Call for Tutorials [plain text version]

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of ACML2010. The tutorials are to be held on November 8, 2010. We are seeking for tutorial proposals on all topics related to machine learning. A tutorial may be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey, may introduce novel machine learning techniques or may focus on successful applications of machine learning in important application areas. Tutorials are open to all conference attendees without any extra fees. The duration of a tutorial is preferred to be 3 hours, although longer tutorials will be considered. In order to attract a wide audience, each tutorial should be broad enough to provide a gentle introduction to the chosen research area, and it should also cover the most important contributions in depth.

How to Propose a Tutorial

The proposal should include the following contents in 2-3 pages.
  1. The topic and its importance:
    Provide the title and a detailed outline of the subjects to be presented, including estimates for the time that will be devoted to each subject. If possible, provide samples of past tutorial slides or teaching materials. In case of multiple presenters, specify how you will decompose the work. Explain why it would be an interesting and significant topic for the attendees of ACML.
  2. Audience:
    Clearly identify the intended audience for the tutorial (e.g., novice, intermediate, or expert). What background will be required to the audience? What is the benefit to participants? Provide some informal evidence that people would attend (e.g., related workshops).
  3. Requirement:
    A description of special requirements for technical equipments (e.g., internet access).
  4. Presenters' information:
    Please include the name, e-mail address, and the webpage of all presenters. In addition, indicate the presenters' background and a list of publications in the tutorial area.
Tutorial proposals should be submitted via email in PDF format to
acml2010-tutorial [at] sg [dot] cs [dot] titech [dot] ac [dot] jp.
You will receive an email confirmation upon we receive your proposal.

Tutorial Speaker Responsibilities and Payment Policy

The acceptance will be notified by August 9, 2010. The abstracts of the accepted tutorials are required to provide for the inclusion in the conference registration material by August 30, 2010. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings. Tutorial speakers must provide the tutorial materials (course slides) by October 11, 2010. We will provide each tutorial a free registration or a small token honorarium.

Important Dates

Tutorial proposals due July 19, 2010
Acceptance notification August 9, 2010
Website due August 30, 2010
Tutorial materials due October 11, 2010
Tutorials date November 8, 2010