Call for Tutorials

The ICFHR 2014 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Tutorials to be held prior to the main conference at Crete in Greece.  Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives:

  •  Introduce students and newcomers to major topics of ICFHR research.
  •  Provide instruction on established practices and methodologies.
  •  Survey a mature area of ICFHR research and/or practice.
  •  Motivate and explain an ICFHR topic of emerging importance.
  •  Introduce expert non-specialists to an ICFHR research area.

Proposals should contain the following information:

  1. A brief description of the tutorial.
  2. A detailed outline of the tutorial, including preferred length of tutorial either 3 hours (1/2 day)or 6 hours (1 day).
  3. Characterization of the potential target audience for the tutorial including prerequisite knowledge.
  4. A description of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to a substantial part of the ICFHR audience.
  5. A brief resume of the presenter(s), which should include name, postal address, e-mail address, background  in the tutorial area, any available example of work in the area (ideally, a published tutorial-level article on the subject), evidence of teaching experience (including references that address the proposer’s presentation skills), etc.
  6. The name and e-mail address of the corresponding presenter.

Proposal should be submitted by electronic mail to the ICFHR-2014 Tutorial Chairs:

  • Michael Blumenstein, Griffith University, Australia (
  • Marcus Liwicki, DFKI, Germany (

The evaluation of the proposal will take into account its general interest for ICFHR attendees (e.g., a tutorial on object-oriented inheritance will not be appropriate), the quality of the proposal (e.g., a tutorial that simply lists a set of concepts without any apparent rationale behind them will not be approved) as well as the expertise and skills of the presenters. We emphasize that the primary criteria for evaluation will be whether a proposal is interesting, well-structured, and motivated, rather than the perceived experience/standing of the proposer.

Last but not least, the tutorial should attract a meaningful audience. Those submitting a proposal should keep in mind that tutorials are intended to provide an overview of the field; they should present 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.

Important Dates:
01 November 2013: Submission of proposals for tutorials.
25 January 2013: Notification of acceptance.

If you have any query, please contact the ICFHR-2014 Tutorial Chairs.