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  • Tomas Singliar
    ... Call for AAAI-04 Workshop Proposals Nineteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence July 25-29 San Jose, California Sponsored by the American
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 15, 2003

      Call for AAAI-04 Workshop Proposals
      Nineteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
      July 25-29
      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
      should contain:
      * 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
      Technical Program.

      *** 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
      workshops to:

      Milos Hauskrecht
      University of Pittsburgh
      Computer Science Department
      5329 Sennott Square
      Pittsburgh, PA 15260
      Telephone: (412) 624-8845
      E-mail: milos@...
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