The AI*IA 2018 Conference will host a series of workshops dedicated to specific/hot topics that will complement the main conference program. AI*IA Working Groups, scientific and industrial research groups as well as individual researchers interested in a subarea of Artificial Intelligence or in a related topic of growing importance are invited to submit proposals of workshops associated with the AI*IA 2018 conference. We particularly welcome proposals aimed at bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, to exchange ideas and to allow cross-fertilization.
Workshop proposals should be submitted in English as a single PDF file not longer than 4 (four) pages containing the following sections:
– Workshop title and acronym
– Workshop organizers (affiliation, contact details, homepage, prior experiences with workshop organization)
– Motivations and scientific relevance to the conference audience
– Keywords (describing the main themes of the workshop) (from 3 to 5)
– Abstract (up to 200 words)
– Description of the workshop (topics and goals of the workshop) (up to 800 words)
– Organizational details such as: thematic panels, demo sessions, invited talks
– Initial list of (potential) members of the program committee
– Previous editions of the workshop series (if applicable) (URLs, conference it was co-located with, number of registrants, number of submissions, number of accepted papers, and any other relevant information)
– Length of the workshop (in hours)
Proposal submissions should be done via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aixia2018wt)
The expected number of submissions is at least 5 for half day workshops and at least 8 for full day ones.
Workshops that do not reach the suggested target might not be activated.
Workshop schedule: each workshop will be assigned a number of slots (from 1 to 3 slots) during the conference days. A slot can vary from 1 to 2.5 hours. The distribution of slots will take into account the accepted papers and workshop organization.
Management of the submission, review, and publishing process.
The workshops organizers will manage on their own the submission, review, and publishing process. However, the key dates and the publication policy must be shared with the conference organizers.
Workshop proceedings should preferably be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings AI*IA Series http://ceur-ws.org/aixia.html
The workshop Call for Paper and all other calls as well as the web site will have to clearly state that the workshop is held within the AI*IA 2018 Conference, including the URL of the conference website.
All workshop participants (including the organizers) will have to register through the AI*IA 2018 registration service.
The workshop important dates will have to stick to the following schedule:
– Submission deadline: August 8th, 2018
– Notification of acceptance : September 15th, 2018
– Camera ready : October 20th, 2018
– Conference and Workshops days: November 20th-23rd, 2018
Deadline for workshop proposals submission: April 16th, 2018
Notification: April 24th, 2018
Workshops date: November 20th-23rd, 2018
Stefano Borgo, CNR-ISTC, Italy
Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy