2012/