Call for Tutorials

KI 2009 is the 32nd edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence which traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI. The technical program of KI 2009 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of workshops and tutorials.

The tutorials will be held the day before the technical program starts. Tutorials will be free of charge for conference participants. We aim at a small number of high-quality tutorials suitable for a large percentage of conference participants, including graduate students as well as experienced researchers and practitioners. Since KI 2009 emphasizes the impact of AI on automation, tutorials covering this and related subjects are particularly welcome.

Tutorials should give a comprehensive, in-depth perspective on innovative AI methods or technologies that have an obvious potential for research and/or application and are not covered by typical AI textbooks. We especially encourage tutorial proposals covering aspects of AI and Automation. Do not hesitate to contact the conference or tutorial chairs if you are in doubt about the suitability of a particular topic for the purpose. Both full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) tutorials are of interest.

KI-2009 tutorials will be held on September 15, 2009. They should preferably be given in English. Teaching material will be printed and distributed by the conference organization.

How to Propose a Tutorial

Proposals must contain the necessary information to judge the importance, quality and community interest in the proposed tutorial as well as the expertise of its tutor(s). Proposals must include descriptions of the tutorial topic, goals, the intended audience, an outline of the contents, and brief CVs of the tutor(s), including their expertise and teaching experience in the field, and the intended length (half- or full- day). Proposers are encouraged to include excerpts of material from recent teaching about the proposed topic as an annex of their submission, if available.

Proposal texts should be submitted by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair in plain text format. Annexes may be sent as .pdf, .ps, .ppt, or .doc format.

Important Dates

Proposal deadline

Feb 28, 2009

Acceptance Notification

Mar 20, 2009

Camera-ready teaching material due

Aug 14, 2009


Sep 15, 2009

KI-2008 Tutorial Chair

Dr. Joachim Baumeister
University of Würzburg
Department for Artificial Intelligence
and Applied Computer Science
Am Hubland
D-97074 Würzburg


+49 931 / 31 - 86740


+49 931 / 888 - 6732