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DM: European Conference of AI, Call for Workshop Proposals
From: Joscha Bach
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 10:01:13 -0400 (EDT)
Please accept our apologies, if you receive this call more than once. We would also appreciate much if you could post/publicize our call in your community as well as in your departments/divisions. -------------------------------------------------- The deadline for the ECAI Workshops is approaching. We want to make ECAI 2000 in Berlin, August, 20-25 a very special conference in the year 2000. We want to bring together researchers and developers from academy and industry in order to present the state of the art in AI both in research and in applications. A very important part in this program are the workshops: Thus, if you have an interesting topic, please contact other people and submit a proposal for your workshop! If you need more information about ECAI: http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de/ We hope to meet you in Berlin in August 2000. Best regards, Hans-Dieter Burkhard from the ECAI Organizing Committee --------------------------------------------------- CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS The ECAI 2000 Program Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The workshops will be held on 21-22 August 2000, immediately prior to the start of the main conference. IMPORTANT DATES 1 Nov 1999 Deadline for proposals 1 Dec 1999 Notification of acceptance 15 Dec 1999 Deadline for workshop summaries 7 Jan 2000 Publication of ECAI 2000 workshop programme 15 June 2000 Camera-ready workshop notes and other information 21-22 Aug 2000 Workshops at ECAI 2000 ECAI workshops To encourage interaction, the workshops will be kept small, preferably under 30 participants and certainly under 40. Attendance should be limited to active participants only. Workshops are intended to be genuinely interactive events and not mini-conferences. Thus, although the format of workshop presentations are to be determined by their organizers, ample time should be allotted for general discussion. W orkshops can vary in length, but most will last a full day. Attendees at workshops must also register for the main ECAI 2000 conference. How to propose a workshop Proposals for workshops should be two to three pages in length and should contain: * A brief technical description of the specific technical issues that the workshop will address. * The reasons why the workshop is of interest this time. * The names, postal address, phone and fax numbers and email addresses of the Workshop Organizing Committee, which should consist of at least three people knowledgeable in the field but not all at the same institution. * The name of one member of the Workshop Organizing Committee who is designated the contact person. * A list of previously-organized related workshops by any of the Workshop Organizing Committee, although previous experience with similar workshops is not required. This is to help the Workshop Coordinator putting the workshop in context. * If possible, a list of potential attendees in case the proposal of the workshop being accepted. * A schedule for organizing the workshop and a preliminary agenda. * A summary of the intended workshop Call for Participation, showing how the organizers will encourage a workshop, rather than a mini-conference, atmosphere. * A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements. Proposers are encouraged to send their draft proposal to the potential participants for comments before submission. Submission procedure Proposals should be submitted electronically (in ascii, UNIX compatible postscript or rtf) to the ECAI 2000 Workshop Coordinator, Marie-Odile Cordier, at the following address: Address for submission Marie-Odile Cordier ECAI 2000 Workshop Coordinator IRISA Campus universitaire de Beaulieu 35042 Rennes Cedex France Email: email@example.com Tel: +33 2 99 84 73 14 Fax: +33 2 99 84 71 71 The deadline for receipt of proposals is 1 November, 1999. For other important dates, see the table above. Additional information Workshop organizers will be responsible for: * Producing and distributing a Call for Participation in the workshop, open to all members of the AI community. The Call for Participation should make clear that all workshop participants are expected to register for the main ECAI 2000 conference and that the number of participants is limited. It should also make clear the process by which the Workshop Organizing Committee will select the participants (for example, by reviewing submitted papers). * Reviewing requests to participate in the workshop and selecting the participants. * The production of camera-ready copy for the workshop notes in accordance with guidelines supplied by the Workshop Coordinator. * Providing a provisional list of workshop participants. * Arranging for a short report on the workshop to be presented to the main conference if required. ECCAI encourages the production of publications based on the workshops, but the ECCAI and ECAI 2000 names cannot be used on such publications without prior permission being given. Additional and more detailed information can be found under www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de In case of any disagreement over procedures or arrangements, the ECAI 2000 Organizing Committee Chair will have final authority. The ECAI 2000 Organizing Committee reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed, or if the number of registered attendees is too low to support the costs related to organizing and running the workshop.