CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS:IJCAI-97
The IJCAI-97 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop
Program for IJCAI-97, which is to be held in Nagoya, Japan,
August 23-29, 1997.
Workshops will be held in the period of August 23-25,
immediately prior to the start of the main conference.
Each IJCAI-97 workshop will provide an informal setting where workshop
participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss specific
technical topics in an atmosphere which fosters the active exchange of
ideas among researchers and practitioners.
Members from all segments of the AI community are invited to submit
workshop proposals for review.
To encourage interaction and a broad exchange of ideas, the workshops
will be kept small, preferably under 30 participants and certainly
Attendance should be limited to active participants only.
Workshops are intended to be genuinely interactive events and not
Thus, although the format of workshop presentations will be determined
by the organizers proposing the workshop, ample time must be allotted
for general discussion.
Workshops can vary in length, but most will last a full day.
Attendees at workshops will be required to register for the main IJCAI
Requirements for Submission
Proposals for workshops should be between two and three pages in
length, and should contain the following information.
Proposers are encouraged to send their draft proposal to potential
participants for comments before submission.
- A brief technical description of the workshop, identifying
specific technical issues that will be its focus.
- A brief discussion of why the workshop is of interest at this
- The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
(if available) of the proposed workshop organizing committee.
This committee should consist of three or four people
knowledgeable in the technical issues to be addressed by the
These people cannot all work at the same institution.
- The name of one member of the organizing committee who is
designated as the primary contact; this person must have an
- A list of workshops previously arranged by any members of the
proposed organizing committee. Previous experience with similar
workshops is not required, but would clearly be helpful.
- If possible, a list of tentatively confirmed attendees.
- A proposed schedule for organizing the workshop and a preliminary
- A description of how the organizers intend to encourage an
atmosphere appropriate for a workshop, rather than a miniature
All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, to
firstname.lastname@example.org, in plain ASCII text as soon as possible,
but no later than October 21, 1996.
Organizers will be notified of the committee's decision no later than
November 20, 1996.
Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for producing a
Call for Participation in the workshop by December 13,
The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of
the AI community.
It should also note that all workshop participants must register for the
IJCAI conference and that the number of participants is strictly
Finally, it should also make clear the process by which the Organizing
Committee will select the participants.
The workshop organizing committee should review requests to participate
in the workshop and select the participants.
By May 1, 1997, they must provide a provisional list of
workshop participants, any working notes to be duplicated for the
workshop (up to a total of 200 pages per participant), and a list of
audio-visual requirements and any special room requirements.
A final list of workshop participants must be provided by
July 21, 1997.
By December 1, 1997, the workshop organizing committee
must prepare a review of the workshop for possible publication.
The review should be sent to the workshop chair.
IJCAI will be responsible for the following.
IJCAI encourages the production of publications based on the workshops,
but the IJCAI name cannot be used on such publications without prior
permission being given.
IJCAI reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are
missed, or if the number of registered attendees at the workshop is
too low to support the costs associated with running the workshop.
- Providing logistical support and a meeting place for the
- In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date
(Organizing committee constraints will be accommodated to the
greatest possible extent, but the workshop chair has the final
decision on any given workshop's date and time.)
- Duplicating working notes as described above and distributing
them to the participants.
To cover costs, it will be necessary to charge a fee of $US 50 to each
workshop participant, in addition to the normal IJCAI-97 conference
Please submit your proposals and any inquiries as follows.
Dr. Mark Drummond, Workshops Chair
Electric Time Software
Last modified: Wed Apr 16 10:43:28 JST 1997