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 under 40. Attendance should be limited to active participants only.

Workshops are intended to be genuinely interactive events and not miniature conferences. 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 conference.

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.


All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, to med@tyecin.com, 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, 1996. 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 limited. 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.

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 registration fee.

Please submit your proposals and any inquiries as follows.

Dr. Mark Drummond, Workshops Chair
Electric Time Software
E-mail: med@electric-time.com
FAX: +1-415-949-2560

Last modified: Wed Apr 16 10:43:28 JST 1997