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AUGUST 23-28 1998 BRIGHTON UK ( `-'


The ECAI-98 Organising Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held
in conjunction with the conference. The tutorials will be held on 24-25
August 1998, immediately prior to the start of the main conference.

1 Nov 1997 Deadline for proposals
1 Dec 1997 Notification of acceptance
15 Dec 1997 Deadline for tutorial summaries
5 Jan 1998 Publication of ECAI-98 tutorial programme
1 May 1998 Camera-ready tutorial notes
24-25 Aug 1998 Tutorials at ECAI-98

We invite proposals for four-hour tutorials on topics relating to
theoretical and applied AI. The aim is to offer conference delegates both
tutorials on up-to-date AI technologies, and case study tutorials on the
application of the AI technologies to real-world problems. A list of
suggested topics is given below but other related topics will be considered:

case-based reasoning knowledge representation
constraint management machine learning
genetic algorithms model-based reasoning
information management natural language processing
intelligent agents neural networks
intelligent interfaces ontological engineering
intelligent workflow planning and scheduling
knowledge discovery and data mining probabilistic reasoning and uncertainty
knowledge engineering qualitative modelling and simulation.
knowledge management temporal and spatial reasoning

How to propose a tutorial

Proposals for tutorials should be between two and three pages in length and
should contain:

+ A brief description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in
ECAI-98 promotional literature and registration brochure.
+ A detailed outline of the tutorial specifying:
Tutorial Objectives: What should attendees know or be able to do
as a result of taking the tutorial and why is the topic important?
Tutorial Content: How will the objectives be met?
+ The necessary background and potential target audience for the
+ Administrative information concerning the presenter(s), including:
name, postal address, phone, fax numbers, and email address.
+ A brief resume of the presenter(s), including: background in the
tutorial area, references to published work in the area, evidence of
teaching experience. This information may be used in promotional
material relating to the conference.
+ A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room

Submission procedure

Tutorial proposals should be submitted by post or electronically (in ascii,
postscript or rtf) to the ECAI-98 Tutorial Chair, Ann Macintosh, at the
following address:

Ann Macintosh, ECAI-98 Tutorial Chair
Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute
The University of Edinburgh
80 South Bridge

Tel: +44(0)131 650 2732
Fax: +44(0)131 650 6513

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 1 November, 1997. For other
important dates, see the table above.

Additional information

Tutorial organisers will be required to enter into a contract with the
ECAI-98 Organising Committee. Remuneration will be on the basis of a flat
rate plus an amount per participant. Rates for participation will be set by
the ECAI-98 Organising Committee.

In case of any disagreement over procedures or arrangements, the ECAI-98
Organising Committee Chair will have final authority. The ECAI-98 Organising
Committee reserves the right to cancel any tutorial if deadlines are missed,
or if the number of registered attendees is too low to support the costs
related to organising and running the tutorial.

ECAI-98 Secretariat Tel: +44(0)1273 678448
Centre for Advanced Software Applications Fax: +44(0)1273 671320
University of Sussex Email:
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK URL:

ECAI-98 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex
on behalf of AISB.