UAI 2012 - Call for Workshops
Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) 2012 in Catalina Island, USA. We plan to have 4-5 all-day workshops that will be held on Saturday August 18, following the regular program of the UAI conference on August 15-17, 2012. We invite researchers interested in chairing one of these workshops to submit proposals for workshops. The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss important research questions and challenges.
Potential workshops should be related to cutting edge topics of interest to the UAI audience, including, but not limited to: Approximate Inference and Learning, Bayesian Statistics, Causality, Relational Learning, Graphical models, and Human Learning.
Workshop organizers are expected to coordinate workshop participation and content, including arranging short informal presentations by experts, arranging for expert commentators to sit on discussion panels, and formulating discussion topics, etc.
Proposals should provide adequate information to evaluate the quality and importance of the topic for the UAI community. When proposing a workshop, please include the following sections:
- Description of the proposed workshop: Indicate what this workshop is about and why this is an interesting and significant subject for the UAI audience.
- Target audience: Specify who the target audience is. Which areas do you expect potential participants to come from? How many participants do you expect?
- Potential Speakers, Discussants and other Participants Include the list of potential speakers, discussants and participants for your proposed workshop. In case you already have an informal confirmation from some potential speakers, please indicate that in your proposal.
- Format of the Workshop Specify the format of the workshop. How many invited/contributed talks do you expect to have? Are you planning to have a panel discussion? Are you planning to invite participants to submit posters on relevant topics to the proposed workshops.
- Organizers' Qualifications Please include the names, e-mail addresses, and webpages of all organizers. In addition, outline the organizers' background and include a list of publications in the area relevant to the proposed workshop.
- Workshop day: Saturday, August 18, 2012, Catalina Island, USA
- Workshop proposal deadline: Saturday, March 10, 2012
- Acceptance notification: Saturday, April 7, 2012