Call for tutorial

The 2011 IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology

22 – 27 August 2011, Campus Scientifique de la Doua, Lyon, France

The summer school of the 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2011) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2011) will take place on August 26-27 2011 in Lyon (France).

This summer school aims providing tutorials both on Web Intelligence (in the context of WI 2011) and Intelligent Agent Technology (in the context of IAT 2011). It intends to bring together PhD students, lecturers, as well as researchers and practitioners who are interested in the fundamental roles, interactions as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence engineering and Advanced Information Technology on the next generation of Web systems. In these tutorials AI-engineering is a general term that refers to a new area, slightly beyond traditional AI: brain informatics, human level AI, intelligent agents, social network intelligence and classical areas, such as knowledge engineering, knowledge representation, planning, knowledge discovery and data mining are examples. Advanced Information Technology includes wireless networks, ubiquitous devices, social networks, data/knowledge grids, as well as service oriented architecture, cloud computing.

The main goal of the summer school is therefore to give an in-depth background on subjects that are of broad interest to Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology communities and provide participants the opportunity to be up to date with current research trends in these areas.
For a more detailed list of potential topics see and

Detailed instructions for tutorial proposal.

Proposal for tutorials, in PDF format, should consist of an outline and background information on the presenter(s). The tutorial outline should be limited to 2 pages and must contain the following information:

  1. Title and abstract of the tutorial (overall goal of the tutorial)
  2. Proposed duration: short (2 hours) or long (4 hours)
  3. Description of intended audience: to whom is the tutorial going to be of interest (WI or IAT communities or both)
  4. Description of prerequisite knowledge: what background the attendees should already have
  5. Outline: overview of the tutorial (including references to papers, books, etc.)

The background information on the presenter(s) should be limited to 2 pages and must contain:

  1. Names, affiliations, homepages and contact details of all the presenters
  2. Short biographies, including main publications related to the topic of the proposed tutorial
  3. If it makes sense, information about previous tutorials given by the same presenters (title, conference, year number of attendees, etc.)

Tutorial proposals should be sent to both tutorial chairs by e-mail.

Important dates

Tutorial submissions: March 21, 2011
Notification of tutorial acceptance/rejection: April 1, 2011
Camera-ready copy of tutorial handouts: June 1st, 2011
WI-IAT’11 Tutorials: August 26-27, 2011

Tutorial Co-Chairs

*Cécile Favre, University of Lyon 2, France
* Jose-Norberto Mazón, University of Alicante, Spain

Cécile Favre,

University of Lyon 2, France


Jose-Norberto Mazón

University of Alicante, Spain