The Program Committees of WCCI2014 solicit proposals for tutorials aimed at researchers, students and practicing professionals. Tutorials will be held on the first day of the conference on July 6. Traditionally, tutorials attract a broad range of audience, including professionals, researchers from academia, students, and practitioners, who wish to enhance their knowledge in the selected tutorial topic. Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in computational intelligence. Tutorials will cover fundamental areas in:
Tutorials will be organized by scientists or professionals who have significant expertise in the selected topic and whose recent work has had a significant impact in their field. The format of each tutorial will be up to the organizer(s), but the focus should be on well-organized, systematic presentations of didactic value. Tutorial organizers should prepare various materials including handouts or electronic resources that will be made available for distribution before or during the tutorial. Setting up specific web pages for tutorials is highly encouraged. Tutorials will be typically of 2 hours duration; proposals for 4 hours, or full days tutorial (8 hour workshop) will be considered, if the justification deems sufficient for the extended presence. The audience size of an average tutorial is expected to be around 25-40. Organizers of successful tutorials may receive some minor compensation, the details of which will be communicated later.
If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, would like to recommend someone who might be interested, or have questions about tutorials, please contact one of the Tutorials Co-Chairs most appropriate to your topic: Garry Greenwood (EC, greenwd.at.ece.pdx.edu), Shiro Ikeda (CI, NN, shiro.at.ism.ac.jp), Robert Kozma (NN, rkozma.at.memphis.edu) Qiang Shen (FS, qqs.at.aber.ac.uk). Tutorial proposals must be submitted electronically by December 20, 2013 to one of the tutorial chairs. Early submission is encouraged. The proposal should be brief, max 3-4 pages, including the description of the goal of the proposed tutorial, outline of the covered material and the proposed format. The justification should include the potential audience and the timeliness of the given tutorial, proposed duration, as well as the qualifications of the proposer(s). The proposals will be evaluated as received and the proposers will be informed on the decision outcome not later than January 30, 2014.