IJCAI-2021 Call for Tutorials

IJCAI-2021 invites proposals for the Tutorial Track. Tutorials will be held on August 21-23, immediately prior to the technical conference. Tutorial attendance is complimentary for all IJCAI-2021 conference registrants.


Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce novices to major topics within AI.
  • Introduce expert non-specialists to an AI area.
  • Motivate and explain a topic of emerging importance for AI.
  • Survey a mature area of AI research or practice.
  • Educate experts or non experts to established but specialized AI methodologies.
  • Present novel synthesis conceptualisations or methods combining distinct lines of AI research.
  • 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 welcome tutorials with interactive elements, but recognise this may not be appropriate to all topics in AI. We also welcome tutorials on topical subjects, particularly those with social or industrial implications, such as privacy, security, fairness or ethics in AI.

Key Dates

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: February 19, 2021 (Friday)
  • Acceptance Notification: April 9, 2021 (Friday)
  • Abstracts and Tutorial Websites Deadline: April 23, 2021 (Friday)
  • Syllabus and Course Handouts Posted: June 18, 2021 (Friday)
  • Tutorials held August, 21, 22, 23 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Submission Instructions

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via email to tutorials@ijcai-21.org.

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 length of the tutorial: 1/4 or 1/2 day (consisting of one or two 1:45h slots respectively)
  • 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 should be of interest to a substantial part of the IJCAI audience, and which of the above objectives are best served by the tutorial.
  • A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include:
    • Name, work address, phone number, e-mail address
    • Background in the tutorial area, including a list of publications/presentation
    • 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

Any questions about the tutorial program should be directed to the tutorial chairs, at the following address: tutorials@ijcai-21.org.

James Kwok (jamesk@cse.ust.hk), Alessio Lomuscio (a.lomuscio@imperial.ac.uk)
Tutorial Chairs of IJCAI-2021