Call for Workshop Proposals

The SETN 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. There is no restriction regarding topics, as long as there is a clear relevance to AI. Workshops can focus on the traditional AI topics such as Planning, Reasoning, Learning, Multi­Agent Systems etc., but we especially welcome multidisciplinary topics such as AI and Software Engineering, AI for Computational Sustainability and so on. We encourage workshops that bring together researchers and practitioners and bridge the gap between theoretical advances and important and/or innovative applications of AI.

We would like to encourage proposers to aim for a program that is both varied and interesting. Especially where the format of the workshop is concerned, we would like you to think about ways of going beyond the usual list of presentations of accepted papers, for example by means of panels, discussions, demo sessions and invited talks. Another way of extending the usual format is to include a specific challenge problem that can be addressed by the workshop participants, with a dedicated challenge session in the workshop program. Note that the challenge should be only one of the components of the workshop, targeting a problem which is specific to the workshop topic(s). For some workshops, it may be useful to first present an introduction to the state of the art in the field given by experienced invited presenters, and afterwards discuss more technical or novel work in a standard (or non-standard!) workshop setting. In general, workshop proposals that show creativity as to the format will be judged favorably in the proposal selection. Furthermore, having ideas for follow-up to your workshop, for example a book or journal special issue, will help to attract more submissions and to make your workshop (proposal) a success.

We welcome both full and half day workshop proposals. Workshops will take place on May 17 (prior to the conference) or May 18 (1st day of the conference) depending on main conference logistics. Workshop participation requires conference registration and is free to all conference participants.

If you are considering to propose a workshop or if you have any question, please do not hesitate to get in touch with workshops chair, Grigorios Tsoumakas (

Guidelines for Workshop Proposals

Each workshop proposal should include at least the following information:

  • Title and acronym
  • Names, affiliations, and contact details of all organizers (please indicate a primary contact person to whom correspondence should be directed).
  • A brief description of the specific issues that the workshop will address, including the main research areas involved.
  • The reasons why the workshop is of interest in these times.
  • Related workshops in other venues. Details about previous editions of the workshop (if applicable).
  • Workshop format and duration.
  • Tentative invited speakers.
  • Tentative members of the program committee.
  • One paragraph about each organizer (scientific profile, previous events you have organized).
  • Any special requirements regarding logistics (e.g. poster stands, more than one projector), if applicable.


Please submit your workshop proposal as a single PDF file by e-mail to the workshops chair, Grigorios Tsoumakas ( Proposals will be reviewed in close collaboration with the conference chairs and the program committee.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal deadline: Monday, December 21, 2015
  • Workshop acceptance notification: Monday, January 11, 2016