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EASSS 2015 2015 : EASSS 2015 - Summer School - Call for Tutorials


When Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015
Where Barcelona
Submission Deadline Mar 13, 2015
Notification Due Mar 20, 2015
Categories    summer school   agents

Call For Papers


17th European Agent Systems Summer School


to be held at the Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

6-10 July 2015

Deadline for Proposals: 13 March 2015

Please submit proposals to:

We are inviting tutorial proposals for the 17th European Agent Systems
Summer School (EASSS-2015), which will be held at the University of Barcelona,
Barcelona, Spain (

EASSS tutorials are typically 3.5 hours long, divided into two sessions
of 1.45 hours each.

For a detailed call for tutorials, please see below.

*** ABOUT EASSS-2015

Since 1999, the annual European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS)
has provided a forum for knowledge exchange between various research
groups in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, with the
aim of benefiting mainly graduate students and researchers at both beginner
and advanced level.

The 17th European Agent Systems Summer School will be held at the
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, from the 6th to 10th of July 2015.

As was the case with its highly successful earlier editions, EASSS-2015 will
offer a rich programme of both introductory and advanced courses on a broad
range of topics in the area of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.
The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and
other young researchers, and will be taught by leading researchers in the field.

EASSS is organised under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association
for Multiagent Systems (

*** We are now inviting proposals from members of the research community
who are willing to offer tutorials at EASSS-2015. ***

We are interested in tutorial proposals in all areas of current research in
Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. As a very rough guideline, any
topic that might be covered at the AAMAS conference or in the JAAMAS journal
would be suitable for EASSS.

We are looking for a mix of tutorials on fundamental and clearly established topics
on the one hand, as well as overviews of new and emerging areas of research
on the other.

Tutorials should cover an appropriate selection of approaches and not specifically
focus on the tutors' own contributions. Besides providing a coherent overview of
a specific research topic, we specifically encourage tutorial proposals to articulate
a clear link to applications and pragmatic considerations of the fundamentals

We encourage both well-established senior researchers and younger colleagues
to put in a proposal. Each tutorial is usually given by one or two people. Exceptions
are of course possible; for proposals by more than two tutors, please justify this
choice in the proposal and explain how you intend to ensure the coherence of
the tutorial.

To be able to offer this summer school and keep registration costs manageable
for attendees, we are dependent on the support of the research community. We
can at this point commit to the provision of up to 400 euros per tutorial proposal,
to cover the travel and accommodation costs of all the tutorial's speakers.
However, since we expect that some tutorials will be given by region-based
speakers with lower costs, we anticipate (but can of course not guarantee at
this point) that some surplus monies will be made available for distribution where
necessary amongst tutorial speakers whose costs may exceed the 400 euros
per tutorial.


A tutorial proposal should take the form of a single PDF document covering
the points listed below.

Please, submit the proposal by email to

mentioning [TUTORIAL] in the subject line.

The following points should be addressed in the tutorial proposal, preferably
in the order stated below:

(1) Title of the proposed tutorial.

(2) Tutor(s): name, affiliation, full contact details, and a link to the personal
homepage of each tutor.

(3) Abstract: a short paragraph describing the tutorial (100-300 words), suitable
for publication at the EASSS-2014 website.

(4) Topics covered: detailed list of topics covered in the tutorial in terms of a list,
preferably in the order in which the tutorial will cover them.

(5) Type: a clear indication of whether the tutorial takes a theoretical or
applications-oriented perspective on the covered material. We encourage
tutorials to balance the two perspectives.

(6) Level: please indicate the target audience and level of the course.
If there are some prerequisites about existing knowledge of students,
describe what knowledge will be assumed.

(7) Teaching materials: Please indicate what kind of teaching materials you
intend to provide. Note that we will require materials by the due date bellow,
in order that they can be distributed to EASSS attendees in advance.

(8) Duration: Tutorials are typically 3.5 hours long. If you have strong reasons for
wanting to deviate from this standard, please explain this in your proposal.

(9) Equipment: Please list any special equipment (beyond data projector and
blackboard) that you might need.

(10) Short biographical sketch(es): a short paragraph on the background of
the tutor or tutors (around 100 words per tutor), suitable for publication at the
EASSS-2015 website.

(11) Experience of tutors: For review purposes, please provide details on relevant
teaching experience of the tutor(s).

(12) Additional information on the proposed tutorial. Include as much detail as
you see fit.


Deadline for tutorial proposals: 13 March 2015
Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2014
Teaching materials due: 8 June 2014
Summer school: 6-10 July 2014

*** EASSS-2015 Committees and Contact
—— Scientific Committee:

Nardine Osman (IIIA-CSIC)

Jordi Sabater-Mir (IIIA-CSIC)

—— Local Organizing Committee:

Jordi Sabater-Mir (IIIA-CSIC)

Marc Pujol (IIIA-CSIC, UB)

Maite López-Sanchez (UB)


For all matters concerning EASSS-2015 and this Call for Tutorial Proposals,
please contact

EASSS has been organised annually in different European locations since 1999.

Here are the websites of the most recent editions:

* EASSS-1014 in Chania:
* EASSS-2013 in London:
* EASSS-2012 in Valencia:
* EASSS-2011 in Girona:
* EASSS-2010 in Saint-Etienne:
* EASSS-2009 in Torino:
* EASSS-2008 in Lisbon:

EASSS'07/Durham, UK; EASSS'06/Annecy, France; EASSS'05/Utrecht, Netherlands;
EASSS'04/Liverpool, UK; EASSS'03/Bologna, Italy; EASSS'02/Barcelona, Spain;
EASSS'01/Prague, Czech Republic; EASSS'00/Saarbrucken, Germany; EASSS'99/Utrecht, Netherlands


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