Call for AAAI-04 Workshop Proposals
Call for AAAI-04 Workshop Proposals
Nineteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
San Jose, California
Sponsored by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
The AAAI-04 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program
of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence's Nineteenth
National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-04).
Workshops will be held at the beginning of the conference, July 25-26,
2004. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to meet and
discuss issues with a selected focus-providing an informal setting for
active exchange among researchers, developers and users on topics of
current interest. Members of all segments of the AI community are
encouraged to submit proposals.
To foster interaction and exchange of ideas, the workshops will be kept
small, with 25-50 participants. Attendance is limited to active
participants only. The format of workshops will be determined by their
organizers, who are encouraged to leave ample time for general
discussion.Workshops will typically be one full day in length, although
half-day and two-day proposals will be considered.
*** Proposal Content
Proposals for workshops should be about two (2) pages in length, and
* A description of the workshop topic. Identify the specific
issues on which the workshop will focus.
* A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular
interest at this time.
* A brief description of the proposed workshop format, regarding
the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks,
panels, and general discussion.
* An indication as to whether the workshop should be considered
for a half-day, one or two-day meeting.
* The names and full contact information (e-mail and postal
addresses, fax and telephone numbers) of the organizing committee -
3 to 4 people knowledgeable in the field - and short descriptions
of their relevant expertise. Strong proposals include organizers
who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and
who are actively connected to the communities of potential
* A list of potential attendees.
Workshops are an excellent forum for exploring emerging approaches and
task areas, for bridging the gaps between AI and other fields or between
subfields of AI, for elucidating the results of exploratory research, or
for critiquing existing approaches. Because workshops are intended for
focused exploration of special topics, topics that are already the
subject of regular meetings are not appropriate.
*** Workshop Organization
Workshop organizers will be responsible for:
* Producing a call for participation. The Call is due November 14,
2003. This Call will be mailed to AAAI members by AAAI and
placed on the AAAI web site. Organizers are responsible for additional
publicity such as distributing the Call to relevant newsgroups
and electronic mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences
from outside the AAAI community.
* Selecting participants. Workshop attendance is by invitation of the
organizers. Selection of attendees will be made by the organizers
on the basis of submissions due March 12, 2004. Workshop organizers
will need to provide AAAI with a preliminary list of the participants
by April 23, 2004.
* Coordinating the production of the workshop notes. AAAI provides a
small budget to cover publication, mailing and administrative support.
AAAI can reproduce and mail copies of the working notes if materials
are received by May 25, 2004. Working notes may contain a collection of
statements by participants or other relevant material, but are limited
to a total of 200 pages.
Workshop organizers who want to publish the papers from their workshop
(or significant portions of it) will have the opportunity to do so
through the AAAI Press. The Press (which retains the right of first
refusal to publish) will furnish details of its program to interested
organizers and authors.
AAAI will provide logistic support, and meeting places for the
workshops, and will determine the dates and times of the workshops. AAAI
reserves the right to drop any workshop if the organizers miss the above
deadlines.Workshops are not to be used as a vehicle for marketing
products. All workshop participants must register for the AAAI-04
*** Proposal Submission
Workshop proposals must be received no later than October 3, 2003.
E-mail submissions in PDF format are preferred. Organizers will be
notified of the committee's decision by October 27, 2003.
The Workshop Program is chaired by Milos Hauskrecht of the University of
Pittsburgh and cochaired by Dieter Fox of the University of Washington.
Please submit workshop proposals and address inquiries concerning
University of Pittsburgh
Computer Science Department
5329 Sennott Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Telephone: (412) 624-8845