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UAI 2014 - Call for Tutorials

The UAI 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held at the 30th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, on July 23, 2014 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

We seek proposals for 2-hour tutorials on core areas that enjoy broad interest within the UAI community. We are interested in tutorials on established as well as emerging research topics within the field itself, but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or application areas (e.g., computer vision, natural language processing, etc.).

Important dates

  • Monday, March 10, 2014: Tutorial proposals due.
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014: Acceptance notification.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Tutorials date.

How to Propose a Tutorial

Proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate the quality and importance of the topic, the likely quality of the presentation materials, and the speakers' teaching ability. We encourage tutorials taught by more than one person because the added perspective of additional presenters can provide richer, more balanced coverage of an area (although this is not a requirement).

The expected overall length of the proposal is 2 pages. When proposing a tutorial, please include the following sections:

  1. Topic overview -- What will the tutorial be about? Why do you believe this is an interesting and significant subject for the UAI community at large?
  2. Target audience -- From which areas do you expect potential participants to come? What prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience? What will the participants learn? How many participants do you expect?
  3. Content details -- Provide a detailed outline of the topics to be presented, including estimates for the time that will be devoted to each subject. Aim for a total length of approximately two hours. If possible, provide samples of past tutorial slides or teaching materials. In case of multiple presenters, specify how you will distribute the work.
  4. Format -- How will you present the material? Will there be multimedia parts of the presentation? Do you plan software demonstrations? Specify any extraordinary technical equipment that you would need.
  5. Organizers and presenters' expertise -- Please include the name, e-mail address, and webpage of all presenters. In addition, outline the presenters' background and include a list of publications in the tutorial area.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via email in PDF format to vgogate@hlt.utdallas.edu by March, 10, 2014 with the subject line: "UAI 2014 Tutorial Proposal".

Vibhav Gogate
Contact: vgogate@hlt.utdallas.edu
Tutorial Chair UAI 2014