[Haskell] Call for AAMAS 2005 Conference Tutorial Proposals

Matthias Klusch klusch at dfki.de
Thu Sep 23 11:41:34 EDT 2004

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       Fourth International Joint Conference on


Utrecht University, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
July 25-29, 2005



The AAMAS-2005 Organising Committee invites proposals for
the Tutorial Program, to be held immediately before to the
technical conference (July, 25-26). 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 and/or practice.

* Motivate and explain an AAMAS topic of emerging importance.

* Introduce expert non-specialists to an AAMAS subarea.

* Survey an area of agent research especially relevant for people
   from industry


Proposals should be from two to four pages in length,
and should contain the following information:

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

* A detailed outline of the tutorial, including preferred length
   (1/2 or 1 day).

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

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

* A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include name,
   postal address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail 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 ability), and evidence of scholarship in the

* 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 its general
interest for AAMAS attendees (e.g., a tutorial on object-oriented
inheritance will be hardly accepted), the quality of the proposal
(e.g., a tutorial that simply lists a set of concepts without any
apparent rationale behind them will be judged badly) as well as the
expertise and efficacy 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.

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to
the Tutorial Chair, Onn Shehory (onn at il.ibm.com),
in plain ASCII text, no later than

          **  December 20, 2004 **.

The committee's decision will be notified no later than

          **  January 10, 2005**.

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.


For all 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

Tutorial organizers will be responsible for the following:

   * Providing AAMAS with a legible PDF copy of their tutorial notes
     in due time.

   * Presenting the tutorial at AAMAS-05

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 20, 2004
Proposal Submission Deadline

January 10, 2005
Acceptance Notification

April 10, 2005
Deadline for submitting tutorial materials

July 25 - 26, 2005
AAMAS-05 Tutorials

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

Onn Shehory
onn at il.ibm.com


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