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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: International Conference on Machine Learning , June 20-21, 2013, Atlanta, USA

http://icml.cc/2012/workshops/

ICML 2013

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Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
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The International Conference on Machine
Learning solicits proposals for workshops
and tutorials to be held in conjunction with
the ICML 2013 conference in Atlanta, USA.
This document contains instructions for
how to propose a workshop (first section)
and how to propose a tutorial (second
section). Note that some due dates have
been extended.

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Call for Workshop Proposals
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Proposals are solicited for workshops to
be held in conjunction with ICML 2013. The
workshops will be held on Thursday, June
20 and Friday June 21, 2013. These
workshops present an excellent opportunity
to address a specific machine-learning
-related topic of your choice. We are
looking for half-day, full-day, or two-day
workshop proposals.

Important dates
Workshop proposal deadline Jan 31, 2013
Acceptance notification Feb 15, 2013
Workshop submissions due Mar 15, 2013
                                         (suggested date)
Workshop author notification Apr 15, 2013
                                         (suggested date)
Workshops June 20-21, 2013

Workshops are a great format for active
research on new topics. The ideal
workshop covers a compelling selection of
current and upcoming research, and
includes an impressive set of speakers and
participants with diverse backgrounds.
Research talks, discussion via panels,
identification of open problems, and
discussants are all great components to
include.

Organization
The format, style, and content of accepted
workshops are under the control of the
workshop organizers and largely
autonomous from the main conference.
Each workshop day can be up to seven
hours long, split into morning and afternoon
sessions. Workshop organizers are
expected to manage the workshop content,
invite experts in the domain, specify the
workshop format, be present to moderate,
and maintain a website for the workshop.
Workshop registration will be handled
centrally by the main conference.

Submission Instructions
Proposals should clearly specify the
following:

Workshop title (what is it called?)
Topic (what is it about?)
Format (half-day, one-day, or two-day?)
Motivation, impact, and expected
  outcomes (why this workshop?)
Organizer; co-organizers; bios (who is
  making it happen?)
Potential invited speakers; potential
  participants (who might come?)
Related publications (where can we learn
  more?)

Detailed descriptions of last year's
workshops can be found at:

http://icml.cc/2012/workshops/

Workshop proposals should be submitted
via email in PDF format to
workshops@icml2013.org by the due date
(earlier submissions are encouraged as
well). Proposals will be evaluated by the
workshop chair and conference organizers,
with an eye towards selecting high-quality
workshops on a diverse set of topics that
will inform and inspire the community.

Contact: workshops@icml2013.org

Geoff Gordon, workshop chair ICML 2013

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Call for Tutorial Proposals
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The ICML 2013 Organizing Committee
invites proposals for tutorials to be held at
the 30th International Conference on
Machine Learning, on June 16th, 2013 in
Atlanta, USA.

We seek proposals for half-day tutorials
(three hours, including a half-hour break) or
full-day tutorials (six hours, including two
breaks) on core techniques and areas of
knowledge of broad interest within the
machine learning community, including
established or emerging research topics
 within the field itself, as well as from
related fields or application areas that are
clearly relevant to machine learning.

The ideal tutorial should attract a wide
audience, and should be broad enough to
provide a gentle introduction to the chosen
research area, but should also cover the
most important contributions in depth.
Commercial presentations and tutorials
that focus exclusively on the presenters'
own work are not eligible. Tutorial
proceedings will not be provided in
hardcopy, but will instead be made
available by the presenters on their website
prior to the conference.

How to Propose a Tutorial
Proposals should provide sufficient
information to evaluate the quality and
importance of the topic, the likely quality of
the presentation materials, and the
speakers' teaching ability. We encourage
tutorials taught by more than one person
because the added perspective of
additional presenters can provide richer,
more balanced coverage of an area.
Nevertheless, single person proposals are
very welcome and will be considered
equally in the evaluation process. The
written proposal should be 2-3 pages long
(plus possibly extra materials), and should
use the following boldface text for section
headings:

Topic overview
What will the tutorial be about? Why is this
an interesting and significant subject for the
machine learning community at large?

Target audience
From which areas do you expect potential
participants to come? What prior
knowledge, if any, do you expect from the
audience? What will the participants learn?
How many participants do you expect?

Content details
Provide a detailed outline of the topics to
be presented, including estimates for the
time that will be devoted to each subject.
Aim for a total length of approximately three
hours (including a half-hour break). If
possible, provide samples of past tutorial
slides or teaching materials. In case of
multiple presenters, specify how you will
distribute the work.

Format
How will you present the material? Will there
be multimedia parts of the presentation? Do
you plan software demonstrations? Specify
any extraordinary technical equipment that
you would need.

Organizers' and presenters' expertise
Please include the name, email address, and
webpage of all presenters. In addition, outline
the presenters' background and include a list
of publications in the tutorial area.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via
email in PDF format to
tutorials@icml2013.org. Soon after
submission, proposers should expect to
receive a verification of receipt.

Important dates
Tutorial proposal deadline Jan 31, 2013
Acceptance notification Mar 1, 2013
Tutorials June 16, 2013

Contact: tutorials@icml2013.org

Peter Stone, tutorial chair ICML 2013