Appel: ECAI 2012, workshop call *Extended deadline*

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jan 3 21:28:37 UTC 2012

Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:25:55 +0100
From: ECAI Publicity <ecai2012-publicity at>
Message-ID: <4F031E03.30609 at>

Last call for ECAI 2012 Workshops

***EXTENDED DEADLINE***: 20 Jan 2012

(also, please note a small change in the free registration policy)

ECAI, the biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
organized by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI), is the premier forum for presenting Artificial
Intelligence results in Europe. The twentieth conference in this series,
ECAI 2012, will take place in the beautiful city of Montpellier (France)
August 27-31.

ECAI 2012 will gather researchers and practitioners of Artificial
Intelligence from all over the world; they will present the latest
results and identify new trends and challenges in all subfields of
Artificial Intelligence as well as demonstrate innovative applications
and uses of advanced Artificial Intelligence technology. In addition to
the main technical track, the ECAI 2012 program will feature keynote and
invited talks, invited tutorials, an elaborate workshop program, and a
system-demonstration track.


All workshop proposals are welcome on any topic related to AI, ranging
from robotics to games, from knowledge modelling to reasoning to
constraints, from machine learning to planning and scheduling, from
uncertainty to perception to language, from multi-agents to interactions
and user modelling (non-exhaustive list).

The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for
researchers to discuss focused and/or emerging research questions and
challenges. Workshops can come in several flavors:

* presentations of peer-reviewed papers (standard workshop format),
  including discussions and possibly panels;
* AI competitions or challenges;
* Position papers and discussion on open or controversial problems.
* any other format aimed at investigating new AI trends.

What a workshop should *not* be: a mini-conference packed with short
talks and with no time for discussion and interaction. We therefore
encourage workshop organizers to include invited talks, short tutorials,
panel-discussions and representation of alternative viewpoints in their
workshop program in addition to the regular submissions.

The typical duration for a workshop is one day; two-day workshops can
also be accommodated.

For any question, any intention to submit, please contact Jérôme Lang
and Michèle Sebag (lang at, sebag at

The deadline for workshop proposals is January 20, 2012.

20 Jan 2012: workshop proposals due (early submissions are welcome!)
1 Feb 2012: workshop proposal notifications sent
19 Feb 2012: 1st call for papers sent; workshop websites ready; 
             announcement of all ECAI-2012 workshops at the main
             conference site
28 May 2012 (suggested): workshop paper submission deadline
28 Jun 2012 (suggested, and subject to modification): notification on
            workshop paper submissions
22 Jul 2012: workshop proceedings to be sent to workshop chair

Notes that the workshop submission deadline should preferably take place
after ECAI notification (21 May 2012) and workshop paper notifications
*must* be sent before the ECAI early registration deadline (which will
be announced later).

Workshop proposal submission:

Please submit your proposal at

Each workshop proposal (pdf file) must include:
(1) Title and acronym.

(2) Names, affiliations, and contact details of all organizers (please
indicate a primary contact person to whom correspondence should be

(3) Short description (workshop format and duration, tentative call for
papers, tentative invited speakers and members of the program

(4) Audience: research groups working in the field; (if applicable)
details about previous editions of the workshop; related workshops in
other venues; expected number of submissions.

(5) One paragraph about each organizer (scientific profile, previous
events you have organized).

(6) Every information you deem to be relevant.


* all workshop participants, including the organizer, are required to
register for both the workshop and the main conference. All workshop
participants are required to register for both the workshop and the main
conference. For up to three invited speakers per workshop, or two
invited speakers and one organizer, the workshop registration will be
waived, though they must still register for the main conference.
Unfortunately, ECAI cannot provide any other support for these speakers.
* Due to budget reasons, a workshop might be cancelled if there are not
enough submissions or registrations.
* Proceedings: The organizers will provide a single pdf file to be
posted on the website.

ECAI 2012

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