First Call for Tutorials

The list of accepted tutorials is already available: https://ecai2020.eu/tutorials/.

Click here to view the CFP from a text file.

ECAI 2020 invites submissions for tutorial proposals. Tutorials will be held on August 29-30, 2020, immediately prior to the technical conference. Tutorial attendance is included as part of the registration fee for the ECAI 2020 conference. Note that is not possible to register only for the tutorials.


ECAI 2020 hosts two kinds of tutorials: a) “standard” half­-day tutorials; b) 90-minute “spotlight” tutorials. Spotlight tutorials are meant to address emerging areas, techniques, methodologies and perspectives in AI or specialized topics. Standard tutorials are meant to cover rather established areas of AI such as (but not exclusively) Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing, Multi-Agent Systems, Robotics, as well as topics in the overlap of such research areas.


Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce novices to major topics within Artificial Intelligence.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to an AI subarea.
  • Motivate and explain a topic of emerging importance for AI.
  • Survey a mature area of AI research and/or practice.
  • Provide instruction in established but specialized AI methodologies.
  • Present a novel synthesis combining distinct lines of AI work.
  • Introduce AI audiences to an external topic that can motivate or use AI research.
  • Mentor AI researchers (particularly, junior researchers) on a broad AI-relevant non-technical topic (examples could be AI jobs, or ethical issues in AI).

Tutorials are intended to cover reasonably well-established information in a balanced way. Tutorials should not be used to advocate a single avenue of research, nor should they promote a product. We encourage tutorials with a hands-on component or other interactive elements.  ECAI 2020 grants one free registration per tutorial.

Key dates:

(all deadlines 23:59 UTC-12)

  • 20 February 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • 20 March 3 April 2020: Acceptance Notification
  • 7 April 28 May 2020: Abstracts, Syllabus and Tutorial Websites Deadline

Submission Instructions:

Tutorial proposals should be submitted through EasyChair:


Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF file containing the following information:

  • A two-sentence description of the tutorial, suitable for inclusion in the conference registration brochure.
  • A two-paragraph description of the tutorial, suitable for a web page overview.
  • Proposed format of the tutorial: standard (half-day) or spotlight (90-minute)
  • A detailed, point-form outline of the tutorial.
  • A brief characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge.
  • A brief description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a substantial part of the ECAI audience, and which of the above objectives are best served by the tutorial.
  • A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include:
    • Name, affiliation, e-mail address
    • Background in the tutorial area, including a list of publications/presentations
    • Citation to an available example of work in the area (ideally, a published tutorial-level article or presentation materials on the subject)
    • Evidence of teaching experience (courses taught or references)
    • Evidence of scholarship in AI or Computer Science

Policy on multiple submissions

We encourage proposals of brand-new tutorials, as well as tutorials that have already been successfully offered before, or that are also being proposed to other venues (e.g., other major AI conferences). In that case, the application should include a complete list of such venues.

Any questions about the tutorial program should be directed to the tutorial chairs:

Contact: tutorials-chairs@ecai2020.eu

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