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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: Australian Joint Conference on AI / PRIMA 2013, Dec 3-6. Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND


The 26th Australian Joint Conference on AI (AI2013: http://ai2013.otago.ac.nz) and the 16th 
International Conference on the Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems 
(PRIMA2013: http://prima2013.otago.ac.nz) are being jointly held this year in Dunedin, 
New Zealand on December 3-6. The conference organisers invite proposals for workshops to 
be held on 3 December 2013, on topics related to either conference. 

Workshops on new and emerging topics, applications, and on broader topics catering to the 
broader community are particularly encouraged. Workshops can vary in length, but most will 
be one full day in duration. 

Proposals will be reviewed jointly by the workshop co-chairs, Virginia Dignum (PRIMA), and 
Alistair Knott (AI2013). Any questions can be addressed to either organiser, or to both 
(contact details below).

Proposals for workshops must be submitted as a pdf file through Easychair 
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ai-prima13ws) before 15 June 2013.


Proposals for workshops should contain:
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1. A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content. 
This description should include:
workshop goals, the technical issues that it will address, and the relevance of the workshop 
to the main conference(s), and possibly how the workshop can serve as a link between the 
PRIMA and AI communities
   - A discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
   - A list of related workshops held within the last three years
2. The desired workshop length (one or two days) and an estimate of the number of attendees.
3. A preliminary workshop agenda
4. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the organizers, with 
one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
5. A list of potential members of the programme committee, with an indication of which members 
have already agreed. 
6. Description of paper review process and acceptance standards, and plans for post publication


Workshop Schedule:
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- Workshop proposal submissions due: 24 June 2013
- Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals: 8 July 2013
- Workshop webpages and 1st cfp due: asap after notification
- Workshop paper submissions due: 23 September 2013
- Workshop paper notifications due: 17 October 2013
- Workshop proceedings due: 20 November 2013
- Workshop date: 3 December 2013


For all accepted workshop, the AI/PRIMA conference organisers will be responsible for:
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- Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
- Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the workshop.
- Together with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
- Provide one free workshop registration, for workshops with more than 15 registrations.


Workshop organizers will be responsible for:
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- Setting up a website for the workshop.
- Advertising the workshop and issuing a call for papers and a call for participation.
- Collecting and evaluating submissions, notifying authors of acceptance or rejection on a timely 
basis, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process.
- All workshop organizers are strongly advised to adopt the same deadlines for paper submissions 
and notifications of acceptance, as indicated in the schedule above. In any case, submission 
deadline should be such that it will enable resubmission of papers reject by the main conferences 
(which will notify by 19 August 2013), and workshop paper notifications date must be such that 
it will enable participants to register before the early registration deadline (31 October 2013)
- Making a PDF of the whole workshop notes available to the workshops chair by 20 November 2013. 
Workshop notes will be included an USB drive 
- Ensuring that the workshop notes or individual papers are available from the workshops websites, 
as appropriate. 

Workshop co-chairs: 
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Virginia Dignum, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management,  Delft University of Technology, the 
Netherlands, M.V.Dignnum@tudelft.nl
Alistair Knott, Department of Computer Science, University of Otago, New Zealand, 
alik@cs.otago.ac.nz