Call for Tutorials

We would like to solicit proposals for tutorials to be held at the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2017 (WI’17). WI’17 tutorials aim to provide a comprehensive overview of specific topics in areas related to Web Intelligence. The topic should be of sufficient relevance with respect to the state-of-the-art and the course should be educational rather than a cursory survey of techniques. The audience for tutorials consists of graduate students in Web Intelligence fields as well as practitioners from different fields. Although most courses are half-day offerings (3-4 hours), we also invite proposals for full-day courses (5-7 hours) provided that the topic merits the additional time and can be anticipated to generate sufficient interest from our community

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2017: Tutorial proposal submission
  • May 15, 2017: Notification of Tutorial acceptance
  • August 23-26, 2017: Main conference
  • How is a proposal meant to look like?

    Prospective presenters of Tutorials are meant to submit proposals indicating:

  • Short course/tutorial title
  • Proposers’ names, titles, affiliations and primary contact email
  • Short bio for each organizer, including pointers to relevant publications
  • Preference for half- or full-day event and indicative breakdown of day
  • Course description that includes topics that will be covered, along with a brief outline
  • Anticipated target audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced)
  • Previous tutorials/short courses (if applicable)
  • Planned materials (if any) to be distributed to attendees
  • Evaluation of Proposals

    Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit to the community and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half or full day format; past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection will also be based on the overall distribution of topics. We are happy to discuss your suggestions before the deadline.

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    Tutorial organizers are responsible of the scientific organization, the definition of the Tutorial program and, together with the organizers of the conference, of the advertising of the even. WI ‘17 local arrangements will provide for rooms, coffee breaks and A/V equipment. All other activities with budget implications are the responsibility of tutorial organizers (e.g., social functions, travel grants, etc). Tutorial organizers will not have to deal with registration or budget issues unless extra activities are planned.

    Proposal submissions

    Proposals should be submitted by email to the Tutorial Chairs (see below) either in plain-text or PDF format. The tutorial description must not exceed three A4 pages (all inclusive).

    Tutorial Chairs

    TutChair [at] webintelligence2017 [dot] com
    Christian Derksen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    Jacek Kucharski, Lodz University of Technology, Poland