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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Tutorials: AAMAS 2019

Stefano V. Albrecht-2

              Call for Tutorials

  AAMAS 2019: May 13-17, 2019 in Montreal, Canada

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The AAMAS 2019 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial
Program to be held on May 13-14th 2019, immediately before the
technical conference. AAMAS 2019 Tutorials should serve one or more of
the following objectives:

* 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
* Present a novel synthesis combining distinct lines of AAMAS work.
* Introduce AAMAS audiences to an external topic that can motivate or
  use AAMAS research.

Topic areas of interest include all of those listed in the call for
the technical track (see https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__aamas2019.encs.concordia.ca_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=OhsxIgvzlhTxnRAd7OBdgESSv6ZihfH78rWFPR3qv6M&s=w9a2v_Y8gWaDzD05sCYpJmkajQ-JFsXoG983rcJvqJ8&e=),
including the special tracks.  Tutorials will be half day long. A few
full day tutorials may be accepted, but the proponents need to
motivate their request when submitting their proposal.


Those interested in presenting a tutorial should email their proposal
to one of the tutorial chairs (see below). Proposals should be two to
four pages in length, formatted using the AAMAS paper template, and
should contain the following information:

1. A short title of the tutorial.

2. A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the
   conference registration brochure.

3. A detailed outline of the tutorial, including preferred length
   (half or full day).

4. Characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial,
   including prerequisite knowledge.

5. A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a
   substantial part of the AAMAS audience.

6. 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 area.  Information about previous tutorials
   delivered by the presenters (if any).

7. 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 product.

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

* Advertising the availability of the tutorial material to the AAMAS
  2019 participants.

Tutorial organizers will be responsible for:
* Providing AAMAS with a legible PDF copy of their tutorial notes by
  May 6th, 2019.

* Providing a web site for the tutorial, which will include title and
  abstract of the tutorial, presenters' details, outline, tutorial
  notes and related reading material. The Tutorial co-chairs will ask
  the Tutorial organizers to follow some common format and style for
  their web sites, in order to make them as homogeneous as
  possible. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

* Presenting the tutorial at AAMAS 2019.

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.


November 30, 2018: Tutorial Proposal Submission Deadline
December 21, 2018: Tutorial Acceptance Notifications
February 1, 2019 : Deadline for making the tutorial site available on the web (without notes)
April 12, 2019   : Deadline for submitting tutorial notes and making them available on the web
May 13-14, 2019  : Tutorial Forum Presentations


Those interested in presenting a tutorial should send the proposal
file as PDF to both the AAMAS 2019 Tutorial Co-chairs, Piotr Faliszewski and
Francisco Melo, by email.

Inquiries should be sent by email to the Tutorial Co-chairs:

Piotr Faliszewski
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
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Francisco Melo
Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
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