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29 aug - 02 sep

Call for tutorials proposals

The ECAI 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference. Under the general theme of “AI for human values”, ECAI 2016 will be held in the city of The Hague, in sight the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice. This location is highly appropriate to the conference theme. The tutorials will be scheduled on August 29­30.

As in former editions, tutorial participation is free for all conference participants in order to encourage high participation rates in the tutorials.

Format and application

In addition to “standard” half­day tutorials, ECAI 2016 will also feature “spotlight” tutorials, organized in a single 90­minute slot each. Spotlight tutorials are meant to address emerging areas, techniques, methodologies and perspectives in AI. Standard tutorials are meant to cover rather established areas of AI such as Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing and others, as well as, in particular, topics in the overlap of such areas.

Applications must be made via EasyChair.

They should include a 2­page abstract, indicating title, topic and motivation for the tutorial, intended audience, preferred format (standard or spotlight), relevance to the ECAI community, list of previous venues and audience numbers for related tutorials, specific equipment requirements, and a short bio of the presenter(s), including name, affiliation, email address and website. Notice that we might ask you to switch to the other format for organizational reasons.

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposal submission(Extended!): 18 January 2016 25 January 2016
  • Tutorial proposal notification: 15 February 2016


The tutorial should concern artificial intelligence and its applications. We welcome tutorials about both well established areas, as well as up and coming topics.

Policy on multiple submissions

We encourage proposals of brand new tutorials, as well as tutorials that have already been successfully offered before, or that are also being proposed to other venues (e.g., other major AI conferences). In that case, the application should include a complete list of such venues.


For each full tutorial 1 free conference registration to ECAI 2016 will be available. Giving a tutorial is an excellent way to gain visibility, to build your professional network, and is seen as an important service to the community.


Please understand that we may have to cancel a tutorial if not enough participants register or if deadlines are not met. At least 10 participants need to be registered by the early registration deadline to guarantee that the tutorial goes ahead.


Direct all your inquires to the tutorial chairs Sophia Ananiadou and Leon van der Torre via tutorial-­chairs@ecai2016.org.