on-line tutorial proposals

Wallace E. Kelly, III (wkelly@EESUN2.tamu.edu)
Sat, 31 Jan 1998 16:58:49 +0100 (MET)

This is the first year that the WSC will include on-line tutorials in the
conference schedule. Please consider submitting a proposal for a tutorial
in the topic of soft computing. The tutorials will be held on the web for
two weeks prior to the opening of WSC.

I've attached details of the tutorial proposal and deadlines below. For
more information about the 3rd On-line World Conference on Soft Computing
in Engineering Design and Manufacturing (WSC3), see

http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/wsc3/

For more information about the WSC3 online tutorials, contact me at
wkelly@computer.org.

Thanks,
Wallace Kelly, Ph.D.
WSC3 On-line Tutorial Chair

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The on-line tutorials are intended to be an introduction or well-developed
presentation of some aspect of soft computing. We are not looking for
unique research results, but rather, useful contributions for online
learning. The audience may be newcomers or casual observers of soft
computing techniques, who want to gain a more in-depth knowledge.

The tutorials should make use of the interactive capabilities of the
Internet. I encourage you to consider utilizing applets, animation, and
sound to guide the conference participants through your tutorial. In the
very least, a hyper-linked slide presentation of web pages could serve as
your "virtual overhead projector" in a global lecture hall. The tutorial
should be based on a tutorial paper which participants can download.

The art of online tutorials is still developing. Feel free to explore the
possibilities. The goal is to provide a convenient and instructive
resource for conference participants. I welcome your innovative ideas and
will pass them on to others who are also interested in developing an
online tutorial.

Here are the important dates for online tutorials:

1 Mar: Proposals for Tutorials due
1 Apr: Acceptance and Review Feedback of Tutorial proposals
1 May: Tutorial servers ready/due

The tutorial proposal should consist of:

1. A topical outline of the tutorial;
2. A tutorial paper in the same format as the WSC3 conference papers;
3. A set of online web pages available for review.

I look forward to working with you as we make WSC3 a successful milestone
in soft computing and online learning.